Register - Login
Views: 96138136
Main - Memberlist - Active users - Calendar - Wiki - IRC Chat - Online users
Ranks - Rules/FAQ - Stats - Latest Posts - Color Chart - Smilies
12-11-18 03:51:18 AM

Jul - Craziness Domain - What is your favourite font? New poll - New thread - New reply
Pages: 1 2 3 4Next newer thread | Next older thread
Kak
heh
Level: 73


Posts: 555/1817
EXP: 3398090
For next: 87778

Since: 09-03-13

From: ???

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 12-04-13 02:19:20 AM Link | Quote
Welp, I should change fonts. To tell the truth, the reason my posts use Fixedsys is that the "notepad" class originally used in the old layout with that font. The normal body didn't have any special font.

When I built my current layout, "notepad" became the body, but the fonts didn't change. It looks unnatural, but I like it this way. May really get replaced with Terminal this time however
BlackRose
Transforming cats into robots since 1989!
Level: 89


Posts: 2310/2393
EXP: 6770876
For next: 145025

Since: 10-13-09

From: The World

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 2 days

Posted on 12-09-13 11:55:07 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kak64
Welp, I should change fonts. To tell the truth, the reason my posts use Fixedsys is that the "notepad" class originally used in the old layout with that font. The normal body didn't have any special font.

When I built my current layout, "notepad" became the body, but the fonts didn't change. It looks unnatural, but I like it this way. May really get replaced with Terminal this time however

Just for your information, I (and probably anyone else who uses other OSes other than Windows) see your posts in Times New Roman, not Fixedsys. You should probably consider using webfonts for non-web safe fonts. There's a few tools out there to help you with that: FontSquirrel webfont generator (personally tested); font-face generator @ everythingfonts.

As for me? I love chunky or light display typefaces, some ornate display fonts as well. For specific ones, I suppose the old standard Helvetica Neue (or similar fonts like Akzidenz Grotesk, Frutiger Sans) [sans], Gotham [sans], Miso [sans!!], Homestead [slab], Chunk Five [slab], Lavanderia [script], Carton [slab], and probably for symbols, Erler Dingbats and Entypo.
BMF54123

Rhea Snaketail
Slightly frazzled...
Level: 135


Posts: 5496/5871
EXP: 29080662
For next: 254343

Since: 07-03-07

From: Neither here nor there.

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 6 hours

Posted on 12-10-13 12:39:02 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BlackRose
Just for your information, I (and probably anyone else who uses other OSes other than Windows) see your posts in Times New Roman, not Fixedsys.

I'm running Windows 7 and I don't see it either.
usr_share
70
Level: 19


Posts: 29/79
EXP: 34860
For next: 917

Since: 03-12-12


Since last post: 3.0 years
Last activity: 1.0 years

Posted on 12-10-13 01:36:50 AM (last edited by usr_share at 12-10-13 01:37:18 AM) Link | Quote
To Kak64: If you want Fixedsys, just get Fixedsys Excelsior. It'll work on all systems.

Edit your layout and add

@font-face {src:url(http://www.fixedsysexcelsior.com/fonts/FSEX300.ttf);
font-family:"Fixedsys Excelsior"; }


to your CSS. Then you can use font-family: "Fixedsys Excelsior";.
Kak
heh
Level: 73


Posts: 682/1817
EXP: 3398090
For next: 87778

Since: 09-03-13

From: ???

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 12-10-13 09:02:49 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by usr_share
To Kak64: If you want Fixedsys, just get Fixedsys Excelsior. It'll work on all systems.

Edit your layout and add

@font-face {src:url(http://www.fixedsysexcelsior.com/fonts/FSEX300.ttf);
font-family:"Fixedsys Excelsior"; }


to your CSS. Then you can use font-family: "Fixedsys Excelsior";.

Nope, I have tried in many ways (even by adding the font url manually to a W3schools example), and it didn't work. Either because I'm linking to a TTF font, or because I've broken the URL. Or it is that I know almost nothing about CSS. It's just it's a miracle I was able to code this layout.

