Problem getting Font types to work on IE8 - IE9

TonyReba
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I dont really understand much about fonts, I have donwloaded several font from sites like font squirrel, dafont,  and when I try installing in my joomla site, ( I only need to have this font on my menu top) no whole body nor h1,h2  tags.

The font dont display correclty, I tested a font on my personal compuet at home IE9and was able to have it working , but in IE 8 here at job it does not display ...   So what would be the best way to have it working on IE8, what is the font type , and css declaration I need?  Thank you very much
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Panagiotis Sweb developer - designer

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you cant use a font unless you use sIFR or cufon or something that lets you do it

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What do you mean by sIFR, as I said , there is few fonts that do work on IE8,,,, just not all.
Panagiotis Sweb developer - designer

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only standards fonts can work out of the box
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Web pages are displayed using the fonts that are installed on the computer that is being used, not fonts on the server that the pages come from.  'sIFR' is a technique to load fonts from a server and overwrite the basic fonts with new and different ones.  But it requires specially formatted font files and javascript to implement it.
Panagiotis Sweb developer - designer

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???

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