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 you've made/downloaded, you had to inform the user to download the font for them to see the website properly, but link to an alternative font in the meantime. This caused quite a bit of controversy in the discussion forum next to the video.
I had learned, from other sources, that you could link to a font from google.com/fonts (for example) which would allow you to use the lots of new fonts on your website.
My question is this: In the video, the lecturer downloaded a font from dafont.com and explained how to install it on your machine to get it to work on your machine alone. I was wondering, if you place the font file (.ttf) onto your server where the website is being hosted, could you not link to the font file in the same way as the google font example above but direct the link to the file instead?