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Detecting Opera Mini bitmap fonts feature

  • I am developing a site with several Indic languages on it. I'm making extensive use of the font-family feature of CSS, which is of course not supported on Opera Mini.

    The workaround is that users can enable bitmap fonts for complex scripts in their about:config screen on Opera Mini. However, I would rather do something from the server side rather than count on users to know how to do that. I could detect if the client is running Opera Mini (see here) and potentially pop up something alerting the user that they need to turn on that feature. However, if the feature is already enabled it would annoy the user if they kept being reminded to do something they've already done.

    I can think of two possible solutions:

    • A way to detect if the bitmap fonts feature has been enabled and act accordingly. It seemed like X-OperaMini-Features would be a good header to read this from, but it doesn't include that information currently. If anybody from Opera development is reading this, feel free to make that a feature request!
    • A way to force Opera Mini to use bitmap fonts for rendering a particular site.

    I'm thinking that this is perhaps better submitted as a feature request to the Opera Mini developers, but perhaps such a way to accomplish these things already exists. Anybody know?

  • No way, Opera Mini is not a full browser.

  • That was sure un-helpful.

  • Bitmap fonts for complex scripts it's a serverside preference not a build-in option (or feature in opera mini headers) so it can't be enabled automatically when a page needs aditional fonts for proper rendering, bitmaps either are enabled or disabled already on serverside. Besides, this option is rather experimental and as a wild guess it wouldn't work properly on all devices/platforms.

  • You can give Cufon a try. Could you post a link to your website with the fonts?

  • respected sir strange problem is occurring I have nokia e7 and nokia 8 I am using opera mini for Symbian 7.1 whenever I am using any hindi website it displays same imformation on whole page

    means if u are reading news paper and if first news u see on whole page it is same imformation the page is not getting refreshed sir pl help as I have 2 nokia e7 and one n8 eng website if open gets and saw refresh page even if u open face book to read any hindi thing it is same imformation which comes on whole page pl help sir with solution I feel the bint map font server is not refreshing page for Symbian this problem started today morning only pl help sir

  • Which ISP? Looks the same via WiFi? I hope that your problem was fixed until now.

  • I tried through wifi only but problem still persist

  • opera team the opera mini for Symbian when bit map font is enabled it shows same message whole page pl some body technical team help pl help

  • I would be grateful if some body from opera team helps me out I need solution pl some body help me I will be grateful

  • my server status
    version 4.35.7518
    host
    a01-09-06

  • pl some body from opera technical team pl help us we would be grateful pl some body take this matter on priority

  • @navendukumar: Are you kidding me?
    1st there's no need to ask for it again every 5 minutes and 2nd there's even less need to hijack other posts. Stop it!
    You'll annoy people and nobody will be willing to help you out with your issue at all.
    You are not gonna die from this any time soon. Promised!

    edit: I just saw that you had two warnings for hijacking posts already. You're banned until tomorrow. If you continue to do this, you'll get banned forever.

  • Yesterday i installed OPERA MINI.
    I have an iphone6+.
    I am unable to see a navigation bar.
    There are no supposed settings in ADVANCED where i suposedly can enable a navigation bar.
    Could someone please assist.
    Thanking you.

  • Yesterday i installed OPERA MINI.
    I have an iphone6+.
    I am unable to see a navigation bar.
    There are no supposed settings in ADVANCED where i suposedly can enable a navigation bar.
    Could someone please assist.
    Thanking you.

    Please read the forum rules before posting, specially rule number 5.

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