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[_] Font embedding

Pete Boere mrpeteb at
Wed Dec 2 10:25:38 GMT 2009

I think @font-face is definitely the way forward but at the moment it does
have some issues:

1. Anti-aliasing (or lack of) consistency is all over the place on different
2. File sizes can be very large
3. Licensing

Personally I'd almost say Cufon is almost a better alternative for now
because the font rendering is much better. It does suffer the same licensing
issues, but is also easier to optimize for file sizes.

2009/12/2 Jon Bennett <jmbennett at>

> Morning Pete/Thomas,
> > It's so easy, I can't believe I waited so long to get into it. I would
> > suggest getting on down to, not only do they stock only
> > embeddably-licensed fonts, but they've automated a whole fontkit thing,
> that
> > contains the font(s) in all the relevant types, ttf, otf and eot (even
> svg I
> > think!) _and_  provides the CSS! Font Squirrel FTW!
> looks really useful, though it'd be nice if you could
> change the preview text used in the listings.
> > I would personally say we're not quite there with cross-browser support,
> I'm
> > seeing a few hiccups with the way in which font-styles (bold/italic) are
> > being rendered, or not at all in some cases.
> Thomas, I was about to use Cufon on a site, as SIFR is a bit of a
> PITA, would you suggest using @font-face now instead? Would you mind
> expanding a little on where it falls down x-browser.
> Cheers,
> Jon
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