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Identifying Installed Fonts - DHTML Lab


Identifying Installed Fonts
overcoming a built-in limitation, and saving bandwidth

This column is part of the DHTML Lab thread:
Creating a Web Application
It can be appreciated by users of any browser, any version.
In-page examples will work only in Explorer 4+ and Navigator 4+.

Where there's a will there's a way.

Although there are no built-in DHTML and JavaScript methods to identify installed fonts on a user's system, it is possible with the workaround function discussed in this column.

Many thanks to Reiner Gobel, who helped get the grey cells working to find this solution.

Try it, using the form elements below:

Enter name of font to find on your system:

    font exists:


First you must be convinced that there is a good reason for identifying installed fonts.

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Created: Feb 08, 2000
Revised: Feb 08, 2000