Re: Google Fonts

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Beauregard T. Shagnasty, May 20, 2010.

  1. Lewis wrote:

    > <http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/quick-tip-google-fonts-api-youre-going-to-love-this/>


    How interesting... Down that page a bit is a link:
    "You can _refer_here_ for the current list of available fonts"
    which I clicked.

    Using my real UA:
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.19) Gecko/2010040119
    Ubuntu/8.04 (Hardy) Firefox/3.0.19
    I am delivered to a page:
    http://code.google.com/webfonts/unsupported
    "We're sorry, but your browser is not supported by the Google Font API.
    To browse the fonts in the Google font directory please switch to a more
    modern browser." and it goes on to say Firefox is recommended.

    Then I used the UA switcher to change my UA string to:
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
    and it worked. It also works when my UA string is:
    Borgzilla/31.0 (X11;U;Linux i686;en-US;rv:31.0) Resistance is futile

    --
    -bts
    -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, May 20, 2010
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  2. Lewis wrote:

    > Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
    >> Lewis wrote:
    >>> <http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/quick-tip-google-fonts-api-youre-going-to-love-this/>

    >
    >> How interesting... Down that page a bit is a link:
    >> "You can _refer_here_ for the current list of available fonts"
    >> which I clicked.

    >
    >> Using my real UA:
    >> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.19) Gecko/2010040119
    >> Ubuntu/8.04 (Hardy) Firefox/3.0.19

    >
    > Firefox 3.0?


    3.0.19, as I said.

    --
    -bts
    -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, May 20, 2010
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  3. Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
    > Lewis wrote:
    >
    >> Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
    >>> Lewis wrote:
    >>>> <http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/quick-tip-google-fonts-api-youre-going-to-love-this/>

    >>
    >>> How interesting... Down that page a bit is a link:
    >>> "You can _refer_here_ for the current list of available fonts"
    >>> which I clicked.

    >>
    >>> Using my real UA:
    >>> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.19) Gecko/2010040119
    >>> Ubuntu/8.04 (Hardy) Firefox/3.0.19

    >>
    >> Firefox 3.0?

    >
    > 3.0.19, as I said.
    >


    3.0.x is the latest version in the repositories for Hardy, when
    Beauregard upgrade to Lucid he will get 3.6.x


    --
    Take care,

    Jonathan
    -------------------
    LITTLE WORKS STUDIO
    http://www.LittleWorksStudio.com
     
    Jonathan N. Little, May 21, 2010
    #3
  4. Jonathan N. Little wrote:

    > Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
    >> Lewis wrote:
    >>> Firefox 3.0?

    >>
    >> 3.0.19, as I said.

    >
    > 3.0.x is the latest version in the repositories for Hardy, when
    > Beauregard upgrade to Lucid he will get 3.6.x


    This is true, but I am in no hurry. <g>
    Maybe with 10.04.1 ...

    --
    -bts
    -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, May 21, 2010
    #4
  5. Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
    > Jonathan N. Little wrote:
    >
    >> Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
    >>> Lewis wrote:
    >>>> Firefox 3.0?
    >>>
    >>> 3.0.19, as I said.

    >>
    >> 3.0.x is the latest version in the repositories for Hardy, when
    >> Beauregard upgrade to Lucid he will get 3.6.x

    >
    > This is true, but I am in no hurry.<g>
    > Maybe with 10.04.1 ...
    >


    Well I have upgraded[1] one of my two servers to 10.04 with no problems.
    I have the other server and my wife's desktop to do and will use the
    same method. Grub2 is a bit strange and I wish they would *document*
    Upstart! I'll let you know how the desktop goes...

    [1]Clean install on another drive and move home and custom configs over.

    --
    Take care,

    Jonathan
    -------------------
    LITTLE WORKS STUDIO
    http://www.LittleWorksStudio.com
     
    Jonathan N. Little, May 21, 2010
    #5
  6. Beauregard T. Shagnasty

    GTalbot Guest

    On 20 mai, 13:34, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty"
    <> wrote:
    > Lewis wrote:
    > > <http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/quick-tip-googl....>

    >
    > How interesting...  Down that page a bit is a link:
    > "You can _refer_here_ for the current list of available fonts"
    > which I clicked.
    >
    > Using my real UA:
    > Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.19) Gecko/2010040119
    > Ubuntu/8.04 (Hardy) Firefox/3.0.19
    > I am delivered to a page:http://code.google.com/webfonts/unsupported
    > "We're sorry, but your browser is not supported by the Google Font API.
    > To browse the fonts in the Google font directory please switch to a more
    > modern browser." and it goes on to say Firefox is recommended.
    >
    > Then I used the UA switcher to change my UA string to:
    > Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
    > and it worked. It also works when my UA string is:
    > Borgzilla/31.0 (X11;U;Linux i686;en-US;rv:31.0) Resistance is futile


    "
    What browsers are supported?
    The Google Font API is compatible with the following browsers:
    Google Chrome: version 4.249.4+
    Mozilla Firefox: version: 3.5+
    Apple Safari: version 3.1+
    Microsoft Internet Explorer: version 6+
    "
    FAQ: What browsers are supported?
    http://code.google.com/intl/fr/apis/webfonts/faq.html#Browsers_Supported

    I see no reason, none whatsoever, as to why Konqueror 4.4 is not a
    supported browser and listed as such.

    The fact that they support IE6 is also rather odd, unjustifiable as
    google officially dropped support for IE6 as stated here:

    Modern browsers for modern applications, January 29, 2010
    http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/01/modern-browsers-for-modern-applications.html

    regards, Gérard
     
    GTalbot, May 21, 2010
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  7. GTalbot wrote:

    > "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" wrote:
    >> ... It also works when my UA string is:
    >> Borgzilla/31.0 (X11;U;Linux i686;en-US;rv:31.0) Resistance is futile

    >
    > "
    > What browsers are supported?
    > The Google Font API is compatible with the following browsers:
    > Google Chrome: version 4.249.4+
    > Mozilla Firefox: version: 3.5+
    > Apple Safari: version 3.1+
    > Microsoft Internet Explorer: version 6+
    > "
    > FAQ: What browsers are supported?
    > http://code.google.com/intl/fr/apis/webfonts/faq.html#Browsers_Supported


    Interesting. (I had seen those pages.) Makes me wonder why their browser
    sniffer rejected my Firefox 3.0.19 and accepted "Borgzilla..." :)

    Apparently, if they don't recognize a 'browser' they accept it.

    --
    -bts
    -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, May 21, 2010
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