[Openfontlibrary] Serving font files from Open Font Library for @font-face complicit browsers

Ben Weiner ben at readingtype.org.uk
Thu Jul 3 09:47:57 PDT 2008


I wrote:
> I wondered about offering a service that hosted such fonts. It could be 
> an outgrowth of http://openfontlibrary.org/ (because it would share the 
> same aim - "collect public domain fonts *so that they may be used freely*").
To clarify: I suppose that http://www.fontburner.com/ is a model, but on 
a competing platform (never seen it before today - I don't use SiFR at 
the moment).
>  Anyone 
> discussing this elsewhere? Have I not been paying attention? ;-)
But my enquiry is simply: is anyone linked with OFL running a server 
that is intended to serve font files to browsers that can understand 
@font-face - or is anyone talking/thinking about doing this soon? The 
fact is if I do it right now it works, but the world won't know that the 
font's come from OFL.

Dave Crossland wrote:
> I guess it hasn't been discussed because its so obviously what OFLB is 
> for :-) 
Yes, although that's not explicitly stated. Perhaps this is just an 
opportunity for
- a more obvious link on each font's page (more obvious than the 
download button)
- a little badge graphic that nerds can stick on their pages to show 
their support (nerds are not tired of this idea yet, if I'm an example...)


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