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sharkieSBS
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font:, pkg:, and theme: oh my

Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:35 pm

I've found several different pseudo-protocols in the Roku documentation:
common: | font: | pkg: | theme: | tmp:

Those links are to examples rather than explanations, though.

I'm looking for two things though:
  1. A full listing of all the pseudo-protocols, in case I'm missing something truly useful, and
  2. Any explanations of how to use all the pseudo-protocols. 

common:, pkg:, and tmp: are explained at various places in the documentation, but font: would be really useful if you could set a Custom Font that could be Globally accessed as the system fonts are.

And I'm exploring theme:, but would appreciate any suggestions for tracking details or samples!
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Re: font:, pkg:, and theme: oh my

Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:00 pm

The "font:" URI scheme can only be used to lookup a pre-installed system font; there's no mechanism to extend it to other fonts.
 
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Re: font:, pkg:, and theme: oh my

Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:16 pm

Thanks RokuBen.

I'd thought I'd exhausted all avenues, but was keen to find out if I'd missed anything.
I think a lot of Developers would like a mechanism to only have to declare a Font once, and then access it by reference in Screens.
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