Poynter Web font mystery

mike_duggan's picture

this is bugging me

is there an easy way to find out where the fonts on this site are being served from? the body text on
http://www.rd.com/health/sleep-your-way-to-better-heart-health/

is reported by the 'what font' tool as PoynterOSTextTwoL, which I thought might come from WebType, but it doesnt seem to. the hinting is weird, see the bottom of the lowercase p decender.

any help appreciated.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Yes, by a look into the code. The CSS reveals that Reader’s Digest doesn’t use a webfont servive, but rather hosts the fonts itself. They link to raw OpenType fonts (several styles of Poynter OS, as well as Freight Sans and Micro), using @font-face, without any obfuscation whatsoever. I doubt this is in accordance with the EULAs. I will point the respective foundries to this thread.

mike_duggan's picture

ok thanks, I see it in the CSS now. cheers

dberlow's picture

Thanks guys.

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