Progressive Font Enrichment: reinventing web font performance | Responsive Web Typography

Ny fontladdningsteknik håller på att utvecklas. Fonten laddas efter behovet på sidan istället för idag, att ladda ner den kompletta fontfilen som kan vara ganska stor. Man kan alltså säga att fonten “strömmas” till sidan.

“The ideal solution would combine the benefits of both of these approaches: subset a font request to what’s necessary for a given page, but add to the original font asset on subsequent content requests, thereby enabling the gradual enrichment of the font file.”

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A Friendly Introduction to Font Licenses | Medium

Typefaces are like clothes. Clothing for your text. They set the appearance of words and influence their effect on the reader.

But shopping for typefaces is very different from shopping for actual clothes, which you get to own and wear.

To use a typeface, you need to download and/or purchase the font—which is in the form of a file or set of files. But the ownership of these files is not exactly yours.

When you purchase a font, what you are purchasing is the license to use it. Font files, technically, are software. When you buy a font, you get the file, but what you pay for is the right to use it.

Shopping for fonts? Read this first.

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