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Graeme
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You can safely use CSS3  @Font-Face: Part 1 and import from a huge collection of fonts.

 

Just go to Google Fonts (https://www.google.com/fonts) and link to a font from the collection in your CSS. For example:

 

https://www.google.com/fonts#QuickUsePlace:quickUse

 

... Google even gives you the CSS link code:

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Stef

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Are there any Serif fonts that can be used without linking to Google Stef?

 

First question: why don't you want to link to Google? 

 

... Just curious.

 

Another thing you can do is to download fonts from free fonts services like http://www.fontsquirrel.com/ - then you can the fonts on your local web account. 

 

That said, I am actually a big fan of just linking to Google - it's not like Google is going anywhere!

 

:)

 

Stef

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Hello Stef,

 

I am still thinking about linking to Google, it's just I was wondering if there were any other ways.

 

Can I just ask how I would code the css to link to Google?

 

I have the usual

 

 

body {

margin

width

padding

colour

font: normal 12px/1.8em Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

}

 

Also how can I use fontsquirral on my web account?

 

Thank you very much Stef,

 

Best wishes

Graeme

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If you want to host the fonts yourself then you can download whatever google font(s) you like to use and then use Font Squirrel to create the web fonts and upload them to your site.  You then link the provided stylesheet.css file to your web page header and apply your the font-family to your css.

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Thank you all for your help, I don't really understand how to do it! I get the idea of the header but what code do you use?

 

Step 1. Go to google fonts (https://www.google.com/fonts#) and choose a font you want to have in your website.

Step 2. When you find the one you want, hit the 'Quick Use' button - this will take you to the font page.

 

... See the image I attached to this post.

 

Step 3: Scroll down the font page and you will see the link that you will copy and paste into your web page in the head. For example:

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Indie+Flower' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Step 4: Now you can use that font like you would standard web fonts. For example:

font-family: 'Indie Flower', cursive;

Makes sense?

Stef

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