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    Hi All:

    I am using a custom font, Sketchetik, a hand drawn font. I threw together a mockup in Fireworks and the font displayed wonderfully but when I threw it on my site it rendered way too heavy and looked nothing like it was supposed to. Didn't know if this was a common issue.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Not sure i understand the question ?

    Did you create a logo ( image ), with that new font and post it ? Or did you just specify for the browser to use that custom font.

    If the latter, not going to work as browsers can only display fonts that users have on their PC, if the user doesn't have that particular font, the browser will typically display the default font that users browser has specified.

    If you create an image using the font, then it should display the same way unless your background transparency is not set correctly ( a guess based on the two images posted)

    Provide more information about what you're doing and how you're trying to do it.

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    It is the latter, I am displaying the custom font in the main section of a page. I am embedding the custom font with CSS:

    Code:
    @font-face {
      font-family: sketchetik;
      src: url('./fonts/sketchetik.otf');
    }
    Then, for example:
    Code:
    h2 {
      font-family: 'sketchetik';
    }
    The sketchetik font does display in the browser just much heavier than I'd like.

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    Senior Member Webzarus's Avatar
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    Being able to display a custom font is wholly dependant on the users browser and browser settings.

    I personally don't like using stuff that rely on a user being able to turn it on.

    Check all the different browsers and see if its different between them.

    I have custom font downloading disabled on all the networks I manage ( 40k user machines total ), because of the potential and previous security risk associated with this. Yep, about 2 years ago, many machines got infected with malware, was traced back to a custom font file that had some commands embedded it it .


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