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    Fonts & Flash vs JavaScript

    I'm trying to emulate this user interface on the Chargrilled site(www.chargrilled.co.uk/t-shirts/customtshirtemb.asp), as requested by a client.

    I advised him that JavaScript was a better option in terms of accessibilty (plus I can't afford Flash Pro) but I'm really struggling with the font issue - is there anything I can do to extend the limited web fonts? Or am I going to have to rob a bank and buy Flash?

    I tried sIFR but that just kept resizing the font size as you type more custom text in.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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    Rob a bank sounds like the easiest solution here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepejeria View Post
    Rob a bank sounds like the easiest solution here.
    Thanks! I'm trying sIFR again at the mo (version 3 beta now) but can't find any v3 swf fonts.

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    Opera and Safari lets you include and use other non-included fonts in the browser via CSS's @font-face. This is not supported in Firefox though.

    IE has it own way to achieve this as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepejeria View Post
    Opera and Safari lets you include and use other non-included fonts in the browser via CSS's @font-face. This is not supported in Firefox though.

    IE has it own way to achieve this as well.
    Well that makes a change - it's usually IE that lets us down. So there is no way of doing it in Firefox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topmonkey View Post
    So there is no way of doing it in Firefox?
    Nope, @font-face has not yet been implemented in Firefox. Version 3 is about to be released, but also with no @font-face support.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepejeria View Post
    Nope, @font-face has not yet been implemented in Firefox. Version 3 is about to be released, but also with no @font-face support.

    Damn. And I thought an open source browser like Firefox would be the first to implement such a much needed technique!


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