View Full Version : font embedding

Feb 15th, 2007, 06:30 PM
i'm trying to make sure my website is displayed with a rare font by putting it online and embedding it. I found some codes and a way to do it online (and on this forum), but the problem is that they all say i have to use 'WEFT' to change my truetype font into a .eot font before i can use it online. The problem is that i can't convert it because i can't work with the program wizard. I don't know why but it really won't co-operate. Could anyone please tell me another way on how to reformat it or tell me how the program works? Cause it always asks me a website, i give it my website and then it says 'converting' and 'trying to upload' or something but how can it upload without proper ftp logins or something? I don't understand it. Any help would be much appreciated! THANK YOU (or if anyone can do it for me, i'm trying to use major snafu (http://www.fontriver.com/font/major_snafu/) on my website). THANK YOU EXTREMELEY MUCH ANYWAY!

Feb 15th, 2007, 07:05 PM
trying to embed fonts is pretty much a bad idea... not all browsers support it and most will ask the user if its ok to download/install/use... you're better off doing one of two things:

a) make it a graphic
b) use GD (php function) to make graphics on the fly with any font u want

Feb 15th, 2007, 08:35 PM
You could try using sIFR: http://www.mikeindustries.com/sifr/

Feb 15th, 2007, 08:36 PM
I believe Internet Explorer is the only browser at the moment to support embedded fonts, and you have to do it with the proprietary .eot format. @font-face was moved from CSS2 to the CSS3 Web Fonts (http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-webfonts/) module, which hasnít been updated since 2002, so youíre not likely to see this implemented for awhile.

Feb 16th, 2007, 05:46 PM
Ok, seems like a bad idea.
Maybe i can put all the letters as images in a map and then use a string function that changes everyletter in the correspondig .gif image
like: hello
becomes: h.gif e.gif l.gif etc, is that a good solution?