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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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Why can I use Google web fonts in CSS without an Internet connection or them being installed locally on my computer?

I used a Google font for my website, which isn't stored locally on my computer. When I refresh the page, nothing goes wrong and the font is working fine. However, when I disconnect my Internet ...
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How can I identify which text within a page is "too small to read" as reported by Google Search Console?

Google Search Console intermittently claims that I have "Text too small to read" and gives just URL to my page. How can I get more specific location of supposed problem? It is a bit more ...
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Best SEO-friendly approach for icon links?

I'm having trouble finding info on this. I'd like to know what is the best way to markup icon links so Search Engines can make sense of it. Google's validator tools seem to ignore title attributes. ...
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How to Leverage Browser Caching for Fonts in WordPress

I am using WordPress along with Autoptimize and Cloudflare, and using Locally hosted fonts. I can't leverage browser caching on my site. I tried using Cloudflare Page rules to Leverage 1 year browser ...
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What prevents self-hosted licensed fonts being pirated?

I understand that web fonts are distributed in one of two ways: They are hosted by the type foundry, who can, to a degree, enforce license restrictions (e.g., hit rate, referral host, etc.) You just ...
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Can you force text to not display if font is not loaded?

I am using a custom font to display some text at the beginning of my blog post. What I desire, is for the text to display only if the font has been installed by the user. Here is my first attempt: <...
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How do you use preload links for CSS containing only @font-face?

I'm declaring preload links for a CSS file containg ONLY @font-face rules. Should I add <link rel="preload" href="styles.css" as="style"> as="style" or &...
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How to host a custom font on Google Drive (non Google Font) for use on Blogger

This is related to the following: Hosting on google drive how to import webfonts in blogger from google drive? Can I use google fonts in Google Drive web hosting? But 1 is about hosting a static web ...
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Can I use numbering to decorate headings for readability in CSS without hurting SEO?

I attached the file. When designing(decorating, styling) h1, h2, and h3 tags for SEO, I am worried. These h tags form a certain hierarchy. For example: h1-h2-h3 (title1 title2 title3) h1-h2-h2 (...
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Preload webfonts with format/url variants?

PageSpeed Insights complains that I should preload important assets, which I already do for CSS (http header Link: </assets/css/myfile.css>; rel=preload; as=style). However, the complaints are ...
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Can I upload duotone custom icons to my kit on Font Awesome?

I have created a custom duotone icon and I want to upload it to Font Awesome. Can you do that with the pro plan? Are only solid colors permitted?
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Site speed using web fonts - Self-hosted vs Google Fonts etc

Whilst looking for the right solution for me, I have been looking at the question here Using fonts on websites: Webfonts vs downloaded fonts, and one of the answerers states: The information given to ...
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How can I measure the impact of using Math Sans Bold font to get bold titles in Google Search results?

While browsing around, realized that you can use bold or some other font for the title to be presented as a search result on Google. Have anyone tried this yet? Do you know what is the right way to ...
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Chrome flickering while DevTools is open [closed]

For a few months now, making me believe this is completely a Chrome update (Version 76.0.3809.100) that I just can't adjust, whenever I open DevTools, my production sites flicker. In the console, it ...
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saving webfont to users local machine

We have some webfonts we define in our stylesheet, but we want to have these fonts available in emails that our clients receive. If a user has been to the site they have seen those webfonts, the ...
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SVG and Google Fonts [closed]

I would like to use SVG files for some tables on a website, the code weighs in at a lightweight 35Kb and, of course, it's scalable. I am using <object> as the embedding method (basically after ...
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Trying to determine why same font on two sites renders differently

Issue Two web sites have the same font, set up with the same typography. Yet they render differently. Background I need to replicate the typography from site #1 ("Sample Site") to site #2 ("Client ...
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Custom font not loading

I am looking to use the old "phone book" font for a project I'm working on currently, I have the fonts and was able to set up a stylesheet for them: http://interlinked.cf/css/bellgothic.css @font-...
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Would a long article using SVG rendered letters (rather than a font) be performant (usable and scrollable)?

I would like to know if any webpages exist where every single character/glyph is an SVG path, rather than using a font. I look places like here which discusses icon fonts and how they relate to ...
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What do I need to know about proprietary fonts?

I'm a contract web developer, and I'm working for someone who has a view to create his own web development consultancy. For the project we're currently working on - the graphic designer has provided a ...
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fonts.googleapis.com called before every heading - is this normal? [closed]

I'm seeing this behaviour in one of the websites I manage: <link href="//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Abril%20Fatface:regular" rel="stylesheet" property="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all"...
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Why gzip compression not working on font file?

Resources on my site are compressed before sending to client browser, except fonts, I've checked everything but couldn't find anything wrong. Here is my CSS, one of the fonts: @font-face { font-...
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OpenType Variable Fonts: Supported Browsers

Variable fonts have been on the drawing board for sometime and Google just released Chrome 62 with support for these new fonts and looks fairly simple to use, e.g: font-variation-settings: 'wght' ...
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How to make sure Chinese text is rendered in webpage?

I'm making a webpage that's partly in Chinese. I use the UTF-8 encoding for all text. The page contains some parts that are in Chinese, mixed with western letters. The font I use for western text ...
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How do you use a font-family's special features inside html?

How do you use a font-family's symbols, glyphs, ornaments and other features inside? For example how do you use a font's superscript?
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CSS Flaticons Show up all Black [closed]

I have been unable to resolve this. I downloaded icons and using the demo they all show up back when they should show up in a more colorful fashion What they should look like: http://www.flaticon....
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Open Sans won't display bolder than 700 in Chrome [closed]

I came across a weird issue where everything displays fine in Safari, but in Chrome my H1 will not display bolder than 600. Even if I change it in developer tools - for this page http://station-...
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What are the safe web fonts and is there anyway around this problem?

How do you choose a font that will be both aesthetic and browser/OS friendly? I love Helvetica, but a lot of websites say that 90% of Windows users don't have it installed. What are the safe web ...
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Wordpress icon fonts dont work with www url

I have wordpress site with domain domain.com and on one site i use font icons. The problem is when I change in settings Address site (URL) on www.domain.com. Sites works properly, I seu www in URL but ...
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Font File or Sprites for Icons

Just a general question as to if there is a better solution or even the comparative advantages of disadvantages... Icons can be added to a site through the use of image sprites and CSS or through the ...
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Is it possible to block webfont downloads but allow visitors to see them?

My question is in the title. I purchase nice webfonts but I don't know how to use them on a site while preventing the possibility of downloading them. I'm not a charity! Anyhoo, I intend to do this ...
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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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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 href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=...
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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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How do browsers handle multiple font-faces, when their source is the same?

I know that using multiple different fonts with font-face has a considerable performance implication if the website is already resource extensive, particularly on mobile (although less so, now that ...
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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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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. Is there any font that supports all the languages? It will be OK if it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 use....
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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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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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