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I just visited a blog of someone I know (at http://istoletheinternet.blogspot.com/) and the header font in "Pen to Pillow" is displayed correctly, as far as I can tell ... My FireBug addon tells me the font is "Reenie Beanie" but I haven't got it on my computer and have never seen it before ... how does this work?

Can I also make HTML pages, give them to friends as a ZIP file and use fonts they don't have, and they will still display correctly?

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CSS allows for alien fonts to be imported by using @font-face. Another example would be http://askubuntu.com which uses the "Ubuntu" font.

Look here and here for some more explanations about how it's done exactly.

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That site you mentioned is using the Google WebFonts AJAX API.

http://www.google.com/webfonts

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