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Using font not installed on server

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Hi all! I was hoping someone could help me out. What I would like to
do is use a font that is not installed on the server, but does reside
in my local web. Does that make sense? I would like to take the
responsibility off the server administrator and put it back on the
developers. I realize I may be asking for the impossible, but any
ideas are appreciated.

The application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream
them.

Thank you for any assistance.

Have a great day!
Ryan

Nov 19 '05 #1
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At what stage do you think the server checks if a font is installed? You can
specify any font name, it is always up to client to understand what it
means. And the browser can't resolve the font name, it will just pick
another one according to it's own logic.

Eliyahu

<ry*********@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
Hi all! I was hoping someone could help me out. What I would like to
do is use a font that is not installed on the server, but does reside
in my local web. Does that make sense? I would like to take the
responsibility off the server administrator and put it back on the
developers. I realize I may be asking for the impossible, but any
ideas are appreciated.

The application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream
them.

Thank you for any assistance.

Have a great day!
Ryan

Nov 19 '05 #2

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Thank you for your reply Eliyahu! The part of my post, "The
application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream" them
is key here. When creating images dynamically and displaying them, it
is up to the server to have the font installed. At the image creation
time is the stage which the server checks for the specified font, then
it follows the logic you detailed.

Thanks again for your time.
Ryan
Eliyahu Goldin wrote:
At what stage do you think the server checks if a font is installed? You can specify any font name, it is always up to client to understand what it means. And the browser can't resolve the font name, it will just pick
another one according to it's own logic.

Eliyahu

<ry*********@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
Hi all! I was hoping someone could help me out. What I would like to do is use a font that is not installed on the server, but does reside in my local web. Does that make sense? I would like to take the
responsibility off the server administrator and put it back on the
developers. I realize I may be asking for the impossible, but any
ideas are appreciated.

The application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream them.

Thank you for any assistance.

Have a great day!
Ryan


Nov 19 '05 #3

P: n/a
Thank you for your reply Eliyahu! The part of my post, "The
application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream" them
is key here. When creating images dynamically and displaying them, it
is up to the server to have the font installed. At the image creation
time is the stage which the server checks for the specified font, then
it follows the logic you detailed.

Thanks again for your time.
Ryan
Eliyahu Goldin wrote:
At what stage do you think the server checks if a font is installed? You can specify any font name, it is always up to client to understand what it means. And the browser can't resolve the font name, it will just pick
another one according to it's own logic.

Eliyahu

<ry*********@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
Hi all! I was hoping someone could help me out. What I would like to do is use a font that is not installed on the server, but does reside in my local web. Does that make sense? I would like to take the
responsibility off the server administrator and put it back on the
developers. I realize I may be asking for the impossible, but any
ideas are appreciated.

The application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream them.

Thank you for any assistance.

Have a great day!
Ryan


Nov 19 '05 #4

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I still don't see what you want exactly.

If an image is created on the server you won't need the font client side but
you'll need the font server side.
Except for simple messages creating images will be heavy.

Using a style sheet you can specifty alternate fonts so that you'll pick the
first one that match. It's best also to try to use widely available fonts
rather than to try using exotic fonts.

You can also embed fonts in the web page as a last resort (at least with
IE).

Patrice


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<ry*********@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:11*********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
Thank you for your reply Eliyahu! The part of my post, "The
application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream" them
is key here. When creating images dynamically and displaying them, it
is up to the server to have the font installed. At the image creation
time is the stage which the server checks for the specified font, then
it follows the logic you detailed.

Thanks again for your time.
Ryan
Eliyahu Goldin wrote:
At what stage do you think the server checks if a font is installed?

You can
specify any font name, it is always up to client to understand what

it
means. And the browser can't resolve the font name, it will just pick
another one according to it's own logic.

Eliyahu

<ry*********@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
Hi all! I was hoping someone could help me out. What I would like to do is use a font that is not installed on the server, but does reside in my local web. Does that make sense? I would like to take the
responsibility off the server administrator and put it back on the
developers. I realize I may be asking for the impossible, but any
ideas are appreciated.

The application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream them.

Thank you for any assistance.

