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

  • 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, 2012 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. Oct 22, 2012 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, 2012 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.


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