Every major browser now supports the ability to link to a font. By writing a bit of css and including a link to a font file, web pages can now display the typefaces of their designer’s choice. To address the licensing issues and ensure that font designers receive compensation for the use of their typefaces, Typekit worked with leading foundries to develop a font-linking licence. Designers can sign up on either a monthly or yearly basis, choosing from a range of levels (a Personal account suitable for bloggers, for example, is US $24.99 a year while the top-level Performance library which allows for unlimited font usage costs $249.99). This buys access to a library of fonts from foundries such as FontFont and Underware.
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