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Experimenting with embedded fonts

Written by Sherwin, published on March 11, 2010

embedding fonts on the web

How cool is it to be using embedded fonts on the web! This paragraph, if the experiment goes well, is expressed with a font called Chunk.

Very much fun! This paragraph is hopefully Chopin Script.

Two good online resources, for doing this sort of thing, include Font Squirrel and also The League of Movable Type. I bow down to both of these organizations! 1

  1. I also am extremely thankful to Hugh Stimson, for pointing me in this direction and who will hopefully comment on the readability of these font selections.
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  1. Hugh says:

    Just loaded it up in the new IE9 platform preview, and the fonts are smoooth. IE9’s subpixel rendering is kickass.

  2. sherwin says:

    I’m really liking this embedded font business. These fonts don’t show up on my iphone. Interesting. I think I need to upload the svg version which FontSquirrel does provide as long you check it off.

  3. Hugh says:

    Oh wait, there is no new post styling. I was just looking at your site in IE for the first time, and the post borders render differently (as I’m sure you planned). I kind of like the IE version, but you know me.

  4. Hugh says:

    I like the new post styling by the way.

  5. Hugh says:

    Looks good. Chunk has some mild artifacts (on top of the lower-case “a” for instance) but they’re mild. I’d use it.

    The script is very clean.