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services - An Overview

by sprungmarker.de (Sylvia Egger)




Web font hosting services
This is just a personal driven overview of web font hosting services and should not
be understood as an authoritative attempt to classify the services - as it was
mentioned to me. I needed an overview and there was none, so I made one. :) I
provide a change log so far and I will try to keep informations up to date. If you
want to be added or have further informations, just write me a note: webfont-
services@sprungmarker.de.

I splitt the overview up in two parts to get a better scrolling behaviour. :) Somehow
in part 2 are web font hosting services which are more specialists and web font
hosting services which only host your web font, they offer no web fonts. You can
jump directly to each part:


   Web font hosting services: Part 1
   Web font hosting services: Part 2




Web font hosting services: Part 1


                    Google         Fontdeck           FontsLive         Fonts.com                Typekit             WebINK   Webtype
                    Fonts




      Browser

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                                                                                             4000

                                                                                          more via
                                                                                       licenced web
     Fonts    over 100        over 700               499           over 10000                                     2725          365
                                                                                         fonts from
                                                                                             font
                                                                                          foundries




Embedding                                                                              Javascript and
                                                                    Javascript              CSS
   method
                                                                     and CSS



    Google
  WebFont       yes               yes                yes                yes                   yes                  yes           no

    Loader


                 no          no graded          no graded               yes                   yes                  yes        no graded
                             accounts           accounts                                                                      accounts
   Hosting                                                           free trial               free               free trial
     Plans                     free trial         free trial                                                                  free trial
(enterprise                                                          standard              personal             promotional
  solutions                     hosting           hosting                                                                      hosting
                                service           service          professional            portfolio              budget       service
are mostly
self hosted                  enterprise         enterprise                                                                    enterprise
                                                                    enterprise         performance               standard
 options or                   solution           solution            solution                                                  solution
   hosting                                                                               enterprise              premium
   custom                                                                                 solution

     fonts)                                                                                                     enterprise
                                                                                                                 solution




    Billing     none           annually           annually           monthly               annually              monthly       annually



  Desktop       yes                no                yes                yes             depends on                  no           yes
       use                                                                             used font and
               (free or
                                                                                          license
(download     donation)
   font for
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  workflow
  support)


                yes                no                 no                 no             depends on                  no            no
Print / PDF                                                                            used font and
               (free or
       use                                                                                license
              donation)



                none         Bandwidth          Bandwidth          Bandwidth /             Visitors             Bandwidth /   Bandwidth
                              / Visitors         / Visitors          Visitors                                     Visitors
                                                                                             Font                              monthly
                               monthly            monthly              Font                Libraries               Font
Limitations                                                          Libraries                                   Libraries
                                                                                          Domains
                                                                     monthly                                     Domains
                                                                                           monthly
                                                                                                                 monthly



    Test or
      trial     free              yes                yes                yes                   yes                  yes           yes

   account


                Latin            Latin              Latin               Latin           mostly Latin               Latin         Latin

               Cyrillic         Cyrillic           Cyrillic            Cyrillic                                   Cyrillic    WGL Pan-
                                                                                                                              European
               Greek            Greek               WGL                Greek                                      Greek        (Eastern
                                                                                                                                Europe,
               Khmer           Hebrew                                    CJK
                                                                                                                                Cyrillic,
Languages                       Arabic                                Hebrew                                                  Greek and
                                                                                                                               Turkish)
                               Armenic                                 Arabic

                                                                        Thai

                                                                   Devanagari
                                                                     Basic




   Subsets      yes                no                yes                yes                   yes                  yes           yes



       OTF
               some               yes               some              no infos                yes                  yes           yes
  Features


       SSL      yes               yes                yes                yes                   yes                  yes           yes




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    Plugins                                        no infos                                                       no infos   no infos




                  Font         font-size-        Web Fonts          Web Fonts             Browser                 FOUT-B-     Font
 Font Tools
               Previewer         adjust           in Action          Preview              Samples                  Gone      Swapper
   (special                    calculator                                               (Browser and
                                                                                                                 FontFuse
tools of the                                                                              plattform
                                                                                          preview)
   service)




Web font hosting services: Part 2


                  Just           Typonine         Typotheque Web fonts                   FontServe         TypeFront
                Another                                       Kernest
                Foundry




   Browser




      Fonts        58                20                  40               2450               none                none



Embedding
   method


    Google
  WebFont          no                no                 yes                 no                no                 no

    Loader


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                                                                      .de/wp-content/uploads/webfont-services/   yes
   Hosting    no graded        no graded           no graded             no                 yes                 yes
     Plans    accounts         accounts            accounts            graded
                                                                      accounts              free
(enterprise
               hosting           hosting             hosting
  solutions    service           service             service            hosting              pro
are mostly                                                              service
self hosted   enterprise       enterprise          enterprise                           developer
 options or    solution         solution            solution

   hosting
   custom
     fonts)


    Billing    annually         one-time           one-time           one-time           monthly           monthly



   Desktop
       use
                                                                                                    depends
(download                                                                              depends on
                 yes                yes                yes                yes                      on hosted
   font for                                                                            hosted font
                                                                                                      font
  workflow
  support)


                                                                                                    depends
Print / PDF                                                                            depends on
                 yes                yes                yes                yes                      on hosted
       use                                                                             hosted font
                                                                                                      font



              Bandwidth        Bandwidth          Bandwidth              none           Bandwidth           Visitors
                                                                                         / Visitors
Limitations    monthly           monthly            monthly                                                     daily
                                                                                         monthly



    Test or
      trial      yes                yes                yes                 no                no                 yes

   account


               mostly             mostly              Latin              Latin         depends on depends
               Latin              Latin                                                hosted font on hosted
                                                      Cyrillic          Greek                         font

                                                      Greek                CJK

Languages                                            Arabic            Hebrew

                                                   Armenian             Arabic

                                                  Devanagari              Thai

                                                                      Mongolian


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                                                                                                              depends
                                                                                                 depends on
       Subsets              no                yes                yes                 no
                                                                                                 hosted font
                                                                                                             on hosted
                                                                                                                font



                                                                                                              depends
              OTF                                                                                depends on
                           yes                yes                yes             no infos                    on hosted
      Features                                                                                   hosted font
                                                                                                                font



              SSL         no infos            yes                yes                yes             no infos          no infos




        Plugins           no infos         no infos           no infos                                                no infos



   Font Tools
       (special                                              Font                kernest
                           none         Font Tester                                                   none                none
  tools of the                                             Combinator           compare

       service)




DOHP: depending on hosting plan




Last updated: 2011-05-17
Changelog
  updated plugins and opera logo
  updated WebInk, JAF
  updated all services, simple print version
  updated Fonts.com: plugins, Google WebFont Loader, android and blackberry support
  major Update
  updated FontServe
  updated plugin integration
  updated Fontdeck, FontsLive, Fonts.com, Just Another Foundry, TypeFront, Typekit,
  Kernest, Typotheque, Webtype, webfnt
  updated WebINK
  added Desktop Use
  updated IE 9 support
  updated fonts.com
  added webfnt service
  added print, pdf and opentype features support
  added language and CJK support



This website is using Google Web Fonts: Amaranth & Droid Serif and handmade by Sylvia

Egger. If you want to follow me:

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