View Full Version : Using a font that users do not have installed..?

11-30-2006, 10:18 PM

I downloaded a font to use on my website. The problem is only i can see the font on my PC. I'm guessing it's because the PC viewing the website must have the font to source it...

I am a NOOB!!

Please help...

How can i use me font and have everyone see it??

11-30-2006, 10:40 PM
one way to do it is to use Photoshop to create whatever part you want to use that text in, and then save it as an image and use the image on the site. Otherwise I don't know of a way and I doubt it's possible if the font isn't installed on the user computer. -Bond, for England

11-30-2006, 10:50 PM
Ya, that's what i was thinking of as well... butt man what a pain in the....

I thought maybe if i store the font on the web server and have it pull from there??

I don't know anything about anything so any more help would be greatly appreciated :)


11-30-2006, 10:51 PM
you can use a tool to embed the font into the page. Its called WEFT


i think it only works in IE mind

12-01-2006, 12:52 PM
Undivided, welcome to the forums!
There's a 3 part article series on this website about the use of font faces and the web:

12-04-2006, 10:58 PM
learn a technique called sIFR and you can use any font you wish, and it will show on anyones browser that allows flash to be played, and if they dont have flash installed, then they only get ordinary arial,helvetica,verdana etc.

mike davidson helped start it all.
you will need a version of flash for outputting new fonts you want to use.


if u are interested, i did do a big post a while ago with a few examples and a little how to guide i think. Have a search for sIFR in the threads.