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BenStucki: Flex Font Embedding
Caffeen Fonts (was: Chlorine)
Canadian archive where you can download 19 fonts by Regina's Jesse Wilson: Chlorinez, Chlorix, Chlorinov, Chlorinut, Chlorinar, Chlorinap, Chloriin, Chloreal, Chlorinej, Chlorinuh, Chlorenuf, Chlod, Chlub, Hyper3, JesseScript, Morevil, Circle6, Caffeen, Star Five. Mac and Windows. Plus Math Donuts, Hawaiiah, Clawless, Alcohol Licks, Ostro 868, Megapixel, Fack, Courier Now, Disco2000, Jim Teacher, Edcom, Kitchener, Alterna. Some of his fonts are also available in sIFR format.
Dafont link. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
A commercial Windows tool to create web pages that use your own fonts. By CoffeeCup Software from Corpus Christi, TX. It also has a medium-sized font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free software published in 2009 to render text in a font of one's choice. Developed by Simo Kinnunen. From the announcement:
Cufon aims to become a worthy alternative to sIFR, which despite its merits still remains painfully tricky to set up and use. To achieve this ambitious goal the following requirements were set:
We are in November 2008. The proposals for font usage on web pages are coming in from all sides. These include
Image replacement survey, dated 2009. I quote some passages.
Facelift Image Replacement
Font Burner uses a technology called Scalable Inman Flash Replacement (sIFR) to change the fonts in the headlines of your site. Basically it hides the headline and puts a Flash file in their place. The Flash file is able to render the font without breaking the usability of your site. SIFR is an open source project available to one and all through novemberborn.net. After you find the font that you would like to use, Font Burner gives you a chunk of code that you will insert into the head of your webpage. The font searching is from a list of about 1000 fonts archived on their site. Unfortunately, the font designers are not identified! The embedded code looks like this (for the font Andron Scriptor):
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FONTSMACK is a repository of sIFR fonts along with TrueType and PostScript fonts. sIFR fonts are Macromedia Flash files (SWFs) that you can easily drop into your site. Run by Jonathan Snook. [Google] [More] ⦿
Advice on gzipping font files for placing on web pages. [Google] [More] ⦿
OpensIFRr is a free new tool that enables one to create sIFR flash files with given fonts. Example of its use. Mac and PC. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Mac OS X program to create and make sIFR flash files for inclusion in HTML pages. This page states: I just found -on the web, where else?- a fairly easy method to create sIFR Flash Files without the need for Adobe Flash Studio itself. Thus, here it is: a free, dead-simple tool to help you convert as many font files as you need painlessly. Simple? Very. Select a TrueType Font File, select which glyphs you wish to convert or [x] All if you want a big fat .swf file, click on Convert, pick a destination directory and you are set. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontlab's 2006 type format designed for web site use. Fonts are described in the human-readable XML language, and the glyphs are just bitmap pictures, typically in PNG format. The format is non-proprietary. Editing can be done in a standard editor, or via the (proprietary) BitFonter. Web pages using these fonts must have the photofont plug-in installed, but from there, with the appropriate tags, the screen fonts behave like standard fonts in text. Text is searchable, indexable, and so forth. Photofont Start is a free Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter and Macromedia Fireworks plug-in released in 2005. In 2008, Photofont WebReady was released by the FontLab people---with the help of sIFR, text on web pages is replaced by embedded text-searchable Flash.
Old but dead link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free software by Shaun Inman for creating Cufon-compatible pixel-based font.js files from specially prepared gifs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stefan Isarie's sIFR flash font library with almost 300 fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free on-line font converter from truetype to sIFR. This may be a way of grabbing your font: We do keep fonts uploaded to sIFRGenerator.com for debug and statistical purposes. One should perform these tasks with trusted software on one's own computer. [Google] [More] ⦿
A free sIFR font resource page. It has a small sIFR font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Romanian web developer who runs a site without 300 free sIFR fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Why I hate SIFR
Arve Bersvendsen argues against sIFR as a solution for web fonts. He argues in terms of page nativation, keyboard selection and mouse selection. [Google] [More] ⦿
Microsoft's new Cleartype collection (released in 2006 after years of preparation) available here for free download in truetype format (and also sIFR format). These fonts are now sold by Ascender.
The fonts are: Calibri, Calibri-Bold, Calibri-Italic, Calibri-BoldItalic, Cambria, Cambria-Bold, Cambria-Italic, Cambria-BoldItalic, Candara, Candara-Bold, Candara-Italic, Candara-BoldItalic, Consolas, Consolas-Bold, Consolas-Italic, Consolas-BoldItalic, Constantia-Regular, Constantia-Bold, Constantia-Italic, Constantia-BoldItalic, Corbel, Corbel-Bold, Corbel-Italic, Corbel-BoldItalic. See also here and here. The OpenType versions are automatically installed when one downloads the beta 2 of Office 2007 or The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats (Beta 2). Comments by Poynter Online. Another download site. Candara download. Zip file with the fonts. Calibri source. Jeff Atwood claims that Consolas, which was designed for ClearType, can barely be used without it. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