Allowing operating system access to non-standard fonts in a network document

CAFC
  • US 9,886,421 B1
  • Filed: 04/28/2017
  • Issued: 02/06/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/16/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium adapted for use with a computer coupled to a network such that select information on the non-transitory computer-readable medium is accessible by a hand-held device having an operating system and coupled to the network, the non-transitory computer-readable medium including:

  • an electronic file package including a plurality of display characters and computer executable instructions for identifying the plurality of display characters for display and for identifying one or more external fonts used to render at least one of the plurality of display characters;

    a font package comprising one or more external font files that include formatting information necessary for the hand-held device to render the at least one of the plurality of display characters using the one or more identified external fonts, the font package separate from the computer executable instructions for identifying the plurality of display characters for display; and

    an exposure module for installation of the one or more external font files in a temporary fonts directory on the hand-held device, the one or more external font files being received from the computer responsive to the computer receiving a request for the font package from the hand-held device so that the hand-held device can render the at least one of the plurality of display characters using the one or more external font files, whereby when the plurality of display characters are displayed, the plurality of display characters are displayed by a program module of the operating system using the one or more external font files, wherein in response to the one or more external font files being installed, a system font table of the hand-held device is updated to reflect an availability of the external font files.

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