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 hosts my blog, and I don't own any other web properties to host the font directory, where can I place the font directory so that I can link to it from my Tumblr blog? Or, is this not possible?

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If you have nowhere to host a custom font you may be best off using services like Google Web Fonts, Typekit, or something similar as their fonts can be loaded directly from a CDN.

CSS Tricks has a good run down on the subject and Smashing Magazine has a good review of the sector

  • Thanks--so just to clarify, there's no way to embed the font somewhere in the css, or add the font directory to the tumblr project so that tumblr hosts it? Mar 7, 2012 at 15:16
  • Not so far as I'm aware. It's actually beneficial to you to host the fonts on a CDN, it's nothing to worry about Mar 7, 2012 at 15:21

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