[XeTeX] Checking if a font exists

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Sun Aug 29 18:39:04 CEST 2010

On Aug 29, 2010, at 12:25 PM, Fr. Michael Gilmary wrote:

> Alan Munn wrote:
>> Is there a way to check whether a font is present in a user's  
>> system?  I need to generate a document with Myriad Pro if it  
>> exists, Arial otherwise, and if neither, exit with an error.
> Well, at the risk of impertinence (since I can't directly address  
> your question), if you have Adobe Reader, you've got Myriad Pro (as  
> well as Minion Pro). I don't know what OS you have, but here's where  
> I find it on the Mac:
> /Applications/Adobe Reader 9/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/MacOS/ 
> Resource/Font/

Yes, I know that.  I'm trying to produce a package that will work on  
any OS; alternatively, since most people will have Adobe Reader  
installed on their system I should just find out the absolute  
locations of the font on Windows and Linux and hard code the location  
with a user set flag for OS. This would certainly avoid needing to  
default to Arial.


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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