It would be lovely to be able to use more fonts, can it be done??

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Hello. I like to use segoe script fonts and have read that you are working on the possibility of the use of more fonts. How long will that take?
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KoenoJansen

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Emmy

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Hello KoenoJansen,

The font selection we have represents a complete list of browser safe fonts. See: Website Browser Safe Fonts. This means that the fonts in our Text Widget will work consistently in whatever browser your visitor uses and we are not currently looking at expanding the fonts we have available. Unfortunately, there are only a few fonts that work in all browsers. If we add any more fonts, you would run the risk of not having your text display correctly for some of your visitors, which is why we have not added any of these fonts.

You could add custom fonts from an external source by copying and pasting or editing the text HTML. However, you should be aware of the following dangers:

1. Copying and pasting could introduce formatting that is not web-friendly and this would cause your site not to load, so we don't recommend it.
2. Your site will not display consistently in all browsers.

The only safe way to introduce custom fonts on your page is to upload them as image files. You can do this if you have access to any image editing tools such as Photoshop, or you can try Picnik.com.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Gop

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You may like to use the available Google Font facility which allows you to use a large number of non-standard fonts for web-pages, especially headings. They are all hosted by Google and are free to use.

Background and how-to provided. http://code.google.com/apis/webfonts/
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Nathan, Champion

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Google Web Fonts is great! I suggest that you use Google Web Fonts for your site because they have a lot of nice fonts, and they work in IE 6 too, surprisingly!

Here is the URL for Google Web Fonts: www.Google.com/WebFonts

Here are some instructions on using Google Web Fonts:

1. Go to Google Web Fonts.

2. Click on the font you want to use. There are a lot of nice ones there!

3. Click on "Use this Font"

4. Copy the first code and paste it into an HTML widget on your page.

5. Then, copy the second code and paste it in the same HTML widget right under the first code.

6. Change h1 to any element you would like. If you want all of the paragraphs on your page to be in that font, just replace h1 with p

7. If you want everything on your page to be in that font, replace h1 with body

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,
Nathan