Google announced today a the new Google Font Directory. Does anyone have initial thoughts? It appears to have some connection to TypeKit. What I’m wondering is this: So far the reason I do not use @font-face is that most font render horribly in browsers on Windows XP. Will the fonts on the Google Font Directory be any better for this than those I was getting from font squirrel?
Edit: Here’s a screenshot from Firefox 3.6 on XP (via Adobe BrowserLab). Ugh. Looks like @font-face will continue to be held back by XP.
I believe the issue is that XP does not have ClearType enabled by default. If it has been enabled the fonts look fine. Certainly I have tried viewing pages with font-face from my own copy of XP and had terrible results similar to the above screenshot.