Further Web FontFont Improvements
Smaller Webfonts, Better Vertical Metrics, Optimized Rendering Behaviour
In February 2010 we released Web FontFonts, becoming the first major foundry to offer fonts in WOFF, the format which is now supported by all major browsers and has become the webfont standard. We started with a simple pay-once licensing model and optimized every font for the best possible display across platforms. To celebrate the broad WOFF support (with just released version of Safari), our Type Department further improved the files, by making them up to 60% smaller, with better vertical metrics for consistent baseline positions in all browsers as well as additional optimization for new versions of Windows. Upgraded files are available at no additional cost.
Thank you for helping keep the web beautiful.
(Subsetter also works with Office FontFonts (.ttf) in order to embed subsetted versions of these fonts as mentioned in our EULA under 2.2. Embedding.)
Web FontFonts are high quality, screen-optimized fonts designed specifically for web use.
Created in collaboration with Tim Ahrens and FontShop, the legendary FontFonter was developed as the first free tool to allow anyone to try and preview Web (Font)Fonts on any website.
FontShop’s completely new WebFonter will succeed FontFonter as an even better tool to make the web design process as seamless as possible.
With it, you can now try and test Web FontFonts together with the tens of thousands of webfonts available from FontShop.com in any existing site. You can replace headline or body text, specific fonts, or, using custom CSS selectors, anything you want with a typeface of your choosing.
WebFonter can be used during the design and development process – a critical time for typeface choice. The target website does not need to be publicly accessible in order to test-drive webfonts. This hugely important feature marries well with the current web design trend towards designing directly in the browser.
The WebFonter is available for free as a Chrome extension, browser bookmarklet or by entering a URL directly at webfonter.fontshop.com.