Where to find fonts for the Web?
Fonts have the advantage to beautify a page with the text itself, which is taken into account by search engines, unlike the images that are indexed, but not their content.
Special fonts are also indispensable for scientific notation or non-Latin scripts.
- But how to find these original fonts?
- How to make them accessible to site visitors?
The second issue is solved by the use of PDF, which can be produced with Open Office or a PHP script or conversion software.
You can also install new fonts locally - it is a second choice - to use a drawing program producing images containing text.
About the first question, here are some clues ...
Fonts for all contents
You will have to call a script on an external site which may slow the page display.
- Webfont from Google.
Online service, provider of fonts.
This site offers a lot of fonts to install on your computer. Not directly usable in your pages, off course.
STIX offers scientific and mathematical fonts under a free license. A three megabytes file is available for download.
They are usable in your own documents and in PDF.
The W3C MathML specification also led to implementations for browsers.
- How to choose a font for his site. Look at popular sites.
- Online tool to choose a font. Try various sizes and colors.
- Glyphr Studio. Font editor in HTML with an online demo.