Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

OpensIFR: Tool to generate font files

Category: Flash, UI, Unobtrusive JS

OpensIFRr is a new tool that enables you to create sIFR flash files that represent fonts that you need.

Ben and I demonstrated sIFR at JavaOne last week. We took the typography of and spruced it up in an unobtrusive way.

Here is a simple hello world recap of how to use sIFR:

  1. <html>
  2. <head>
  3. <link rel="stylesheet" href="all.css" type="text/css" media="all" />
  4. <link rel="stylesheet" href="sIFR-screen.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
  5. <link rel="stylesheet" href="sIFR-print.css" type="text/css" media="print" />
  7. <script src="sifr.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  8. <script src="sifr-addons.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  9. </head></html>
  10. <body>
  11. <h1>No need to sUFFR to play with sIFR..!</h1>
  13. <script type="text/javascript">
  14. if(typeof sIFR == "function"){
  15.     sIFR.replaceElement(named({sSelector:"body h1", sFlashSrc:"Chalkboard.swf", sColor:"#000000", sLinkColor:"#000000", sBgColor:"#FFFFFF", sHoverColor:"#CCCCCC", nPaddingTop:20, nPaddingBottom:20, sFlashVars:"textalign=center&offsetTop=6"}));
  16. }
  17. </script>
  18. </body>

Check out a download of OpensIFR.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:07 am

3.5 rating from 36 votes


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The generator app is currently only available to Mac OSX users, though they’ll consider releasing it on other systems if asked.

Comment by Mike Ritchie — May 16, 2007

I would definitely have an interest in seeing this ported to Windows as I will never purchase Flash Studio. I have a Mac too though so its not a big deal.

Comment by Andy Kant — May 16, 2007

The more tools, the better! I’d like to figure out if this can be done for sIFR 3 though, that’d be really great.

Regarding Windows versions, I think there is a Windows tool but I can’t seem to find it. Here’s a web-based tool though.

Comment by Mark Wubben — May 16, 2007

My biggest complaint about the technique is that it makes it difficult to copy and paste text. Otherwise, it’s pretty neat.

Comment by Adam Sanderson — May 16, 2007

No wok.

Comment by Na-Uh — May 16, 2007

A PC version is now available at

Comment by ChrisFR — July 17, 2007

Hi everybody, just a question, i have problem with Open sifr, it works for a while but now i cannot delete characters from right column i just deleted few and after it stucked, i have windows vista, reinstal didnt help please help, thanks a lot Jakub.

Comment by Jakub Klouzal — November 17, 2007

Where can I download this? The sourceforge link is not correct!

Comment by arba — July 18, 2009

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