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    Is there a way to use a font on my website (other than typical fonts in Windows) and still have them properly viewable on users cpus?

    I have a killer font that I love, but when I view my website from an outside computer, it converts it to standard windows stuff.

    Do I have to save the font as an object and insert it, or something like that?

    Or is there a more high tech way of doing this?

    Thanks.

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    You can embed fonts, but it is an extension and should not be relied upon. If you absolutely must use it, use it in an image.
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    You can also have the option to download and install the font to make it viewable, but I doubt many people will bother with the time and effort.

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    You can use Microsoft's WEFT tool for embedding fonts as mentioned above - I used this method in the past but often encountered problems with it. - Only certain fonts can support this method.

    If its only a small amount of text you want to use it for then you could consider the image route, but you should try and avoid this where possible.

    When Windows generates a pop up offering to download things, plugins, software; fonts - It will often push away viewers as they can be associated with viruses, spam, spyware etc. . .

    If you designed a site using Flash you would have no problems with what you see looking any different to what others see. - But then again this might be one of the more extreme options.

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    Hi, thanks for the replies.

    I think I'll go the image route. I only need it for the header section.

    Is there an easier way to convert MS Word to an image file (I'm currently planning on making a text box, copying it, pasting it in paintbrush and saving as .gif or .jpg.

    The only problem is, I can't make the text box backgound transparent once I paste it into paintbrush.

    Thanks again!


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