I read a link a while back (probably before I registered) where someone mentioned this link: http://snook.ca/archives/html_and_css/becoming-a-font-embedding-master
I like the idea of finally being able to apply different fonts but the problem is the fonts look just awful on a windows machine. Even with ClearType enabled the fonts are still unacceptably jagged. Some look better with the font smoothing set to Standard but still not acceptable enough to justify using the @font-face.
Is the issue with the font, itself? Does the font need to be "smoothable" to look proper using ClearType?
ClearType is just horrible,
ClearType is just horrible, all it seems to do is make the character thicker and sort of vaguely blurred at the edges, I can't suffer it for one minute. analogue input to tft screens doesn't produce great results with fonts, switching to digital gives marked improvement. Browsers tend not to be that great at rendering fonts regardless. The only thing that renders fonts/typography really well on my windows box is a suite of programmes from them Adobe people which costs a ludicrous amount of money. Turn to my Mac and everything looks wonderful!
The look and quality of fonts is something that I consider a lost cause there are too many unknown variables between what I do and the end result on users box and we are not in the business of print quality typography.
Image replacement isn't going
Image replacement isn't going to be replaced any time soon.
I doubt it despite the
I doubt it despite the efforts to get that online font library off the ground and the improved handling of @font-face, as much as I would like an easy straightforward method to using a few specific fonts I feel reluctant to embrace other methods.