The fonts that were allowed for use on the web are limited. But over the last few years, the fonts that could be safely used on a web page for styling elements have increased. In this day, which fonts can be used safely?
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Here's a list of browsers that support
I personally use Google Webfont for most of my new projects if I require a different font. The fonts are served over Google's CDN and contain the right headers and etags to prevent redownloads.
This is a good guide on how to make your own webfonts (from existing fonts).
As a backup, ensure that you have defined a font family incase the browser does not support