Unsolved If a PC does not have a certain font in its db, would a GUI using this font work well?
I'm developing a GUI and inside it [for the text browser] I'm using a specific font (e.g. Consolas). Since Consolas is on my development platform then I can see it on QT Creator. However when I deploy the GUI on another PC, would the user properly see this font if they don't have it installed on their machine?
JonB last edited by
Well, if they don't have the explicit font you name on their machine, an alternative will be chosen automatically/silently. So it won't look exactly the same. Unless they have the font installed, or you supply the required font with your distribution, and do whatever is necessary during installation.
@JonB Many thanks for your reply. Is there a clean/official way to "supply the required font" or "do whatever is necessary during installation" with QT?
@mhmdkanj font's usually come in ttf files (or similar) Simply copy such a file into the install directory, or pack it into the binary with the Ressource system. And in the main, you can add the font via QFontDatabade::addApplicationFont