Function

CTFontDescriptorCreateMatchingFontDescriptors

Returns an array of normalized font descriptors matching the provided descriptor.

Declaration

CFArrayRef CTFontDescriptorCreateMatchingFontDescriptors(CTFontDescriptorRef descriptor, CFSetRef mandatoryAttributes);

Parameters

descriptor

The font descriptor.

mandatoryAttributes

A set of attribute keys that must be identically matched in any returned font descriptors. May be NULL.

Return Value

A retained array of normalized font descriptors matching the attributes present in descriptor.

Discussion

If descriptor itself is normalized, then the array will contain only one item: the original descriptor. In the context of font descriptors, normalized infers that the input values were matched up with actual existing fonts, and the descriptors for those existing fonts are the returned normalized descriptors.

See Also

Creating Font Descriptors

CTFontDescriptorCreateWithNameAndSize

Creates a new font descriptor with the provided PostScript name and size.

CTFontDescriptorCreateWithAttributes

Creates a new font descriptor reference from a dictionary of attributes.

CTFontDescriptorCreateCopyWithAttributes

Creates a copy of the original font descriptor with new attributes.

CTFontDescriptorCreateCopyWithVariation

Creates a copy of the original font descriptor with a new variation instance.

CTFontDescriptorCreateCopyWithFeature

Copies a font descriptor with new feature settings.

CTFontDescriptorCreateMatchingFontDescriptor

Returns the single preferred matching font descriptor based on the original descriptor and system precedence.