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JavaScript/CSS Font Detector by Lalit Patel
// loading on "load" may cause FOUC
window.onload = function() {
var detective = new Detector();
if (!detective.detect('Meat')) {
var url = 'link/to/style.css'
if (document.createStyleSheet) {
try { document.createStyleSheet(url); } catch (e) { }
} else {
var css;
css = document.createElement('link');
css.rel = 'stylesheet';
css.type = 'text/css';
css.media = "all";
css.href = url;
document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(css);
}
}
};
/**
* JavaScript code to detect available availability of a
* particular font in a browser using JavaScript and CSS.
*
* Author : Lalit Patel
* Website: http://www.lalit.org/lab/javascript-css-font-detect/
* License: Apache Software License 2.0
* http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
* Version: 0.15 (21 Sep 2009)
* Changed comparision font to default from sans-default-default,
* as in FF3.0 font of child element didn't fallback
* to parent element if the font is missing.
* Version: 0.2 (04 Mar 2012)
* Comparing font against all the 3 generic font families ie,
* 'monospace', 'sans-serif' and 'sans'. If it doesn't match all 3
* then that font is 100% not available in the system
* Version: 0.3 (24 Mar 2012)
* Replaced sans with serif in the list of baseFonts
*/
/**
* Usage: d = new Detector();
* d.detect('font name');
*/
var Detector = function() {
// a font will be compared against all the three default fonts.
// and if it doesn't match all 3 then that font is not available.
var baseFonts = ['monospace', 'sans-serif', 'serif'];
//we use m or w because these two characters take up the maximum width.
// And we use a LLi so that the same matching fonts can get separated
var testString = "mmmmmmmmmmlli";
//we test using 72px font size, we may use any size. I guess larger the better.
var testSize = '72px';
var h = document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0];
// create a SPAN in the document to get the width of the text we use to test
var s = document.createElement("span");
s.style.fontSize = testSize;
s.innerHTML = testString;
var defaultWidth = {};
var defaultHeight = {};
for (var index in baseFonts) {
//get the default width for the three base fonts
s.style.fontFamily = baseFonts[index];
h.appendChild(s);
defaultWidth[baseFonts[index]] = s.offsetWidth; //width for the default font
defaultHeight[baseFonts[index]] = s.offsetHeight; //height for the defualt font
h.removeChild(s);
}
function detect(font) {
var detected = false;
for (var index in baseFonts) {
s.style.fontFamily = font + ',' + baseFonts[index]; // name of the font along with the base font for fallback.
h.appendChild(s);
var matched = (s.offsetWidth != defaultWidth[baseFonts[index]] || s.offsetHeight != defaultHeight[baseFonts[index]]);
h.removeChild(s);
detected = detected || matched;
}
return detected;
}
this.detect = detect;
};
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