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fgp1971
04-07-2008, 03:22 PM
when i use certain fonts in DW it chages depending on the browser to a diffrent font.

how can i embed the font so it looks the same on all browsers>?

Ricky55
04-07-2008, 04:10 PM
You can't embed them you need the fonts to be on the end users system or the fonts will get changed.

There is a method called just starting emerge that users a flash doc to embed the fonts but its still in its infancy and I don't think its design for large blocks of text.

Se this link
http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/sifr/

Otherwise you'll need to stick to the standard fonts like everyone else or use flash.

Death Dream
04-07-2008, 08:17 PM
If I use a font that isn't supported on a standard machine I make it an image. You don't want to do this very often and you don't want to make your whole page an image either. Like only do it on titles or something.

~Death Dream~

Ricky55
04-07-2008, 09:20 PM
There are quite a few standard fonts though and you can use them with different line heights and letter spacings to make them look even more varied. Also using capitals and lowercase.

Safe fonts to use for both mac and pc are:-
arial
arial black
comic sans
courier new
georgia
impact
times new roman
trebuchet ms
verdana

edbr
04-08-2008, 01:14 AM
this is a tutorial from microsoft on how to embed fonts
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/web/embedding/weft3/weft00.htm

d a v e
04-08-2008, 06:43 AM
this is a tutorial from microsoft on how to embed fonts
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/web/embedding/weft3/weft00.htm

but that's IE only so what's the use of that?!

edbr
04-08-2008, 08:09 AM
it answers his question and strangely i get most visitors that using IE

edbr
04-08-2008, 08:11 AM
apologies it doesnt answer his queston re all browsers. i didnt read the post properly!
but still worth looking at I would think

Ricky55
04-08-2008, 09:44 AM
Doesn't seem like there are many reliable methods just now, the method I suggested though does work with all browsers I think.

You are still better just using standard fonts though if you are just starting out. If you using these with images you can achieve any look you want. I have always been able to anyway.

domedia
04-08-2008, 01:10 PM
There is something called the sifr flash replacement method. It uses a flash file to replace your text with a swf. Works pretty well, but can be a little hard to implement.
http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/sifr/

d a v e
04-08-2008, 01:14 PM
There is something called the sifr flash replacement method. It uses a flash file to replace your text with a swf. Works pretty well, but can be a little hard to implement.
http://www.mikeindustries.com/blog/sifr/

Dom - you should read the whole thread, then you'll see when someone has already said what you posted (Ricky55) :)

Ricky55
04-08-2008, 01:41 PM
Yeah that what I mention in my first reply.

domedia
04-08-2008, 09:05 PM
*cough* Sorry guys :-) I will improve 8)