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Marlett.ttf - System Font
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 3:50 pm    Post subject: Marlett.ttf - System Font Reply with quote

The Marlett.ttf font in the windows fonts directory (usually hidden) is the
main font that controls the Min, Max and close glyphs and also some
radio and check boxes. This font in on all windows OSs. It can be use on
VDS apps for people who want to make a skinned app or an app with no
title bar. I use it on a dialogs with no title bar and use the resize glyph
so people know where to grab to resize a no title dialog.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to know! Can you post a code example of how you use the glyphs?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a strange font, watch this...

Code:

  DIALOG CREATE,New Dialog,-1,0,200,160
  DIALOG ADD,STYLE,STYLE1,Marlett.ttf,,,,
  DIALOG ADD,LIST,LIST1,4,10,180,144,,STYLE1,CLICK
  DIALOG SHOW

  %%char = 1
  repeat
  list add,list1,@asc(%%char)
  %%char = @succ(%%char)
  until @equal(%%char,1000)

:Evloop
wait event
goto @event()

:List1click
info ASC number: @index(list1)
goto Evloop

:Close
exit
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Very strange... but useful for sure. Thanks for the tip! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The min, max, close, etc. symbols can also be found in the WEBDINGS
font. Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you open the marlett font in a font viewer that allows you to see all of
the characters available in the font, you'll see that there are only a few
characters/glyphs available in this font. There are no alpha or numeric
characters available for use in this font. It is for glyphs only like the
dings fonts.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at it before in Windows' included character map:

Quote:
%SystemRoot%\System32\charmap.exe

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very true FF, but, Marlett is the font Windows uses for the controls. So, if
you were to change the font, the control glyphs would change to. I have
done that on my system. It's just a nice little change. Smile Also, I know
some people who do not have the Webdings font (I think Mac may be one).
So if you were to use that font in a VDS app, the user may or maynot see
anything on your VDS app that uses webdings.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's true LiquidCode that a user might not have the font. However, I didn't
know that Windows used that font; I always thought it used the Webdings
font.

Thanks for the tip. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although Windows 95 doesn NOT come with webdings, I dloaded
and installed 'em... Wink

Cheers, Mac Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, Mac, I bet you've souped up your Windows 95 machine sooo
much that it's better than even XP. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL FF, I'm sure ya'd get a lotta disagreement on that one. Laughing

Don't think I'd trade for XP today though - 95 still does all I need. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think even I'd prefer 95 over XP any day!!! Heck, I'd even use bug filled
WinME over XP!!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garrett wrote:
Heck, I'd even use bug filled WinME over XP!!

<gasp!> Perish the thought! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But does anybody know how to get those minimize, maximize and close glyphs?
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