CSS3 Web fonts - CSS3

What are CSS Web Fonts?

CSS Web fonts are used to allow different types of fonts in CSS, which are not set up on local system.

There are various web fonts formats listed below:



TrueType Fonts (TTF)

TrueType is an outline font standard developed by Apple and Microsoft in the late 1980s, It became most common fonts for both windows and MAC operating systems

OpenType Fonts (OTF)

OpenType is a format for scalable computer fonts and developed by Microsoft

The Web Open Font Format (WOFF)

WOFF is used for develop web page and developed in the year of 2009. Now it is using by W3C recommendation.

SVG Fonts/Shapes

SVG allow SVG fonts within SVG documentation. We can also apply CSS to SVG with font face property

Embedded OpenType Fonts (EOT)

EOT is used to develop the web pages and it has embedded in webpages so no need to allow 3rd party fonts

Following code displays the sample code of font face

It will produce the following result −

CSS3 Web Fonts Output

What is CSS Fonts description?

The below list contains all the fonts description which are placed within @font-face rule −




Used to defines the name of font


Used to defines the URL


Used to find, how font should be stretched


Used to defines the fonts style


Used to defines the font weight(boldness)

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