A font is an electronic data file containing a set of glyphs, characters, or symbols such as dingbats. Although the term font first referred to a set of metal type sorts in one style and size, since the 1990s most fonts are digital, used on computers.

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Using fonts on websites: Webfonts vs downloaded fonts

I am currently going through a web development course on Udemy.com. One of the basic videos was about using fonts on your website. The lecturer explained that to use a 'non-standard font' such as one ...
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How to speed up loading of fonts?

Is there a way to make the fonts on a site load more quickly? When I clear my browsing data and load the site, the handwriting font at the top of the site loads quickly, as does the menu tabs font ...
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Can I use Helvetica Neue font free of charge in my website

Is Helvetica Neue free to use on any website or does it require any licensee fee? I found a dozen of source, from where proper files (.otp, .ttf) can be downloaded and no sign of payment / license ...
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Can you use 'Italic' in wordpress as separate font, not as alteration of 'Regular'?

My site uses the font 'Arno Pro' in the Paragraph style. The font 'Arno Pro Italic' is not used. So when I highlight a word and click the Italic button, Wordpress simply distorts the Regular version ...
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Google PageSpeed, optimizing Google's own elements

I'm trying Google's PageSpeed online service Ironically, it's primarily highlighting Google's own services as something that needs improvement on my site 1) jQuery from Google: blocking. So I moved ...
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Firefox 22+ large font workaround

I'm working on a website and Firefox is displaying it's font extremely large. Chrome and Safari are displaying normal font size. Chrome uses the WebKit rendering engine. Firefox uses the Gecko engine. ...
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Performance hit of a lot of unused font-faces

If you have an html file, and in that html file you link to styles.css which covers all the styling of the page. Then inside of styles.css you have something like @import url('../css/fonts.css'). ...
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Are there privacy considerations in using Google web fonts?

I am required to create the design of a website for my institution. I am not a designer or webmaster, and I am very badly informed in this area. I am already a bit stuck in the font selection. The ...
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Which fonts are the most common ones across different devices?

What is the most common font on different desktop and mobile devices. I need my website texts to have the same look and size on different devices.
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How to view custom web fonts with “eot ttf woff ” extensions?

I would like to view custom fonts that I have in the following file extensions: .eot .ttf and .woff How do I do that?
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Website typesetting. Font rendering consistency across browsers

I know that font rendering across browsers is not the same. For specific reasons I need the same view of text (pixel by pixel) in every browser. One option is make text as a image. I have an idea ...
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How to reuse font families in CSS for quicker CSS loading

Let's say I use different fonts on my page, let's say I use 3 different fonts in 10-20 different CSS rules and in each of them I must use the following and similar: font-family:"Lucida Sans Unicode", ...
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Looks like fonts are absent

Hello I get 404 error when I try to reach my font file, Is this OK? I use Gtmetrix.com to find bugs on my site. One of the errors says: The following requests are returning 404/410 responses. Either ...
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Why does Google fonts looks ugly in Firefox & Internet Explorer but not in Chrome?

I am using Google fonts. The fonts are looking too ugly on Firefox but displaying very smooth on Google chrome. Looking forward for any help to resolve this issue. Following are the sites which are ...
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Firefox doesn't render one character with imported font (Chrome does it well)

I've run into an issue with Firefox. Check out the example: http://codepen.io/anon/pen/BuLhF. Basically, with the font Poiret One, embedded with Google fonts, the letter ō doesn't render properly in ...
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Line spacing does not go to zero

I have reduced the font size to very small here but large interline gaps remained. Additionally, it does not seem to be monospace since length does not increase monotonously as it should in case of ...
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Why doesn't Segoe UI font work in Google Chrome on Metro Bootstrap?

When viewing the Metro bootstrap in Firefox, the font looks as it should, while in Chrome it defaults to what I assume is Helvetica. The problem is that I don't know where that "nice" font which shows ...
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Are icon fonts bad for SEO?

Instead of using <img> tags for your icons, you can use icon fonts on <span> tags (which offer some advantages such as not having to create a sprite, being able to scale icons up/down ...
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Should fonts be served from a cookieless subdomain?

Why is it that that nobody ever mentions serving fonts over a cookieless (sub)domain? Is it because you have to white-list your primary domain with Access-Control-Allow-Origin for font files? I'm ...
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Is it still recommended to only use relative font-size for accessibility?

I have read in the past that it is recommended to use only relative sized fonts in web pages of accessibility. Is this still the case? Using Bootsrap from IE7, for example, which uses body{ ...
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Font creation for logo [closed]

I have a template and that template has a logo. The logo is something called "Cream". I really like the way it has been set up. I want the same style with different name. How to do that? The problem ...
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What's the best body text font for Windows XP? [closed]

For my Windows testing, I am using XP, since that is what I have, and I am testing with Firefox and IE. I noticed that the Times, Georgia and Utopia fonts all look pretty bad in Firefox. I've noticed ...
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Converting Free / Paid Fonts via fontsquirrel for Web Use

I was trying to upload a GillSansMTPro-Book font to fontsquirrel.com/fontface/generator But I got this message Monotype has requested that their font Gill Sans MT Pro Book be blacklisted by the ...
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Fixing Google Chrome text antialias for .ttf fonts

I have found a topic which presents a solution on how to get antialising working in Google Chrome - Windows, but they use .svg format. I have a .ttf format and I import all of my fonts like this at ...
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Use of rare fonts on the web

I have just been peeking at the source code of a web page. I notice that there is a CSS rule that defines what seems to be a rare font for some nice-looking subheadings. Html (Source file) ...
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Website using different fonts across different browsers

The navigation board items on my website at www.amsa.mn uses the wrong font when displayed with Firefox. The correct font is loaded when I access the website with Safari or Chrome. Is there any way to ...
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Legal Web Fonts & Licensing

So I'm a little confused in regards to legality of using fonts for web. Often from designers I get a PSD file and it uses a special font, and the font is supplied. However attempting to convert the ...
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Unknown CSS font-family oddity with IE7-10 on Windows Vista, 7, 8

I am seeing the following "oddity" with IE7-10 on Windows Vista, 7, 8: When declaring font-family: serif; I am seeing an old bitmapped serif font that I can't identify (see screenshot below) instead ...
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What is the default serif, sans-serif and monospace font-family for Mac OS X?

