TypeSelect – Beautifully Rendered and Selectable Typefaces

Posted on July 15, 2009, under JavaScript 

TypeSelect

TypeSelect combines custom fonts with your browser’s native text selection functionality. It does this by leveraging typeface.js, JQuery, the canvas, toDataURL, CSS background properties and real overlayed text. You can interact with beautifully rendered typefaces just like you do with normal text.

Web professionals have been stuck with 9 “web safe” fonts for too many years. There have been some clever solutions (SIFR, FLIR, Typeface.js, Cufon), but text selection has been a tough nut to crack. We think this approach can become a viable workaround until browser technology catches up.

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