One of many new features in CSS3 that has the Web development and design world clamoring is the introduction (well, reintroduction and standardization, really) of embedded fonts. Commonly referred to as the @font-face property, CSS3 will allow you to use non-standard fonts on your Web pages without having to resort to using images. Instead, you’ll upload the font file (in most cases, a Truetype Font [TTF] file) to a space on the Web, then use the @font-face property to import that font file as a resource for the page.
Google has already begun capitalizing on this concept by creating the Google Font API. At this time, Google offers 18 completely free and open-source fonts, hosted on Google’s own content delivery network (CDN), that you can use on your Web pages.