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    Fonts (2000)

    I used some Algerian.ttf on my web site and it previews in IE5 +and Netscape4+ fine but a friend has only Win95 and IE 3.0 and in his browser Algerian.ttf is scrambled into a mishmash of lower and upper case Arial. What is a compatible font that I can use?

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    Re: Fonts (2000)

    Has your friend got Algerian on his machine? If not, use Times New Roman (or you could always email him the .ttf, or upload it to your webspace and let him get it). I have a similar problem with Zapf Chancellor, so I make it available to browsers.

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    Re: Fonts (2000)

    Hi Roger,

    Try specifying the following as the font for your pages.

    Arial,Verdana,Helvetica

    This will allow the browser to select the font. If the first isn't there, the the second value (Verdana) will be tried.

    Most PCs have one of these three fonts.
    -Mark

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    Re: Fonts (2000)

    Hi ---

    > Has your friend got Algerian on his machine? If not, use Times New Roman (or you could always email him the .ttf, or upload it to your webspace and > let him get it). I have a similar problem with Zapf Chancellor, so I make it available to browsers.

    when you say, "make it available to browsers" do you mean to say, "include a link with a copy for download"?
    or can the absence of fonts from a receiving machine that you need to display your page correctly (e.g. specialised fonts) be handled in another way, so that a when a user hits on your page he automatically gets a (temporary) copy of the right font?

    Best, Jeroen

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    Re: Fonts (2000)

    Aren't there copyright issues involved with this?

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    Re: Fonts (2000)

    The former. I have not gone into how to do the latter. How to make one's page viewable by all users at any resolution no matter what browser they're using might well be considered a vexed question. I partially solve it by telling them what browser/resolution I think it would look best in, and supplying the font to make it appear as I wrote it. It won't ever please everybody.

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    Hi
    Hope not. The font is in the public domain.I think I got the suite from a cover CD. How would you control licenses for a *.ttf file that was being freely circulated by a magazine? As far as I am aware, proprietary fonts are not backward in informing you of the fact, and this isn't one of them. If you know different, please tell me and I'll get in touch with the owners. Software piracy is abhorrent, as I'm sure you'll agree.

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    Re: Fonts (2000)

    From what I remember you are best to stick to one of the standard fonts or you are always going to have this problem with none standard browsers or old browsers.

    However there is a way around this if you use style sheets, I think there is a way to upload your font to the server and call the font from there, so that it gets around the problem of a user not having the font installed. Can't remember how to do it though.

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