Bulletproof smiley @font-face syntax
Paul Irish made a small but important change to his recommended cross-browser, cross-platform @font-face syntax. To avoid a few different problems, Paul explains (scroll to “And.. regarding @font-face syntax”), we should use a smiley face character instead of references to local copies of fonts. From Paul:
Yes, it’s a smiley face. The OpenType spec indicates any two-byte unicode characters won’t work in a font name on Mac at all, so that lessens the likelihood that someone actually released a font with such a name.
Syntax at How to use CSS @font-face has been updated. And folks using the Font Squirrel generator are already using this updated syntax — the folks at Font Squirrel adopted Paul’s smiley syntax a while ago.