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How do I get Calisto MT font on my website? (2 posts)

  1. christinarule
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can someone please explain to me how I would go about getting Calisto MT on my website? I own the font face and it's on my mac but how do I get it to work on my site?

    Or is there a google font that is similar?
    Thanks!

  2. You may have that font on your Mac and can use it in design, but that doesn't mean you "own" it and can use it on a website without a web license. You need to pay to license it to use it on a web site because of the nature of the distribution of the font. See http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/family.aspx?FID=87

    Calisto is a web safe font in that many Macs and PCs have it installed, but that's on the user end of the PC, not hosted on a website. Of course, you can use the font anyway, embedded in your site, and there are ways to do that, but they're illegal due to the copyright of the font.

    You can call it in CSS on your website via

    font-family: "Calisto MT", "Bookman Old Style", Bookman, "Goudy Old Style", Garamond, "Hoefler Text", "Bitstream Charter", Georgia, serif;

    and that will make web browsers to use the font if that end user PC or Mac has the font installed.

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