Web designers have long desired to be able to use more fonts than the standard list of web-safe fonts. When Apple introduced Safari 3.1 in March 2008 with support for @font-face embedding, it looked like we may have turned that corner.
Over a year later, Safari is still the only browser to support @font-face embedding, but the next versions of Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome are planning support. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer does currently support @font-face embedding, but only when using a special font format (Embedded OpenType). If you’re a Firefox user and can’t wait for the next release, you can download the version 3.5 beta now, which does support font embedding.