TTDeleteEmbeddedFont function (t2embapi.h)

Releases memory used by an embedded font, hFontReference.

By default, TTDeleteEmbeddedFont also removes the installed version of the font from the user's system. When an installable font is loaded, this function still must be called to release the memory used by the embedded font structure, but a flag can be specified indicating that the font should remain installed on the system.


LONG TTDeleteEmbeddedFont(
  HANDLE hFontReference,
  ULONG  ulFlags,
  ULONG  *pulStatus



Handle identifying font, as provided in the TTLoadEmbeddedFont function.


Flag specifying font deletion options. Currently, this flag can be set to zero or the following value:

Value Meaning
Do not remove the installed font from the system, but release the memory previously occupied by the embedded font structure.


Currently undefined.

Return value

If successful, TTDeleteEmbeddedFont returns a value of E_NONE.

The memory occupied by the embedded font structure is cleared. By default, the font indicated by hFontReference is also permanently removed (uninstalled and deleted) from the system.

Otherwise, returns an error code described in Embedding-Function Error Messages.


The client is responsible for calling this function to remove fonts when the embedding privileges do not allow a font to be permanently installed on a user's system.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header t2embapi.h
Library T2embed.lib
DLL T2embed.dll

See also