Font Replacement

Just been doing some research about font replacement.  The conclusion is that – for the time being – sIFR is the only crossbrowser solution.  But there were some interesting projects I wanted to keep a note of.

Microsoft EOT is still around and has been submitted to W3 for standardisation.  If it becomes a standard it will allow DRMed fonts on the web making everybody happy.

CSS3 @font-face looks great and should be a standard but is currently only working in Firefox 3 (and probably Webkit but I haven’t checked).

Typeface is similar to sIFR but only uses Javascript and Canvas.  It doesn’t let you convert copyrighted fonts.

On a final note there are quite a few websafe fonts out there.

Edit: There is now something called Cufon that does font replacement through the Canvas tag.

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