[SOLVED !] Forum Fonts and formatting issues


+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Forum Fonts and formatting issues306 days old

  1. #1
    Administrator Lester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    1,858
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 43
    Given: 4
    Total Downloaded
    1.60 GB

    0 Not allowed!

    Default Forum Fonts and formatting issues

    Choose a Font For Your Forum Post - bbCode Basics


    Note: If this is a little unclear to you, you may want to research bbCode ( its used on most - if not all - community forums ) Wiki and CMS use Markdown, which is not the same - but similar.

    The tag used for fonts is [font], and as with the [color] tag, you need to specify an option, which is a code representing the font of your choice.

    However, fonts choice is limited in bbCode, as is the case with HTML, because bbCode is converted to HTML once you post your message

    NOTE : HTML calls the fonts from YOUR computers via YOUR browser and YOUR Operating system. So what is rendered is dependant upon YOUR browser and YOUR chosen operating system. NOT the serving system or the operating system the serving system is hosted upon. Which is why HTML calls only few widely used fonts.

    Now to be very clear BBCode is just a formating syntax that is easy and safe to use bbCode is converted to HTML by the server side application and NOT by the browser, the browser cannot interpret BBCode.

    ---> Thus it is possible that bbCode is presented differently between the editing applications rendering and the browsers rendering of the generated HTML <---

    The bbCode used on the community forum has not changed, the Editor has over the years been enhanced, however no changes have been made for several years.
    The use of RAW HTML on the forum is prohibited, due to the ability to exploit HTML and damage the forum and the users operating system. (which we saw - by accident - when i enabled HTML for some publishers)

    The important thing to note is that - in relation to the bbCode and associated editor - in the last few years NOTHING on this forum has been changed. Wheras operating systems and browsers most certainly have !




    Click image for larger version

Name:	source-edit.png
Views:	39
Size:	8.5 KB
ID:	3644


    <---- Make use of the code editor to view / edit raw bbCode


    Here is the list of codes for the fonts used in bbCode:

    Examples of codes & their final look for 21 fonts:

    [FONT=Arial]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Arial Black]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Arial Narrow]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Book Antiqua]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Century Gothic]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Courier New]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Fixedsys]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Garamond]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Georgia]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Impact]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Lucida Console]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Lucida Sans Unicode]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Microsoft Sans Serif]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Palatino Linotype]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=System]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Tahoma]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Times New Roman]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font

    [FONT=Verdana]Custom Font[/FONT] - Custom Font
    Lester Wilson
    ---------------------------------
    Crownhill Associates Limited
    www.crownhill.co.uk
    Tel: +44 1353 749990
    Fax: +44 1353 749991
    [email protected]
    ----------------------------------

Attention

This valuable resource relies upon the very small amount of revenue generated by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

The advertisements we display are relevant to this web site and your browsing history

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.


Note: Some users have reported issues related to ad-blockers rendering parts of this wesite unusable,
where possible we will rectify the issues to enable you to use this resource with adblocking enabled.

If you can, please report issues in the forum area WebSite / Forum Issues


Thank you for your attention.

  • #2
    Fanatical Contributor top204's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    3,430
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 296
    Given: 142
    Total Downloaded
    1.75 GB

    0 Not allowed!

    Default Re: Forum Fonts and formatting issues

    I had a sneaky feeling it was because I now have to use Windows 10, and Firefox cannot leave itself alone. What I didn't understand was when the code is being written in the editor, the formatting and font are what they should be, but as soon as it is published it changed.

    Thanks for checking it our Lester.

  • Attention

    This valuable resource relies upon the very small amount of revenue generated by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

    The advertisements we display are relevant to this web site and your browsing history

    Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.


    Note: Some users have reported issues related to ad-blockers rendering parts of this wesite unusable,
    where possible we will rectify the issues to enable you to use this resource with adblocking enabled.

    If you can, please report issues in the forum area WebSite / Forum Issues


    Thank you for your attention.

  • #3
    Administrator Lester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    1,858
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 43
    Given: 4
    Total Downloaded
    1.60 GB

    0 Not allowed!

    Default Re: Forum Fonts and formatting issues

    bbCode is a set of tags based on the HTML language. bbCode allows you to add formatting to your forum posts in the same way as HTML does, but bbCode has a simpler syntax and will never break the layout of the pages you are viewing.

    Below is a list of the BB code tags you can use to format your messages.


