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  • # February 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Hey, everybody.
    Couple days ago I discovered this guy who made this fabulous method to use any fonts we want in our sites.
    http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface/generator
    All you need to do is to upload one or more fonts, configure it, then download the font-face kit with 2 CSS files and the font files in the format of your choice: .EOT (IE), .SVG(iPhone) and .WOFF(Firefox 3.6+).
    No Javascript, no PHP.
    It works perfectly in IE6.
    I hope it helps. And sorry if you already know it and by my bad english, hehe.

    # February 12, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Very nice.

    # May 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Discovered fontsquirrel yesterday. I’m glad i did.

    # May 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    @codeandmore What does it do that fontsquirrel doesn’t? I am not averse to paying for good services, but why should I subscribe to your services rather than using the quality ones offered by fontsquirrel?

    # May 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    @Melindrea I agree. It looks like that was created for the sake of making money. Or you rushed through it by the look of the website.

    # May 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    @Melindrea @Jarolin I marked it as spam earlier as it appears this person is posting to profit rather than a paid alternative to Font Squirrel. Why anyone would pay a subscription to render an @font-face kit, is ludicrous. Not to mention it doesn’t offer a better alternative compared to Font Squirrel’s options. But apparently no one deleted the comment.

    # May 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I was wondering why someone would post about fontsquirrel as if it was a new service… then saw the date of the original post. Bloody spammers, resurrecting threads from the dead!

    # May 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I was too.

    # May 20, 2013 at 2:08 am

    > What if you have DFONT, PostScripts?

    + dfont are Mac OS X/Unix only supported fonts and will end up going away.

    + OpenType supports PostScript/TrueType outlines and is compatible cross-platform.

    > It does not limit file size, 10MB or more

    Why would you ever want to convert that many fonts? Why is that an advantage?

    > (of course that is protected, no one else knows which font(s) you uploaded).

    Again, why is that an advantage? What is the need/importance to protect that data? Just from that comment, I presume that is an advantage because if a user uploads pirated fonts or fonts with restricted licenses, no one will know. It’s an advantage because your competitor, Font Squirrel, takes some steps to prevent this.

    > On the other hand, fontsquirrel is making money too just not as direct.

    By placing advertisements on their site? Okay? That’s quite common but they also have other businesses that they profit from.

    > People these days are too familiar with free things. Have you ever donated to free services like FontSquirrel? Other free open source projects?

    I agree. I’m a big supporter of type related projects so yes, I have. Quality can be a big factor in paid services compared to its free competitors. This is why I choose to pay Webtype for true webfonts compared to distributors such as Google Web Fonts.

    > What’s difference?

    Well, in your case, I feel like what you offer are simple implementations and offer no real benefit. How hard is it to add a file type to a form that a competitor doesn’t offer? Not hard at all. How hard is it to create an unlimited upload limit? Quite simple, actually. Are you aware there are differences in desktop fonts and webfonts? Are you aware that Font Squirrel also manually optimizes webfonts much like Typekit? Does your service offer this?

    Therefore, in my opinion, on a forum like this which is related to web developers, your service is not what I would consider a “game changer” or useful in converting fonts for these people to switch to. Not to mention that you have only posted here twice. Both to advertise and advocate your service which is why I marked it as spam.

    # July 17, 2013 at 9:26 am

    **Font Squirrel** is not working as of now or may be under maintenance.
    We can use : http://everythingfonts.com/font-face as alternative. it’s free.
    Let’s try this.

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