CID Font F1: A Modern and Versatile Typeface for Web and Print
A nice side benefit of using this font is that you can use part of the cm size to create your own font. For instance, I created an italic version for the heading on my website. Here is an example of what I mean.
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In the example below, the font used in the heading can be obtained by combining the CM font size of 15 with the Italic version of Cid Font F1. This illustrates the use of the font-size-adjust and font-kerning properties to create additional text sizes.
Adjusting the font size is an art. With web-based text, it's often desirable to use all sorts of kerning and font sizes to get the best rendering. If you plan to adapt these fonts to your web site, make sure you read and understand the guidelines for web fonts at http://www.peternedseth.com/blog/guidelines-for-web-font-use.html before you start. You can then assign these values in CSS. This is my preferred method of using typefaces on the web.
The idea of font-subset-position is to enable the font subset if it is installed in the correct location. If the user has such a subset font, and it is installed in a subdirectory /subset, then the font will be looked for in the /fonts subdirectory, and if the font is not there it will be loaded, and then be looked for in the folder /subset/fonts. This way, if the font is not installed in the correct location, then the fallback font (assuming that is specified) will be used. So, for example, if a font-subset-position is a value of 3 (which matches the default value), then the value 1 will always be used for font-subset-position even if the user has a subset font installed in the subdirectory /subset.