Introduction to Font Handling

Font Handling discusses fonts, the font management system, and the user interface to allow the user to interact with available fonts.

Who Should Read This Document

You should read this document if you need to understand how the text system manages font objects, how the font manager works, and how to modify that behavior. If your application allows users to manipulate fonts, for example, especially if it goes beyond default Cocoa behavior, then you should read this document.

To understand the information in this programming topic, you should understand generally the text system’s capabilities and architecture, and you should understand basic Cocoa programming conventions.

Organization of This Document

These articles discuss working with NSFont objects:

These articles discuss working with the font manager:

See Also

For further reading, refer to the following documents:

For related reference information, see the following documents: