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Ivor Envato team says

Hey guys I’ve been a bit reluctant to use Cufon in my themes, Cufon is easy to learn and to use but I HATE it. The thing is that I’m a seller and if the client ask for a feature I can’t say no :) the question is:

What do you guys / gals prefer (buyers and authors)?

  • Cufon
  • Font Face
  • None (Just Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, Palatino, etc)

Thanks :)

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JeffreyWay says

I only use @Font-face these days.

You can’t use custom fonts faster than this: http://code.google.com/webfonts

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organicbee says
I only use @Font-face these days. You can’t use custom fonts faster than this: http://code.google.com/webfonts

+1 plus Im not a huge fan of adding extra javascript(the ones Im currently working on has alot of it anyways)

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ChunkStudio says

I agree with Jeffrey & organicbee above and only use the google font API nowadays – quick + easy+ rock solid. (although I still browse fontsquirrel regularly and hope one day the googlefont selection will be half as good). Only downside is I find that ‘windows’ displays some of the fonts as a ragged mess – narrowing down the choice even more – but definitely the way of the future.

Surprised that no site templates have this option installed- wouldn’t put me off buying at all

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Ivor Envato team says
I only use @Font-face these days. You can’t use custom fonts faster than this: http://code.google.com/webfonts

Yeah, I love font-face plus there’s a lot of ready-to-use fonts here http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface also, Google Font Directory is great – I’d like to see much more fonts in the future though.

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pixelnourish says
You can’t use custom fonts faster than this: http://code.google.com/webfonts

I do like a few of these fonts – they unfortunately just look quite shocking on a PC.

I personally use cufon – if I really need a specific font. Otherwise I will stick to google webfonts or websafe fonts :)

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DanVolkens says

I definitely try to keep it pure with font-face, or even the regular old set of web fonts.

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SimonIJ says

font face i think to:D

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cudazi Envato team says

Some of my themes are cufon but I have stayed away lately. I was going to try Google’s fonts on my latest project but none really jumped out at me for what I was doing. I think it would save time in documentation going with font-face but there’s nothing wrong with the defaults for the most part.

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Potshot says

Font-face is definitely the way to go. Other font embedding technologies are pretty limiting with all the extra flash, and javascript. With @font-face you can easily embed fonts with no real downside other than browser support. Of course, you’d have that same problem with any technology, especially in IE.

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