Web Font Myths

Jared Benson's picture

{Got this today, thought it might be of interest -jb}

Dear Sirs,

I am writing this letter to make you aware of the development within the
area of digital typography for the web. Your average font and/or web
professional seems to be under the incorrect impression that web fonts,
such as Embedded OpenType and TrueDoc (eot and pfr fonts), are dead
technologies. People seem to associate web fonts with: slow rendering, slow
downloads, flickering, no print support, low quality, not cross platform,
promotes font piracy, no typography consistency, etc.

I have taken it up on myself to educate people on this matter. These claims
might have been true at one point in time, and they may still be true for
some web font technologies. However, all claims are not true today, and
certainly not for all technologies. So, if you give a damn about using
fonts on the web, then have a look at my white paper on this subject at:

http://www.em2-solutions.com/apps/fairy/webfonts.html


Regards,
em2 Solutions
Michael Jansson

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hrant's picture

Note:
From what I've seen, em2 (formerly Borware) know very much what they're talking about.

hhp

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