What typefaces can appear on modern websites?

  • Any typeface the designer owns
  • Only typefaces pre-installed on Macs and PCs
  • Any typeface that’s licensed for web use
  • Any typeface downloaded from the web


Type foundries and distributors have drastically restricted which and how fonts can appear on the web using @font-face technology. But as long as the typeface has a license for web use, you can serve the font using @font-face on any website.

Leave a comment