Setting preferred and alternate fonts


#1

Hi:

I want to set my preferred sans-serif font to Helvetica, and have it use Arial if Helvetica is not available. Does the LookAndFeel class allow for this? Is there some other way of doing this that I am missing? I don’t want to embed a font in the program, as I haven’t found a decent free font for my purposes (if anyone knows of decent Grotesk style freebie out there, please let me know).

Thanks,

Sean Costello


#2

Yep, there’s a L+F method to set the default fonts.


#3

I have found that, but how do you set an alternative default font if your desired one isn’t found? I’m sure that there is a way to roll your own code to chose, but I wondered if this was built in already.

Thanks,

Sean


#4

You’d need to get the list of fonts, and search it to see if the one you want is there, and pick another if it’s not.