Monthly Archives: June 2011

Safari to support WOFF in Mac OS X Lion

Steve Jobs announced a whole heckuva lot of stuff yesterday at the WWDC here in San Francisco. Between iCloud, iOS 5, and all of the new features Jobs introduced in OS X Lion, there’s a lot to be excited about.

But the most exciting feature for FontShop and its customers introduced yesterday didn’t make it into Jobs’ keynote. Hidden in this expansive feature list for Lion was this bit of gold:

Support for the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) gives web designers and developers the ability to use a wider range of fonts on websites.

What this means for us and you: soon, your Web FontFonts (as well as the recently released Azuro Web) will be supported in Safari as well as every other major browser, allowing you to comfortably host webfonts knowing that your visitors will view your website in all its typographically fine-tuned correctness.

For the uninitiated: WOFF is a file format which provides lightweight compression and the capacity for additional metadata, which can be implemented on websites using CSS @font-face rules. Developed by Jonathan Kew, Tal Leming, and Erik van Blokland, WOFF fonts are generally converted from TrueType (TTF), and can contain hinting for optimal onscreen rendering. WOFF is a recommended standard by the W3C, and is already supported in FireFox (3.6+), Chrome (6+), and Internet Explorer (9+).

Mac OS X Lion will be available in July. This gives you just enough time to browse our Web FontFont offerings and pick some new faces for your site in celebration of Safari joining the WOFF revolution.

FontShop Friday Five: Jumping Into June

We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

Newsletter Features New Foundry, Fonts

Did you miss our latest newsletter on Wednesday? Read it here. Then check out the Sweet® Fonts Collection , as well as new fonts from Sudtipos, Jan Fromm, and DizajnDesign.  You can subscribe to newsletters on this page to get this font deliciousness in your inbox twice a month.

Coranto 2 Expands

Taking a look at the growth of Coranto 2 from TypeTogether to include Coranto 2 Headline.

Find Fonts on Flickr

Have you checked out FontShop’s Flickr photostream yet? It’s another great way to view some of our colorful newsletter samples and link back to our site. Let us know what you think!

Azuro Promo Extended to Wednesday

FontShop AG’s Azuro 90% discount has been extended until June 7. Take advantage of this great deal to snap up both the desktop and web version!

On the FontFeed

Hot off his TYPO Berlin: Shift presentation, Yves Peters tackles summer releases in his latest ScreenFonts. As a bonus, he’s created a Pirate FontList. Yar.

Friday Five Fonts: Fiance by Sudtipos and Rukou by DizajnDesign

New: Coranto 2 Headline from TypeTogether

Last month we released Coranto 2 from TypeTogether. Designer Gerard Unger based the new family on his earlier DTL Paradox, tailoring this new variation to the newsprint medium: extremely legible, professional and approachable, with a taller x-height and more robust forms than its parent. It also maintains a detailed elegance that modern printers can more easily translate to the page than in past eras, adding to the typeface’s versatility in media beyond print.

Quickly on the heels of the first release comes Coranto 2 Headline. TypeTogether added three styles to the family, now available at FontShop: Headline Regular, Headline Semi Bold, and Headline Bold. These new styles have an even taller x-height, and are condensed to save space. They can be purchased individually, and are also included in a new family package which contains all seven styles.

Download Specimen PDF (762 KB).

Coranto 2 Headline