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Web fonts now (how we’re doing with that) (zeldman.com)
22 points by toni on May 23, 2009 | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

I tried Cufon on a few projects lately and so far i think that it's the best solution for embedding non-web-safe fonts in html. I also tried sIFR and and FaceLift (which did not work properly in Safari for some reasons).

Cufon does not rely on a plugin or a specific back-end technology to work. Instead it relies on Javascript and (Canvas|VML).

Does it output as image? How does it handle highlighting, copying and pasting? Do you have a link to a sample page for this?

What's wrong with converting TTF to EOT for IE-only?

Well one issue is the Cleartype is, somewhat unbelievably, worse than the standard Windows rasterisation for text at display sizes, where you would most want to use custom fonts:


Personally, even with that caveat, I don't think the accessibility trade-offs make sense to ditch the built in system for some 3rd party hack. That's never stopped web designers before though.

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