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Posted on 2007-12-03
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Hey Guys,

I have recently developed a website for on of our companies and i have used a font i donwlaoded of the internet called Calibri...Now when i view it on my computer i can view the webpage fine ..But when i view it from another computer where the font isnt installed on the computer i cannto see it.

IS there any way in which the user can view the website with thr proper font but not haveing the actual font isntalled in there PC??
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There is but no reliably.  There are ways to get the style sheet to link to a font, but this means the font has to be downloaded with the page, which can be very time consuming for large font files.  Second, the process only works in IE, and nowadays it tends to be configured not to allow this, because people have sabotaged font files with viruses etc.

So the easy (best) answer is not to bother.  Make your page web-friendly by using the standard web fonts.
http://www.angelfire.com/al4/rcollins/style/fonts.html
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Hi i-networks,

What you can do is specify the font in a CSS style, but also provide options for it to degrade if it isn't installed.

The following CSS style will attempt to load calibri if present and degrade to arial or helvetica if not.

But the best advice is the one Rouchie gave you...don't use a non-standard font.
body {
        font-family : Calibri, arial, helvetica, verdana;
}

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Another alternative (but more work and larger files) would be to create images of those headings in Calibri, and use those in place of the text.
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cs97jjm3,

This should be a three-way split with the leftover points to Rouchie.   All three of us gave a viable answer to the situation.
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