Typotheque Web Font Service

peter bilak's picture

Typotheque has become one of the first commercial type foundries to license its entire font collection for use on the World Wide Web.

Typotheque’s Web Font Service frees webpage designers from the restriction of using Times, Helvetica and the other dozen or so “web-safe” fonts. Although most browsers support the use of other fonts, font companies have been reluctant to license their fonts for use on the web because there has been no convenient and reliable method of preventing site visitors from downloading the font files illegally. Typotheque’s method, which is based on W3C standards, gives web designers unprecedented creative possibilities while at the same time making it simple to use fonts securely on the web.

Typotheque’s system enables webpages to use the CSS @font-face rule to access font files stored on a global network of secure servers. Because the rule is supported by the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera, over 95% of all users worldwide can view such pages properly. For the first time, designers can create consistent visual identities across all necessary media without having to convert text into images. Typotheque’s OpenType fonts support over 100 languages written in Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Arabic scripts.

All End-User Licences (including those previously purchased) for its OpenType fonts have been upgraded at no extra cost to permit font embedding in webpages using a secure proprietary system. Licensed users receive 500MB of free bandwidth per month per font (equal to approximately 25.000 free views monthly); paying only €1 for each additional Gigabyte.

Watch a short tutorial, or sign up right away for 30 days free Trial licence and give it a try. If you like it, you can upgrade to full licence at any time.

blank's picture

Congratulations on this trailblazing achievement, Peter!

Frode Bo Helland's picture

This is a really good solution!

peter bilak's picture

Thank you everyone.
What is really exciting, is that finally we can respond to people requesting a test font. We can give them a 30 days trial licence, which gives a good idea how the fonts work. Something which was impossible just a year ago.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Anti-aliasing on Windows computers is pretty bad at large sizes.

peter bilak's picture

We are aware of the differences in rasterizing on Mac & PC.
This is work in progress and in the next step we'll be improving the screen appearance of fonts to bridge different platforms.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

I’m looking forward to that, and also other foundries getting a piece of the cake. It’s great to finally have a decent easy implemented solution.

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