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CGFontMBS class

Type Topic Plugin Version macOS Windows Linux Console & Web iOS
class CoreGraphics MBS MacCG Plugin 14.2 Yes No No Yes, macOS only No
Function: The CoreGraphics class for a font.
The CGFontRef opaque type encapsulates font information. A font is a set of shapes or glyphs associated with a character set. A glyph can represent a single character (such as ‘b’), more than one character (such as the "fi" ligature), or a special character such as a space. Quartz retrieves the glyphs for the font from ATS (Apple Type Services) and paints the glyphs based on the relevant parameters of the current graphics state.

Quartz provides a limited, low-level interface for drawing text. For information on text-drawing functions, see CGContext Reference. For full Unicode and text-layout support, use the services provided by Core Text or ATSUI).

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PostScript Formats

Constant Value Description
kCGFontPostScriptFormatType1 1 This is documented in Adobe Type 1 Font Format, which is available from http://partners.adobe.com/.
kCGFontPostScriptFormatType3 3 This is documented in PostScript Language Reference, 3rd edition, which is available from http://partners.adobe.com/.
kCGFontPostScriptFormatType42 42 This is documented in Adobe Technical Note 5012, The Type 42 Font Format Specification, which is available from http://partners.adobe.com/.

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