My Webpage Doesn't Display Open Sans Font in iOS

I'm trying to use the web-based font Open Sans in a webpage. It seems to be showing well on the Windows side but in OS X 10.8.4 I get nothing but New Times Roman. I can see in iOS other pages with Open Sans font, such as your page right now, but not mine. I followed all kinds of directions I could find on the net regarding this seemingly common problem, to no avail. There may be something additional I'm missing which I have to add to divert the rendering of the font from the server hosting my webpage to some Google server, I guess, but I can't figure out what exactly. Has anyone had a similar problem?
judicoAsked:
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Tom BeckCommented:
The path is critical and no, it's not different on a Mac. The path has to be relative to the css file or it has to be absolute. If your font files are in the same folder as the css file then you don't need to precede the file name with a directory name.

You change the color and size when you use the font in a definition. Here's my test page with sizes and colors.
<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style>
@font-face {
	font-family: 'Open Sans Regular';
	font-style: normal;
	font-weight: 400;
	src: local('Open Sans Regular'), local('Open-Sans-Regular'),
	url('OpenSans-Regular.woff') format('woff'),
	url('OpenSans-Regular.ttf') format('truetype');
}
@font-face {
	font-family: 'Open Sans Italic';
	font-style: normal;
	font-weight: 400;
	src: local('Open Sans Italic'), local('Open-Sans-Italic'),
	url('OpenSans-Italic.woff') format('woff'),
	url('OpenSans-Italic.ttf') format('truetype');
}
@font-face {
	font-family: 'Open Sans Bold';
	font-style: normal;
	font-weight: 700;
	src: local('Open Sans Bold'), local('Open-Sans-Bold'),
	url('OpenSans-Bold.woff') format('woff'),
	url('OpenSans-Bold.ttf') format('truetype');
}
.testOpenSansRegular {
	font-family: 'Open Sans Regular';
	color:red;
	font-size: 1.2em;
}
.testOpenSansItalic {
	font-family: 'Open Sans Italic';
	color: blue;
	font-size: 1em;
	
}
.testOpenSansBold {
	font-family: 'Open Sans Bold';
	color: green;
	font-size: 1.8em;
}
.testTimesNR {
	font-family: 'Times New Roman'
}
.testArial {
	font-family: 'Arial'
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<p class="testOpenSansRegular">Some text for testing -- OpenSans-Regular</p>
<p class="testOpenSansItalic">Some text for testing -- OpenSans-Italic</p>
<p class="testOpenSansBold">Some text for testing -- OpenSans-Bold</p>
<p class="testTimesNR">Some text for testing -- Times New Roman</p>
<p class="testArial">Some text for testing -- Arial</p>
<p>Some text for testing -- Default</p>
</body>
</html>

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Note that I'm using different names for each style of Open Sans.

Result in Firefox, Chrome and Safari on OS X.
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Tom BeckCommented:
Clarification: The problem is OS X, not iOS?

What does your @font-face definition look like? Does it include truetype format? Is the font loading?

Example:
@font-face { 
	font-family: 'openSansRegular'; 
	src: url('css/fonts/OpenSans-Regular.ttf') format('truetype');
	font-weight: normal; font-style: normal;
}

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Tom BeckCommented:
Tested the following in Firefox and Chrome on OS X 10.10.2 and in iOS simulator. Open Sans displays correctly.
<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style>
@font-face { 
	font-family: 'openSansReg'; 
	src: url('css/OpenSans-Regular.ttf') format('truetype'); 
	font-weight: normal; font-style: normal;
}
.testOpenSans {
	font-family: 'openSansReg';
}
.testTimesNR {
	font-family: 'Times New Roman'
}
.testArial {
	font-family: 'Arial'
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<p class="testOpenSans">Some text for testing -- OpenSans-Regular</p>
<p class="testTimesNR">Some text for testing -- Times New Roman</p>
<p class="testArial">Some text for testing -- Arial</p>
<p>Some text for testing -- Default</p>
</body>
</html>

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Open Sans at the top
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judicoAuthor Commented:
I tried including your code into my CSS file but that caused no effect. Should the url stay as it's in your code? As for @font-face definition I use it's the following:

@font-face {
font-family: 'Open Sans';
font-style: italic;
font-weight: 400;
src: local('Open Sans Italic'), local('Open-Sans-Italic'),
url('OpenSans-Italic.woff') format('woff'),
url('OpenSans-Italic.ttf') format('truetype');
}
 
@font-face {
font-family: 'Open Sans';
font-style: normal;
font-weight: 700;
src: local('Open Sans Bold'), local('Open-Sans-Bold'),
url('OpenSans-Bold.woff') format('woff'),
url('OpenSans-Bold.ttf') format('truetype');
}
 
@font-face {
font-family: 'Open Sans';
font-style: normal;
font-weight: 400;
src: local('Open Sans Regular'), local('Open-Sans-Regular'),
url('OpenSans-Regular.woff') format('woff'),
url('OpenSans-Regular.ttf') format('truetype');

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Tom BeckCommented:
You need to adjust the path to the font file to suite your environment. Make sure the path is accessible to the web server.

I tried your syntax (after adjusting the file paths) and the bold and regular worked in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. The Italic only worked in Firefox until I change font-style:italic to font-style:normal. Then it worked in all three browsers.

Why do you name them all the same, "Open Sans"? How can you differentiate when applying them to your definitions?
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judicoAuthor Commented:
Let me understand the file-path problem. It appears that the file paths are set up correctly in my code since it renders the font just fine in Windows. Are the file paths different for OS X?
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judicoAuthor Commented:
Just tested you example of 14:40:07. Same thing -- instead of Open Sans I get Default/No Font which is Times New Roman.
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judicoAuthor Commented:
Now I placed OpenSans-Regular.ttf in the main directory of the server and omitted css/ when calling it. Works. However, how do you change font color and size? Also, I thought I might be able to assemble all styles in a CSS file and not deal with changing the HTML code. I guess, that's OK, as long as I can also change font color and size.
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judicoAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot, Tom. Works very well.
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Tom BeckCommented:
You're welcome. Glad it worked. Thanks for the points.
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