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Old 07-27-2009, 06:34 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Nate the great View Post
Would this be correct? I'm not quite certain what the id is for.

<item id="Tahoma" href="Tahoma_KOI8.ttf" media-type="application/x-truetype-font" />
That would be fine if Tahoma_KOI8.ttf sits at the same directory as the .opf file. The "id" is only a label you have to give to the file, as you have to do with every other file you include in the ePUB, images included. As far as I know the "id" is only really used in the <spine>, though.

In the .css files, you need the @font-face statement, and in the src property the url must be relative to where the .css sits. Like this:

Code:
@font-face {
  font-family: "Dearest";
  src: url("../fonts/Dearest.ttf") format("truetype");
}
The .css is in OEBPS/css, and the .ttf in OEBPS/fonts.

As examples, of my ePUBs, "The Prince and the Pauper", "Savage Stories of Conan", "Don Quijote" and "Novelas Ejemplares" use embedded fonts.
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