Using Fonts You Want to Use
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Korni
    Posts: 375 from 2006/2/23
    From: the Planet of ...
    Browsers come with font settings. However, these settings are often neglected. Web developer has at least three options for selecting a font which would be displayed by default on your browser screen.
    It can be a generic font, "hand picked" local font-family, or on-the-fly downloaded web font. Nevertheless the user still has the choice which font he or she actually wants to use. Reasons: privacy, security, speed, aesthetic.

    Preparing the fonts:

    MorphOS is bundled with True Type, PostScript and Amiga Bitmap fonts.
    OWB uses fontconfig for font handling. Fonts are cached whenever a change in font directories is detected.
    If you want to use your fonts exclusively - fonts.conf should only use the path where you store the fonts (for example SYS:Fonts/_ttf).

    Fontconfig is a library providing font configuration, customization and application access. It uses freetype library which supports plenty of font formats (excluding Amiga Bitmap fonts).
    Presets are stored in the MOSSYS:Fontconfig/conf.avail directory.

    FONTS:Fontconfig/fonts.conf (default font dirs)
    Code:
    <!-- Font directory list -->

    <dir>SYS:Fonts/_pcf</dir>
    <dir>SYS:Fonts/_pfb</dir>
    <dir>SYS:Fonts/_ttf</dir>
    <dir>MOSSYS:Fonts/_pcf</dir>
    <dir>MOSSYS:Fonts/_pfb</dir>
    <dir>MOSSYS:Fonts/_ttf</dir>


    Example settings:

    FONTS:fontconfig/conf.d/51-local.conf
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <fontconfig>
    <!-- Load local system customization file -->
    <include ignore_missing="yes">local.conf</include>
    </fontconfig>


    FONTS:fontconfig/local.conf (turns off antialias for font sizes smaller than 16 and disables autohint)
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <!-- /etc/fonts/local.conf file for local customizations -->
    <fontconfig>

    <match target="font">
    <edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
    <bool>false</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font" >
    <test name="size" qual="any" compare="more">
    <double>16</double>
    </test>
    <edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
    <bool>true</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font" >
    <test name="pixelsize" qual="any" compare="more">
    <double>16</double>
    </test>
    <edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
    <bool>true</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font">
    <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
    <bool>false</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>

    </fontconfig>


    In OWB, go to Settings/Fonts and choose default fonts and sizes.

    Blocking remote fonts:

    OWB comes with an integrated blocker. Make sure it's enabled (Settings/Content). To disable remote web fonts this line needs to be added to its filter (SYS:Applications/OWB/Conf/blocked.prefs):
    *Quote:

    /\.ttf|\.otf|\.woff|\.woff2\?/


    A specific font can be whitelisted too:
    Code:
    @@/*actually-nice-font.ttf


    Other platforms:

    In theory, the methods above will work on other systems.
    Firefox has the option to disallow any other font than set in its preferences.
    Chrome and Opera have --disable-remote-fonts option.
    Other browsers might need a blocker. uBlock comes with an option to block remote fonts.
    Custom filters (like the one above) should work as well.

    *This isn't ideal. OWB will try block anything_not_whitelisted.ttf, even if you look for a nicefont.ttf in Google Search.

    [ Edited by Korni 30.04.2018 - 22:28 ]
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  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1083 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe
    I think this would make a great article for the MorphOS Library. The information is too useful to get lost in the forum, don't you think?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Korni
    Posts: 375 from 2006/2/23
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    I did think about it. Article needs some improvements for sure.
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  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1083 from 2003/2/15
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    If it is good enough to post here, it is good enough for the library. The beauty of wikis is that every member can contribute and help improve articles.
  • »30.04.18 - 11:25
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