    BB Code List

    [b], [i], [u] Bold / Italic / Underline

    [color] Color

    [size] Size

    [font] Font

    [highlight] Highlight

    [left], [right], [center] Left / Right / Center[indent] Indent

    [email] Email Linking

    [URL] URL Hyperlinking

    [thread] Thread Linking

    [post] Post Linking

    [list] Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists

    [img] Images

    [code] Code

    [quote] Quote

    [attach] Attachment

    [a] Anchor

    [align] Align

    [floatright] Float Right

    [h2] Header 2

    [h3] Header 3

    [high] High

    [hr] Hr

    [imglft] Float Left Image

    [imgrft] Float Right Image

    [jira] Jira

    [LFT] Float Left

    [minicode] Minicode

    [name] Name

    [node] Node

    [note] Note

    [pre] Pre Tag

    [process] Process

    [rft] Float Right

    [s] Strikethrough





    Incorrect BB Code Usage:


    • Tags must be closed - for example [tag] [/tag]
    • [url]www.example.com - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to - for example this is bad [url] www.example.com
    Lester Wilson
    ---------------------------------
    Crownhill Associates Limited
    www.crownhill.co.uk
    Tel: +44 1353 749990
    Fax: +44 1353 749991
    [email protected]
    ----------------------------------

  • Attention

    This valuable resource relies upon the very small amount of revenue generated by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

    The advertisements we display are relevant to this web site and your browsing history

    Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.


    Note: Some users have reported issues related to ad-blockers rendering parts of this wesite unusable,
    where possible we will rectify the issues to enable you to use this resource with adblocking enabled.

    If you can, please report issues in the forum area WebSite / Forum Issues


    Thank you for your attention.

  • #4
    Administrator Lester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    1,858
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 43
    Given: 4
    Total Downloaded
    1.60 GB

    1 Not allowed!

    Default Re: Forum Fonts and formatting issues

    Some examples of bbCode syntax are shown below. when using the editor, switching between WYSIWYG view and code view , will help you see what formatting tags are used and the associated syntax.




    The [b], [i] and [u] tags allow you to create text that is bold, italic and underlined.

    Usage [b]value[/b] [i]value[/i] [u]value[/u]


    Example Usage
    this text is bold
    this text is italic
    this text is underlined



    The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.

    Usage [color=Option]value[/color]


    Example Usage this text is blue



    The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.

    Usage [font=Option]value[/font]


    Example Usage this text is in the courier font



    The [highlight] tag allows you to emphasize your text.

    Usage [highlight]value[/highlight]


    Example Usage this text is highlighted



    The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.

    Usage [left]value[/left]
    [center]value[/center]
    [right]value[/right]


    Example Usage
    this text is left-aligned











    this text is center-aligned











    this text is right-aligned











    The[indent] tag allows you to indent your text.

    Usage[indent]value[/indent]

    Example Usage
    this text is indented



    The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

    Usage [email]value[/email]
    [email=Option]value[/email]


    Example Usage
    [email protected]
    Click Here to Email Me




    The [url] tag allows you to link to other websites and files. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

    Usage [url]value[/url]
    [url=Option]value[/url]


    Example Usage
    https://www.crowhill.co.uk
    Crownhill web site
    Lester Wilson
    ---------------------------------
    Crownhill Associates Limited
    www.crownhill.co.uk
    Tel: +44 1353 749990
    Fax: +44 1353 749991
    [email protected]
    ----------------------------------

  • Attention

    This valuable resource relies upon the very small amount of revenue generated by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

    The advertisements we display are relevant to this web site and your browsing history

    Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.


    Note: Some users have reported issues related to ad-blockers rendering parts of this wesite unusable,
    where possible we will rectify the issues to enable you to use this resource with adblocking enabled.

    If you can, please report issues in the forum area WebSite / Forum Issues


    Thank you for your attention.

    Thread Information

    Users Browsing this Thread

    There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

       

    Similar Threads

    1. Dumb question: formatting serial text
      By rcurl in forum The Lounge
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: 16th May 2015, 18:03
    2. Different fonts on GLCD
      By Etienne in forum LCD module
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 20th November 2012, 18:13
    3. Question on formatting string arrays for lcd use
      By spyder0069 in forum Proton Plus Compiler v3
      Replies: 8
      Last Post: 22nd October 2010, 16:39
    4. Code formatting
      By See_Mos in forum Website / Forum Issues
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 6th April 2010, 23:32
    5. Formatting numbers
      By Dave-S in forum Proton Plus Compiler v3
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 28th March 2007, 19:15

    Members who have read this thread since 11th December 2019, 15:57 : 0

    Actions :  (Set Date)  (Clear Date)

    You do not have permission to view the list of names.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts