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    Embedding Calibri with FontFace or Cufon

    Hello, I've been asked by a client to have the text on their website in Calibri.

    I wonder if anyone has had to do this before.

    If you go on the Microsoft site http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...y.aspx?FID=287 the @fontface link takes you to the web fonts page at fonts.com

    Do I need to sign up at Fonts.com in order to have the licence to use Calibri?

    (I would prefer FontFace to Cufon)

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    From what I understand, so many people have Calibri on their computer anyway that it's safe enough just to include it in the normal font list, followed by a list of similar fonts as a fallback. I don't think it's worth including it with @font-face, TBH.

    But if your client insists that everyone get the font, the best thing to do is pick a font that looks a lot like Calibri that is free. Fontsquirrel has some nice ones, such as:

    http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/open-sans
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    The client has an iPad, Ralph. I guess Calibri wouldn't be on iPads and iPhones. Thanks for the Calibri lookalike suggestion.

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    I am actually building a site at the moment using Calibri, and to be honest, it looks just the same on iPhone/iPad. I'm not sure if that's because those devices have Calibri installed, or because the fallbacks I have look similar enough that there's not a clear difference. This is the stack I'm using:

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    font-family: Calibri,"Gill Sans","Gill Sans MT","Myriad Pro",Myriad,Frutiger,"Frutiger Linotype",Univers,"DejaVu Sans Condensed","Liberation Sans","Nimbus Sans L",Tahoma,Geneva,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;
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    Thanks for that Ralph

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    From what I understand, so many people have Calibri on their computer anyway that it's safe enough just to include it in the normal font list, followed by a list of similar fonts as a fallback. I don't think it's worth including it with @font-face, TBH. [/url]
    I'm pretty sure it's only those who have Windows 7. So if someone has a Mac, any Linux distro, or Windows XP / Vista, chances are he won't have the font.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dy.ro View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's only those who have Windows 7. So if someone has a Mac ...
    I have a Mac.

    But it might be because I had Office installed that I have Calibri ... not sure. Anyhow, Office is pretty common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dy.ro View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's only those who have Windows 7...
    Included with Windows Vista as well. Included with Office 2007 I believe, or with a font download pack for those without Office or older system.
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