webfonts


Webfonts are fonts embedded in websites and hosted on remote servers.

Books 1

Fourth issue of Back Cover, a bilingual French graphic design magazine. In this issue: A Conversation with Karel Martens, Wim Crouwel, Joost Hochuli, and more.

Articles 6

In less than three decades, web typography has caught up to and even surpassed print typography. A brief look into how we got to where we are today.
Essays · 22 October 2019 · English · 1450 words
Overview and sample code for accessing OpenType features in CSS.
Tutorials · 19 September 2016 · English
Jürg Lehni interviews Erik Spiekermann about the legal definition of typefaces, web font distribution models and parametric fonts.
Interviews · 14 April 2011 · English · 1322 words
Peter Biľak speaks with Mark Thomson about his beginnings, running a type foundry, magazines, print media in general, modern dance and typography. This interview appeared in Eye magazine No.75, Spring 2010 in the Reputations series.
Interviews · 27 September 2010 · English · 3447 words
Hinting, or screen optimising, is the process by which TrueType or PostScript fonts are adjusted for maximum readability on computer monitors. This text compares different ways of hinting (black & white, grey-scale, ClearType, DirectWrite), and explains the behaviour of fonts under different rasterisers.
Tutorials · 17 May 2010 · English · 1920 words

Blogs 23

Communication Arts publisher Patrick Coyne needed a typeface that would give them the typographical tools necessary to support an international publication in both print and onscreen applications.
17 June 2013
360 is a new Dutch magazine in print, online and iPad edition. The designers of the magazine looked for a typeface that would perform in all these platforms, and found Fedra Sans and Serif.
29 January 2013
We constantly monitor the performance of our webfont service and work on ways make it faster and more efficient. Today we are announcing technical changes that you can take advantage of to get significantly improved webfont serving.
19 September 2012
To help foundries, designers and end users, we are proposing standardised icons to identify the hinting methods used for each font.
3 September 2012
Irma Screen is designed to work equally well on paper and the computer screen. It is available in TrueType format only and has been specially optimised for exceptional readability on laptops, desktops, mobile devices and other digital displays.
3 September 2012

Help 10

Applying OpenType features in webfonts is a two step process. Typotheque webfonts are always generated for a specific webfonts, based on the requested language coverage and by default the OpenType features are removed. First, we need to make sure that the characters needed for the OpenType substitution are available.
Typotheque font files remain in cache for one week, and CSS files are cached for 5 minutes. Practically speaking, this means that font data is loaded significantly faster, while changes in CSS can be still visible in 5 minutes.
Typotheque offers three different ways of using fonts on the web. Hosted Webfonts is the simplest option, ready to use in minutes. Clients receive CSS code for using fonts online, and manage their project via Typotheque online account.
Yes, you can change the billing details at any time. Log in to your Account, and go to My Webfonts. Click on the tab Users, and enter the email address of the new user. The new user must have a Typotheque account with this email address.
When reaching the limit of free 500MB per month, you will receive an invoice at the end of the month for the bandwidth that go over the free limit. There is currently no way to pre-pay the bandwidth, you receive an invoice after exceeding the limit.

Other pages 4

Typotheque offers a special font licence that allows installation of fonts on web servers
Removing the Flash Of Unstyled Content in Firefox when using CSS @font-face rule by toggling the visibility of page to none.
Typotheque Webfont Service Licence Agreement, for server hosted web fonts using @font-face declaration.
How to use Typotheque Webfont embedding Service allows using custom fonts in the website using @font-face rule in CSS. Simple tutorial. Cross-browser font embedding