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headless webkit fonts #1

davatron5000 opened this Issue · 6 comments

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This is actually more of an issue for wkhtmltoimage, but I thought it'd be worth noting (since we talked about it) that system font + @font-face support for the headless browser is mediocre. When I get time I'll take another look at it and see if there's a way to get decent font support into wkhtmltoimage, and then document that here.

Feel free to close this. This thing is the jam and I want it to succeed.


Thanks for putting this up here, Dave! I'd definitely like to take a look at my next hack night


found this:
looks like the way to get it to work by doing only one font-family in a style, and it only works with "ttf" fonts.

will test it out and comment


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Just installing the font on the machine running wkhtmltoimage and using them via the font-family declaration works.


Any idea how to solve this when running on Heroku, where installing a font is not an option?


@kretz - you should be able to put a font in your assets folder on Heroku. What I've seen work for wkhtmltopdf is to encode the font in base64 and add that as a font-face in your css, which seems to work for wkhtmltoimage as well, but not in certain cases where there is a fallback font (not sure exactly how/when it stops working).

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