Why is Font-Face Not Working in IE8?
There are several reasons why Font-face might not be working properly in your web browser. If the @font-face attribute is not supported by Internet Explorer, you may have to use Base64 encoding to use this attribute.
So If this does not work, you should check to see if your stylesheet or links to fonts are properly set up. If you still have this issue, you can use FireBug to check for font loading issues.
Base64 encoding for font typeface:
To encode fonts to Base64, download them from Google Web Fonts. You can also use the free font generator on Font Squirrel to convert downloaded TTF files into CSS and embed Base64 fonts. If you do not want to download the fonts, you can convert the fonts yourself to WOFF and base64ize them.
- If you want to use OTF fonts, you can convert them to WOFF format.
- Then, you can base64ize them using IconMoon’s Icon Font Web App.
- To use Base64 encoding for font typefaces, you must first decode your font’s font declarations.
- After converting it, you should paste it into Font Squirrel Expert.
- Click on the ‘Encode’ button.
- Then, click ‘Save’.
- The font will encode.
- Now, you can use it in any of your projects. But, be careful about how you choose the base64 encoding.
No support for @font-face in Internet Explorer:
The @font-face property lets you embed fonts in your web pages. Most browsers support @font-face, but Internet Explorer does not. This is due to two factors. First, most fonts are not legal to upload without proper credit or payment. Second, Internet Explorer doesn’t support the CDN.
Third, Internet Explorer doesn’t support cross-domain requests for font files. No support for @font-face in Web browsers is not the end of the world. The latest browsers have made it easy to integrate custom fonts.
For example, Google Chrome allows you to embed fonts from the Internet without the need to use an extra download. However, Internet Explorer does not support this, so your fonts will appear in the browser’s default font. In this case, your page will have a system font.
No support for @font-face in Internet Explorer 10:
If you’ve ever tried to use a web font in an HTML document, you’ve probably noticed a problem: it doesn’t display properly, or even at all. While the problem isn’t entirely your fault, it could have been avoided. For years, web designers have tried to use @font-face, but IE has never fully implemented the feature.
In fact, this problem is a common one – and has plagued the web for a decade. The IE team is working on a solution. They have compiled a guide to help web designers overcome this problem. While it might seem like a pain, the best way to solve it is to offer a fallback.
Providing two different file formats for a given font is the easiest solution. Aside from reducing your overall website performance, it also improves user experience. There’s also a way to prevent this issue entirely.
No support for @font-face in Internet Explorer 8:
Support for @font-face has been implemented since version 4 but has yet to reach Internet Explorer 8’s full potential. Although browsers such as Firefox and Safari still lack the capability to display @font-face on their own, they do allow the import of fonts using the proprietary format EOT.
If you want to import a legal font, download FontSquirrel and use its conversion function to make it compatible with IE8. At the same time, if you use a font that is not supported in Internet Explorer 8, you might be seeing a fallback font. While this is fine for content fonts, it has unintended consequences for icon fonts.
This is because Internet Explorer doesn’t display icons in system fonts, and the fallback font is displayed instead. If you’re wondering if your browser supports @font-face, you can use Caniuse to get information on whether it’s supported.
No support for @font-face in Internet Explorer 9:
The reason for the no-support of @font-face in Internet Explorer is that fonts that use it can’t be shared or embedded. Most fonts aren’t legal to upload or share without proper credit and payment. In Internet Explorer 9, no such support exists. However, you can use @font-face kits from Font Squirrel to provide a custom font for your site.
Since version 4* of Internet Explorer, the @font-face specification has been implemented. This format has become a standard for web fonts. IE6 and later support @font-face, but other browsers don’t. In the meantime, you can install your own legal fonts with free programs such as FontSquirrel, which converts legal fonts into @font-face.