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    Question Using non-standard fonts

    Hi all,
    What is the current practice regarding the use of non-standard fonts? I have a client that likes the font I am using for graphically generated text, and wants to use the same font for their text. The problem is it is a non-standard font.

    Is it possible to have the user download the font behind the scenes so they can view the content?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Not without their consent. You're best bet is to either talk the client out of it or else use that font and in your CSS offer an alternative font just in case someone doesn't have it on their computer.

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    I think stymiee has it -- by offering a CSS alternative the client is happy (since they'll see the font they want) and you can ignore the issue, knowing that most people will see a different font.

    Even if you could have users download the font (which would be a hassle) you'd have to get distribution rights for the font... I presume it isn't free. Except for use in graphical text (which, contrary to popular opinion, does have its place--just a very small place), special fonts aren't really worthwhile since you can't get consistency.

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    There are standard fonts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutisticCuckoo
    There are standard fonts?
    Picky picky!


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