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Downloadable fonts was a hot topic in the mid-90s and then died overnight when everyone realized that no one really cared. The links above, especially the second one, will give you an idea why this technology never caught on - especially this condition: "When creating a font definition file, you must specify the domain that is allowed to use these fonts. That is, only web pages served by the specified domain are allowed to download the font file." Thus, even if you created a font that could be downloaded in HTML, only one domain, could use it. That condition was the killer. Basically, no one wanted a general technology through which fonts could be freely exchanged or distributed. Hmmm... sound familiar?