[Slackbuilds-users] Web site question

Eric Pratt eric.b.pratt at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 21:11:45 UTC 2017

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Fernando Lopez <fernando.lopezjr at gmail.com>

> aren't fonts pulled from the web? that is almost everywhere because not
> all systems(win,lin,and) have the required fonts... thats why they are
> pulled from the web...

​Not really.  Unless you name a specific font in your CSS and provide src
links to the font files in a @font-face block in your CSS, they're almost
always pulled from the local system.​  Most of the time, a generic
font-family is specified in CSS instead of an embedded font.  If you don't
have the required font-family, your browser simply substitutes what it has
configured as default fonts for various styles.  Actually, I suspect the
majority of the time, fonts are actually specified at all and your browser
just uses its configured defaults for everything.

This is one of the reasons why the Microsoft web core fonts got so popular
with so many Linux users.  But these days, the fonts issue is generally a
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