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    Embedding/uploading fonts

    I know this is a sticky subject, but has anyone out there had any success embedding fonts with their web-pages? What's the most effective way of going about this?
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    WEFT is probably the most effective however it is *cough* crap. www.microsoft.com/typography

    I don't know of any better way, besides letting your users download the font.
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    I think you'll be best of reading this webmonkey tutorial on Embedding Fonts.
    In this tutorial it tells that you can choose TrueDoc or OpenType. TrueDoc has the advantage because of its IE support via ActiveX. But OpenType tool (WEFT) is apparently more robust than TrueDoc, WebFont Maker.
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    thanks

    Thanks for the link, Neil. I'm going to have a go embedding into OpenType, but I think it will be more trouble than it's worth!

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    generally everyone who uses it finds that it is not worth it, though it is a great step in the direction of being able to embed fonts in a webpage.
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    The most annoying problem I had with WEFT was setting the domain. When you create the font object, it asks you to specify the domain (http://www.whatever.com/) that the font is supposed to work with. This keeps other sites from using your font files.

    The problem was that the fonts could only be set to recognize one domain. If I created a font file for my site, and specified the domain as http://www.codebloat.com/, and a visitor typed in http://codebloat.com (not often but it does happen), the fonts wouldn't work. Maybe I missed it, but I couldn't figure out how to get both to work.

    I'm sure the technology will improve though. I hate using graphics when I should be using text.
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    I've always wanted to embed fonts since I started web design. Then I realized that I can survive on Arial, Verdana and Times New Roman for text on my web pages!

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    You guys might wanna take a look at this regarding font embedding. These are tutorials from Webmonkey.com

    Font embedding
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