Using multiple fonts from C

I am about half way through the book “Learn C on the Macintosh” and I was trying to do a project that involved making a random draw of four bridge hands and printing them out.  I wanted to print the “Symbol” font characters for spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs but I cannot figure out how to use more than one font in a program.  I had seen the SIOUXSettings and customization documentation in the MW C Library Ref. but it says the you need to make any changes to SIOUXSettings before any call to standard I/O functions are made.  It also says that you cannot then change the SIOUXSettings.  For my project I wanted to print something like:

North
       (Symb. for Spade)   A  K  J 10  8
       (Symb. for Heart)   8  3  2

This requires a mixture of at least two fonts (e.g., symbol and monaco) in a single SIOUX window.  
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A SIOUX application is a VERY simple application skeleton. In fact its used as a UNIX interface (just handle inpout and output in a console).
There is no simple way to use multiple fonts in a SIOUX application because sioux create a simple Text pointer which is limited to 32767 characters and no font changes.
To use multiple fonts in a TextView you must add 'styl' ressources, and that's not possible with sioux.

Printf is an ANSI routine that only know to print out a string to the console, but as a console has no font assigned there is no way to specify a particular font and even more 2 fonts

The only way is to use QuickDraw (drawstring, drawtext, setfont and so on...)

To do that you need to make a step and create your own application without help from sioux. A good way to do that without lot of Reading (InsideMac) is to use a framework (MacApp or PowerPlant) made it simple... but before continue with "Learning C on MAc"
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jpresley043097Author Commented:
How am I supposed to know how hard this question is.  I am a Newbie at this to begin with and if I had an idea how to solve the problem I would not be looking for expert advice.  Nevertheless, I do appreciate your service and I hope my 200 points does justice to the question.
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PADCommented:
A SIOUX application is a VERY simple application skeleton. In fact its used as a UNIX interface (just handle inpout and output in a console).
There is no simple way to use multiple fonts in a SIOUX application because sioux create a simple Text pointer which is limited to 32767 characters and no font changes.
To use multiple fonts in a TextView you must add 'styl' ressources, and that's not possible with sioux.

Printf is an ANSI routine that only know to print out a string to the console, but as a console has no font assigned there is no way to specify a particular font and even more 2 fonts

The only way is to use QuickDraw (drawstring, drawtext, setfont and so on...)

To do that you need to make a step and create your own application without help from sioux. A good way to do that without lot of Reading (InsideMac) is to use a framework (MacApp or PowerPlant) made it simple... but before continue with "Learning C on MAc"
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