Typekit brings typography to the Web

A new company, Typekit, is a font service provider. Your Web pages
need not be drab anymore – and its compatible with major browsers.

http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7501

Martin

Martin S. wrote:

A new company, Typekit, is a font service provider. Your Web pages
need not be drab anymore – and its compatible with major browsers.

http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7501

Martin

Great, so we have to pay $25/year for crippled fonts. The CSS wizardry
is impressive, but why not just use Cufón and any of the high-quality
fonts that are specifically free for Web use (I’ll dig up a link if you
like)?

Anyway, I suspect that licensing issues are more of a red herring that
type foundries would like us to believe. At least in the US, font
designs are not protected by copyright, although font software is. This
effectively makes fonts uncopyrightable for many uses. Besides,
something like Cufón should be just as legit as making a static GIF
image of text for Web use.

So Typekit just seems like a really nice solution in search of a
problem.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

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