Firefox and sIFR don’t play nice

A few days back I noticed that my sIFR (wikipedia about sIFR) headers that are links didn’t work anymore. I really couldn’t remember doing that before, sIFR links always worked and now they only worked in IE7 but not in Firefox.

Today I decided to fix the problem (or remove it 🙁 ) and it was not very difficult.
One visit to sIFR website and my answer was there:

sIFR 2’s links do not work with the new Flash Player 9,0,115,0 if a hover color is specified.

I just had to replace my old sIFR and generate new .SWF font files.

For the people that don’t know sIFR:

sIFR is meant to replace short passages of plain browser text with text rendered in your typeface of choice, regardless of whether or not your users have that font installed on their systems. It accomplishes this by using a combination of JavaScript, CSS, and Flash, which renders the font. It degrades gracefully if Flash is not present. sIFR 3 is open source and licensed under the CC-GNU LGPL.

    6 thoughts on “Firefox and sIFR don’t play nice

    1. Just an FYI, I’ve noticed that this is a Vista issue. I have the offending version of Flash on an XP machine and a Vista box and it’s only on the Vista box that this issue occurs.

    2. Perhaps, but my home computer is XP and the computer at my job is also XP. And in both cases I had problems with sIFR (I haven’t tested it with Vista).

      But in the case of XP it was fixed with a new javascript file and a new export of the fonts. And I’m guessing (once again: I can’t test on Vista) this also fixed the problem with Vista.

    3. Thanks, that’s exactly the answer I was looking for.

      @James: I’m on a Mac, and it’s broken for Firefox and Safari too.

    4. You just save my life… why isn’t this more apparent. I search the web like crazy until I found YOU.

      Thanks much much much.

      @James: I’m on a Mac too, same as Mike.

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