Google Chrome with webfonts support?

There has been some confusion about the support of @font-face in Google Chrome. The above screenshot was taken with a beta version that had support for @font-face, but the support disappeared again in later beta versions. As it turns out, support for @font-face is build into Chrome (since it is build on WebKit) but it is currently disabled for security reasons. You can active it if you run the executable with a command line switch of: --enable-remote-fonts. The support for @font-face might be activated again by default once the security issues are resolved.



  1. Seán Sloane 2009/04/16 at 10:26 AM #

    Don’t forget Camino 2.0betapre3, it also supports webfonts! :)

  2. blum 2009/07/08 at 9:51 PM #

    Opera 10 beta doesn’t seem to support OTF fonts, only TTF. And in Chromium 3 I don’t see any web fonts. Is @font-face only in Chromium 2, not 3?

  3. Adam 2009/07/28 at 9:00 AM #

    I accessed this page and in fact am posting from Chrome

    It doesn’t pick up fonts from any of the pages I have been playing with or from any online demos that I have come across either. IE 8 is the same and shows the default fonts.

    It looks fine in Firefox 3.5.1

  4. stk 2009/09/08 at 8:21 PM #

    Ralf - There is apparently some confusion regarding the switch name. The actual switch is “-enable-remote-font” (singular).


    Note: Incorrectly referred to in line item 1, but correctly referred to under “TEST”, as my own tests with winChrome verify.

  5. stk 2009/09/08 at 8:23 PM #

    LOL … I always make work for you … can you please change the switch to “-enable-remote-font” (forgot the double dash).



  6. stk 2009/09/08 at 8:24 PM #

    Weird … your comment system is munging the double dash, converting it to a single dash! :-p

  7. some 2009/09/23 at 11:59 PM #

    Indeed there is some confusion about if the switch should be in singular or plural. So I went to the authoritative source: the [url=]current source code[/url] used when compiling the browser. The answer? Plural: “-enable-remote-fonts”.

  8. some 2009/09/24 at 12:12 AM #

    Btw, for users of MSIE6,7 and 8, there are an awesome free plugin: the Crome Frame plugin! It’s an alternative to switch to another browser. After the plugin is installed, sites who send a special meta-header will be rendered by the chrome engine instead of the normal one!


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