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XF 1.1 Forum Font and User Browser

xIsabel38

Well-known member
#1
Hello everyone,

I wanted to change the main font being used by the forum, but I had one question first. In order for a browser to display a font, does it have to be installed on the user's computer?

What I mean is if I change the font of the forum, if my users do not have that font on their computer then what do they see? They wouldn't see the font I used would they?

When you set up a Font Family, this is searching the users browser for it's fonts right? So if for example, Tahoma isn't on the users computer, it then moves to Trebuchet MS, and then to Helvetica, etc...

font-family: Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

I want to use a font called, Menuetto but would this just be a waste of time if no one else has it?
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#2
Hello everyone,

I wanted to change the main font being used by the forum, but I had one question first. In order for a browser to display a font, does it have to be installed on the user's computer?

What I mean is if I change the font of the forum, if my users do not have that font on their computer then what do they see? They wouldn't see the font I used would they?

When you set up a Font Family, this is searching the users browser for it's fonts right? So if for example, Tahoma isn't on the users computer, it then moves to Trebuchet MS, and then to Helvetica, etc...

font-family: Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

I want to use a font called, Menuetto but would this just be a waste of time if no one else has it?
http://www.css3.info/preview/web-fonts-with-font-face/

This will allow you to just upload and self-host the font file and embed it through CSS. It isn't supported by all browsers.

http://www.google.com/webfonts

This won't let you use Menuetto (Their might be an alternative), but it allows usage of all of the fonts available on Google WebFonts (Their API can also use Typekit and other webfont providers, however these are mostly paid).

Here is some information on Google WebFont: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/using-google-fonts.29170/#post-336590
 

xIsabel38

Well-known member
#3
Thanks for the response! I'm going to have to play with that seriously when I get enough time.

I do have another question. How do you add or alter new menu / existing menu items?