Adding new fonts to Dreamweaver MX 2004

New Here ,
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 22, 2018

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Yes, I know it's VErY old now, but it's all I have and still works fine for my purposes I would like to add some new fonts, specifically some that can replace poor old oft maligned Comic Sans. I've d/l new .ttf files etc, and added them to c:\windows\fonts but I'm unsure how to get the new fonts to show up in DW. Several of the help pages I've found state to click on Tools or Modify, then Manage Fonts (or a similar relevant option) but I don't see any of those options in this old gal. And of course, even if I get them into DW, are they going to actually show up in a viewer's browser, if it is a font they may not have? Does the typical browser d/l them automatically on the other side so they can be rendered to the viewer? I think this is true, but won't swear to it.

TIA

Elaine

Charlotte, NC

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LEGEND ,
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 22, 2018

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What you want is downloadable fonts, which was supported only by IE at the time of MX2004, so no Dw2004 support.

To find out how, see -

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/CSS/Styling_text/Web_fonts

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 22, 2018

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The web has changed a lot in 14-15 years.  Using a modern code editor is kind of important for creating modern web sites.

Use a web safe CSS font stack for all routine text.   Nothing for you or your site visitors to download because most modern computers come with these systen fonts already installed.

CSS Font Stack: Web Safe and Web Font Family with HTML and CSS code.

For special headings or menus, use Google web fonts.  You don't need to download or host anything to use them. 

Google Fonts

Just copy & paste a script or 2 into your doucment's <head> tag.  Then add the required font-family to your stylesheet.

HTML5 CODE

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<!doctype html>

<html lang="en">

<head>

<meta charset="utf-8">

<title>Google Web Fonts Example</title>

<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Charm" rel="stylesheet">

<style>

h2 { font-family: 'Charm', cursive;}

</style>

</head>

<body>

<h2>This is a cursive Google Web Font called Charm</h2>

<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Id accusantium ipsam, hic eligendi suscipit, beatae ducimus voluptates repellendus soluta iure dolore est obcaecati velit. Optio impedit possimus eius corporis eos!</p>

</body>

</html>

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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LEGEND ,
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 22, 2018

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Nancy+OShea  wrote

Use a web safe CSS font stack for all routine text.   Nothing for you or your site visitors to download because most modern computers come with these systen fonts already installed.

CSS Font Stack: Web Safe and Web Font Family with HTML and CSS code.

Don't forget Android devices only have roboto and droid fonts installed by default. So while including these in the font stack will help if the OP wants anything else downloadable web fonts are still the only real option.

As of Android V4, fonts can be included with apps, but there is no guarantee that a website will have access to them. It may even be an infringment of copyright to use them.

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New Here ,
Dec 23, 2018 Dec 23, 2018

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Thank you all for the great suggestions! As it happens, I'm a career long programmer-analyst, and 2-years-retired webmaster (since 1999) for my former local County government (the very first version of which I did in *notepad* , but as we used a CMS, I never really had to worry about this, nor did I always get a choice (any of you who have ever had to work with a "design team" of non-techie folks probably understand that). However, now that I AM retired, all I ever do now is some personal stuff where it's um, a bit more free form When I did a favor for someone very recently, I'd let the font default to Comic Sans, which I personally kinda like (I'm a tech geek, not a design geek :). One viewer "complained" about it, which got me to poking around to see what's going on these days, hence my questions here.

I learned a LOT from you all, and I thank you! In the end, I just let it default to Georgia, which may be boring to some, but the project is a tightly targeted one, so I don't need to do much more with it, but I will definitely educate myself now, thanks!

elaine

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 23, 2018 Dec 23, 2018

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Comic Sans has been much maligned in recent years for being silly & amateurish.  I won't get into that topic here because AFAIC, fonts & colors are highly subjective. 

Georgia is not installed on everyone's device. For best results, be sure to express a few serif fallback fonts just in case.

body {

font-family: Georgia, "Lucida Bright", "DejaVu Serif", Constantia, "Times New Roman", serif;

}

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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