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JoshTrav
12-12-2007, 01:40 AM
I would like to use a bit more of a rare font on my page.

I assume that if the person viewing my site does not have the font, they will not be able to view the page.

Is there a way around this?

Thanks,
Josh

VIPStephan
12-12-2007, 01:51 AM
Short answer: no.
Longer answer: http://www.google.com/search?q=embed+font+css

Apostropartheid
12-12-2007, 04:21 PM
You can use the "rare font", but you can specify backup ones, e.g.

font: 100%/2 Calibri, Corbel, "Segoe UI", Verdana, "Helvetica Neue", Arial, sans-serif;

ahallicks
12-12-2007, 04:25 PM
Or, for an even more complicated route:

http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dynatext

I'd just go with Stephan, if I were you, and say 'no'

rmedek
12-12-2007, 07:00 PM
For headlines and other relatively short text you can use sIFR pretty effectively:

http://novemberborn.net/sifr3

felgall
12-12-2007, 08:16 PM
For full pages you can use PDF instead of HTML and embed the font (provided its licence allows you to do so).