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Re: fonts on HTML page

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Embedded fonts are not permanently installed on your system (in fact,
they're not 'installed' at all).

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Not necessarily. A typical 'header' using a custom font is about 6k.

(When you create a .eot font file, you can specify that only the
characters that you are actually using on a particular page are

However, you're looking at maybe 70k for a 'full' font to be downloaded.

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Re: fonts on HTML page

Lori wrote in message ...
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Don't use *unusual* fonts, as even if people already have them installed,
it can make you page downloading very slow as the information required to
*build* those fonts has to be extracted from the viewers hard-drive and
cached before the font can be viewed.

I found out the hard way when one of our clients *insisted* on an *arty*
Windows font on a Restaurant Menu page. The page took ages to download just
in order for those fonts to be viewed. It was soon changed to Arial when
the client saw the problem for themselves.

Quick-loading content is far more important for most websites where s or
$$$s are involved.

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