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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Google Open Sans font does not display correct weight in Google Chrome

I use the Google Font 'Open Sans' on my website. I noticed the incorrect font weight was being displayed for certain links. My regular text has a font-weight of 300, while my links have a font-weight ...
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Can I use free fonts on a website which contains banners?

I should choose a font for my website, which is hosted by a web platform (Altervista) and has its own second-level domain with the .com extension. It will be a blog basically, but it will contain ...
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Can I use an unlicensed font that is not sold anywhere?

The designers I work with have a host of fonts installed on their computers, dating to 10+ years ago. Unfortunately, since that time, they completely lost whatever license files they may have had (and ...
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Which fonts do designers use?

Let me inform you that I am not a designer by trade and I don't have any design sense, either. But by luck I have to design forms in my company. But I do not get the professional look that you see on ...
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Enabling compression for font loaded via googleapi

I'm using Google Fonts (https://www.google.com/fonts) to add special fonts to a website. I chose to include the font via a link in the head: <link ...
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Deleted glyph from SVG and the icon is still appearing on the website

I am trying to delete an unwanted glyph from a website by opening the SVG file in BirdFont and just deleting the font from the board. I had deleted the graphic and it's still appearing on the website. ...
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License needed to use a custom web font

I want to use a custom font on my website. I have found the woff file of this font on another website who was using it. I've saved it on my computer, tested it on my website (localhost only) and it ...
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Rendering of Raleway (Google Web Fonts) in Google Chrome browser

I am using Windows 7 and I have a problem with one of Google Fonts: Raleway. I checked and this font looks very good in Firefox (ver. 34) but in Google Chrome (ver. 39) it looks terrible on my ...
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Which web font supports all languages?

I have a site which has fonts of all languages but most of the fonts don't support most of the languages other than English. For example, check this URL: ...
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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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How to use unicodes effectively on cross-platform sites?

I was trying to use the 'ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB (U+1F4A1)' unicode on my site. Every platform shows the unicode different, even though I specify Symbola font on the font-family on the body tag (all ...
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How to deny direct access to font files used in CSS?

I have a website that displays texts with unique, copyrighted fonts. I use a CSS file with "font-face" elements (see the example below) and I store the font files in a folder called "type". I would ...
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Google fonts Hebrew works only in Chrome

I want to use a Hebrew font from Google font. So I included the font: <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Alef:400,700"> An styled my elements: ...
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Are there concrete benefits in using png over fonts for icons?

I recently noticed some major website (like this one) do not use font-awesome or similar projects to display their icons. Rather they use PNGs. Any rationale for this? Does it make any difference in ...
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Ä Umlaut-dots too close to the letter in Firefox

In Mac-FF 41 (and 40) the Umlaut-dos of the letter Ä are rendered too close to the rest of the letter, as it shows in the picture below. In other Browsers however (Chrome, Safari) the type renders ...
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browsers do not render cyrillic shapes of Source Sans Pro

Recently my company made a fork for a site theme which uses Adobe Source sans Pro as its default font. We need to use cyrillic as well as latin font shapes on our site. For some reason my browsers ...
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How to stop Japanese characters displaying badly on Windows?

I'm making a site that targets English speakers, but due to the subject nature (general Japanese culture), it's becoming increasingly obvious that there'll be some chunks of Japanese text on at least ...
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Why is px often prefered over pt even though both depend on an “unknown” device parameter?

I always heard that in web design one should not prefer pt as a size unit, because the browser/OS does not neccessarily know the correct dpi. Result: final font sizes are not equal on different ...
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website Font Embedding, which way would be the best for cross browser capability?

Sometimes clients of mine request a specific font to be used in their website. I try and embed it using CSS @font face, but It is not very cross browser friendly. Sometimes I use Google fonts but they ...
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Can I use web fonts from FontSquirrel on a commercial website legally?

We want to be legal and do this right. So I'm coming to FontSquirrel for the first time. Seems to be lots of free fonts and there's often a globe symbol which seems to say the font is free for web ...
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Google's cache is not using my custom font

When I check my site’s cache view on Google Search, I see Google does not use my custom font, it always replaces mine with Arial. Because of font widths, my whole design is changing. I have these ...
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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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Resize font proportional to screen size?

How can I have my fonts scale based on screen size? (So, rather than just having a few media queries to adjust to maybe 3 or 4 screen sizes, have the font be proportional to the screen size so we ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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{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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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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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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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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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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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 ...