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Session details

Setting web typography free
Using custom Photofont and OpenType fonts on the web

Adam Twardoch

TypeTech FL04 | Palace B
Wednesday 17 September | 14:00 – 14:50

Theme TypeTools by FontLab | Duration: 50 minutes

The web does not allow us to use the countless typefaces that we use in print. We can use non-default fonts in certain elements of a website using Flash and graphics, but in the searchable text portions, only a few standard fonts such as Verdana can be used. In this session, we will combine different tools (Adobe Dreamweaver, FontLab TypeTool, Photofont WebReady, Microsoft WEFT) and techniques (linked OpenType fonts, embedded OpenType fonts, Flash font replacement using sIFR, and embedded Photofonts) to obtain web pages that use non-default fonts, work equally well in Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Opera, and remain valid HTML and CSS, ensuring findability and standards-compliance.

Speaker details

Adam Twardoch

Product and marketing manager Fontlab Ltd. | Germany

Based in Berlin, Adam Twardoch is working in the field of font technology, multilingual typography, CSS webfonts, Unicode and OpenType. He serves as product and marketing manager at Fontlab Ltd. He also works as a typographic consultant to MyFonts and other clients worldwide. He is member of the ATypI Board and was involved in the organization of four ATypI conferences. Adam has been teaching workshops in font creation in the UK, USA, Germany, Russia and his native Poland. In 2007, he edited the Polish edition of Robert Bringhurst’s book “The Elements of Typographic Style”.

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