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Good Old @Font-Face Rule Revisted

Ralf Hermann

With the new possibilities of the CSS3 property @font-face a veritable gold digging atmosphere is taking hold of web designers. There՚s hope that the common monotony of system fonts will be abolished soon by web font embedding which enables web designers to choose practically any typeface and font-style they want – just like in print design. This article looks at the history and today՚s possibilities of web font embedding.

From the early days of the Internet web designers have used system fonts for the majority of Web sites. The Web site offers fonts like Times New Roman, Arial or Verdana to the browser. If the suggested font is installed on the client, the browser will use it. If not, the font is replaced ...

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