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[_] Font embedding

speed wolf speedwolf at
Wed Dec 2 10:32:16 GMT 2009

I like the look of font-squirrell. Sadly the font I would ideally like
is a non web licenced ITC font which precludes use of font-face and
squirell. Does that mean I'm doomed to creating a massive sprite sheet
for the headers or do SIFR or Cufon sidestep that issue?


On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:27 AM, Richard Davey <rich at> wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 8:54:40 AM, you wrote:
>> 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!
>> 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.
>> But, yeah, I say go for it definitely.
> I'd second that. We used it to great effect on two recent high traffic
> sites with no serious problems. Thankfully the fonts were created
> in-house, so we own the license to them, but the end result looks
> wonderful and degrades just fine. We plan on using it on all future
> builds now.
> Cheers,
> Rich
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