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Chapter 18. Working with Fonts > Using Fonts on the Web

Using Fonts on the Web

The Internet has expanded the concept of document publishing. In its early days, the Internet used only a limited number of fonts. But with the introduction of the graphically oriented World Wide Web and the spreading recognition of the Internet's possibilities, users demanded greater typeface options than the Internet was capable of providing.

Typeface limitations revived the old problem of making onscreen and printed output look the same. Widespread efforts are being made to overcome the typeface limitations inherent in existing HTML specifications. The World Wide Web Consortium, an organization founded to develop common protocols for the evolution of the Web, has identified the following typeface-related needs that must be addressed to give users greater flexibility in their use of fonts on the Internet or on intranets:


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