Installing new fonts in Site...

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Forgive me if this question has been answered before but I've search the forums and Internet and can't seem to find a solution. Does anyone have a good way (simple) to add fonts to a SD project and can that font be made to show up in the font list?

Thanks for any help!
John
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I forgot to mention that I have the font on my Mac but would like to use it in Site Designer.
Thanks!
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Hi John,
Fonts are specific to each users device. That's why you use alternate fonts as back up or stick to web safe fonts.
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It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

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Eric Rohloff wrote:
Hi John,
Fonts are specific to each users device. That's why you use alternate fonts as back up or stick to web safe fonts.


Yes, I understand that Eric but I thought you could embed a font into the page and it would download to the users browser to view the page as intended? I have a client who wants a specific font that I was able to install on my Mac but not able to use in Site Designer. I'm looking for a way to use that font in Site Designer.
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That would be using the @font-face in order serve local font's. The @font-face will also serve up fonts on your host. There's still no guarantee that the browser being used will support the font.
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personal site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
https://ericrohloff.com
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You also have to be aware of licensing for commercial use. In the earlier days when Adam was nowt but a lad a few of us got caught out with that
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Thanks for the info guys, I'll check into alternative fonts on Site Designer.

John Ferguson
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