View Full Version : Is there a way to make a font show if a user does not have it?
12-12-2007, 02:40 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?
12-12-2007, 02:51 AM
Short answer: no.
Longer answer: http://www.google.com/search?q=embed+font+css
12-12-2007, 05:21 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;
12-12-2007, 05:25 PM
Or, for an even more complicated route:
I'd just go with Stephan, if I were you, and say 'no'
12-12-2007, 08:00 PM
For headlines and other relatively short text you can use sIFR pretty effectively:
12-12-2007, 09:16 PM
For full pages you can use PDF instead of HTML and embed the font (provided its licence allows you to do so).
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