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    Question Packaging Fonts with App ...

    WinXP/VB6Pro. I use 'Small fonts' and 'MS Sans Serif' fonts in my App, but noticed they are not default fonts included with all Windows OS.

    Do I need to include the font files with my App Packaging and Deployment files (directing them to the Windows font directory) in order to avoid the use of default fonts in their place, or will VB auto handle this for me (since I think the fonts must have been installed on my system by VB)?

    Any help much appreciated!

    Shannon

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    If u r sure that all fonts exist allready, so no need to include them, if they exists, and installed in the target system, including them will not make something in advance, it will re-install them only so I think that no need to include them in your package.
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    VB will look for the closest similar font that can be found, to match the one you asked for. if you are using special fonts it is your responsibility to include the font in the installation package.
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    Great, thanks!

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    Shannon: FYI, it is illegal to include copyrighted fonts (including Microsoft's) with your distribution unless you have the permission of the copyright holder.
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    What if he is going to make a free app, and mention the copyright before the installation for example or in the credites ?

    p.s. , please take a look here : http://forums.devx.com/showthread.php?t=158826
    I need it urgent . thanks.
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    Ack! Okay, I guess that makes sense. I didn't think of it as an issue when transferring from Windows to Windows, but ...

    I guess I have some replacement work to do.

    Thanks, Phil!

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