I received a question from a client today:
Can I have special fonts show up on all browsers? I know that was not possible some years ago, but I am tired of using Verdana, Arial, and Times Roman.
Here’s my answer:
Certainly, this is now possible. There are a few options for using uncommon fonts on websites:
Using something like TypeKit to render all the text of a website can slow certain browsers/devices down a bit – you have to wait for the libraries to load and the scripts to run. However, for most platforms this is barely noticeable.
Any designer you’re working with should be aware of these tools, and any developer should be able to implement them.