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Console Style Font Faces
« on: April 14, 2016, 03:52:05 AM »
I'd like to see a few(1-3) more font faces in the console style. All the characters are as wide as they are tall, so it makes ASCII art easier. Currently, the only one I can think of that the forums supports is Lucida Console, but that's only in the shoutbox, and Lucida Console kind of sucks... The only real reason I want this is for ASCII art, which I've always had a bit of an interest in, but have started looking the processes people go about in making it, and trying to learn myself. I'm not sure how hard it is to add a new font to the forums. I'm not even sure if it's incredibly worth it... Just sort of thought of it... so I thought I'd post.
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Re: Console Style Font Faces
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2016, 04:10:12 PM »
Installing a new font isn't difficult. The problem with it is that the font would need to be installed on each and every machine that visits the forums. When you view a page that uses a font that you don't have on your local machine, it defaults to the next closest font that you do have installed. Which may or may not turn out to be completely unreadable gibberish (again depending on each individual machine). That's why when you visit sites and they have text with a fancy font, it's generally an image and not actually text. It's the only way to guarantee people can see it.

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Re: Console Style Font Faces
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2016, 06:12:09 PM »
When you view a page that uses a font that you don't have on your local machine, it defaults to the next closest font that you do have installed.

I can attest to this.

Almost all of the fonts on the forums, Especially the shoutbox fonts don't work on my tablet. I doubt there are many others that will show for me.


Also, If anyone who can see the fonts would be so kind as to show me a screen cap of this post, It would be appreciated. I want to see how terrible it looks.

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Re: Console Style Font Faces
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 07:08:52 PM »

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Re: Console Style Font Faces
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 08:40:20 PM »
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Re: Console Style Font Faces
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 10:04:29 PM »
@PWR sizing help to make the page easier to go through ;).