[vtk-developers] Using system fonts on Windows (fontconfig equivalent?)
david.lonie at kitware.com
Tue Apr 11 12:43:19 EDT 2017
AFAIK, the only option on windows would be to load the font file
directly using vtkTextProperty::SetFontFamily(VTK_FONT_FILE) and
vtkTextProperty::SetFontFile(...). I've never heard of FontConfig
being used on Windows, but I haven't really looked into it, either.
On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 4:45 AM, Elvis Stansvik
<elvis.stansvik at orexplore.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Cross-posting since I'm not sure if vtkusers@ or vtk-developers@ is
> most appropriate for this.
> On Linux, I'm using the vtkRendereringFreeTypeFontConfig module, so
> that I can use system fonts (e.g. for charts labels et.c). The goal is
> to make VTK fonts match those used by Qt, so I'm using
> QFontDatabase::system(...) to query for the user's preferred font, and
> then use that in my VTK code. This is all working quite well.
> I'm now porting the application to Windows. Does VTK have any support
> for loading system fonts on Windows? Something similar to the
> vtkRendereringFreeTypeFontConfig, but for whatever font backend
> Windows uses?
> If not, has anyone had luck in building fontconfig for Windows, and
> using the vtkRendereringFreeTypeFontConfig module there? (I'm not even
> sure if fontconfig has support for hooking into Windows' font backend,
> so this may not be a solution at all).
> Many thanks in advance,
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