Custom Font embedding into a website has always been a painful experience for web developers. They always need to check if the font they are using is supported in their visitor's browsers, and if download request them to download the font.
With latest developments in web design, we now have viable technologies to implement custom fonts on a website. The new technique that seems to gain immense popularity nowadays is Image Replacement (IR). What image replacement basically does is that it takes the wording of a sentence, generates an image, with the exact wording, with the custom font applied to it. It then replaces the text with the custom font image. This greatly enhances the overall look of a design, and gives a fresh look to the words of the website.
Other Similar Projects reviewed on Codefusion Lab: Type Select, Typekit.
Adobe Flash Player installed on their computers to be able to view the custom fonts. However, if no flash is present on the visitor's system, the default text formatting will be used, and the user will see no difference.
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If you know any other image/font replace technique, please let me know in the comments!