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Graphics Display

Listing all fonts on a user's computer by BillyRayPreachersSon
Posted: 8 Apr 05 (Edited 27 Jun 07)

This code will list all fonts on a user's computer. It was based upon a post made a while ago (thread216-732611: Client-side font list), which was based upon an article found on MSDN. The code here has been updated to inlcude a demo of each font.

It will work on IE only.


    <script type="text/javascript">
        function getFonts() {

            // get list of fonts, and sort alphabetically
            var allFonts = [];
            for (var loop=1; loop<dlgHelper.fonts.count+1; loop++) allFonts[loop-1] = dlgHelper.fonts(loop);

            // create output list, and include samples of each font
            var outputStr = '';
            var fontTestString = 'ABC abc 123';
            for (var loop=0; loop<allFonts.length; loop++) {
                outputStr += 'Font name: ' + allFonts[loop] + ' Font example: ';
                outputStr += '<span style="font-family: ' + allFonts[loop] + ';">' + fontTestString + '</span><br />\n';
            document.getElementById('fontList').innerHTML = outputStr;
<body onload="getFonts();">
<object id="dlgHelper" classid="clsid:3050f819-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b" width="0px" height="0px"></object>
<div id="fontList"></div>

Note: The classid string must NOT be split up. It should all be on one line.


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