So I just recently downloaded a temporary template for my blog, that uses Cufon for headings.
I’ve never used Cufon before, only @font-face.
But I’ve noticed a bug, and was wondering if anyone else has dealt with this before, and/or knows how to fix it.
When it applies to a contraction, such as “don’t” or “can’t”, it renders it as “Don’T” and “Can’T”
Granted, it capitalizes all of the other words (even though my heading already uses this case), but it seems to see the apostrophe as creating a new word (such as if I were to use an opening single-quote).
Does anyone know how to fix this? Or to turn off the first-letter capitalization completely?
Have you tried the Cufon help pages on Google? They can probably help.
Replace the CuFon with @font-face?
Not really joking on that – CuFon much like SiFR is total bloated trash; but then the same could be said for @font-face which is why as a rule I tell people NOT to use any of those technologies.
Rip out the fancy bloated font nonsense, end of problem.
a) If you have a font that you only have image rights to, not distribution rights to, you cannot use @font-face
b) “Web safe” fonts are pieces of garbage on the whole
c) Not everyone enjoys looking at green on black Arial.
You realize that is intended as an INSULT to jquery, right?
You know, L33t is for the #DDD? (aka Carlos Mencia Gray)
But then I quite enjoy looking at arial – it’s clear, easy to read, consistent… I hate goof-assed fancy fonts on the whole… It’s like going Bold sans on one line, then serif on another, then a different sans on the text, then yet another sans on a small footer… which it often seems is what the people wanting web fonts are trying to do… who cares if anyone can actually read the page.
Oh, and as to the green on black comment, does NOBODY get the retrocomputing joke?!? You’d think the scanlines would give it away!!! I know, I know, if you have to explain a joke…
I get the retrocomputing nod, and I enjoy the retro aspect, but I haven’t wanted to look at that terrible terminal color scheme since DOS became obsolete.
We can talk more about it some other time. But typography has a rich history of mixing styles to emphasize visual hierarchy, aside from size and color.
I would agree with you that changing every other line is RIDICULOUS, but having 3 fonts on a page for clearly separate hierarchical purposes isn’t really terrible, IMO.
And no, I didn’t realize that was intended as an insult, haha.