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While I am working on my website, I have been looking at many of your websites for inspiration. Today, the thought occurred to me: "how do you use a specific font in a website, i.e. for headlines or block quotes, if it is not on a viewer's computer?

A quick Google search got me lots of websites, but I want to tell you about Google web fonts. It has an extensive list of interesting fonts you can use, which you scroll through and select to create your 'collection'. When you're finished, the site creates a stylesheet link for you to add, which looks like this:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Tangerine">

Once added, you just use the name of the font (i.e. Tangerine) in your style sheet.

I love all the cool tools Google provides FREE, and this is just another new way for me to love Google even more!

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Generally, you can't use different fonts unless you use them in graphics. The reason being that not all surf programs recognize the same fonts. The best thing to do is to program it to use a font family. The program will use the original font if its available and choose from the other fonts in the same family if it isn't.
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Indeed, that is what I thought, too! But that is no longer the case, when you use this Google web fonts linking.

It turns out that if a person wants a slightly different look to the headers, using Google web fonts will give a few more options than *just* the usual "standard" fonts. There is only so much I can take of Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, and Times New Roman, especially on MY OWN website, where I can make do something to make it look like I put some thought into it.

For example, I'm thinking about something just the slightest bit whimsical for my personal blog headers, something a little different for the header fonts on my business website, and some kind of script font for testimonials. This just gives me a few more options to choose from.

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With that glowing recommendation, I went to take look but it wont work on IE. I wonder uf that means IE wont be able to use them but I cant seem to find any info on the web.

I do have a very old browser at work though. Do you have the same problem?
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No, I've updated all my browsers to the latest version. That's when the normal list of deprecating fonts becomes important, so that if people are on older browsers, they still see what you want them to see!

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