Friday, April 11, 2008

Safari v.3.1: Typeface embedding

Typography variety is coming back to the Web. Safari 3.1 for Windows and Mac now supports the embedding of “sfnt fonts” (TrueType, OpenType PS, OpenType TT) using the font-face declaration. Technically the fonts are not embedded in the website, but they are simply linked like an image file. Thus the fonts need to be stored on a public server. Since you cannot upload commercial fonts to a public webserver, you are limited to freeware fonts. However does that apply to typefaces embedded on websites built in Flash? Go figure...

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