The usual advice is to use only web-
Font embedding hosts fonts on the web site. Users can see the text using the font with which it was designed. The @font-
src: url("http://www.softerviews.org/WebFonts/Odana.woff") format("woff");}
src: url("http://www.softerviews.org/WebFonts/Mandala Regular.woff") format("woff");}
The benefits are that the designer has much greater freedom to choose any font with the requisite licensing rights instead of being restricted to a dozen or so web-
Another benefit is that the designer can ensure that extended characters or special symbols are available. Using Pāḷi or Burmese on web sites has always been a problem because one cannot be sure that all readers will have a suitable font. One can offer a font for downloading, but then the user has to download and install the font to read the site. With web fonts, this is all done automatically without any intervention from the user.
My fonts contain a lot of symbols. If you use web fonts, these will be displayed as text, without any loss of quality at large sizes or on high-