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Font app for Native developers

I have written an app (FREE!) that digs into the font repository on the PlayBook and renders the system fonts and lists with their corresponding file names using the bbutil_render_text function.  It was mostly to serve my needs and I'm sharing it with the community.  It is handy for those like me who want to quickly find the right font to use and where the font file is located.

 

Download DeFonts from App World.

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Re: Font app for Native developers

Looks good. Only recommendation is to allow landscape orientation.

Also, did you really have to use Comic Sans Smiley Tongue
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Re: Font app for Native developers

Thanks for the recommendation.  I've added that into version 1.1 and it's been uploaded for approval.  With any luck, it should be available for download in a day or two.

 

Regarding Comic Sans: Well, I wrote the app out of frustration and just wanted to have some fun and Comic Sans looks cute to me.  Smiley Happy

 

If anyone wants me to add custom point size and/or custom text, let me know and I can add those in as in-app purchases. Smiley Very Happy  But I doubt anyone would pay for that since there are other free apps on App  World that have those features though none seems to show the path name for the font files.  (Please correct me if I'm wrong regarding this last point.)

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Re: Font app for Native developers

I'll accept your response for use of Comic Sans. It can be frustrating...
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Re: Font app for Native developers

What don't you like about Comic Sans?

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Re: Font app for Native developers

It's one of those joke/taboo things in the development world/internet.

In other words, I'm just joking about it.
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