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cudazi Envato team says

Hello,

As a user of CuFon and basic web safe fonts, I wanted to branch out and start using @font-face…

What is the best way to size the fallback font size for browsers that don’t support @font-face?

I thought font-size-adjust would be the key but it’s not supported very widely.

Let say my H1 tags are size 30px in “League Gothic” with Arial/Helvetica as backups, 30px Arial is quite a bit different than 30px League Gothic, making a mess of the site in older browsers.

Maybe I’m just missing something very obvious… any suggestions?

Thanks!

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FRESHFACE says

I am afraid this is almost impossible to do (in a real world).

There are some solutions for sure, but..

For example you can find installed fonts via Flash, then somehow pass it over to JavaScript and then decide which font and size will be used – quite a hustle.

Other than that I don’t think there is a proper cross-browser solution without some hacking :(

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cudazi Envato team says

Thanks Freshfase, I appreciate the reply.

Other than some hacky conditionals / extra stylesheets I haven’t really thought of anything clean I can do with basic HTML sites.

Looking at my web stats, I shouldn’t be worried about it that much but I still would like it to fail gracefully. :)

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digitalimpact says
What is the best way to size the fallback font size for browsers that don’t support @font-face?

What browser doesn’t support @font-face?

I wouldn’t really worry about that.

http://webfonts.info/wiki/index.php?title=@font-face_browser_support

(now this is poor behavior of the TF forum…can’t insert that link properly, had to use code tags…)

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cudazi Envato team says

I guess my main concern was that it wasn’t supported until 3.5 in Firefox, but chances are, if you’re running Firefox, you’re smart enough to update often. :)

Just submitted a theme with it and loved using it, I may be hooked.

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Pixelworkshop says

A little bit off topic but it may interest some authors, it is possible with cufon :

h1 {font-size:32px;}
.cufon-active h1 {font-size: 24px;}
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