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
> - 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
> - regardless of whether they're browsing with Mozilla or Explorer, I
> can't get it to display the font correctly. Same goes with Macs
> 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'
> 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,