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Re: Upgrade for Alpha Agora

Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:59 pm

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Re: Upgrade for Alpha Agora

Postby Philip Hudson » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:05 pm

I can now post! Thank you Andrew. This new font we all seem to like is Century Gothic. It is now my favorite sans-serif font.
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Re: Upgrade for Alpha Agora

Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:16 am

The font is not century gothic as I thought. I can't find it in any of my font lists. But I like it.
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Re: Upgrade for Alpha Agora

Postby Jeff hook » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:58 pm

It looks like Trebuchet, but I've not yet checked it by comparing the details of its distinctive features with my own local Trebuchet text. See:

http://www.alphadictionary.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3311

(Why isn't that thread cited by this site's search engine when I search for <trebuchet>?!...) (I don't use "smilies," but I almost made an exception in this case... "Mad" would have "filled the bill," but, in my case, that one word has more than one meaning...)

...I did "eyeball" this text by comparing it with my own local text in Trebuchet. This does look like Trebuchet. The font's lower-case "G" in particular is distinctive. So is its ampersand.

Have you ever seen this font-identification site? It offers an interactive, "expert system" type of "branching" interface:

http://www.identifont.com/index.html

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Re: Upgrade for Alpha Agora

Postby Jeff hook » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:32 pm

PS:

The source code for this Web page includes these lines near the top of the page:


Code: Select all
<!--
   phpBB style name: prosilver
   Based on style:   prosilver (this is the default phpBB3 style)
   Original author:  Tom Beddard ( http://www.subBlue.com/ )
   Modified by:

   NOTE: This page was generated by phpBB, the free open-source bulletin board package.
         The phpBB Group is not responsible for the content of this page and forum. For more information
         about phpBB please visit http://www.phpbb.com
-->


That "code" is telling us that the Alpha Agora forum is a "Bulletin Board" application which is offered without cost (it's "free," meaning AlphaDictionary wasn't required to pay for it) from "The phpBB Group" as "open-source" software. That means the full programming of the Bulletin Board software is published openly by the phpBB Group, and is developed cooperatively by participants world-wide.

The code also explains that the Alpha Agora is using Bulletin Board version "phpBB3" in its "prosilver" style, which is the default "style" for this version of the Bulletin Board software. "Style" seems to suggest formatting details such as fonts. We can check at the Website of the phpBB Group to see which font(s) is/are used by the default version of this Bulletin Board style.

(Are you unfamiliar with source code? It might help to know about this. The "source code" is the set of instructions which tell your browser how to "put the Web page together" by assembling and then formatting various elements {text, images, etc.} from different directories on the source computer. The instructions are written in a simple programming language, which is referred to as "HTML code," aka "source code." The code isn't included in the display of the Web page which you see in your browser; it's "hiding" behind the visible Web page which you see by default but the code can be viewed.

In Internet Explorer 9 right-click in a blank portion of the main content area of a Web page, then left-click "View source" in the context menu.

In Google Chrome the source code can be seen by left-clicking the wrench icon at the extreme right end of the Address Bar at the top of the screen, then pausing the mouse cursor over "Tools" in the context menu, and left-clicking "View source" in the second menu, as is done in IE9. Alternatively, in Chrome the source code will be displayed when a user left-clicks anywhere on a blank portion of the content area of a Web page, and then enters the keystroke combination Ctrl+U from the keyboard.

Chrome offers a third alternative means of access to the source code: Right-click on a blank portion of the main content area of any Web page, then left-click "View page source" in the context menu.

This may or may not work. It's the address of this page's source code, taken from the Address Bar in Chrome's display of the code on its own browser tab:

[url]viewsource:http://www.alphadictionary.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5754&p=34650#p34650[/url]

No, that seems to be ne plus ultra. It may be too "self-reflexive" to refer ON a given Web page TO that same page's OWN source code. That may be where browsers themselves get confused. Looks like you'll need to gain access to this page's code by using one of the other methods which I've indicated above.

I colored the code which I showed above in green, as it's formatted on the source code page. It's lines 18 - 27 in both browsers.)

I shifted from Internet Explorer 9 in the Home Premium edition of the 64-bit version of Windows 7 to Google Chrome a few months ago and one of Chrome's nice context menu features is the option to "go to" any address which appears in text on the screen. I took that option and "went to":

https://www.phpbb.com/

I'm looking for information about the "prosilver" "default phpBB3 style."

That attempt bogged down but, when I searched the site for <trebuchet> results began at:

https://www.phpbb.com/search/?q=trebuchet

The first thread is an inquiry by someone who seems to be writing in English with East Asian syntax, and who reports:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=552683

Default style of phpBB3 (prosilver) is very nice but it use Trebuchet MS font and this font does not appearance fine with my language. I've tried to edit all *.css file in prosilver folder then replace all "Trebuchet MS" in font-family destribute with "Verdana" but it isn't have my desire results. My forums still have error when display my language.
Can anyone help me pls?


(It turned out his browser was simply caching the references to Trebuchet and he quickly shifted to Verdana, as he'd desired. A happy ending...)

Oh sorry,
My browser have some cached then I refreshed my site, it works very well!


(His written English is MUCH better than my written Chinese! In fact, I can't write in Chinese {or speak in Chinese} at ALL!)

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Re: Upgrade for Alpha Agora

Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:37 am

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Re: Upgrade for Alpha Agora

Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:23 pm

See ya, Jeff. Thanks.
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