Questions tagged [fonts]

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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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

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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?