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NAME

       merge_fonts - Merges two fonts into one font. Allegro game programming library.

SYNOPSIS

       #include <allegro.h>

       FONT *merge_fonts(FONT *f1, FONT *f2)

DESCRIPTION

       This function merges the character ranges from two fonts and returns a new font containing
       all characters in the old fonts. In general, you cannot merge  fonts  of  different  types
       (eg, TrueType fonts and bitmapped fonts), but as a special case, this function can promote
       a monochrome bitmapped font to a color font and merge those. Example:

          FONT *myfont;
          FONT *myfancy_font;
          FONT *lower_range;
          FONT *upper_range;
          FONT *capitals;
          FONT *combined_font;
          FONT *tempfont;
          ...
          /* Create a font that contains the capitals from  */
          /* the fancy font but other characters from myfont */
          lower_range = extract_font_range(myfont, -1, 'A'-1);
          upper_range = extract_font_range(myfont, 'Z'+1, -1);
          capitals = extract_font_range(myfancy_font, 'A', 'Z');

          tempfont = merge_fonts(lower_range, capitals);
          combined_font = merge_fonts(tempfont, upper_range);

          /* Clean up temporary fonts */
          destroy_font(lower_range);
          destroy_font(upper_range);
          destroy_font(capitals);
          destroy_font(tempfont);

RETURN VALUE

       Returns a pointer to the new font or NULL on error. Remember that you are responsible  for
       destroying the font when you are finished with it to avoid memory leaks.

SEE ALSO

       extract_font_range(3alleg),          is_trans_font(3alleg),         is_color_font(3alleg),
       is_mono_font(3alleg), exfont(3alleg)