Custom Font in CSS

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#1

OK, this is a dumb question, but searching has not yet turned up an answer.

I have a .ttf file named “Diamond Fantasy.ttf” and I’d like to refer to that font in a stylesheet.

Are there tricks to doing that on DreamHost? I don’t have access to the fontpaths (that I know of) and in addition I’m sort of missing the connection between the name I’d use in the stylesheet and the font file.

Thanks for any info/pointers/good search terms.


#2

Although the CSS specification originally provided support for font downloading, this has since been dropped. Browser support for it was inconsistent and patchy, and therefore cannot be relied upon. A Flash-based solution does exist that can allow you to use the font for things like headings, but the solution does not lend itself to use in body text.

I recommend sticking with fonts you know are likely to be pre-installed on computers.


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#3

OK, that makes sense.

I had confused myself, most likely due to some other work I was doing a while back where I was using a server based application that used a font to create an image. This is not a good solution in the current context.

I had a blind spot, thinking that all I needed was the font on the server, but of course it’s the browser that needs the font in order to display it correctly.

Duh.

Thanks for your reply.