I have read several @font threads in the forum googled around for this piece of info, but I am not having any luck. Maybe it's just not that important to actual functionality , but i want to know:
src: url( "AndaleMono.eot" );
src: local( "Andale Mono"),
url( "AndaleMono.woff" ) format( "woff" ),
url( "AndaleMono.ttf" ) format( "truetype" ),
url( "AndaleMono.svg#AndaleMono" ) format( "svg" );
what is the function of "src: local( "...")"?
If src:local points to an installed font in the USER's system.. why would it need to even be listed..isnt it already part of the normal CSS font stack?
In the above code, from what I have read, the first src:url(...) serves an otf font to IE browsers, the URLs in the second scr:s are ignored by IE serve font to all other browsers.
But why the different formats??
Once you have served a non IE browser a TTFont what is the use of also providing it with an SVG?
thanks again for sharing your wisdom