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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A tool to test web fonts on a live site

Are there any browser/online tools to quickly test a live site with web fonts, like Google Web Fonts? So, as I see it, I visit any site, for example, microsoft.com and click something like Analyze ...
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Does Lucida Sans Unicode font in Windows 7 have a bold style?

I am trying to set an alternative to Mac Lucida Grande font with Lucida Sans Unicode for Windows users and found out that I see no bold style of it in my Windows 7. Is that common for all Windows 7? ...
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Font rendering issue

I realized there are problems about how fonts are rendered in different browsers/OS for a site I'm working on. I'm using Cantarell from Google Web Fonts, size 16px, it that matters. Here is some ...
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Need to use Helvetica in CSS

What's the most suitable font replacement technique - technically, legally and in terms of accessibility - to use a Helvetica font in my website? Up to now I've used sifr as a font replacement method, ...
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DPI scaling - fonts - Browser Compatibility Problems

Many times windows 7 users, go at Control Panel - Display Options and choose a custom DPI setting (ie 110%) to increase font size in cases that they have big monitors and cannot see clearly. In this ...
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Tahoma, Verdana, Trebuchet, Georgia, etc as webfonts?

Does anyone know if the so called "web safe fonts" like Tahoma, Verdana, Trebuchet or Georgia are available as webfonts (that you can link to and safely use in your stylesheet) on a public CDN ...
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HTML default font sizes

Do the HTML font tags (like p and h3) have default font sizes universally in all browsers? For example, I'd imagine p is around 16px or so. Is there a standardized list someone could link me off to?
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What free icons fonts are available? [closed]

With the possibility to embed fonts in websites using @font-face CSS, some creative webdesigners developed their way to display icons using fonts, instead of images. But most of the available icon ...
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Leveraging a hosted web font service from a local development server?

There are a number of popular web font services on the market today who "host" the fonts and serve them to your web page via javascript or CSS pointing to remote locations. For example ...
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A standard glyph map for using symbol / dingbat / icon fonts

I was wondering if there exists or should exist a standard glyph map for icon/symbol fonts. That way if you have a system/theme with thousands of sites running you could easily change styles of the ...
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Curious CSS: “font-family: restore-n8;”

Found some curious CSS in the source for http://contrastrebellion.com/: font-family: restore-n8, restore-1, restore-2, sans-serif; Restore-n8 and the like don't seem to be font names. What does ...
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Most Popular Fonts used in Webpages and their Fallbacks?

This is a two part question, the second question is dependent on the first: What are the most popular fonts used on web pages? (the top half dozen will suffice). Include the proper CSS fallbacks for ...
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Google web font [closed]

Please suggest me Google web font similar to following image,
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is 'bookman old style' web safe

Is 'Bookman Old Style' web safe? If not, is there something that looks similar which is web safer?
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Mac font on website on PC

I like how fonts look on a Mac. Is it possible to render something similar in a website and have it work on all operating systems and browsers? I'm aware of font-face but I can't seem to find a clean ...
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Custom font not displaying properly

I am trying to install a custom font on my site. The browser will load the font, but the display is not quite right. The character vertical positions/sizes seem to be off a tiny amounts. See examples ...
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Changing default browser font-size affecting 3 divs floated inside a header div

Changing a web browsers default font size from 16px adversely affects the layout of the 3 divs that I have floated within my header div. Considering that the 3 header divs are fixed elements and not ...
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What font does Apple use on iPhone?

I like the font, it is very clear to read it even when the text is very small and it looks very neat.
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How to use Google Web Fonts “text” parameter on Blogger?

