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Listing Available Fonts For Pyprocessing

Today’s post is a short note-to-self.

This script lists available fonts and renders a small preview using Tkinter and pyprocessing.

from pyprocessing import *
import Tkinter
import tkFont

t = Tkinter.Toplevel() # without root window the following line fails
fonts = tkFont.families()
t.destroy()

size(1500,900)
fill(0)
rect(0,0,1500,900)
fill(255)

fontsize=14
lineheight=fontsize*1.2
y=lineheight
x=0

for font_name in fonts:
    print font_name
    font = createFont(font_name, fontsize)
    textFont(font)
    text("Hello world!   ("+font_name+")", x,y,1000,66)
    y+=lineheight
    if y >= 900:
        x+=500
        y=lineheight

run()

On the TODO list:

  • Find out how to turn these fonts bold or italics.
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2 comments
  1. ScoobyDoo said:

    Hi, in the pyprocessing source, createFont is defined as:

    def createFont(family = None, size = 16, bold=False, italic=False):

    Thus, you can see that if True is supplied for the bold or italic optional arguments, one can make the fonts bold, or italicized. Hope this helps with your todo!

    • Thanks! I’ll give it a try.

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