Email Signature Font Question


J

John Smith

I normally compose emails in HTML format.

I want to use a font that is more like handwriting for some of my email
signatures (such as Monotype Corsiva Italics, Lucida Handwriting Bold or
even a non-true type font like Script). Do the recipients also need to
have the same font installed on their systems to properly view my signature
font?

Or, by simply using an HTML format, would the font display properly
regardless of what fonts the recipients have installed on their systems
(presuming that they also use HTML on their end)?

If not, what would be a common handwriting font that most Win98, ME, XP, Mac
systems already have installed?

For example, I found that my fresh install of Windows XP Pro and Office XP
no longer came with Lucida Handwriting so I had to import it from my old
Windows 98 CD.

Thanks ... JS
 
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Mike Yanega

John Smith wrote on 7/2/03 10:08 AM:
I normally compose emails in HTML format.

I want to use a font that is more like handwriting for some of my email
signatures (such as Monotype Corsiva Italics, Lucida Handwriting Bold or
even a non-true type font like Script). Do the recipients also need to
have the same font installed on their systems to properly view my signature
font?

Or, by simply using an HTML format, would the font display properly
regardless of what fonts the recipients have installed on their systems
(presuming that they also use HTML on their end)?

If not, what would be a common handwriting font that most Win98, ME, XP, Mac
systems already have installed?

For example, I found that my fresh install of Windows XP Pro and Office XP
no longer came with Lucida Handwriting so I had to import it from my old
Windows 98 CD.

Thanks ... JS

Unless the same font is on the system of the person getting your e-mail,
that person will not see your signature the way you did. Some mail programs
allow setting a range of fonts for various styles, but I wouldn't count on
this being able to substitute for the font you choose.

Frankly, html e-mail is often an annoying pain (especially if the images you
try to embed are missing), and newsgroups don't like it for sure. (If you
don't have something to say, making it look better doesn't help. Also,
considering the number of spammers who use html, makes it start of with a
bad image in my mind.)

As far as your question about what script would be more universal, I doubt
if there is one you could expect on a wide range of systems. You might do
better to create a signature gif that you can attach. Then everyone will see
the same one. Just don't send it to this newsgroup, because they usually
strip off any binary attachments.

- Mike Yanega
Bowfin Printworks
http://www.bowfinprintworks.com
 
V

Vicki Huffman

Hi John,

I see that Mike answered your question from the other NG that you posted to.
But you can post HTML here because we are a stationery group and this is
what we use.

The first part of what he says is correct, in that your recipient must have
the same font on his/her system, however,
there is a small script that you can insert where you can use EOTs. Then,
when you type using EOTs, your recipient can see your fancy font whether or
not he has that font on his system.

Vicki





I normally compose emails in HTML format.

I want to use a font that is more like handwriting for some of my email
signatures (such as Monotype Corsiva Italics, Lucida Handwriting Bold or
even a non-true type font like Script). Do the recipients also need to
have the same font installed on their systems to properly view my signature
font?

Or, by simply using an HTML format, would the font display properly
regardless of what fonts the recipients have installed on their systems
(presuming that they also use HTML on their end)?

If not, what would be a common handwriting font that most Win98, ME, XP, Mac
systems already have installed?

For example, I found that my fresh install of Windows XP Pro and Office XP
no longer came with Lucida Handwriting so I had to import it from my old
Windows 98 CD.

Thanks ... JS
 
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Vicki Huffman

Hi John,

Yes, Steve's site is great but it's actually much more simple than it
sounds. You just need to get set up initially, then the rest is easy.
Would you mind if I wrote to you personally, so that I can send you some
things like ready-made EOTs, the script, etc. BTW, we are leaving on
vacation soon and I'm not at the computer much, but I can easily work this
in here and there.

My email address is: (e-mail address removed)

Smiles,
Vicki





Thanks Vicki ..... I'm still pretty green when it comes embedding fonts but
that sounds like the way to go .... Would the following link be a good place
to start learning about it?

http://www.okinfoweb.com/moe/format/format_007.htm

JS
 
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