type & typography

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Dealing with New Font Formats

January 29, 2004 - 2:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

[Here's a short one to give you a taste of typical listserv messages. This is a combination of two posts I sent to the QuarkXPresslistserv in January, in reply to two different posts that each had questions about new font formats.]

Subscriber Posts:

"What is a .dfont? What exactly are the *Pro* fonts?"

My Reply:

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Embedding Fonts in Web Pages

November 17, 2003 - 2:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

Vexed with Verdana? Tired with Trebuchet? To hell with Helvetica? (One more: Arial gives you angst?) The meager standard font choices for web designers can get tiring. Of course, you can call for any font you'd like in your web pages, but if the user doesn't happen to have that same exact font active on their machine, your web page will appear in the default font per their browser settings — typically, Times.

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Font Finding

June 23, 2003 - 2:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

Speaking of fonts, have you ever needed to match an existing font you didn't recognize? And it's no longer a "font" into which you click an insertion bar and see what the font menu says? Perhaps the type in the artwork you're given to work with has been converted to outlines or rasterized, or worse, all you've got is a printed sample.

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