Beginning with OS X 10.0 Cheetah, and assuming they are the same through the current release 10.8 Mountain Lion, what are the default fonts rendered for the following font-families? font-family: ...
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Is Lucida Sans Typewriter installed on Mac OS X by default?

I'm updating my font stacks and I'm finding contradictory information on the install base for Lucida Sans Typewriter. According to this page and this page, it is installed on 99% of all Macs. ...
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Is it time to drop Courier from your monospace font stacks?

I've been fine-tuning my font stacks lately and was wondering if it's safe to drop Courier from my monospace font stack yet? Would you feel comfortable dropping it? Of course, monospace is my final ...
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Optimizing (reducing) web font requests

My homepage currently uses 5 web fonts--I'd like it to be 6 due to spotty support for Helvetica Neue. One of the fonts is 'FontAwesome' icons, the other 4 are only used for a word or two (i.e. I have ...
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Why is <strong> in Safari significantly bolder than other browsers?

I am just about to go live with a new website - and during cross browser testing i noticed that the bold fonts in safari are FAR bolder (horribly chunky) in Safari than in the other big 4. The font ...
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{font-family:} for fonts in emails?

Is there an email equivalent of the CSS property font-family? As emails don't embed the font, the reader has to have the font installed on their computer. If they don't, the font will render in ...
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Including specific characters with Google Web Fonts

I'm using the Open Sans web font from Google Web Fonts on my website. I only need the basic latin subset, but I do use the Psi (Ψ) character quite often as well and I would like to use the Open Sans ...
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How to properly convert a UTF8 truetype font to use on web?

I'm trying to embed this UTF8 truetype font (the font contains Persian characters) in the web and I use this service to convert it to proper formats. The only problem is, it's not working on Google ...
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@font-face, google fonts and SEO

Someone I know claims that search engines like Google have trouble with fonts that aren't the old standard fonts of yesteryear, resulting in pages not getting parsed by search spiders, and that to be ...
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Why The W3C CSS Validation Service is showing Value Error : font / is not a font-family value : 11px / 14px “Trebuchet MS”,sans-serif

I tried to validate my css code using W3C tidy and the w3c website is showing me the error that Value Error : font / is not a font-family value : 11px / 14px "Trebuchet MS",sans-serif So ...
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Anti aliasing problem

I am auditioning fonts on google web fonts and one that I was discounting was Ubuntu because it looked a bit jagged ( screenshot below taken straight from google); however afterward I read an article ...
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Wordpress layout and font changes between www.example.com/blog and example.com/blog

A WordPress installation using http://www.example.com/blog shows a wrong font (and due to that a wrong layout) whereas using http://example.com/blog shows the correct font and layout. This happens on ...
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Multiple fonts in a website

I have been creating a blog and now its almost done. I am thinking of adding fonts to it. I am curious if having more than 1 font in a website makes it look unprofessional? I understand that it is a ...
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Which font is this? (image attached inside) [closed]

Someone please help me in finding the name of the following font: Note: Only letters, ABHM are displayed.
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If I have only WOFF and EOT, what browsers am I supporting with @font-face?

We're looking at buying a font which only allows its use on the web in the provided formats: WOFF and EOT. I'm not sure what browsers those work in and can't seem to find up to date information. What ...
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Adding custom fonts to Tumblr

I'd like my tumblr blog to display a custom font, and to do so, I have to add the font directory to my blog by adding the URI (e.g url('../font/fontawesome-webfont.svg#FontAwesomeRegular'). If Tumblr ...
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Rendering IPA characters like 'ŋ' correctly

(I hope this isn't too dumb a question) When I go to this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet These 'special' phoenetic characters, such as 'ŋ' render ...
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How to overcome browser-specific font rendering differences? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make fonts render the same way across different web browsers? So I was working on our website and came across an interesting issue. I usually work with Chrome ...
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Firefox: @font-face issue w/ remote fonts [closed]

I've been having some trouble understanding this issue. I'm trying to use an @font-face font on a subdomain, say mysite.example.com. The "src" of the font face would be something along the lines of ...
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fireworks font / text problem

Fireworks cs5 (and cs4 for that matter) does not display fonts correctly. What I mean by that, Text appears different in browsers then it appears in fireworks. Changing anti-aliasing mode does not ...
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font: Lucida Grande Unicode - does it exist?

I used Lucida Grande Unicode in photoshop to design my graphics. Now I'm trying to xhtml it. The problem is that, when I use css -> font:1em Lucida Grande Unicode nothing happens... I don't see ...
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Google Chrome @font-face problem

I have problem with pages that have @font-face with Chrome, for example if I go to page http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/SAC/, then my computer freezes and I cannot do anything for a while. And this ...