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How can you determine the file name and path of a TrueType font registered in Windows?
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i'm not sure about all fonts but i know the standard fonts have info about them stored in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Fonts in Windows98 for example.  the names in the registry have the extension .fot but the names correspond to the actual names of the font as well as showing the values, or string, assigned to that font that users are accustomed to.  for example the registry will say something like:
Times New Roman (TrueType) TIMES.FOT
Times New Roman Bold (TrueType) TIMESBD.FOT
Times New Roman Bold Italic (TrueType) TIMESBI.FOT

Perhaps you can use the registry API calls to get this information.
Again, I dont know if every installed font is registered in this manner but it appears a great bulk of them are.


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Here are some common Registry API calls:
http://www.vbapi.com/ref/funcc.html#registry
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