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    Is there a way to make a font show if a user does not have it?

    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

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    Short answer: no.
    Longer answer: http://www.google.com/search?q=embed+font+css

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    The Apostate Apostropartheid's Avatar
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    You can use the "rare font", but you can specify backup ones, e.g.
    Code:
    font: 100%/2 Calibri, Corbel, "Segoe UI", Verdana, "Helvetica Neue", Arial, sans-serif;

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    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'
    "write it for FireFox then hack it for IE."
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    For headlines and other relatively short text you can use sIFR pretty effectively:

    http://novemberborn.net/sifr3

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    For full pages you can use PDF instead of HTML and embed the font (provided its licence allows you to do so).
    Stephen
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    Don't forget to start your JavaScript code with "use strict"; which makes it easier to find errors in your code.


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