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WEFT.EOT files called by CSS? resp Butstream Hexmac for NS

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Hi, is it possible to import/embed/call fonts
of MS WEFT Prg in a CSS-sheet

PAGE:
file:///G:/www.efi.strato/sonstiges/kauz/kauzextra.html
MIRROR SITES: http://strato;http://www.efi-hh.de/
--> url(ARNOLDB0.eot) (Arnold Boecklin Bold)
--> url(ARNOLDB1.eot) (Arnold Boecklin)

This agglommeration is melted out of all pages of this
site. I want to implement the call in the CSS-Sheet.

Who is willing to give details of How and Why this has be
done?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Alexander Schlieder wrote:
Hi, is it possible to import/embed/call fonts
of MS WEFT Prg in a CSS-sheet

PAGE:
file:///G:/www.efi.strato/sonstiges/kauz/kauzextra.html
MIRROR SITES: http://strato;http://www.efi-hh.de/
--> url(ARNOLDB0.eot) (Arnold Boecklin Bold)
--> url(ARNOLDB1.eot) (Arnold Boecklin)

This agglommeration is melted out of all pages of this
site. I want to implement the call in the CSS-Sheet.

Who is willing to give details of How and Why this has be
done?


How much are you willing to pay? <g>

Check the CSS Specifcation for @font-face, this might be what you're
looking for: <http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/fonts.html#font-descriptions>
Matthias

Jul 20 '05 #2

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Alexander Schlieder wrote:
Hi, is it possible to import/embed/call fonts
of MS WEFT Prg in a CSS-sheet

PAGE:
file:///G:/www.efi.strato/sonstiges/kauz/kauzextra.html
MIRROR SITES: http://strato;http://www.efi-hh.de/
--> url(ARNOLDB0.eot) (Arnold Boecklin Bold)
--> url(ARNOLDB1.eot) (Arnold Boecklin)

This agglommeration is melted out of all pages of this
site. I want to implement the call in the CSS-Sheet.

Who is willing to give details of How and Why this has be
done?


The Microsoft WEFT program automatically spits out the necessary CSS to
include. You don't have to do it manually. In any case, embedding fonts
in this IExplorer-specific fashion is usually not a good idea.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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*Philipp Lenssen* <in**@outer-court.com>:

In any case, embedding fonts
in this IExplorer-specific fashion is usually not a good idea.


The embedding method is not really IE specific, it is just the only browser
to support @font-face a little bit. About the file format, .eot may not be
the best, but apparently the only one working.
The idea itself is not worse than using 'font-family' in the usual way.

--
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or, as his wife would have it, an idiot."
Jul 20 '05 #4

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In message <bq*************@ID-203055.news.uni-berlin.de>, Philipp
Lenssen <in**@outer-court.com> writes
Alexander Schlieder wrote:
Hi, is it possible to import/embed/call fonts
of MS WEFT Prg in a CSS-sheet
[snip]
In any case, embedding fonts
in this IExplorer-specific fashion is usually not a good idea.


It's a fine idea.

(a) Why don't you think it's a good idea, and
(b) What's the alternative?

regards.

--
Jake
Jul 20 '05 #5

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jake wrote:
In message <bq*************@ID-203055.news.uni-berlin.de>, Philipp
Lenssen <in**@outer-court.com> writes >Alexander Schlieder wrote:
In any case, embedding fonts
in this IExplorer-specific fashion is usually not a good idea.


It's a fine idea.

(a) Why don't you think it's a good idea, and
(b) What's the alternative?


Compared to the alternative of creating images out of text (to "force"
your chosen font) it's at least an alternative worth thinking about.
However I tried it before and:
- The downloads can get quite big (around 20K per font)
- The WEFT tool only converts/ includes the letters your pages uses, to
keep the font-download small (so I had to create an HTML-page with all
possible letter combinations, because I didn't know before-hand all the
letters that would be used)
- It's a IE-proprietary solution
- The letter spacing might not be as good as when you do it in e.g.
Photoshop
- The letters might not be of high quality (the anti-aliasing looked
wrong, and so on)

But if you want to give it a try, why not.
Jul 20 '05 #6

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