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Kalliopi Monoyios <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 5 Sep 2006 13:50:52 -0500
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Thanks, Jeremy. I will see if I can get a feel for what browers the
Inuit community is largely using. As for the browser check, Dreamweaver
offers to incorporate a browser check whenever you insert Flash files.
So I think I'm covered there. Thanks for your help.


jeremy swan wrote:

> I'm hardly a flash guru, but I think there is a way to embed the font
> into the flash document, although this increases the final size of the
> file. as far as compatibility goes, adobe/macromedia say that
> according to recent surveys, most computers have flash, but it ain't
> so.  I imagine a rural area would have older technology.  The safest
> thing is to keep it simple and aim for ie5 compatibility, although
> this is like putting creative shackles on.  Otherwise, just do it in
> flash and incorperate a browser check.  You could reroute to the flash
> download site or a simple ie5 compatible version if necessary.
> (microsoft quit supporting internet explorer for macs shortly after
> osX came out.  I imagine ie on macs makes up %1 of web browsers.
> Chances are it's not an issue.)
> On 9/1/06, *Kalliopi Monoyios* <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     Question for the web gurus out there. How accessible are websites done
>     partially or completely in Flash? I'm not interested in elaborate
>     animations as much as I'm interested in its font capabilities. One of
>     the projects I'm working on is a translation of a website into
>     Inuktitut
>     - the language of the Inuit (formerly known as Eskimo - not considered
>     PC anymore).  I have been able to get the three G5s in my lab to read
>     the site in any browser but Explorer, but on any of the PCs I've
>     tested
>     - regardless of whether they're browsing with Mozilla or Explorer, I
>     can't get it to display the font correctly. Same goes with Macs
>     outside
>     of our network (I downloaded the font from the Gov. of Nunavut's
>     site -
>     could the computers in my lab be accessing my font libraries?) Since I
>     know one of the benefits of using Flash is that the end users'
>     computers
>     don't need to have the fonts you used in your layout, I'm wondering if
>     this is a good option to ensure the entire Inuit community can use the
>     site. Thoughts?
>     Many thanks,
>     Kapi