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Do you know how to effectively use non-standard font on your website?
  v3.0 Posted at 25/07/2015 2:50 PM by Lu Zhang

In some cases you may need to display text content on your page with a specific font. Unfortunately web browsers don't provide an easy way to deliver rich typography without sacrificing some functionality. Common approaches include:

  1. Display the text as an image
  2. sIFR
  3. Font stacking​
  4. Google Fonts​​​
  5. Self-hosting​
  6. Webfont services

​​Each method mentioned above has their disadvantages. We discourage #1 - Images are bad for Google juice and cannot be selected;​ and #2 - sFIR uses old technology based on nearly dead Flash.

For more information on the differences between the other methods read: The ​best way to serve fonts to your website.


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