10 wonderful fonts you can embed with Cufon and Sifr

by Jean. 66 Comments -

Cufon, Sifr and Flir are very powerful tools for designers and developers: They allow you to embed any font in a web page. Though, you have to be careful with font licences. In this article, I’m going to show you 10 very good looking fonts that you can embed in your websites.

Scripts like sIFR, Flir, and of course Cufon made it easy for developers and designers to be able to use nice fonts as such as Myriad Pro or Helvetica Neue and since some month, we see more and more blogs or website with fancy titles.

This is clearly a great thing, because web safe fonts are extremely limitating. Though, there is a problem that many people seems to neglect: Lots of fonts licences, even free ones, doesn’t allow you to embed it on webpages, or redistribute it.

In this article, you’ll find a showcase of ten absolutely beautiful fonts that you can embed fith @font-face, Cufon, sIFR, or Flir.

Fertigo


» Get it

Delicious


» Get it

Tallys


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Museo Sans


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CA BND Bold WEB


» Get it

League Gothic


» Get it

Chunk


» Get it

Flaminia Type System


» Get it

Junction


» Get it

Andika


» Get it

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  • Simon

    Thanks for listing these Jean-Baptiste! How about a tut with actually doing this with the various possibilities/ups/downs etc?

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  • http://www.wprecipes.com Jean-Baptiste Jung

    @Simon: Good idea, I have to think about it! Glad to read you enjoyed the post.

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  • http://www.joyoge.com joyoge bookmark

    nice fonts, thanks for share..

  • http://codenametomato.com Marsh

    jean – can u please ad some more fonts

  • http://php-programming-tutorial.com Jonathan

    Think I need to find a use for that Delicious font. I like it.

  • http://www.bastardossingloria.net/ Pateador

    Great, simply what i need!!

  • Jim Hensey

    Thanks for this list! Looking to use Capralba. It’s only in vfb format. Any help for us PC users use would be greatly appreciated since the only solution I’ve found is $$$ TransType to convert it to ttf. Thanks.

  • Jim Hensey

    Ooops! Meant the Flaminia Type System, not the name of the sign in that font in the picture. Oh boy, long day.

  • http://flivoo.com/ Andrzej

    Thanks for the post!

    It’s very useful. For me, Cufon is fantastic addon for the website.

    Museo is one of my fav fonts.

  • http://www.jankoatwarpspeed.com Janko

    Excellent list, you saved me a lot of time :)

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  • http://antiquebabystroller.com Joseph

    Thanks for the list. I am looking forward to find more about this one. Hope i can get more from this blog. Thanks again and i will bookmark this page for reference.

  • Dirk

    Thanks for the fonts! They are diverse and useful and lead me to many other places to find fonts.

    Just a hint: I noticed that the link to the Junction font refers back to this page. I could not download the font.

    Cheers, Dirk

  • http://ducedo.com Stefan

    I really liked “Flaminia Type System”, but usually I end up using Futura for some reason. Hopefully I will find a replacement soon, but it’s tough to let it go.

  • http://gfries.de Gerrit

    where to get Junction font? link seems to be broken since its pointing to this post.

  • http://www.wprecipes.com Jean-Baptiste Jung

    @Gerrit: Link repaired :) Sorry!

  • http://www.aaronpeters.nl/en/ Aaron Peters

    Great list, txs.

    The link to Junction is wrong: it links to this page.

    - Aaron

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  • http://queensizememoryfoammattress.com Kris

    Thanks for the list. Can you please fix the Junction link? thanks.

  • http://embroiderymachinecards.com Jake

    I really enjoy reading your post. It’s so nice to be here to gather more ideas.

  • http://www.jowki.com Artful Dodger

    I really like the Leauge Gothic font. It just looks really unique and cool. Nice post by the way, I really enjoy your blog.

  • http://www.dollarshower.com/ Ajith

    Hey nice fonts. I have been looking for the twitter font (twitter’s logo) and found an almost match. This is for using on my twitter home b/g.

    Have you seen anything like that? If so, please provide the d/l links.

