Dynamic Text Replacement

I noticed there are a lot of PHP based dynamic text replacement
examples out there such as:

Is there anything like this for Ruby / Rails? I know there’s always
SiFR but that method is often frustrating because I’ve noticed
significant slow down in page load time even on pages that use it

Is there anything like this for Ruby / Rails?Â

I have something similar in my PHP framework. It’s the perfect approach

So who’s the first to claim RoR image replacement? If I get around it on
I’ll give it a shot.

  • Fabien

Can someone explain why I would want to do this? After looking at the
example, I just don’t see the usefullness of this feature.

Mainly, its there so you can put your headers in fonts that the user may
have on his PC.

Got it… go through a lot of extra work to have someone view a graphic
instead of plain text.

Right, althogh ideally, once you put the framework in place, it would
minimize (or even eliminate) the “a lot of extra work” part, at least on
your part (obviously the server still has to slave away serving the


I’ve just implemented the exact thing you are after on our new blog,
http://www.vivabit.com/bollocks using RMagick. I’d like to release
the code soon but I’ve not got it up to library standard yet
(configuration is not as easy as it would need to be for general use).
Its a little more complex than the PHP ones posted because we wanted
the replaced text to wrap in liquid layouts and we didn’t use the
native text rendering because it was a bit nasty and my design
collegue is really picky (see this post:

If you can wait untill after xmas I’ll release it as a plugin…when
it’s out I’d love some feedback.



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