[pmwiki-users] Issues with Custom Fonts, Font Awesome, HTML

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Mon Jan 18 02:01:09 PST 2021

1. Installing custom fonts correctly and available cross-browser is 
sometimes tricky. Don't let it discourage you.

2. You should avoid enabling HTML, the feature you need can be done 
without it.

3. The recipe Cookbook:FontAwesome was indeed old and without a 
maintainer. I am now taking over the maintenance and I rewrote the 
installation instructions and most of the page. The font is now enabled 
on that page and can be tested.

4. That page contains instructions for the actual and current 
FontAwesome release, which has all needed files, styles, fonts, and 
settings for different browsers. If you are trying to use a font 
different from "FontAwesome Free", installing it will likely be 
different -- if you need assistance, please provide more information.


On 16/01/2021 23:16, Jamie Ward wrote:
> I’d like to be able to display symbols (PS4 or Xbox controller
> buttons) within my Wiki pages.
> On web pages, I use a custom font and font-face script.
> I could find no documentation at all about custom fonts, so looked for
> some workarounds.
> The first thing I could was using Font Awesome within PMWiki - which
> would satisfy (https://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/FontAwesome)
> However I followed the very simple instructions carefully, and it did
> not work, after several hours testing I gave up.
> The issue there was if you take the code it wants to use to implement,
> <i class="fa fa-info-circle"></I> , then PMWiki just shows the code.
> I tried surrounding it like so (div: <i class="fa
> fa-info-circle"></I>:)(:divend) - still didn’t work. Neither did
> (html:
> Then I tried to use both EnableHTML, and ConvertHTML to make PMWiki
> read that code <i class="fa fa-info-circle"></I>
> These threw up config errors, and although people had published later
> code for different versions of PHP, none of those worked.
> And they all seemed to be from 2008-2014. Is all of this functionality
> deprecated and no longer supported? Or am I being really dense?

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