Solved

Font won't display in Netscape 3

Posted on 1997-05-01
6
279 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
The problem:  I created a font with Type Designer (Windows) and I can't get it to display in Netscape 3 (Win95) using FONT FACE.  My guess is that I designed an "incomplete" font, but I don't know enough about True Type fonts to figure out what to do next.

I've tried the newsgroups, but I'm not getting any help.  Here is what I have posted:

-----------------------------------------------------

OK, I haven't received any suggestions on my font problem (see below),
but I think I've made some progress.  I'm stumbling around in the dark
here, so I could really use some of your expertise out there...

Let me submit some of my findings.

Exhibit A:
Netscape 3 (Win95) doesn't seem to display fonts that the Type Designer
program wants to import as "Script: Symbol".  It will display fonts that
Type Designer wants to import as "Script: Western".

Exhibit B:
When I export documents in RTF format using my font, its entry in the
RTF font table has an "\fcharset2", which means SYMBOL_CHARSET
(instead of ANSI_CHARSET).

Exhibits A and B lead me to believe that I don't have enough of the
characters defined in my font to make it a "real" font that Netscape 3
(Win95) will approve of.

I looked in Microsoft's True Type font Specifications (ttspec.zip) in
Chapter 4 on Character Sets, but it doesn't seem to answer my question.

Does anyone know how to get a font to ditch it's "symbol font status"
using Type Designer?  Does anyone USE Type Designer?

David Youd (youd1@llnl.gov)  "I put the 'fun' in fundamentalism"
 
#include <dsclaimr.h>
   "My views do not necessarily represent those of LLNL"

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

In article <youd1-2804970955050001@dyoud.llnl.gov>, youd1@llnl.gov (David
Youd) wrote:

> (Posted to comp.fonts, comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html,
> comp.infosystems.www.browsers.misc)
>
> I have created a true type font with Type Designer (on Windows 95).
>
> I am using the following line of HTML:
>
>      <FONT FACE="My font name">Sample text</FONT>
>
> The font displays properly on Netscape Communicator 4.0p3 (win95), and on
> Internet Explorer 3.01b (win95).
>
> However, it reverts to a default font when displayed in Netscape 3.0
> (win95).  This is weird, because any other true type fonts I have on my
> system work with Netscape 3.0.  This happens on all of the Win 95 machines
> I have tried this on.  
>
> Is this a problem with the way I designed my font (i.e. didn't define
> every character), or is it something with Netscape 3.0 (i.e. only displays
> fonts available at time of Netscape's installation)??????
>
> All help greatly appreciated.  Please reply by e-mail.  (And let's please
> not start a thread here as to whether or not the use of FONT FACE is
> appropriate.  I fully realize its limitations)
0
Comment
Question by:youd
  • 4
6 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:anusha
ID: 1815984
Netscape 3.xx doesn't really recognize the font faces properly.
You  might want to try Netscape Nav 4.0(developer Ed)/MS IE4.0, cos that bug is fixed in these versions

0
 

Author Comment

by:youd
ID: 1815985
I know Navigator 4.0 works (I said that in my question).  I guess this may be more of a True Type font question, then a browser question.
But to restate, my question is how can I change my TT font so it is no longer a "symbol" font (whatever that means) so that Netscape 3.0 will dipslay it.  (Netscape 3.0 displays any other non "symbol" font I throw at it.)

0
 

Author Comment

by:youd
ID: 1815986
Never mind, I got my question answered on USENET (weeks later).  Just as I thought, it had to do with how the font was
constructed.

It's obvious that you did not read my question before answering, and that you didn't check my comments.  What a waste of time.

0
Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

 

Author Comment

by:youd
ID: 1815987
Now the question is, how do I delete this question?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
doofus earned 200 total points
ID: 1815988
>
>Now the question is, how do I delete this question?
>

Contact the webmaster of this site and inform him or her that your question has been answered.
0
 

Author Comment

by:youd
ID: 1815989
Now there's a good answer.  You get 200 points.

0

Featured Post

Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

Join & Write a Comment

Now-a-days, indirectly, postal services have been replaced by email services. Yes, whenever we hear the word "email" a lot of people only think of gmail. Some people still think that email and gmail are one and the same thing :-). Let's see some …
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to add subdomains to your content reports. This can be very importing in having a site with multiple subdomains.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now