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Offline David E

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Is this a John Walsh Walsh bowl?
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2006, 02:36:01 PM »
John,

I think the text ends up looking like standard ASCII text if the viewer has not installed the font. What you could do is provide the HTML <font> definition with alternatives, such as Arial or Verdana, but this needs a certain amount of HTML knowledge.

Far simpler to use a web-safe font to begin with.
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2006, 02:48:57 PM »
Thanks for that David ~ can't be bothered with the HTML thing, so guess I'll have to think about changing the font!
Much appreciated, John.

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Is this a John Walsh Walsh bowl?
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2006, 04:03:21 PM »
The listing looks like any other to me... no fancy font or awful looking text. Normally browsers have a fall-back that if they cannot use a set font there is a default they will fall back to. It's set somewhere in the browser options and can be set to either a generic (as in on the system) serif or sans-serif font, or to a named plain face. Have a poke around in your browser options and you should find this. You should also find options to override anyone's fancy fonts and colours and use plain ones you like if you so choose. These are all part of standard browser accessibility options, as visually impaired users have problems with odd colours and fonts so need the option to disable/override them.

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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2006, 05:17:25 PM »
Why not use Turbo Lister to list your ebay items. It does the HTML thing for you in safe fonts. Compose at leisure then upload en masse. It's a free program that can be found on the ebay site.

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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2006, 06:50:33 PM »
Thanks Christine.

I do actually use Turbo Lister ~ I'd be lost without it ~ but I compose the description in Word then copy to TL and add the pictures etc.

Will have a closer look at what's available on TL in the next day or two ~ I've got time to spare as the auctions locally have been pretty dire over the last week or so and we're virtually out of stock!

Thanks again, John.

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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2006, 06:51:47 PM »
And thank you too Anne ~ not sure if I understand it all, but will take time to have a proper look over the next day or two. Cheers, John.

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