RE: For the font fondlers among us...

Subject: RE: For the font fondlers among us...
From: "Ed" <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'Tony Chung'" <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>, "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 09:59:22 -0400

Fonts on the web are picking up momentum. Browsers that support CSS3
(Firefox, Chrome, Safari) can use the @font-face style to embed fonts into
web pages. Internet Explorer can also support @font-face, but requires that
you convert fonts to an EOT file format.

Web sites are cropping up, like www.typekit.com, that make font embedding
easier. Google has also announced an API to embed fonts:
http://code.google.com/apis/webfonts/

-=Ed.

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> Of Tony Chung
> Sent: Monday, May 31, 2010 2:46 PM
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> Subject: Re: For the font fondlers among us...
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> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:34 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin
> <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> > But what about web sites?
> >
> > I tinker with html... I'm not a guru. Is there provision to
> > "embed" (download to the visitor) your own special fonts,
> > so they don't end up viewing your marvelous, arteestic page
> > in Times New Roman and Arial? When you built it with
> > the deliciously arcane "Pseudo-science Retro Oblique"?
>
>
> Hi Kevin,
>
> I was hoping someone would bring this up. I've been playing with this
> technique and I think it offers some great results: Facelift Image
> Replacement
> http://facelift.mawhorter.net/
>
> The only requirements are server side scripting (PHP with GD support)
> and javascript, but it removes Flash from the picture. Plus, some
> implementations cache the images for you so they don't have to be
> recreated every time.
>
> There are Wordpress plugins that use this technique as well. I haven't
> found one that's easy, but they all work.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -Tony
>
>
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