|ind||Index of the font to check.|
When defining a font in GameMaker: Studio, you can define
a range of characters to include. This is because the font itself
is not actually included with your game (for legal reasons) but an
image of the font is included on a texture page and that is
what your game will use (just like any other graphics asset). This
means that you will want to keep the number of characters that you
use to a minimum and specify only the range of characters that your
game will need so as to keep texture memory as optimised as
possible. This function can be used to find the starting character
(as an ASCII value) that was used when your font asset was added to
NOTE: Due to changes in the way fonts are handled, this function will always return 32, as GameMaker: Studio enforces the space character (32) into the font and doesn't allow characters with codes lower than 32 either. New functions to do similar tasks will be added in a future update.
num = font_get_first(fnt_Main);
The above code will store the ASCII value of the first letter of the font range for the font indexed in "fnt_Main".