sanjaypoyzer sanjaypoyzer - 22 days ago 6
CSS Question

My custom font doesn't want to work in Internet Explorer

I'm trying to use the Green Pillow and Cotidiana fonts on a site I'm working on. I've loaded the .eot file using @font-face but it's still not working...

Really not sure what I've done wrong here:

@font-face {
font-family: "link_font";
src: url( "Greenpiloww.eot" ); /* IE */
src: local("GreenPillow"), url( "GREENPIL.otf" ) format("truetype"); /* non-IE */
}


@font-face {
font-family: "twitter_font";
src: url( "Cotidiana.eot" ); /* IE */
src: local("Cotidiana"), url( "Cotidiana.ttf" ) format("truetype"); /* non-IE */
}

Answer

You might try the following syntax, known as the bulletproof font-face syntax:

@font-face {
    font-family: 'MyFontFamily';
    src: url('myfont-webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'), 
         url('myfont-webfont.woff') format('woff'), 
         url('myfont-webfont.ttf')  format('truetype'),
         url('myfont-webfont.svg#svgFontName') format('svg');
    }

Apparently the querystring after the .eot font helps IE not choke. If you don't have .svg or .woff versions of your fonts, just remove those lines.