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Why Fonts Are Limited in Content Management Systems

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Have you ever wondered why web sites use a limited set of fonts?  When using a specific font in your web site, visitors to your site must have the same font loaded on their computer in order to see it correctly. If the font is not found, a default font which is typically set within the user's browser will display instead.
 
As you’ve likely realized from your own experiences in word processing, a simple change in font can change the way the words fall on the page.  Consequently, content management systems tend to make those fonts, called core fonts,  available that are universal to all web users in order to maintain the integrity of the design.

As Web standards and browsers advance more options for using custom fonts will become available.
 

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