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Re: Fixing(locking) Fonts on web pages
From Ric at Big Sleep! on 30 June '98
adding to Fixing(locking) Fonts on web pages posted by Faisal

I have spent much time trying to figure this out myself, and I am surprised at the responses.
Here is what I found out:
1: Fonts are copywrited property, and cannot be distributed accross the Internet.
2: The W3C and others are working on a solution, such as TrueDoc or OpenType.
3: Specify more than one font: "Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" the last being a generic style.
4: Using Cascading Style Sheets you can specify a 'Font-Family' (just like above), and a font size in Pixels, this will make the text the same size in any browser that supports CSS.
5: Try to stick with common fonts: Times Roman, Helvetica, Arial, Courier, Georgia, Impact, Veranda.
Font style is a graphic element and should be standardized so that designers can make more appealing pages.


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