HTML and CSS Reference
A basic embedded font declaration looks like this:
font-family: "Chris Script";
font-family: "Chris Script", cursive;
If a browser did not support the @font-face rule (or could not find or did
not understand the particular format of the font), it would ignore the
first font name when it tried to follow the font-family rule for the <h1>
element and render the element using the browser-defined cursive font.
A font that may appear on the system can be searched for by font name
using one or more local() values before the url() . This prevents the
need to download a copy of a font that might be installed on some
computers, but it's not ubiquitous enough to be relied on or considered
safe for use without embedding.
font-family: "Vera Sans Mono";
src: local("Bitstream Vera Sans Mono"),
font-family: "Vera Sans Mono", "Courier New", cursive;
If the family name specified in the @font-face rule exists already either
by a previous rule or because it is on the user's system, the new defini-
tion will take its place.