A specific font on my BLOG (7 posts)

  1. gutielua
    Posted 10 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?



  2. drmike
    Posted 10 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,

  3. gutielua
    Posted 10 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
    Posted 10 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
    Posted 10 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.


  6. resiny
    Posted 10 years ago #

    yeah, sIFR might be your best bet

  7. gutielua
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok tnx to all!

    Regards... :-)

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