[RFC] Add "Tahoma" font

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Meis2M
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[RFC] Add "Tahoma" font

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[RFC] Add "Tahoma" font

Hi
There are many many and millions users use Persian and Arabic phpBB in worldwide. one of the biggest problem for these users lack of "Tahoma" font in all styles of any system and especially phpBB.
after each release of phpBB the DEV and STYLE team of Persian and Arabic users must add "Tahoma" font to all styles of package ( sub2, prosilver and acp style ).

look at to pics:
without "Tahoma" font:
http://www.php-bb.ir/pic/images/9435296 ... 176334.png
http://www.php-bb.ir/pic/images/1643780 ... 795927.png

With "Tahoma" font:
http://www.php-bb.ir/pic/images/2537773 ... 038664.png
http://www.php-bb.ir/pic/images/8071064 ... 712206.png

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Re: [RFC] Add "Tahoma" font

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ms font files are not redistributable.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/Red ... onFAQ.mspx

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Re: [RFC] Add "Tahoma" font

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Is this asking for the actual font file or just font-family: Tahoma; in all the styles?

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Re: [RFC] Add "Tahoma" font

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just:
font-family: Tahoma; in all stylesheet.css

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That should be fine.


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Patch will require styles team approval.

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I see 2 issues with this RFC:
1. Change would affect all language packs, but only Arabic and Persian packs need it.
2. It is proprietary Windows font that does not exist on other operating systems. Can you find a different font that works everywhere?

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I feel like a good option would be to change the value of font-family in all the stylesheets programmatically. As Arty pointed out, such a change to the core phpBB style would affect everyone using it and Tahoma isn't necessarily the font we'd want to use for say, Roman characters.

Such a script would be trivial and could be run every time phpBB's styles were updated if you wanted Tahoma in your board. It could either overwrite the core style or copy it to a new style and make the changes there. Whether we want to include this script in core is a different question though. I feel like it would be better as an extension or something that adds the option to 'Tahoma-ise' the board.

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Re: [RFC] Add "Tahoma" font

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So really the ideal sort of system here would be something that allows you to specify additional fonts desired in the language pack, correct?

Tahoma isn't windows only: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahoma_(typeface)

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