Using downloadable fonts on the web?

I never dabble in fonts too much, I just use your basic Arial boringness.

I was wondering if it’s possible to include a downloadable font in a website, and what would be the downside of doing this (as of compatibility across browsers)


FontSquirrel does an awesome job of creating fontface kits. Font Squirrel | Create Your Own @font-face Kits

The CSS they give you is fairly bulletproof, and you can always add arial as a fall back font.

for example-
font-family: “Custom font”, arial;

Best of luck!

Awesome thanks David!

Aside from FontSquirrel and other yummy @font-family goodies, the problem with downloadable fonts is that if your users don’t have it installed on their machines, they won’t see it in their browsers. @font-family gets around that by “installing” it on their browser for use on your page. You still have to make sure that you have the right to display the font on your page. If you get it from a freebie font site, you should be okay, but there are sites out there that offer stolen fonts, so be wary.