web font



I was wondering if anyone has experience with ttfautohint. The website offers a lot of information on hinting, but I can't find any information on how to actually use this software. I ran a ttf file through the program and it spit out a file without an extension. I added .ttf and it's a workable font which is 32kb bigger than the original file, so I assume it works. However, I don't know what the best settings are, and does anyone know if this can help me with hinting otf fonts as well? It doesn't run through the program in any case.

Usable handwritten-ish/script web font for writing?

Been tasked with designing an online writing space using a handwritten-looking font. Most seem pretty terrible for the task of writing/reading 3-4 paragraphs, but I'd still like to give it a good shot.

Any suggestions for a web font that looks handwritten/scripty and remains somewhat usable for medium-form writing and reading?

Web Font Alternative for Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk Extended


Hi! I'm searching for a beautiful web font alternative to Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk Extended and Medium Extended. If possible, I'd like to avoid using Neue Helvetica Extended. In a previous response to this question from 2010, someone suggested: Armitage (Fontspring). Has anyone come across any other substitutes since then?


Can I use Roboto font for print?

Sorry for the error. I posted in the wrong forum, here again the question.

The basic question concerning the use of Roboto. Is this font is suited for print work or it's a font to use in Web only? The second issue is about the license, may I use it for print on corporate use (no object will be sale with the font on it, example: no tshirt, no poster…). Thanks

Mercury + Verlag: which serif alternative?


Hi guys!
I'm building a website in which I decided to use Verlag for titles (they are all png images) and Mercury for texts. I thought to use web font services like Typotheque, FontDeck, TypeKit or Google Web Fonts (that is free!), but I found out that none of these supports Mercury.

Which alternatives do you suggest? I would like a very contemporary font and I also like Mercury's geometry (for example the fact that the horizontal serifs are flat and not tapered).

Thank you very much in advance.

Drag and drop Web-font testing page (Including OT features)


The Font Testing Page is a tool primarily intended for type designers and independent foundries. It can also be used by art directors, graphic designers, teachers and students interested in seeing how a typeface works on the web.

There is a short video at:

Operation is simple:
- First, you must accept the request from the browser.
- Then drag the font you want to try to the upper area of the Testing Page.

Below you will find 8 buttons: Headlines, Text, Lowercase Only, Adhesion Only, Caps, All Caps, Layout and Kern.
- Headlines: Displays examples: 72, 60, 48, 36 and 30 to 12.
- Text: Displays text blocks, from 20 to 10.
- Lowercase only: Displays examples of 72, 60, 48, 36, 30, 24, 18 and 16 to 10.

Web Font Help/Suggestions


Hello Typophile!

I created a simple sans-serif font for a personal web project I am working on, however, I have stumbled upon a problem with Firefox for Mac OS. "CHRSTPHR" (within an h1 tag) renders decently in most browsers except Firefox for Mac OS (V. 4 tested) in which it shifts down 10/15 pixels or so. I've checked my CSS thoroughly and can't seem to figure out the problem. Check out the last browser window in the following image:

Seeking Advice: Web Font like Myriad Pro



My company is updating our website and like the rest of the world has been doing, I want to update our site to include the fonts that we use in our identity. Unfortunately, we use Myriad Pro in a wide range of styles and Myriad Web only has 5 fonts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myriad_%28typeface%29#Myriad_Web) that don't really cover our needs. So, I'm looking for a suggestion for a typeface that we can use that is similar to Myriad Pro but available as a web font. I'd really like something with light, black and condensed versions. Any suggestions?

The image is just a clip of some of the different styles we intend to use.

Thanks for any help!

Calypso E and Vinkel by Typolar


The Northern European Type Collaboration Typolar has started. Find us at www.typolar.com. Founded by type designers Saku Heinänen, Jarno Lukkarila and Teemu Ollikainen, Typolar operates from Helsinki and London.

Typolar builds on the Nordic tradition of sturdy functionalism. For us it means fresh ideas and practical results. Working closely with publishing industries has made our typefaces naturally suitable for editorial work. However, many have found them highly useful in branding and identities as well. And that’s how we like it.

Use BBT Font on your Blogs - Press Release

New standard being installed on latest browsers (some now and later),
for example Mozilla Firefox and IE allows for fonts to be easily used
on Blogs and Websites. This is the Web Open Font Format or WOFF see

BBT font introduced in 2008 for altering the k/K letter shapes for
spirituality has been updated for this new standard. Now you can use
it on Blogs with easy code snippet called @font-face and some changes
to the Blog CSS stylesheet.

This is a blog using the BBT font as an example: http://BBTfont.blogspot.com

Photo with the BBT font are here:

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