JAF webfonts – technical overview
All JAF fonts are now available for use on web pages. You do not need to install or host them, this is part of our service. Simply order a subscription for the family you want to use and your domain will be activated instantly. For large-scale applications, we offer self-hosting packages.
Easy to use
Activate the fonts with a single, unified line of code and use them as if they were installed on your website visitor's computer. See the individual font description for details.
Easy to try
The JAF webfonts can be tried out offline without registration. You can purchase a subscription once your website goes online.
JAF webfonts work on all major browsers, such as Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 6+, Chrome and Safari 3+. Mobile Safari is supported under iOS 4.2+.
The fonts are served as WOFF, EOT and TTF files, depending on the browser.
The JAF webfont systems allows and even encourages the caching of fonts in the user's browser. This means significantly reduced load time and volume for visitors returning to your site. The “Flash of Unstyled Text” only occurs when the user visits your website for the first time.
While WOFF and EOT are natively compressed formats, the TTF and CSS files are served by JAF as static, pre-compressed files to those clients that support compression. This guarantees a combination of fast response times and short loading times.
All weights from extralight to extrabold are available and render consistently across browsers, without the risk of artificial boldening and slanting.
The basic webfont subscription is limited to 2 GB of traffic per month. Of course, we won’t simply deactivate your subscription if this is exceeded. If you are hosting a highly frequented website we are happy to discuss traffic extensions, custom or self-hosting solutions.
Clicks for free
Thanks to smart caching, JAF webfonts do not require re-loading for every page visit. Many of your page views will not cause any requests to the JAF server, which makes your website faster and reduces traffic usage. Frequently visited and extensive websites profit particularly from this efficiency.
Have your own fonts hosted
Please contact us if you want your own fonts served by the JAF webfonts system. This is, of course, subject to the end-user license of the fonts, and we are happy to provide assistance in this question as well.