What's the current status for Browser supporting @font-face? From what I saw, Internet Explorer needs different fonts than FireFox or Chrome (interestingly, I can't blame Microsoft for this one as they support it since IE4...)
Is there a way to take a .ttf font and convert/embed it so that it works with IE8, FireFox 3.5, Chrome 4 and Safari on Windows? (Linux and Mac support is nice, but not important for the project I'm working on)
Well, the modern browsers are already supporting @font-face. Almost all support TTF, OTF format with a major exception, that is IE.
IE4 to IE8 support the EOT (Embedded Open-Type) format, which means kinda nightmare for cross browser compatibility.
There are tools to convert OFT/TTF to EOT but I've not tried them.
Here are some interesting reads:
- @font-face browser support at webfont.info
- Cross Browser Font Embedding with the CSS3 @font-face selector at randsco.com
- 3 simple examples: why Internet Explorer 8 disappoints web developers at C.Murray Consulting