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EliteSeraphim
08-15-2005, 03:17 AM
I was unsure of where to post this, so hey

Anyway, I was wondering if it is possible to create a cookie that contains a certain font in it. The cookie would automatically be downloaded when the site loads and all text using that particular font would render perfectly across all users. If it is possible, this is the font that I want to be implemented in the cookie:

http://www.dafont.com/en/font.php?file=venus_rising

mwinter
08-15-2005, 01:10 PM
Anyway, I was wondering if it is possible to create a cookie that contains a certain font in it.Cookies are a component of state management, meant for storing small pieces of information that can be used to identify a user, or their preferences, across separate HTTP requests (as HTTP is inherently stateless).

They are not for transmitting large amounts of information, and no browser will treat that data as anything meaningful. It's simply something to send back to the server in later requests so that a server-side program can alter the content or appearance of a document to suit user preferences or identity.

Mike

simonf
08-15-2005, 01:30 PM
Hi

You do not use a cookie etc... Microsoft does have a tool (for free) see link below that allow you to embed a font into a web page (basically it makes a font file that consists of the characters required (i.e AaBbCc etc etc) and then makes a reference on the web page to the file) it's very easy to use and works like a charm.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/web/embedding/weft3/download.aspx
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