So I'm just keeping this font as a "bonus" to whoever can see it until I replace it with a web-safe font. :/
usr_share
70
Level: 19


Posts: 30/79
EXP: 34860
For next: 917

Since: 03-12-12


Since last post: 3.0 years
Last activity: 1.0 years

Posted on 12-10-13 10:13:36 AM (last edited by usr_share at 12-10-13 10:14:23 AM) Link | Quote
Dunno. Embedding TTF fonts works for me (see the Chrono Trigger font?). Unless you're running Internet Explorer, they should work fine.

The other problem may occur if the server you're getting the font from isn't configured in a certain way. (I host the fonts I use on my server, which has it OK.)
Kak
heh
Level: 73


Posts: 684/1817
EXP: 3398090
For next: 87778

Since: 09-03-13

From: ???

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 12-10-13 10:54:55 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by usr_share
Dunno. Embedding TTF fonts works for me (see the Chrono Trigger font?). Unless you're running Internet Explorer, they should work fine.

The other problem may occur if the server you're getting the font from isn't configured in a certain way. (I host the fonts I use on my server, which has it OK.)
I can see that font, so it's probably me being stupid at CSS.

How should it be edited?

Post header:

http://pastebin.com/SYpeJgRn
Elemi
370
The Phytochemist
Level: 39


Posts: 310/372
EXP: 399184
For next: 5587

Since: 06-20-10

From: Hyperspace

Since last post: 7 hours
Last activity: 7 hours

Posted on 12-10-13 11:15:01 AM Link | Quote
Please use something like this:
Webfont Generator

It also makes sure it works in all modern browsers (including recent IE versions).
usr_share
70
Level: 19


Posts: 31/79
EXP: 34860
For next: 917

Since: 03-12-12


Since last post: 3.0 years
Last activity: 1.0 years

Posted on 12-10-13 11:16:13 AM (last edited by usr_share at 12-10-13 01:25:36 PM) Link | Quote
Try this out. http://pastebin.com/4v8kqKAW

I checked out the font in Firefox. Turns out, that's the exact server problem I was talking about before. So I've decided to host a copy of this font on my own server (which has correct settings, so that @font-face works).
Kak
heh
Level: 73


Posts: 686/1817
EXP: 3398090
For next: 87778

Since: 09-03-13

From: ???

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 12-10-13 02:17:49 PM (last edited by Kak64 at 12-11-13 08:13:16 AM) Link | Quote
Thanks!

But I just want to know if this font look right. I seem to have some problems with the font size because of the insanely high resolution of the monitor I'm using.
usr_share
70
Level: 19


Posts: 33/79
EXP: 34860
For next: 917

Since: 03-12-12


Since last post: 3.0 years
Last activity: 1.0 years

Posted on 12-10-13 10:29:56 PM Link | Quote
In .kaknotepad2, change font-size to 16px. This should look the same on all resolutions.

Also, since you are embedding the font, it'd be better to put Fixedsys before Monospace in font-family. Even better, use the generic monospace instead of "Monospace".
Kak
heh
Level: 73


Posts: 689/1817
EXP: 3398090
For next: 87778

Since: 09-03-13

From: ???

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 12-11-13 08:18:08 AM (last edited by Kak64 at 12-11-13 11:33:42 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by usr_share
In .kaknotepad2, change font-size to 16px. This should look the same on all resolutions.

Also, since you are embedding the font, it'd be better to put Fixedsys before Monospace in font-family. Even better, use the generic monospace instead of "Monospace".

Okay, this should be the "final" version, right?

Unrelated, Fixedsys Excelsior looks quite different from Windows Fixedsys, so it doesn't have the same effect.

That's a good thing too, considering I was planning to move away from Fixedsys anyway.

