Dave Woods - Freelance Web Design Warwickshire

Cufón Font Replacement

Cufón is a font replacement method similar to the sIFR method. But where sIFR was sometimes slow in replacing the font, required flash and was tricky to setup, Cufón looks set to do away with all those problems.

Cameron Moll has put together an excellent write up on Cufón font embedding over on his blog so if you’re looking for an in depth review and how to set it up then it’s definitely worth having a read of his article.

I’ve had a quick play around with it and am very impressed with how easy it was to set up. When I first had a play around with sIFR it must have taken me a few hours to setup a font rendering how I was expecting it to. However, ten minutes of playing around with Cufón and I had something thrown together which actually worked.

There are a few bugs and issues with Cufón that Cameron’s article goes into but even with those taken into consideration, I’d still be tempted to use Cufón over sIFR purely for the fact that it’s so easy to use and implement.

For more information and to get started with Cufón visit http://wiki.github.com/sorccu/cufon/about

3 comments on “Cufón Font Replacement

  1. rtud

    Cheers 4 this! The fun part is, I just started a couple of hours ago to read the docs for sIFR.. 🙂


  2. Dave Post author

    Hi rtud, sIFR is good and really brought things on a long way in terms of using fonts on the web but this is another step on from that in my opinion… at least until we can start embedding fonts properly with CSS.

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