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That Helvetica Neue doesn't render well on screen is mostly a matter of opinion. A valid opinion, but less so today than in the past now with the onslaught of high density screens. Apple had been using it on iOS for quite a while, for example. Also note that these are not 'web fonts' in that they are being served from the server. Bootstrap is merely using ...


No, it's not a web safe font because it is not installed on a majority of user's systems (the definition of web safe fonts). That doesn't mean that you shouldn't use it though. It just means that you need to import it (in your HTML using <link/> using or CSS @import - this post talks about the difference). But you should provide fall back fonts that ...


We got there in the end and I thought it was worth adding our experiences for anyone who stumbles across this post. The site we were working on was on Squarespace, using Typekit font packages. It turns out the default delivery for Typekit doesn't include the macron characters. By setting up our own Typekit and selecting "All Characters" we could get a ...


Scott explained the "why"; it's because you're using fonts that not every user have on their computer. Not only you noticed a difference but you'd probably notice more difference if you'd try a few different platforms. That's how it looks like for me: Your text is in Georgia and the ampersand is using Baskerville (for me) but could use "Goudy Old ...


This part of your code... .amp { font-family: Baskerville, "Goudy Old Style", "Palatino", "Book Antiqua", "Warnock Pro", serif; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; font-size: 1.1em; line-height: 1em; } Control the ampersands.... Watch the ampersands change as I toggle that CSS on and off.... If you want to change their font, ...


I think the best approach is to use the advanced search tool on your web font service. For example, if you're using Google Fonts, you'd search for "Latin Extended" fonts, and use "ā a" as the test text, to confirm that it contains the macron'd a in the font.


Most font managers should tell you this. I'm not sure what you use, but I can show you in FontExplorer X Pro. Open the font 'information' window (cmd+i on OS X), then under 'Detailed Preview', all available OpenType features are shown in the right column, as you can see in the screenshot:

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