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    Font Preview Images

    Hi,

    I own a relatively new Font Archive site. Where I currently have 7000 Freeware fonts available for download.

    Making previews for the fonts is very time consuming and long winded!

    My question is this....

    Does anyone know of a program that will automatically make image files from fonts, using the fonts name?

    I cannot do this on the fly with PHP as I do not have GD Libraries installed on my server.

    I need to be able to specify the width and height of the image and it works out the font dimensions to use in the image size box.

    Here is an example of what I need to make. (From AcidFonts).



    I need to make something similar for over 12000 fonts.
    The closest I have come to doing this is with a program called Font Xplorer from Moon Software. But it does not quite get it right.

    I does not matter what format the output file is in - ie .bmp .gif .jpg etc. As long as gets the image correct.

    I have contacted some font archives for their help, but I don't get a reply!

    Can you help?

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    I don't think you can do this without using a serverside language. Creating images on a users PC will be very harsh on their resources.

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    I don't think you understood the question.

    I don't want to have any programing language or anything. I just wish to make the GIF images on my own PC and upload them to my server.

    These will be included in my online database (MySQL) - Which is irrelevant.

    I'm having a problem with making over 12000 of them as they take too much time.

    If there is a program/shareware I can download that will create a GIF/BMP/JPG for me, using the font name, making the images all the same size, using all TTF's in the same folder.

    Like this program explains -
    Font Xplorer @ Moon Softeware

    Only problem with this program is the images are not the same size.
    The image gets 'stretched' by the font.
    But I need the Font 'stretched' by the image...

    If that makes any sense!

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    sorry Golden_Eagle I cant specifically help, but I wouldnt mind taking a look at your site.... feel like putting up a link?
    -WebMark Art
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    Not finished yet, still adding information to the database as I'm going from CGI to PHP.

    Site is located at
    Font-Factory

    Let me know what you think, either here or on my guestbook!


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