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Client-side font list
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Client-side font list

Client-side font list

(OP)
I remember someone recently asked how to find out if a user had a certain font installed on their computer.

Unfortunately, I can't find the post anymore, but here's more information on how to do this on a webpage (when viewed using IE 6).

This information comes from Microsoft's MSDN library at:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...


<HTML>
<SCRIPT>
function getFonts()
{
   var nFontLen = dlgHelper.fonts.count;
   var rgFonts = new Array();

   for ( var i = 1; i < nFontLen + 1; i++ )
   {
      rgFonts[i] = dlgHelper.fonts(i);
   }
   rgFonts.sort();

   for ( var j = 0; j < nFontLen; j++ )
   {
      document.write( rgFonts[j] + "<BR>" );
   }
}
</SCRIPT>
<BODY onload="getFonts()">
<OBJECT id=dlgHelper CLASSID="clsid:3050f819-98b5-11cf-bb82-
00aa00bdce0b" width="0px" height="0px">
</OBJECT>
</BODY>
</HTML>


Dan

RE: Client-side font list

Neat! Cannot think of an application for it right now, but I'm sure that is handy information :)

CLASSID="clsid:3050f819-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b"

Isn't that cheating? LOL

Do they have a reference to all the possible clsid: on msdn? :/

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RE: Client-side font list

BillyRay,

It was me that started the original post, I have a use for this - the only problem is it don't work for me - I get an error

dlgHelper.fonts.count is null or not an object.

I am using ie6 on xp pro - any ideas why it wont work?

Thanks

Simon

RE: Client-side font list

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(OP)
Simon,

You need to make sure the clsid has no line break in it... It should be one long continuous string:

"clsid:3050f819-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b"

Hope this helps!

Dan (although everyone seems to call me Billy despite the fact I always sign my posts off as Dan! *shrug*)

RE: Client-side font list

Billy Ray,

Thanks, fantastic - exactly what I was looking for - I've given you a star - but you deserve more!!

Simon

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