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KaIIen

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I used to know this site that had TONS of free fonts. What was unique about this site was that you could choose the font you were interested in, and it would let you type in whatever you wanted to see what it would look like before you downloaded it....
I am designing a website and want some different font....thanks for your help!
 
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is it true that fonts on websites wont work if the client machien doesnt have the font?
 

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dez_666 said:
is it true that fonts on websites wont work if the client machien doesnt have the font?
Yes. So if you want a specific font to be displayed, one way to do it is to create an image of the text (using a photo editor such at photoshop etc) and uploading as a image. But this is only effective for things such at titles/headers, not for the text body...
 
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I have mentioned this before in this forum and many have come forward with caveats, however, in my experience WEFT http://www.microsoft.com/typography/web/embedding/weft3/ works fairly well. I have used it on a few sites just to test it in different browsers and have not found any real issues as of yet.
Look here http://www.countrysidechristiancenter.org/events.htm the "Coming to..." text at the top of the page is an embedded font named Maiandra. This font lives on most windows computers, so for testing, I removed it and it still loaded properly.
I have seen a few sites that make heavy use of WEFT tool for font embedding, but lack of mass usage of what seems to be a cool tool makes me question, in spite of my personal experience, what the issues are.
Give it try...it's free...easy...and seems to work, at least in IE, Netscape, & Mozilla. I am not sure of compatabilty with Macs & Linux systems.
 

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face1 said:
font named Maiandra. This font lives on most windows computers,
FWiW: Looks like the font is not part of Windows but is part of certain MS-Office installations. Office 2007 does not appear to be on the list (could be an old list that hasn't been updated).

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?FID=118&FNAME=Maiandra+GD&FVER=1.76

Maiandra GD, Maiandra GD Demi Bold, Maiandra GD Italic
Products: Access 97 SR2, Greetings 99, Home Publishing 99, Office 2000 Premium, Office 97 Small Business Edition SR2, Office 97 SR1a, Office Professional Edition 2003, PhotoDraw 2000, Picture It! 2000, Picture It! 2002, Picture It! 98, Publisher 2000, Publisher 97, Publisher 98
 
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my bad,
... my original illustration for this point is that th WEFT tool seems to work and display this font on computers where this font is not installed.
 

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face1 said:
my original illustration for this point is that th WEFT tool seems to work and display this font on computers where this font is not installed.
I wouldn't be too sure about that. WEFT may only be supported in Internet Explorer. I have the Maiandra fonts installed on my Windows XP Home box. The "Coming to ..." line seemed to use the font in Firefox 2.0.0.3. Then I renamed the Maiandra font files by adding an "X" to the file name. When I reloaded the page, the displayed font switched switched to some basic sans-serif font.
 
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