Monday, April 27th, 2009
Mark Pilgrim has a certain style, and it was in full force on his latest post on font issues that we have on the Web.
Some people are offended by tone and such, but if you ignore that, Mark is actually normally spot on!
In this case, the font world feels like the DRM world of music. They can battle up hill all they want, but if they don’t start working with their users (who are willing to pay for fonts, just like we are willing to pay for music!) they will find themselves in big trouble.
I was chatting with a GFX engineer on Firefox and after a fun time talking about how freaking fun it is to get fonts right cross platform (holy subtle-ties batman!) he pointed to a nice M+ font (multiple weights etc):
There are tons of great open source fonts out there. One day, instead of looking up to the foundries in their ivory towers in the sky, we will look down on the floor and see the gold is right there! And, then what? What will the foundries have after they push everyone to go the open source route?
Let’s enjoy font squirrel and find some nice friendly fonts and use them to make the Web more fontific, and hope that the other chaps work out how to play nicely.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:07 am