Is there any better looking chinese fonts available?

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I'm working on my chinese version of my yola site. I'm having trouble getting the chinese fonts to look right. I'm transferring my text from my blogger site by copying and pasting. The text looks fine on blogger... but it looks ugly on yola. Is there anything I can do to customize the font better? I looked at the HTML codes... but I don't understand how to adjust the font style tags.

Thanks.
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Hello MonkeyRPN,

Could you post a link to the page where the text is looking bad? It could be that from copying and pasting, it's copying unwanted formatting code. This in turn is affecting the display.

A way to test this would be to first paste the text into Notepad or TextEdit to strip it and then copy and paste it into the Text Widget.
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Hello Monkey,

Once you have checked out Marijes suggestion and if you still are looking for good characters then there is a great collection of both TT fonts and non. Here
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I should add monkey that there are limitations with using non standard fonts but there are workarounds to accommodate. These would be best used for headings and labels. The default character set is probably the one you will have to go with for the bulk of your text.
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I have thought a little on this issue.
Once again if Marijes direction proves that you have a quality copy of code
Monkey if you do a few Google searches or look through the Microsoft Chinese site(s), you should be able to find out the most commonly used Han Zi fonts by the Chinese computer users. . If you can identify say the top 4 fonts used then I think you wouldn't go far wrong in the selection of these fonts for your web-pages. If you don't have these fonts (which you probably will have) then download them from somewhere. they should be free.

If you use exotic fonts they will simply be replaced with a common font of a similar style. Your selected font could only be displayed by users who had the same fonts installed for their computer. This is why in Roman Character websites you really only see a handful of fonts out of the hundreds that each person probably has sitting on their PC. The reality is that there are so many fonts but the common fonts are quite few.

To use exotic or decorative unusual fonts, you need to create images of the end sentence or heading or text passage. Then embed that image onto your page. This means that everyone will see it as you intend them to. The problem here is that it's a slower process to set up. It takes hundreds more space that direct characters and the Search robots can't read images to add your site content into the relevant category. You can overcome this last point to an extent and that is by using what is termed "alt" text. "alt" is an image tag and it allows search engines to read the summary of the image if you include a short description. With images it's a really good practice to get into. It doesn't matter if it's a meaningless image for decoration or a comprehensive illustration, just get your self into the habit of adding an "alt" text for each and every image.
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Thanks everyone!!!!