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  • jmc
    # November 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

    In my current project, I am working with an imported serif font that inherently has an italic skew to it. I would like to set the fallback font to georgia, but I would like to apply the italic version of Georgia as the fallback, rather than it’s normal display.

    Is there any way I can apply Italics to just one of my fallbacks? or is there a way I can call upon the italic display of Georgia within the css?

    (I wish I could be as helpful on the forums as most of you seem to be, but I am still pretty new to all this!)

    # November 26, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I am using a font from lost type called [pigeon]( “”). The font itself, to me at least, looks to be inherently italicized. needless to say, it does bear a similarity to italic Georgia, hence why I would like to set that as the fall back.

    # November 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I can’t see any way of doing this (other than using a Georgia Italic font).

    I suppose it **might** be possible to do something with JS though.

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Yeah…but that’s not the issue..or is it?

    If his web served font isn’t loaded (for whatever reason..perhaps the font-repository is down) then he want’s an italic fallback that’s available locally

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Actually it doesn’t resemble Georgia that well.

    There is a way to do what you’re asking with CSS but I can’t find the post in the forum.

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

    @alexmccabe Assuming he owns/licenced “Georgia Italic” :)

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Yeah…but my point was (& perhaps I’m missing something) is that Georgia Italic would have to be installed…and (happy to be wrong) but that’s not a standard font..or is it?

    Or would it take a standard Georgia and italicize it?

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Update: On my computer it’s “Georgia Italic” (with spaces).

    @Pauly_D Georgia has italics and it is on both Windows and Mac.

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

    On my standard install W7 machine…I only have Georgia and not GI is not listed as a ‘separate’ font.

    However, of course, the trick would be to specific a ‘standard’ italic font that resembles the chosen font as closely as possible.

    Solved…ish. :)

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:27 am


    Go to Computer > C: > Windows > Fonts > Georgia > You will see the list that includes Italic


    # November 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

    So it does….the things you learn everyday.


    # November 26, 2012 at 10:34 am

    @alexmccabe No. You need to use the following CSS for it to work

    body {
    font-family: “GeorgiaItalic”, “Georgia Italic”;

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:40 am

    @alexmccabe Not for me it doesn’t. However, if you set the font-style to normal, it does. You could probably just remove it altogether

    # November 26, 2012 at 10:43 am


    # November 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

    @alexmccabe It works.

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