Actual licensed Underware fonts in Webfonts test page

joeclark's picture

Ian Lyman and Craig Mod have ginned up a Webfonts test page that uses genu-wine fonts from Underware. But very special fonts they are: “All of the type on this page was kindly licensed by Underware for specific use in this @font-face demo, as commissioned by the Mozilla foundation. With Underware's approval, we created glyph-limited editions of some of their typefaces for this one-time use only.” One-offs seem to be inimical to the entire concept of Webfonts, but we’re still at the demonstration-project stage, so I’m not all that surprised.

But! What’s the kicker? Everybody’s favourite curmudgeon Mark Pilgrim, he of “Fornicate the foundries” fame, derides the project thus (via Delicious): “[Hundreds] of open-source fonts, and they go out of their way to license proprietary alternatives.” Because typography, like information, wants to be free!

Si_Daniels's picture

Another good move from the Mozafia.

Web designers want to use commerical fonts, and despite the fact that the custom one-off solution won't scale, this move reinforces that fact.

Richard Fink's picture

"despite the fact that the custom one-off solution won’t scale"

What do you mean? (Seriously)
And is there any relationship between the Mozafia and the Applezon cartel? (Goofingly)

ilynam's picture

Spelling, plz.

Rob O. Font's picture

This is a perfectly good example of a limited knowledge individual who can write html, and another one who can read it and yet a third who can bring it to our attention. Nothing whatsoever is new about any of this.


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