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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.
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> Of Tony Chung
> Sent: Monday, May 31, 2010 2:46 PM
> To: TECHWR-L Writing
> Subject: Re: For the font fondlers among us...
> 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
> The only requirements are server side scripting (PHP with GD support)
> 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.
> Tony Chung: Creative Communications
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