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; framers@lists.frameusers.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.

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