Having a font on your computer doesn't necessarily mean you can use it in your website.
Unless you are using CSS @font-face (or the relatively tiny set of web safe fonts), only those people who have the same fonts installed as the ones you designate in your page will be able to see them online.
Even then, you'll need at least .otf/.ttf and .eot to cover all of the various browsers...
Using OTF in Dreamweaver will serve no purpose b/c most people don't have those fonts on their system. Also many OTFs are not licensed for use on the web. Stick with font-families (a range of similar styled fonts) from the web/mac web-safe font stacks which most people do have on their systems.
If you're a Creative Cloud member, you can also use Adobe Edge Web Fonts and Adobe Typekit web fonts. See article below for details.
Hmm. Here's the thing. I'm using Dreamweaver to modify some templates for a Kindle book. I don't understand the whole world of font-licensing, so I thought I would be safe by using these fonts which I have purchased with a commercial license.
It seems that once I have generated the Kindle book file , the font will be embedded in the book file, as it is a fixed layout book, meaning the text will not flow but be stuck to the pages where I have place it.
So, is there a way to use these fonts in Dreamweaver after all?
Thanks, everyone for your help. I replied to Nancy at the end of the thread.
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<I don't understand the whole world of font-licensing, so I thought I would be safe by using these fonts which I have purchased with a commercial license.>
That doesn't mean the license extends to digital & web media though.
The fonts licensed by Kindle and included in the Fire are:
- Times New Roman
- Lucida (of which there are several and the one in Kindle appears to be Sans Unicode)
The new Kindle Paperwhite offers users the option to select:
- Caecilia Condensed
Older Kindles and the Kindle DX uses Caecilia only. The Kindle computer and mobile apps display the same as the Fire.
The prevailing opinion is that eBooks should not force fonts on people. Let the user decide which body fonts are best for viewing on their particular device.
once I have generated the Kindle book file , the font will be embedded in the book file,
Only if it is exported as EPUB. Not in Mobi.
According to Fixed Layout Books for Kindle Fire by Shirley Hopkins, "KF8 supports True Type and Open Type fonts." As mentioned, I am creating a fixed layout book which is a children's picture book. It's made for viewing on a color Kindle. The text is on the pictures.
The question remains, how can I get these fonts into Dreamweaver? So that I can see what I'm doing when I'm laying out the book.