"Please Help" - How do i embed custom fonts in a email?


#1

Hello Everyone, :smiley:
Can someone show me how to embed a custom font I bought and embed it in one of my emails so I can send the email using the “custom font” to 1 of my clients. :slight_smile:
Thank you so much!


#2

Here you go : http://bit.ly/J7Uq79

Or: http://css-tricks.com/custom-fonts-in-emails/

And specifically, read other people’s comments on that second link.


#3

quick answer - you shouldn’t / can’t.

Emails run on old technology and there are no standards so either use a system default font or use images sparingly.

Hope that helps

Jonathan


#4
moccc said
jonathan01 said

quick answer - you shouldn’t / can’t.

Emails run on old technology and there are no standards so either use a system default font or use images sparingly.

Hope that helps

Jonathan

a webdesigner said it … so you can’t !

Huh?


#5
jonathan01 said
moccc said
jonathan01 said

quick answer - you shouldn’t / can’t.

Emails run on old technology and there are no standards so either use a system default font or use images sparingly.

Hope that helps

Jonathan

a webdesigner said it … so you can’t !

Huh?

An ELITE, Platinum, 59 Themeforest Items, Author, “Web Designer” Said it can’t be done!!!

So There, Final Answer.


#6

Highly not recommended! Unless you want to be involved in a hell with the final client, telling you all the errors they are getting on their different machines, email clients and platforms.

You are not even able to use other than inline CSSs, so deal with it! :wink:


#7

I agree with Jonathan on this one, email platforms just dont support custom fonts like they should yet. Try finding an alternative to your problem. custom fonts + email = sleepless nights.


#8

Hi James, have you considered just sending an image attachment of the font?


#9

Why not reference the custom font using inline css, then include a zip file of the fonts. With instructions.

You could however do a read this email online link, and initiate a custom.css file.


#10
DzincStudio said

Hi James, have you considered just sending an image attachment of the font?

The problem with this approach - aside from a heavier load - is that something like 50% of email clients have images set to ‘off’ by default.

Source: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/image-blocking/


#11

^ that’s a nice percent considering the 80% that will have emails clients not displaying web fonts. :wink:


#12
Generator said

The problem with this approach, aside from a heavier load - is that something like 50% of email clients have images set to ‘off’ by default. Source: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/image-blocking/

Hi Generator, I am aware of such statistics, and do completely agree with you. I just wanted to present a quick, simple and uncomplicated solution, given that James needs only sending material to 1 unique person, as his post described.

But yes, to do what I’ve suggested, as a permanent aesthetic solution to send thousands of e-mails across the world, definitely, some serious considerations would have to be made.


#13

Thanks everyone for your answers! :slight_smile:


#14

From my experience, you can only target Apple Mail in Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to have custom font’s. All other E-mail Clients have a fallback to any web safe font you want, i.e - Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif.

~ Kev