Entries Tagged as 'FontForge'

Installing Cygwin and FontForge for Windows

February 27th, 2011 by zoltan · 50 Comments

FontForge, as far as I can tell, is the best free font editing and conversion tool available for all operating systems. The problem is, the average user may have difficulty getting it to work under Windows. Because a lot of web designers out there may not be familiar with UNIX command shells and Cygwin, I have written this blog post to help.

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Tags: @font-face · converting · Cygwin · FontForge · Fonts

Converting @font-face Fonts Quickly In Any OS

February 20th, 2011 by zoltan · 21 Comments

I love experimenting with web fonts, but using the hodgepodge of free and open source desktop tools to convert them manually is time consuming. This inspired me to write a command line tool that would convert them all at once and create the CSS code like Font Squirrel’s generator. The result is a shell script that uses FontForge, Batik and Readable Web’s EOTFast to do the heavy lifting.

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Tags: @font-face · converting · CSS · CSS3 · Cygwin · FontForge · Fonts

@font-face in Depth

September 20th, 2009 by admin · 68 Comments

The fact that we can now choose any font to embed inside our web pages and applications using @font-face is something to celebrate, and removes a long existing set of handcuffs placed on web designers. This article covers how to use @font-face in all browsers, as well as some interesting little-known technical details.

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Tags: @font-face · ClearType · converting · CSS · FontForge · Fonts