Have a great day!
Ryan

Nov 19 '05 #5

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Hi Patrice, thank you for responding. Here is what I mean to
accomplish. User goes to an asp page. This asp page has an image in
it. This image has a source that is an asp.net page. All this asp.net
page does is create an image using the text in the querystring. This
text will be displayed using a barcode font. This specific font is a
must and we thought this would eliminate the need of the client having
this font. Now we would also like to eliminate the need for the server
admin on the .net box to install this font as well.

Make sense? Seems convoluted, if anyone has a better solution, I would
love to hear it:)

Thanks again!
Ryan
Patrice wrote:
I still don't see what you want exactly.

If an image is created on the server you won't need the font client side but you'll need the font server side.
Except for simple messages creating images will be heavy.

Using a style sheet you can specifty alternate fonts so that you'll pick the first one that match. It's best also to try to use widely available fonts rather than to try using exotic fonts.

You can also embed fonts in the web page as a last resort (at least with IE).

Patrice


--

<ry*********@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:11*********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
Thank you for your reply Eliyahu! The part of my post, "The
application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream" them is key here. When creating images dynamically and displaying them, it is up to the server to have the font installed. At the image creation time is the stage which the server checks for the specified font, then it follows the logic you detailed.

Thanks again for your time.
Ryan
Eliyahu Goldin wrote:
At what stage do you think the server checks if a font is installed?
You can
specify any font name, it is always up to client to understand
what it
means. And the browser can't resolve the font name, it will just
pick another one according to it's own logic.

Eliyahu

<ry*********@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
> Hi all! I was hoping someone could help me out. What I would like to
> do is use a font that is not installed on the server, but does

reside
> in my local web. Does that make sense? I would like to take

the > responsibility off the server administrator and put it back on the > developers. I realize I may be asking for the impossible, but any > ideas are appreciated.
>
> The application is creating an image object and

Response.OutputStream
> them.
>
> Thank you for any assistance.
>
> Have a great day!
> Ryan
>


Nov 19 '05 #6

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Not well versed in barcodes but AFAIK they could just be drawn (basically it
looks like black rectangles ?).

That said the admin will have to install and likely configure the
application. I wonder if suppressing a font installation really worth the
corresponding work to implement this yourself...

Patrice
--

<ry*********@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:11**********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
Hi Patrice, thank you for responding. Here is what I mean to
accomplish. User goes to an asp page. This asp page has an image in
it. This image has a source that is an asp.net page. All this asp.net
page does is create an image using the text in the querystring. This
text will be displayed using a barcode font. This specific font is a
must and we thought this would eliminate the need of the client having
this font. Now we would also like to eliminate the need for the server
admin on the .net box to install this font as well.

Make sense? Seems convoluted, if anyone has a better solution, I would
love to hear it:)

Thanks again!
Ryan
Patrice wrote:
I still don't see what you want exactly.

If an image is created on the server you won't need the font client side but you'll need the font server side.
Except for simple messages creating images will be heavy.

Using a style sheet you can specifty alternate fonts so that you'll pick the first one that match. It's best also to try to use widely available fonts rather than to try using exotic fonts.

You can also embed fonts in the web page as a last resort (at least with IE).

Patrice


--

<ry*********@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:11*********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
Thank you for your reply Eliyahu! The part of my post, "The
application is creating an image object and Response.OutputStream" them is key here. When creating images dynamically and displaying them, it is up to the server to have the font installed. At the image creation time is the stage which the server checks for the specified font, then it follows the logic you detailed.

Thanks again for your time.
Ryan
Eliyahu Goldin wrote:
At what stage do you think the server checks if a font is installed?
You can
specify any font name, it is always up to client to understand
what it
means. And the browser can't resolve the font name, it will just
pick another one according to it's own logic.

Eliyahu

<ry*********@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@c13g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
> Hi all! I was hoping someone could help me out. What I would like to
> do is use a font that is not installed on the server, but does

reside
> in my local web. Does that make sense? I would like to take

the > responsibility off the server administrator and put it back on the > developers. I realize I may be asking for the impossible, but any > ideas are appreciated.
>
> The application is creating an image object and

Response.OutputStream
> them.
>
> Thank you for any assistance.
>
> Have a great day!
> Ryan
>

Nov 19 '05 #7

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