Creates a font object from an Apple Type Services (ATS) font.
- macOS 10.0–10.6Deprecated
- Core Graphics
A generic pointer to a font object. The font should be of a type appropriate to the platform on which your program is running. For macOS, you should pass a pointer to an ATS font.
The font object, or
NULL if the platform font could not be located. You are responsible for releasing this object using
Before drawing text in a Core Graphics context, you must set the font in the current graphics state. For ATS Fonts, call this function to create a font, and pass it to
This function is deprecated because it takes a pointer to an
ATSFont object—itself deprecated—and is used almost solely by QuickDraw-based applications. There's no direct one-to-one replacement for the function. Clients using ATSUI and QuickDraw should move to Core Text and Core Graphics instead.