Typekit Alternatives

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Just when I decide to use Typekit with my Typepad blogs, I read this sad news on their site : "Big news! Typekit has been acquired by Adobe." To me that means Typekit will be expensive and buggy.

What do you think? Should I continue using Typekit or find other alternatives? Does Typepad support self hosted font?

Yudha Yan Kusuma

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Posted 3 years ago

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Jeff Reine

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While we can't know for sure, we are hopeful that Typekit will remain an attractive solution for TypePad bloggers. We are in touch with Typekit and will pass along anything we hear via Everything TypePad. I'd hang tight for now.

Yudha Yan Kusuma

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I hope so.

Simon Widdowson, Champion

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You can always look at the Google Font service - easy to use, it does the same as Typekit. I'm using it on several sites at the moment (take a look at http://www.porchester.notts.sch.uk/ci... for example)

All it needs is a few lines added to the Custom CSS (themes) or StyleSheet (advanced templates) to pull the font from Google, and then apply it to your site.

Yudha Yan Kusuma

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Thank you Simon, I'm still figuring out how to apply the code using custom css. Google doesn't offer much help.

Simon Widdowson, Champion

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In your custom CSS tab you need to specify the font you want to use from google. They give you the code in a tab at the bottom of the final page as you select. It should look something like this;

@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?famil...;

Then, in the Custom CSS tab still, you need to specify which elements you want to alter and add code like this;

.entry-header {
font-family: 'Gloria Hallelujah'; Courier New; Courier New; monospace;
font-size: 1.9em;
}

Basically that code above is telling your blog that all Header text in a blog entry will be of that font style, but if that doesn't work then revert to some 'standard' web style fonts, as well as specifying the font size.

Simples!

Kymberlie, Official Rep

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Hi Simon,

Thank you for helping out your fellow TypePad users! We appreciate you stepping up and making your community a better place, so please open a help ticket within your account and link to this post. We’ll then credit your account with some free TypePad time.

Thanks,
Kymberlie

Simon Widdowson, Champion

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Thanks for the praise, but a reward isn't necessary :0)

Yudha Yan Kusuma

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Simon helps a lot. He is our champion.

Kymberlie, Official Rep

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Hi Simon,

If you do change your mind, please come and open a ticket. Even if you don't want the free time, we can hook you up with one of these Marc Johns t-shirts.

Thanks again!

Thanks,
Kymberlie

vyetrintala

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check out Webfonts.fonts.com

Yudha Yan Kusuma

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Thank you for your recommendation. Seems it has a nice plan.

Jeff Reine

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So psyched to see the TypePad community helping each other!