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Author Topic: Participate: Online survey of installed fonts  (Read 2754 times)

Ampa

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Participate: Online survey of installed fonts
« on: April 30, 2007, 05:03:32 AM »
As a web designer it is frustrating to be limited to the fonts that end users have installed on their machines. Yes, there are workarounds... use flash, use text > image replacement, use text > flash replacement.

Part of the frustration comes from the fact that we don't really know what fonts the majority of users have installed. To this end there are a couple of websites that are trying to gauge an accurate picture of the fonts available.

My request is that fellow DCers spare a few minutes to visit the following sites and participate in the surveys to further our understanding...


Both are very straight forward, as they are fully automated, and will take only a few minutes of your precious time.

Thank you.

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Re: Participate: Online survey of installed fonts
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 08:39:08 AM »
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1): 152 known fonts of 5549.

2): 361 fonts supported. 124 alphabetic. 231 new. 383 scanned.

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Re: Participate: Online survey of installed fonts
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 09:16:19 AM »
1. 84 of 5549 fonts.
2. 72 fonts supported. 65 alphabetic. 1 new. 93 scanned.

I have spent zero time on this machine collecting fonts (I guess that shows  ;) )

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Re: Participate: Online survey of installed fonts
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 10:18:17 AM »
1: 150 of 5549 fonts.
2: 162 fonts supported. 129 alphabetic. 27 new. 270 scanned.

I think i have too much fonts

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Re: Participate: Online survey of installed fonts
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 10:34:58 AM »
1.) 221 of 5549 fonts.
2.) 243 fonts supported. 172 alphabetic. 62 new. 263 scanned.

This doesn't count the more than 12,000 I don't have installed.  :D


Warning to those with very old slow pc's: don't do this!

My P1 couldn't handle this. GDI & System resources quickly dropped to 0....and this is with trying the page after a fresh reboot.  :o
« Last Edit: April 30, 2007, 11:46:44 AM by app103 »

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Re: Participate: Online survey of installed fonts
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 11:06:35 AM »
1) 105 of 5549 fonts.
2) 162 fonts supported. 78 alphabetic. 78 new. 241 scanned.

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Re: Participate: Online survey of installed fonts
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 12:28:05 PM »
I have so many fonts. I've collected them from websites, emule, included with skins, etc. I couldn't tell which, if any of them are supposed to be licensed, I'm sure many are. I'll stay away from this survey.
I`m a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class, especially since I rule.

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Re: Participate: Online survey of installed fonts
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 01:13:01 PM »
1): 152 known fonts of 5549.
2): 361 fonts supported. 124 alphabetic. 231 new. 383 scanned.

I installed COREL Draw Graphics Suite and installed the fonts that came along with the trial, and ran the VisiBone Font Tests again:


1): 165 of 5549 fonts.

2): 406 fonts supported. 134 alphabetic. 266 new. 428 scanned.


Warning to those with very old slow pc's: don't do this!

If your computer is slow or not, you should remember first to disable your screensaver! The scanning in test number two takes 100% CPU for at least ten minutes...

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Re: Participate: Online survey of installed fonts
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 01:28:06 PM »
WAKEY WAKEY WAKEY

DO  THE  CODESTYLE  TEST  INSTEAD
IT  WILL  TAKE  TWO , *2* ,  SECONDS 
AND  GIVE  (almost)  THE SAME  RESULT !!!


- only there is no result to post here...

Codestyle's font survey
 
« Last Edit: April 30, 2007, 01:31:57 PM by Curt »