Embedding Fonts

There are five reasons why embedding fonts into your web page using the @font-face command that is intended for the purpose is not a good idea.

Given all of these disadvantages relating to browsers where the font will not be seen at all, browsers where the web page will take forever to download because of the multiple copies of the font that it downloads even though the font is already installed, and the limited range of fonts that can be legally embedded, there are very few situations where embedding a font into your web page will be worthwhile. In most cases you'll be better off just listing the font for people who have it to use and list alternative similar fonts for everyone else.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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