The New Web Typography

Posted: January 11, 2012 Comments(2)

The New Web Typography.

Microsoft is really hitting things strong early in 2012, wow. The hot topic this week is OpenType support in IE10. While other browsers fit that bill as well, Microsoft made this (very non-Microsoft looking) website to tout what’s so cool about OpenType support in browsers.

Of course a big pink ribbon plastered up top points you to IE10, but respectfully Firefox as well, as they both support OpenType.

The page is dedicated to outlining the sweetness of OpenType:

  • Small Caps
  • Ligatures
  • Numerals
  • Kerning
  • Fractions
  • Alternates

There is a lot to like. Except the syntax.

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  1. IE9 did good things for HTML5 and CSS3… though it did create some headaches and troubles for older sites it was definately a step towards the future.

    IE10 sounds good, and the adoption of the new Typography standards is encouraging.

    Well done Microsoft.

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