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Cool titles/headings on website

Does anyone know how manages to use a custom font for their headings such as:

Flash & Flex Files from $1

Weekly Features

Free File!

etc, etc

It's not cufon because that cannot be selected and its not flash.. so how are they doing this?

Anyone know the technique?
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All current browsers support loading fonts via css from a web server. It's a bit different how the font has to be supplied to each browser (server side), and there are of course licensing issues.

Google provides the Google Font API ( which allows of embedding from a list of open source fonts easily using this technique.
It looks to be complicated CSS.
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is there a tutorial on how to do this?

The Google path looks good but I want to use my own fonts and don't want to refer to a third party CSS file
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With Google, you use your own css but you can only use the hosted fonts of google.
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Why is there a ¿ in the font face code??
I read up on this a long time ago, but following the links through the whole mess I found back the relevant info here:

In short, it is there to make the correct version of your font is loading from your own website and doesn't accidentally get polluted by the local font-cache of the machine it is being rendered on.