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#1 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 04:32 AM

http://wiki.novemberborn.net/sifr

Do any of you have experience working with this, what do you think about it, is it trustworthy?
Or are there still limitations on the font's

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 05:36 AM

oh great. in a week or 2 are going to list this on your resume as something you're expert in too?
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:44 AM

I have used image replacement for fonts in a couple of client sites.  Image replacement techniques work when properly coded. As long as the font exists and the replaced words fit within the confines of the screen space allocated, they work  Some use better semantic mark-up than others. Some methods are more accessible than others.

I'm not sure what you mean by 'trustworthy' in this context, but is that trustworthy enough for you?
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:26 PM

oh great. in a week or 2 are going to list this on your resume as something you're expert in too?

I also don't need you popping in my post's and making rude comments.  I never popped into your post's and berated things you said, and questioned your intelligence.  You had no reason to come on here and do that.  I don't claim perfection in anything.
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http://wiki.novemberborn.net/sifr

Do any of you have experience working with this, what do you think about it, is it trustworthy?
Or are there still limitations on the font's


Thank you, what I gathered from this url/program it told me that (when I was studying), that with css, this was a technique that could be used where if you picked a font family that was not supported in a browser, then this advanced method "sifr" would do something with the css using javascript to make it to where the browser could see the font anyway, this is what I had understood from the book I was reading when I got that link.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:39 PM

::)
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:47 PM

Thank you, what I gathered from this url/program it told me that (when I was studying), that with css, this was a technique that could be used where if you picked a font family that was not supported in a browser, then this advanced method "sifr" would do something with the css using javascript to make it to where the browser could see the font anyway, this is what I had understood from the book I was reading when I got that link.


Well, keep this in mind, too: you shouldn't be using obscure fonts that people don't have for any large text (paragraphs, etc), so you shouldn't ever have to force a user's hand when it comes to displaying text. If you want a user to see a header in a given font, make an image of it. If it's a header that will be changing from time to time, upload the font to your own server and use the GDLib to generate your image for your header. I would be extremely hesitant to use technologies like JavaScript and/or Flash to force a user to render the entire font of a page. I wouldn't want to depend on a user's settings to render my page properly.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:51 PM

Thank you for the help

Also I was sorry if I was rude, when I read it I felt a little offended, I apologize for my response.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 03:43 PM

upload the font to your own server and use the GDLib to generate your image for your header.


In the umpteen times I've tried getting GD to use different fonts, I couldn't get anything to work, is this relatively easy to do?
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:06 PM

In the umpteen times I've tried getting GD to use different fonts, I couldn't get anything to work, is this relatively easy to do?


Really? Well, I've only done it a few times, but I've never had a problem with it. They do have to be TTFs, though. Is that what you've used?
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#10 neylitalo

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 05:19 PM

To be honest, I haven't tried in quite some time, so I don't remember... I'll have to play around with it a bit later on tonight.
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