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I love the new open source font by Adobe, the Source Sans Pro. But I am not sure what's gonna happen if I use the font in a website, and the font isn't installed on the visitor's machine?

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This question would be better fit for stackoverflow.com and infact I'm sure it has been aswered there more than once. I would probably recommend fontsquirrel.com/fontface/generator –  Joonas Oct 21 '12 at 12:01
    
Fontsquirrel's generator (by default) throws out all hinting information and replaces it with its own auto-hinting which ... has its problems. Make sure you test all characters in Windows at various sizes if you're gonna do this. Much better idea is to use it via Google Web Fonts. –  thomasrutter Oct 22 '12 at 0:03
    
@thomasrutter Yes. I was recommending fonts quirrel with the assumption that google fonts didn't host this font. Personally I strictly stick to google fonts or web safe fonts. –  Joonas Oct 22 '12 at 10:57

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You'll need to use webfonts to enable Source Sans Pro so that it displays on other people's browsers.

Thankfully Google host this font.

http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Source+Sans+Pro

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