> This sounds like a good solution to a problem I currently have. But I
> didn't know much about it. Is using downloadable fonts in your
> stylesheet considered "bad form"? Does it render things inaccessible?
> Filesize too large? I can think of some potential drawbacks, but I was
> just wondered about using such a thing.
Hmm, you can't PUT a font into a stylesheet. You can put specify a font
name in a stylesheet. ;-)
> The problem I'm currently having is that I'd like to use a non-standard
> font on one of my sites, but it's purely for decorative purposes - it
> would be used only for particular headings. I was looking into the sIFR
> method, but my version of Flash is way too old to pull this off, and I
> can't afford to upgrade it right now.
Hmm, you don't need Flash to use image replacement techniques. You can
make heading images using your graphic program of choice, and just link
in the image as desired.
> So this "downloadable font" thing
> kind of landed in my lap this morning, and I wanted to see if it would
> be a good alternative - anything that stick with plain ol' CSS is good
> to me - but I wondered what the pros here thought about it.
Hmm, so far as I know there is no standard or easy solution to doing
what you want via downloading a font to a visitors computer so that your
website can display it. You run into the problem of font licenses - the
font vendor may not allow their font to be installed even temporarily on
a computer whose owner hasn't bought a copy of the font. I guess there
were a couple of technologies to do that, but IIRC both were proprietary
and pretty much neither was adopted by anyone ...
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