I got a question, I tried searching for a solution for a while now and got nothing on my hands yet.
I want to take a few nice font symbols on my website, the problem is that it depends on which fonts installed on the visitor’s PC
I think the font im trying to use is pretty new and therefore i cannot find it anywhere (searched on google, google fonts, font squirell and a few more…)
Can some1 shed some light and tell me on how to get the font running on my site?
The font im trying to get is Symbola - http://users.teilar.gr/~g1951d/
lets say i wanna use this Symbol - http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/1f415/index.htm
A lot of font designers aren’t licensing their fonts for use on the web, which means that you can’t embed them on your site easily.
To be honest, I’m not keen on the idea of using glyphs to represent non-ASCII symbols. The biggest problem is that it is inaccessible to anyone not on a proper computer and looking at the screen. Screen readers, mobile phones and of course search engines will all see that symbol as an unknown character, and that’s that. If you want a picture of a dog, your best bet is <img src=“/images/dog.png” alt=“Dog”>. Sure, by all means use that symbol font to create “dog.png”, but if you’re after an image then it’s safer to use an image.
Well thats a solution, the problem is that the images of that dog (and other symbols i try to take) are very small, while i need bigger size, the bigger i make it the more it loses sharpness which is bad… (maybe there’s a way to avoid it, i dont know?)
as well as i try to combine a few symbols together, here’s what i come up with…
Note that its only a 150x150 image and already lost much sharpness… (thats the size i need thought…)
Maybe can you help me on how to make the same image without sharpness loss?
If it’s a font glyph then how about just enlarging the font? Re-type it at 40pt, 80pt, 200pt – if it’s a scalable font then it will remain clear and sharp at any size – and then you can just save that as a graphic. (And if it isn’t a scalable font then there’s nothing you can do to make it better at large sizes).
Can you not add it as text in the graphics program, at the right size?
A failsafe way to get anything from the screen into a graphics package is to press ‘Print Screen’, which takes a snapshot of your screen and puts it into the clipboard. Switch to graphics, paste, and crop out the bits you don’t want.