web fonts

@font-face rendering


I made this just as a general info for those uniformed.

It is simplified, but generally speaking these are main possible paths with default settings.

X axis is market share (with some guessing).

I know a small examples of renderings could be included for better understanding, and I will post this & other refinements later.

A few things not mentioned:
Linux with FreeType rendering, but I have no idea how many people use subpixel rendering or other settings. Each setting has probably less than 1% of users.
Quartz rendering does also other types than subpixel AA, but I would say they are in minority (I really don't know).
There is also an old version of Safari, with Quartz rendering on Windows with default setting.

Extensis web fonts @ An Event Apart, Boston

Extensis recently http://announced that we are getting into web font delivery. Indeed, you can see Extensis web font tech in use on that page and throughout the Extensis web site.

In related news, we're also hosting a pre-conference http://cocktail party on Sunday, May 23rd at An Event Apart in Boston. You don't have to be attending the conference to come, though. Typophiles welcome!

Yes, we'll be showing our web font goodness at the party. :)

WOFF submission accepted/published by W3C

In the latest development of web served typography, the World Wide Web Consortium today accepted and published the Web Open Font Format specification. This is an important step in the standardisation of this format, as set out in the charter of the recently establish W3C web font working group.

The most notable and exciting thing about this is that WOFF was jointly submitted to the W3C by the Mozilla Foundation (whose Jonathan Kew developed the format along with Erik van Blokland and Tal Lemming), Opera Software ASA, and Microsoft Corporation. And it isn't often that I use bold italics.

1. The submission documentation.