[projectaon] Re: Font substitutes

  • From: Oblio <subscriber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: projectaon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 16:14:46 -0400

I have a subscription to browsercam.com and would be happy to run a public display of the site.

At 9/13/2006 02:00 PM, you wrote:

The current font list is (in order of preference):

Times New Roman

Like I said earlier, Georgia is commonly supplied with Operating Systems these days, and I think it looks perfectly fine that way. Perhaps its time to start compiling a list of platforms and font availability.

I think so far we have:

Windows 2000
Windows XP

And possibly:

Windows 95/98 (Supplied with IE 4+, so may require additional download).


----- Original Message ----
From: Simon Osborne <outspaced@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: projectaon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 2:58:55 PM
Subject: [projectaon] Re: Font substitutes

David Davis wrote:
> Oh I *see*, sorry.
> That sort of thing is always a hiding to nothing though, n'est-ce pas?
> The end-user doesn't have the right font,
> even if we make it available for download,
> then they may not be able to install it on their machine cos
> its a work/university/whatever PC, or they're browsing on
> a mobile phone or a blue-tooth fondue set or sthg.

Yes, any good webpage designer always specifies an alternative 'out' for those
who don't own the font. Right now, the Lone Wolf HTML use Souvenir if present,
but defaults to something else if not. That's what we're looking to do with FW,
if at all possible.

Simon Osborne

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