EDIT: It also broke the Guru Meditation post. :/
EDIT2: The font looked different due to CSS error
usr_share
70
Level: 19


Posts: 34/79
EXP: 34860
For next: 917

Since: 03-12-12


Since last post: 3.0 years
Last activity: 1.0 years

Posted on 12-12-13 03:27:21 AM Link | Quote
Still, you should use font-family: Fixedsys, monospace; instead of font-family: monospace, Fixedsys;. You put generic fonts after specific ones, not the other way around.
Kak
heh
Level: 73


Posts: 702/1817
EXP: 3398090
For next: 87778

Since: 09-03-13

From: ???

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 12-12-13 02:43:28 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by usr_share
Still, you should use font-family: Fixedsys, monospace; instead of font-family: monospace, Fixedsys;. You put generic fonts after specific ones, not the other way around.
Like this?

http://pastebin.com/JTCsHjDv
usr_share
70
Level: 19


Posts: 35/79
EXP: 34860
For next: 917

Since: 03-12-12


Since last post: 3.0 years
Last activity: 1.0 years

Posted on 12-13-13 10:36:27 AM Link | Quote
Yes, your last post's layout looks right to me.
Kak
heh
Level: 73


Posts: 708/1817
EXP: 3398090
For next: 87778

Since: 09-03-13

From: ???

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 12-13-13 12:12:26 PM (last edited by Kak64 at 12-13-13 12:13:00 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by usr_share
Yes, your last post's layout looks right to me.
FINALLY!

Now I need to think about a different font to use in my posts... just kidding.
Rick
M'Lord, there's a knife in your head!
Level: 144


Posts: 6851/7426
EXP: 36315659
For next: 394647

Since: 02-15-10

From: Maine

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 1 hour

Posted on 12-17-13 12:17:33 AM Link | Quote
Let's change everyone's font to Comic Sans MS because everyone on the forum is a big fan of it! I mean, c'mon. Is it not the coolest of all the fonts out there?
2Tie

Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
Level: 63


Posts: 308/1101
EXP: 2070893
For next: 26259

Since: 02-22-10

Pronouns: whatever you want
From: here

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 11 hours

Posted on 12-17-13 01:39:00 AM Link | Quote
I've actually been a fan of Comic Sans MS for a number of years. Don't know why so many people hate it, outside of looking unprofessional o.o
FieryIce

Luigi
不知道该写什么
Level: 114


Posts: 3929/4118
EXP: 15954786
For next: 354781

Since: 12-17-08


Since last post: 55 days
Last activity: 5 days

Posted on 12-23-13 05:10:32 AM Link | Quote
I took a data entry class in high school where they taught us to work with excel and access. Often we'd have to print tables and whatnot to show how we learned to do x thing. The teacher had a requirement though: font had to be Comic Sans. She would not accept anything else....

As for my favorite font, I usually just do Calibri for Latin script languages, Kaiti for Chinese in general, Songti if it's a formal letter, and Bixingshu if it's a poem or something short and decorative.
Kak
heh
Level: 73


Posts: 792/1817
EXP: 3398090
For next: 87778

Since: 09-03-13

From: ???

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 12-23-13 05:50:10 AM (last edited by Kak64 at 12-23-13 05:51:05 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by FieryIce
The teacher had a requirement though: font had to be Comic Sans. She would not accept anything else....


Sometimes, I don't even know how some things are even possible. I remember teachers not accepting Comic Sans, but this? If it was supposed to be used for something not serious I'd approve, yeesh...

Usually here they don't give any restriction on which font you should use. Well, just some common sense is needed.
Pages: 1 2 3 4Next newer thread | Next older thread
Jul - Craziness Domain - What is your favourite font? New poll - New thread - New reply




Rusted Logic

Acmlmboard - commit 220d144 [2018-11-04]
©2000-2018 Acmlm, Xkeeper, Inuyasha, et al.

27 database queries.
Query execution time: 0.187677 seconds
Script execution time: 0.033356 seconds
Total render time: 0.221033 seconds