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@font-face caching issues?

Has anyone else noticed typefaces failing to load (stack understudy shows instead) or typefaces leaving blank areas (browser thinks typeface is there, but nothing renders) when using @font-face?

Update: check out Remy Sharp on Safari’s problem with @font-face. We’re getting warmer….

  • I’m using the newest version of Firefox and I’d say I’m running a state of the art machine …. don’t know much about embedded fonts but I was 100% sure this was going to work.

  • Hey Sumit, do you mean you didn’t see the correct typeface (Graublau Sans Web) via @font-face? If so, are you running the newest FF release or the newest beta (which version, specifically)?

  • Well, i didn’t notice the issue.

  • I haven’t had any issues so far with Firefox. I dumped Safari years ago – I’m not sure why anyone uses it. Safari is like the “good IE” that still can’t seem to completely catch up. Most people use Firefox anyways, so its best to develop for. As of Firefox 3.5, @font-face is supported.

  • Well, I have to say that I didn’t notice typefaces failing to load, so I really have no idea what is it (not to mention that I’m not an expert or someone who knows much in the field). Anyway, I hope you’ll solve it.

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