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Fonts and Websites on IIS

By matt ·
Does anyone have any information on how websites handle non-standard fonts that appear in websites. For example I have a font that I purchased from Adobe that I want to use on my public website, would that font be displayed on the client workstations? I have the font installed on the webserver and referenced via a style sheet.

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by rynzeski In reply to Fonts and Websites on IIS

As far as I know when a webpage is viewed by a client that don't have the font specified on the webpage the default font on the client machine is substituted.

If you want to use a non-standard font then you must save it as an image to be viewed properly by others.

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by eBob In reply to Fonts and Websites on IIS

The most effective way to be sure that the user sees the "font" you want is to create the text into an image. Obviously this is only practical for a "title".

If you just use:

<span style="font-face:MyKoolFontFace">Hey look at this</span>

and if the user does NOT have "MyKoolFontFace" installed, then their browser will substitute. And what gets substituted is anybody's guess.

There is a move afoot to have "downloadable" fonts made available. This is an extension to CSS (I believe). But it is currently only partially supported on the recent v6 browsers (Netscape and that other company), so don't rely on it.

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