I'm talking mainly about web help, which is not necessarily hosted on a web server, often it's installed locally. Are any of the help authoring tools embedding fonts in their web help? I haven't seen that and can't find any examples by Googling.
I'm currently using Confluence and it doesn't support web fonts. I could theoretically kludge that, but the tool chain I'm using to generate web help from Confluence would not pick that up. On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 4:13 AM, Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH) <gregory.sw...@health.ny.gov> wrote: > I doubt you will find one. CSS3 moved away from web-safe to actual web fonts. > The font you want to use is included with your website or referenced from a > cdn like https://www.google.com/fonts > > Some designers feel that you should always serve your own font files since > you can trim out the characters you don't need and serve just the subset you > do. Also avoids an external call to the cdn. It makes for a lighter, faster > page helping to achieve that all so important "golden second". > > Frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap have abandoned the classic icon gif in > favor of windings style fonts because they weigh less, load faster, and scale > up and down with ease and clarity, see: http://getbootstrap.com/components/. > > Cheers! > Greg > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: techwr-l-bounces+gregory.sweet=health.ny....@lists.techwr-l.com >> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+gregory.sweet=health.ny....@lists.techwr-l.com] >> On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston >> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:35 PM >> To: TECHWR-L Writing; email@example.com >> Subject: web-safe fonts & characters 2014 >> >> Has anyone seen an authoritative reference for this? >> >> If I'm not writing man pages or working with some legacy CMS or help >> authoring tool, I use curved quotes, em and en dashes, and ellipses, but I >> can't cite any authority for doing so. >> >> I've yet to succeed in finding a web-safe monofont with a slashed or dotted >> zero. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.