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 make fonts render the same way across different web browsers?

I am building a website for a client, and we had hoped to use plain text, not images in the navigation bar. The font we are using is Century Gothic (I believe that this font is available on the ...
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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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What is the default serif, sans-serif and monospace font-family for Mac OS X?

Beginning with OS X 10.0 Cheetah, and assuming they are the same through the current release 10.8 Mountain Lion, what are the default fonts rendered for the following font-families? font-family: ...
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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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Converting Free / Paid Fonts via fontsquirrel for Web Use

I was trying to upload a GillSansMTPro-Book font to But I got this message Monotype has requested that their font Gill Sans MT Pro Book be blacklisted by the ...
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Why is <strong> in Safari significantly bolder than other browsers?

I am just about to go live with a new website - and during cross browser testing i noticed that the bold fonts in safari are FAR bolder (horribly chunky) in Safari than in the other big 4. The font I'...
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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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How can I use Google web fonts statically instead of dynamically?

In Germany, lawyers can legally demand money from people who use dynamic web fonts on their websites, if they do not ask the user for permission. (Because of IP data storage.) I used to have this code ...
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Using fonts on websites: Webfonts vs downloaded fonts

I am currently going through a web development course on 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 ...