The font company is releasing patented compression technology in an attempt to bring faster, nicer fonts to the Web, and Google is helping out the effort.
The software colossus signs up to sponsor standardization of the Web Open Font Format technology. Support in IE9 looks likely.
After years of Web-font false starts, the new font technology is poised to spruce up the Web's words. Overall, it'll be a step forward.
One of the biggest font foundries is releasing a catalog of nearly 8,000 fonts for Web pages. The move will help designers add polish--and create a new revenue stream for the company.