Fonts are finally coming to the web

I have to admit that I didn’t follow developments too closely for the last couple of years, but I was rather surprised today to find that Safari 4, Firefox 3.5 and Internet Explorer 6 to 8 support downloadable TrueType fonts in a compatible and useful manner.

Slashdot post, linked Slate article, nice overview page.

A couple of things that are buried in the pages linked above, but which helped me to get up to speed:

<style>
@font-face {
    font-family: "testing";
    src: url("output.ttf") format("truetype");
}
</style>
<!--[if IE]>
    <style>
    @font-face {
        font-family: "testing";
        src: url("output.eot");
    }
    </style>
<![endif]-->
<div style="font-family: testing">
Hello, Multiple Browser World!
</div>

Now I just need to quickly build a WordPress and a MediaWiki template, and we’re all set 🙂

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