Quartzbuilder add font to resource?

monobrau's picture

Short question, can I include a font in the resources? I've tried adding them trough the resource tab in QB. The final app does include them, but doesn't seem to use them.

Any suggestions?


gtoledo3's picture
Re: Quartzbuilder add font to resource?

The Image with String patch loads fonts from the Library.

I would put the app and needed fonts in a dmg so that someone could drag the fonts over to the correct folder (with a readme). You could always setup an installer too.

I've run into this as well with custom fonts, and it would be convenient... I could see some probs too.

usefuldesign.au's picture
Re: Quartzbuilder add font to resource?

Distributing fonts you may own for personal use is usually not covered by the font licence.

Worth noting I think. Font designers don't drive Porsches from what I have observed.

There are several locations OSX looks for fonts as you probably know. I think there is a way to set up a symbolic link to a font file to get it to load… can't remember exactly, sorry, perhaps a programmer can write a script for you to copy it over or point to it.

monobrau's picture
Re: Quartzbuilder add font to resource?

Thanks guys, I think I'll go for the quick fix and make an installer that drop's everything in the right folders.

It would be a nice to have this added in a future version. Thanks for pointing out the licence issue, right now the app is just for a single installation piece, so it should be ok I think.

smokris's picture
Re: Quartzbuilder add font to resource?

Following up on this old feature request: support for loading bundled fonts was added in QuartzBuilder 1.3. You can drag fonts into the Resource Inspector.