Comments: The Font Wars

1. I am not an expert on fonts, but I believe there used to be money in fonts, but now high quality fonts are freely available. You might want to read about true type fonts at wikipedia for a brief history. I believe they were originally bitmaps - think screen pixels which don't scale well. Later they were modelled using mathematical functions (specifically Bezier curves) which can scale to any resolution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truetype

2. Your CSS file: http://divisionoflabour.com/dl.css
says:
font-family : times new roman, helvetica, serif;

times new roman is one of the most commonly used fonts today.

Most web browsers allow the user to override the specified fonts if they want.

Posted by Dave Reed at July 14, 2006 10:33 PM