JAF Domus Titling WebBuy
Shoko Mugikura and Tim Ahrens, 2011
Webfont subscription, 7 styles
JAF Domus Titling Web is available in seven weights:
- Domus Titling Extralight
- Domus Titling Light
- Domus Titling Regular
- Domus Titling Medium
- Domus Titling Semibold
- Domus Titling Bold
- Domus Titling Extrabold
Loading the JAF webfonts on your website is very easy and using them does not require any specific knowledge about the underlying technology. We make sure the fonts are screen-optimized and the best font format is automatically loaded for each browser. However, when working with fonts on the web, it is important to be aware of how they will look on your website users’ screen.
Not all browsers and operating systems rasterize fonts in the same way, so let's have a look at some screenshots made in the most common environments:
Domus Titling Web In your browser
The above shows JAF Domus Titling Web rendered by your browser on the basis of real text and the webfont.
On Mac OS, the rendering is typically the most reliable and consistent. Here, all browsers render the text using the same system, which ignores hinting and makes no distinction between TrueType and PostScript-based webfonts.
JAF Domus Titling Web is served as PostScript-based WOFF and OpenType. On Windows, this activates grayscale rendering – unlike TrueType based webfonts that are typically rendered in ClearType. Although not as crisp as the subpixel rendering used by Mac OS, the letters are nicely smoothed and look great in large sizes. This is what most Windows users will see in Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
Unfortunately, Internet Explorer 6–8 only accepts EOT fonts and renders them using GDI-ClearType, which always creates unpleasant steps in the contour. These jaggies at the top and bottom of the curves are unpleasant but unavoidable. Even the best hinting cannot make them disappear.
DirectWrite is the latest Windows rendering technology. It applies subpixel rendering and smoothing to PostScript and TrueType-based fonts, and both look great if well-hinted. DirectWrite is used by Firefox 4 (shown here) if activated by the user, and is the default in Internet Explorer 9.