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A specific font on my BLOG (7 posts)

  1. gutielua
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi to all!!

    I want a use a specific font on my BLOG, I know that this font it’s no installed on most of the computers.

    So, there is a routine or a script function to ask to bloggers, to can install a specific font on his computer?

    Regards,

    @ndrés

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Provide a link to where they can get it so they can download it themselves? I would probably add it to a sidebar manually so it displays.

    Either that or install one of the sticky plugins and make a sticky promoting the font, giving a link to where it can be downloaded, and suggesting that they do so.

    if you want to get fancy, your could probably write a script that requires them to have this font installed but then you start running into security issues as well as "My Computer, My Rules" issues.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

  3. gutielua
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, I know that it's posible ask to install a new font (using a java script function), I saw this on one page... but I don't remember which.

    I hope someone can help me...

    Tnx in advance!

    @

  4. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    So basically you want to tell your readers that the blog will display as intended if they install a specific font, and clicking on the "INSTALL" link will institute a script to do so, right?

    I've seen stuff like that, you'll need to look through the script sites like HotScripts etc. probably - I don't know what a script like that might be called, sorry.

    [Personally, a blog that did that to me would cease to be on my list of readables immediately - unless of course I was reading in a language other than English and the font in question was specific to that language.... such as one of the Hebraic or Chinese fonts....]

  5. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You won't get people to install a font on their machine. That leaves you two choices... and, I'm assuming we're talking a headline font, not a body/content font...

    1. use something like CG-FlashyTitles, which leverages the "sIFR" approach to replacing text on-the-fly on the client side with a Flash movie that renders characters in a 'flash font file'. you'd have to convert the font you want, but if you read up on sIFR there are guides to doing that (and, there are now free tools, I believe, that don't require you even have Flash).

    2. use one of the image-based-replacement techniques, which on the >server< side take your text, your specified font (which would reside on the server), and render up a JPG or something that is inserted in place of the text. There's at least one or two WP plugins that use that approach, and certainly a ton of open PHP code out there describing how to do it yourself.

    -d

  6. resiny
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yeah, sIFR might be your best bet

  7. gutielua
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok tnx to all!

    Regards... :-)

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