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Typekit

Typekit
Adobe Typekit
Manufacturer Adobe Systems
Type Design Service
Release date September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
Introductory price Free trial
Annual subscriptions
Online services Embedded fonts
Website .comtypekit

Typekit is a service which allows designers and developers to use high-quality fonts in their work through a subscription plan to their font library.[1] Fonts may be used on customers' websites or synced via Creative Cloud to applications on their computers.[2]


Contents

  • Characteristics 1
  • History 2
  • Alternatives 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Characteristics

Typekit is available to the public and allows subscribers to get access under a single licensing agreement to the Typekit font library,[3] which, as of August 2015, consists of more than 1,100 typefaces from a variety of foundries.[4] The fonts are offered as a standalone service and as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud.[5]

The service uses the @font-face CSS property and JavaScript.[1]

Typekit has been hailed as "revolutionary" for its promise to enrich typography on the web and make it more similar to print.[6]

History

Typekit was launched in September 2009 by Small Batch, Inc.,[1] a company run by creators of the Google Analytics service.[7] In October 2011, the service was acquired by Adobe.[8]

Alternatives

Google introduced a competing, free service named Google Web Fonts in May, 2010.[9][10]

Clearleft & OmniTI launched Fontdeck in June, 2010.[11]

Font Bureau and Ascender Corporation launched the Webtype service in October, 2010.[12]

See also

References

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  11. ^ Fontdeck Blog (June 11, 2010). "Fontdeck is go!"
  12. ^ Webtype Blog (October 27, 2010). “New Web Font Service Launched by Partnership of Experts”


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