Google introduced the new parameter "text" to the Google Web Fonts API, where you can choose which letters will come from your request (for when you only need few letters for the logo) The ...
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How to design a slogan [closed]

Which tools and techniques do you use for designing slogans on website? I tried this one but I wasn't satisfied with it. There is little choice of usable designs and it is aliased in firefox (in ...
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Using licensed custom fonts for commercial site

What are the legalities regarding using licensed fonts for webpages? It will be used for a for a commercial site. I do not want to get into trouble by using it without a license, (although I do hear a ...
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How to find fonts that don't alias in Windows

I've been looking for roman fonts for my website, and I've found that all of them end up looking aliased and jaggy on windows (point your browser at http://tustincommercial.com to see what I mean). ...
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Font-size in firefox is bigger than is should

I defined in my CSS file font-size property for the body body { font-size : 12px; } I wanted to have the size of font the same as in http://www.stackexchange.com site. It works in chromium ...
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How does font-size work in CSS

Could you please explain me or send me a link where is explained how does CSS property font-size work?When you're working with relatives sizes in %. It's the percent of what? What are best practices ...
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'Helvetica Neue' webfont

I am trying to figure out where do all sites that use the 'Helvetica Neue' font get it from. There are certainly too many sites using it for it not to be free. But frankly, there are only two ...
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Cufon for Microsoft's fonts

Anyone know where I can find info about which Microsoft fonts I can use with Cufon for my websites? (for free, of course). Ideally, I would like to use one of the following: Calibri Corbel Segoi UI ...
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font compressor

I want to use @font-face in my css but I have a lot of fonts. Does anyone know of any software will let me to compress my fonts?
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safe to assume microsoft core fonts would be installed on client linux?

How safe is it as a web designer to assume that msttcorefonts would have beeb installed on a client machine viewing my website? If not what sans serif fonts should I use then? (for body)
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How can I make fonts render the same way across different web browsers?

I am building a website for a client, and we had hoped to use plain text, not images in the navigation bar. The font we are using is Century Gothic (I believe that this font is available on the ...
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Fonts: Is changing the default font a good practice?

I've searched PW, but I saw that no one has asked specifically yet. Is changing the default font a good practice for the main body font? What are the pros and cons to using different fonts? This ...
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Hangul calligraphy (TTF)

I want a nice hangul font. Can somebody indicate one ? Something elegant and beautiful like this England calligraphy: I would like to apply it using css 3: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> ...
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Pros and cons of the Google font API

I am currently using a font from the google font directory on my website. I don't fully understand how it works, but it seems like when someone opens my site, their browser is told to go and fetch the ...
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Embedded fonts with polish characters

There are many font banks out there. But where I can fonts with polish characters ?
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Symbol fonts using in page design

I wonder if it's safe to use font-face with special dingbats fonts. What are good dingbats that you can recommend to use this way? What are the tips and tricks? Thanks.
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How to Conditionally Load @Font-Faces via CSS3? [closed]

Curerntly, when you use a beautiful font, like for example the multiligual Calibri fotn (a win7 font), then it even downloads eventhough a user has the font already installed, when i use the following ...
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OpenType font embedding permissions: what exactly do these mean?

In our web site, we are using @font-face to embed fonts (we're using Font Squirrel). Currently, we are using only free fonts, but I'd like for us to purchase some high-quality OpenType fonts. One ...
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What do you think is a possessional looking font for a web application

I am creating a website / web application where companies can do there accounting. It is sort of a alternative to the regular desktop accounting program. I want the application to have a look and ...
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How to find the exact font used by the browser

I have used the CSS style sheet as font-family:arial,helvicta,sans-serif. When I checked it in browser, I don't know which font it is using from the font-family. I want to know the exact font used ...
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How to choose a font for a website?

How to choose a font for a website that is readable,usable,authority ?
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Cufon text replacement and IE8 standards mode

I have a perculiar issue. In IE8 standards mode text replaced by Cufon.Replace works roughly 50% of the time, the rest of the time the DOM modifications are there (viewed through IE developer toolbar ...
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What's the pro/cons of Adobe TypeKit API? Any best practices?

With all the Open Source fonts I have available, and I can download them via the CSS font directive, what's the benefit of the TypeKit API? Are there drawbacks of this? How does it work technically? ...
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How do I choose the proper font & size for my site?

I once saw a textbook that recommended a certain pica range for each of several various fonts. Is there any online guide that's available? What are my options? What should I know as a beginner?
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Font resizing widgets: worth it?

I see some text-heavy sites implement the little JavaScript widgets that allow you to choose smaller or larger text sizes on sites. (e.g.: as described on the Guardian's website) Are these little ...