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    Hi,
    I've set up a site and used a font downloaded online (not a standard) where do I need to save the font for it to be read by all machines?
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    John

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    The font has to be installed on a machine in order to be read.

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    Hi again,
    So a site can only use a font that's saved locally?

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    Not necessarily. There is a Javascript font replacement technique known as Cufon that I've used with some success. It won't cover everyone (after all, it's a Javascript solution) but it will cover the vast majority.
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    Right now to be safe, use a default font. There's really no need to use any other. The real need has been for headings. Designers want more stylish headings but it is important that headings are in text form instead of an image.

    sIFR text is one way Look here.

    Another is using an image for a heading, then using a negative margin to hide the text, but the text is still read by search engines but you can't see it on the webpage. Neither of these methods is completely dependable however. For myself, I still use basic font headings and text, but new ways are always being developed.


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