[drupal-devel] Dynamic Text Replacement
solon at chiefcodemonkey.com
Wed Mar 23 06:42:01 UTC 2005
I plan on making themes with 'fancy' or non standard fonts. The only
other practical way, opposed to CSS is to use PHP and GD, to replace
the text with images.
I have found a method at 'A List Apart', (link
here:http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dynatext/) which uses
created by GD in a user selected font, size and style. Any True Type or
Open Type font can be used, leaving a very large choice for the end
The PHP file can be located in the themes directory, but the question I
to code it directly into the head of the theme template (using
phpTemplate by the way), or create a module that get Drupal to print it
to the head on page creation.
the second way would be best, as then Drupal handles everything, and
you could turn it on and off, as well as have an interface to select
for fonts and styles, but would it be okay to have a theme dependant on
an external contributed module?
It would be possible for new themes to become 'Text replacement ready',
and would include the fonts, and pre-made PHP file, so if the module
was enabled, it would auto-find the files and handle the replacement
for the user.
I would like to hear your ideas on the subject, whether you think it
would be useful, or a waste of time.
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