Andrew Twigg Design Studio, Ltd

Web Type – advancements coming soon?

>Firefox 3.5 is out and that means support for the CSS rule @font-face.

What does this mean? That a designer can specify the use of a typeface not on the viewer’s machine!

This has been done before (albeit unreliably) with some technology that Microsoft developed, but this is within a CSS specification which means it’s not a hack! And eventually (at least in theory, even if it’s 5 or 10 years from now), it will work across the board in future browsers.

A few good reads on the topic:
(Pardon the dumb punctuation in this 2nd one. While it really doesn’t bother me too much in web typefaces, when I see it in another face it doesn’t look so hot.)

I wonder how long it will take to get all of this working

Thanks to Mike Essl for the links and the info that FF 3.5 is out.

(BTW, Turns out Safari has supported this for a while, since v 3.1. How didn’t I know this?)

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