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Offline bprem

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« on: August 20, 2001, 01:00:00 PM »
I need to make a website in Arabic and English. I have seen that some sites ask you to download font but some sites display the font even if you dont have them.
Please highlight me on both these..

Thanks in Advance.

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2001, 03:33:00 PM »
Perhaps it would be easier (and work with all computers) if you made the text .gif files, reduce the number of colours to 2 and they will be suprisingly small files.

I don't think I would want to download arabic text support, I'd probably just press cancel. Then again, I don't speak Arabic, so that's definately why!

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2001, 06:13:00 PM »
Hey Prem,

Here's a few links you might want to check out. There are a few options I believe, chose the best ones for your needs. Also, you can try doing a search on embedding fonts or creating web pages in arabic.

Embedding Fonts
Foreign Languages on the Web
Multilingual Unicode web page development

Hope that helps  

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2001, 06:37:00 PM »
Thanks Ice and Stephan..those links were really good. I cant make gif files of the text coz most of them used in the site are dyanamic ie content keeps changing.

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2001, 03:35:00 PM »
Apparently, using PHP (setup in a special way to support graphics) and a truetype font, you can convert text to graphics.#

You could store the text in a text file and the writing would automatically be created.

However, this would use up a lot of resources and I don't think it's installed on the server at the moment.

It would use up a lot of processing time and bandwidth.

Maybe there are things out there which are suitable, somewhere.

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2001, 03:16:00 PM »
thanks stephan..