Converting font to TrueDoc for web use

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Kim Budai's picture
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Converting font to TrueDoc for web use
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I’m working on a webpage for a friend of mine, and she really wants to use the Papyrus font on the page. I know how to accomplish this using a css sheet, however, I can’t find a way to convert the font to TrueDoc format (.pfr) so that it will display in all browsers.

If anyone on this board can help me with this, I would be eternally greatful!

Thanks!

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http://www.glyphgate.com is the only real cross-platform solution I know that allows custom fonts.

Adam

Tim Rolands's picture
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You can look around the TrueDoc web site (http://www.truedoc.com/), but I don’t think the authoring tool is available anymore. It was called WebFont Wizard (or WebFont Maker?).

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Joined: 3 Feb 2005 - 1:56pm
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Tim, I’ve been all over the TrueDoc website, and it isn’t available for download anymore. I’ve found a number of types of software that incorporate TrueDoc into the package, but I don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars for something I’ll only use once.

Adam, thanks, I’ll check that out.

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Bitstream’s Webtype Maker was discontinued in 2001 or 2002. There was also a product called typograf too by a company called Hexmac. I don’t think the other tools will make a PFR for Web use. Glyphgate would be youyr best bet.

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Joined: 12 Jan 2005 - 11:22am
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Depending on just how much text you need to set in Papyrus and how your programming skills are, you can also use code (PHP, .NET and others) to dynamically change the text into GIF images. There are obvious drawbacks to this approach, but it might be worth considering.

Justin Callaghan's picture
Joined: 10 Oct 2003 - 12:49am
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Another technique that might be worth investigating is sIFR, which uses Flash to deliver custom type (and degrades gracefully if Flash is not installed).

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Wait, so sIFR is actually an “engine” for decent typesetting in Flash?
That’s what I’ve been clamoring for for ages!!

hhp

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sIFR is a way to get arbitrary fonts into web pages. It doesn’t do anything typographically that can’t already be done in Flash. Basically, using a bit of Javascript and CSS, it replaces, say, <h1> headings with a small Flash swf containing the same text but in your chosen font.

More information here.