How to get fonts work on every OperatingSystem? Like I use ubuntu and windows 7, I have photoshop installed on windows 7. I used adobe photoshop fonts on my website and it looks beautiful. But I dont have the same fonts on ubuntu, I even used the font-family thing, but ubuntu doesn't have any font close to 'Lucida Sans Unicode' or 'Adobe Heiti Std R' or 'Adobe Gothic Std B'. Should I change my font-family and make it more general?
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Is it possible for me to optimize my website for different operating systems and browsers? It must be but what should I do?
Hmm or should I use images instead? but how do I get the background hover to work hmm, maybe by only having the images of the text?
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Hello Ishaan. Congratulations, you've stumbled across one of the highly contested problems on the web. There is no easy answer to this question. There are a number of ways to get around the problem, but the short answer is: No, you can't (really do that). The long answer is: Yes, you can (get close to what you want to do).
If you're trying to get similar fonts to show up for different browsers and operating systems and you're using CSS, start here:
Web Safe Fonts ( http://www.upsdell.com/BrowserNews/res_fonts.htm )
Font Samples by Operating System ( http://www.upsdell.com/BrowserNews/res_fontsamp.htm )
There is a more advanced method than using just web-safe fonts. The two most used ways to get a font to work across browsers is to use the CSS @font-face property and embed the font or link to it. See Font Squirrel ( http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface/generator ) for ways to embed your typeface and Type Kit for ways to link to licensed typefaces.
One of the best resources on the how and why of web typography can be found on A List Apart. Check out their beginner's primer here: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/ALAprimer
One other thing to consider: the licensing of fonts. Just because you bought a font, doesn't mean you can distribute it.