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Character Colors/Fonts Added!
« on: Feb 09, 2008, 05:03:08 AM »
You'll now see a Forum Aides menu section of the Campaign Tab.  One of the options is Character Colors.  It's pretty self-explanatory.  You can add a new tag or modify an existing one.  There are provisions in the database table to mark a character as a PC or not and it also saves the username of the person who adds the tag.

I've left off the ability to change an actual tag name or the ability to delete the tag altogether once it's added since that would break any posts that used the old tag.

In the post editor, these will be in the "New:" Choose Character drop-down.

Buck: Buck says hello!

There might need to be more tweaking made to it but it's usable now.  :)  It's kind of on the honor system at the moment not to change someone's characters.  Any problems let me know!

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Re: Character Colors/Fonts Added!
« Reply #1 on: Feb 09, 2008, 04:00:44 PM »
Fire Giant: "This is what I'm talkin about!"
Frost Giant: "No! I'm talking here!"
Sage: "What a fascinating display of aggression that is about to take place..."

If you can't fiery, ice-covered, and techno fonts in the above words - you don't have the proper fonts installed. Download them from the Campaign section.

The words above should look like this:
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Re: Character Colors/Fonts Added!
« Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2008, 05:42:01 PM »
I've combined them all into one file and put a link to it in the Character Colors part of the Campaign Tab.  :)
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Re: Character Colors/Fonts Added!
« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2008, 06:50:24 PM »
I wanted to add a "Foreigner" tag and use a font like "Wingdings" or something; however, I noticed the forum's font display doesn't support "symbol-based" fonts...or I guess it might be my browser.
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Re: Character Colors/Fonts Added!
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2008, 11:48:37 PM »
It's Firefox that's doing it.  IE shows the Wingdings font fine.

Go see this: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=581155&sid=51c7063adad69a6410cbfb3bd8bc5d7e

I made those changes to that fontEncoding.properties file and now I can see the Wingdings font in Firefox.  :)

After editing the file, you do need to restart Firefox.
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Re: Character Colors/Fonts Added!
« Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 2008, 08:48:16 AM »
Ok, nice to know, but not sure I want to change my defaults in the browser just to have a goofy rarely-used feature. But, thanks for the research. Of course, maybe only those with a "tongues" spell or language skills should use firefox, thus allowing them to read the message. LOL!
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2008, 10:32:29 AM »
Einstein:einstein: This is a test of the forum character font system.......

Thaddius: This is a test of the forum character font system....

Bad font on Thaddius.....back to the drawing board....
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2008, 10:40:03 AM »
Are those okay for everyone?
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2008, 10:55:45 AM »
I can read them...
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Re: Character Colors/Fonts Added!
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2008, 11:04:04 AM »
Looks good to me?
Verin? (Yes?) Recant huh? (Yes.) And that really means to dispute one's word? (For the last time, YES!) See I know'd ta be scared o dem lernin books! Einstein's ta blame, always pushin everbody ta be more 'n they are! (Ugh!) I know why LB came, but why'd you? (Times are, I ask that myself. Now eat!)

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Re: Character Colors/Fonts Added!
« Reply #10 on: Feb 22, 2008, 06:01:19 PM »
I changed Einstein to purple because the red and font was close to Orutuks.
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Re: Character Colors/Fonts Added!
« Reply #11 on: Mar 01, 2008, 09:24:52 AM »
Here's Jessica's font.  Noticed I did not have it at home; although, the font it defaults to is ok as well LOL.
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