[OpenFontLibrary] Text replacement, fancy effects and Cufón
simos.lists at googlemail.com
Sat May 23 10:41:41 PDT 2009
A few months ago there was an e-mail about Cufón,
Cufón is at
What cufón appears to do is indeed create nice effects with fonts for
your web pages.
You need to first pre-convert your font (TTF, OTF) to an intermediate
format that cufón requires.
Then, you can design a page that can create nice font effects on the
There is a page at http://cufon.shoqolate.com/generate/ to help
generate those intermediate formats.
The font conversion page has some interesting text about Web embedding,
" The EULAs of these fonts allow Web Embedding (without Adobe Flash).
See Fonts and the Law at fontembedding.com for more information.
Fonts produced by the following foundries/vendors/creators are known
to be safe: Adobe Systems. The following are known to require separate
or extended licenses for Web Embedding: FontFont (separate), Hoefler &
Frere-Jones (separate), ITC (separate), Linotype (extended)."
Apparently, open-source fonts are in an advantage here.
I am not involved with the cufón project; I just happened to notice
the project when
my new wordpress theme came with cufón preconfigured.
This is a FYI e-mail only.
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