I would like to use DIN Engschrift as a headline font on my website, however it is not a web-safe font and does not appear as desired on different browser and operating system combinations.

How safe is it to use a font like Would DIN Condensed by ParaType?

  • Is your question more so "what is a web safe font?" or rather "is it safe to use a non-web safe font?" Nov 25, 2015 at 14:09
  • What I meant was - would it be safe to use 'DIN Condensed' even if it is not a web-safe font?
    – Asif
    Nov 25, 2015 at 15:01
  • I edited your post to hopefully better reflect your question. Please feel free to edit it again if it's not what you're asking Nov 25, 2015 at 16:13

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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 are more supported, such as

font-family: "Din Condensed", Sans-Serif;
/* Sans-Serif here falls back to Helvetica for Macs and Arial for Windows */ 

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