By AN Jay on May 26, 2009

Now Its Much Easier To Embed Fonts On Web Pages With FontJazz

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FontJazz is a tiny typographic engine written in JavaScript, enabling webdesigners and developers to use any typeface  on a website. You can select here any TrueType or OpenType typeface from your local computer, and upload it for processing.

FontJazz

FontJazz does not take the usual road, where an image is generated on the server-side, for every headline – an approach that is rather ineffective. Instead, FontJazz implements a simple type-rendering engine in JavaScript, which means that any headlines are rendered 100% client-side, without any kind of server-side dependencies or bandwidth overhead.

FontJazz

Unlike traditional web-font solutions, FontJazz requires the user’s browser to fetch only a single image and a tiny  JavaScript file, and only once for any number of headlines.

The JavaScript uses DOM and works with IE5+, Firefox 2+, Opera 9+, Google Chrome and most likely any other standards-compliant browser.  You can click here to read license information or visit here to download.





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Comments

Sadly it doesn’t work with images turned off, some form of fallback would make it just that little bit more awesome.

some form of fallback would make it just that little bit more awesome.

Sounds really good. I’d try it ASAP.

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I much prefer Cufon, it’s easier to use (paths are easier to get right) and it’s more flexible (don’t have to assign color up front before generating script).

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