[reportlab-users] ttfont-verdana-adding a font

Tim Roberts reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Mon, 11 Aug 2003 10:57:46 -0700

On Fri, 8 Aug 2003 15:57:19 +0100, Proboscis Admin <admin@proboscis.org.uk> 
>I am trying to add a verdana font but i need a verdana.ttf file to 
>store in reportlab font folder where could i get that from?
>it is a type 1 font.
>could e-mail if you have the file.

Verdana is NOT a Type 1 font, it is a TrueType font, as the extension clearly 

Verdana is one of the fonts Microsoft created as more attractive alternative to 
Arial/Helvetica.  Tahoma, Verdana, and Georgia (which is serifed) were all 
specifically designed to be clearly visible at small point sizes.

Any Windows machine since 1996 will have a copy of verdana.ttf.  The fonts are 
redistributable in their unaltered form; if you are on a Linux box, go check 
out http://corefonts.sourceforge.net to download copies of 11 of Microsoft's 
best fonts (Andale, WebDings, Trebuchet, Georgia, Verdana, Comics, Arial Black, 
Impact, Arial, Times New Roman, Courier New).

- Tim Roberts, timr@probo.com
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.