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Fonts Available in Silverlight December 2007 CTP


I thought I had a good idea while working on a WPF/E presentation I'm doing February 3, 2007 at the Phoenix INETA meeting. I won't give away what I'm doing, but I wanted to use a wingding font in a TextBlock.

It didn't work.

I posed the question in the WPF/E Google Group started by Michael Schwarz. Michael pointed out to me that it may not be possible at this point in time. I had already asked in the MSDN forum, and got a response there a bit later.

It turns out there are a LOT of fonts available to us in the December CTP, and even one ding font.

The font list according to Mark Rideout, a Microsoft Program Manager is:

Macintosh Fonts
“Arial” (font suitcase)
“Arial Black” (font suitcase)
“Comic Sans MS” (font suitcase)
“Courier New” (font suitcase)
“Georgia” (font suitcase)
“LucidaGrande.dfont”
“Times New Roman” (font suitcase)
“Trebuchet MS” (font suitcase)
“Verdana” (font suitcase)
“Webdings” (font suitcase))
“Arial” (font suitcase)

Windows Fonts (font “family” highlighted for each group of fonts)
arial.ttf
ariali.ttf
arialbd.ttf
arialbi.ttf
ariblk.ttf         Arial\Arial Black
comic.ttf
comicbd.ttf     Comic Sans
cour.ttf
couri.ttf
courbd.ttf
courbi.ttf       Courier
georgia.ttf
georgiab.ttf
georgiaz.ttf
georgiai.ttf     Georgia
l_10646.ttf     Lucida Sans Unicode
times.ttf
timesbd.ttf
timesbi.ttf
timesi.ttf       Times New Roman
trebuc.ttf
trebucbd.ttf
trebucbi.ttf
trebucit.ttf     Trebuchet
verdana.ttf
verdanab.ttf
verdanaz.ttf
verdanai.ttf      Verdana
webdings.ttf     Webdings


It's great that Webdings is on the list and the list is actually much larger than I expected when I had the problem.

The original post at Microsoft is Here.



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