    Cheers

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  • http://www.savingmoneyandmore.com Chris Barry

    Thanks for the new fonts! I hope to be able to use such cool looking fonts when my ability will allow. It is just a matter of time.

    Chris

  • http://subsumo.ca Jacob Friedman

    I think this licensing issue with cufon/sifr/typeface is ridiculous. I should be able to embed any font I have bought in either a document or webpage. My case: considering a) my intended use of a font on a webpage i.e. for display purposes, much like redistributable printed material and b) that I have not made the font any more available to someone computer-savvy enough to rip the font off through both line traces, I believe my use of so-called “restricted” fonts with web rendering software to be justifiable. I’ve read the EULA and this ‘derivative work’ clause is, to say the least, ULTIMATELY binding:

    “Derivative Work” shall mean binary data based upon or derived from Font Software (or any portion of Font Software) in any form in which such binary data (1)may be recast, transformed, or adapted including, but not limited to, binary data in any format into which Font Software may be converted.

    What is this jargon? It basically restricts you from doing anything with the font. For example, as soon as you convert your print material into outlines for proofing, you are ::enabling:: (see 1) the printer to recast the type using trace methods.

    I’d like to see more opinions on this, as we’re in an age where print productions are marginalized (yes, this is arguable), and web design and production is evolving.

    Thoughts?

  • http://www.diyhomeimprovements.org/ John Mcknight

    Nice set of fonts! I love the first one, Fertigo. It’s much more pleasing to my eyes in comparison to the other fonts presented. But, the others are great too!

  • http://student-loans-for-college.com Reymark

    Great fonts especially the Tallys. I like it. I’m sure that’s gonna be cool to my site.

  • http://www.examroomflags.com Amalia

    I loved them all! Especially Junction!!!

  • http://wellwaterfiltrationsystems.com Josh

    I love the Fertigo. It’s nice.

  • http://campfirepopcornpopper.com Patrick

    I love the fertigo font.

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  • http://rapidelectricstapler.com Dennis

    Love the Tallys font.

  • http://www.lutrondimmer.net Jill

    I love them all!!!!

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  • http://gael-vrand.com Gael

    Nice font : Chunk!
    A real 2.0 font ;)
    Gael

  • mono

    @Jacob Friedman
    I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s been quite a while since I try and explain that the web use of a font doesn’t necessarily mean that it is going to be stolen… What I’ve been doing lately is sending mails to the foundries directly… just asking themif I can use their fonts with, let’s say cufon, and as soon as they say I can’t I write backasking them why. So far I didn’t get any answers…
    Cheers

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  • http://www.studioweber.ro Alex Flueras

    Super cool list! I really want to use font embedding more and this information is just great. Thanks.

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  • http://www.bodyhealthguides.com/ Calvin

    That’s a great list Jean, I love all the fonts especially Chunk. I’m going to download other fonts in the list too. Once again, thanks for sharing these!

    Cheers,
    Calvin

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  • http://www.inetdigital.co.uk Ed Conolly

    Really good article. I feel like there isn’t enough on the Cufon fonts. Thanks.

  • http://post@lebusque.com lalone

    Thanks for these, lovely fonts.

  • http://hjacob.com/ Hendrik Jacob

    Yammi! +bookmark

    Museo was an instant download

  • http://www.proscreens.co.uk neville

    cool cat thanks

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  • http://www.andrewabogado.com Andrew Abogado

    I was searching high quality fonts that can be legally use for cufon. I’m glad I found this collection.

    Thank you very much.

  • http://gamesloop.com Christian Pop

    Nice collection

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  • http://www.lunamedia.co.uk Luke

    All of Jos Buivenga’s fonts (creator of Fertigo, Tallys, Museo and Delicious above) are well worth checking out – they are amazing quality for free fonts and actually look fantastic on the web.

    I love Chunk and League Gothic, need to find a use for those soon :)

  • http://hamroawaaz.com/ Web Guru

    The collection of fonts to embed Cufon and Sifr is cool one. Thanks for the link.

    cheers.

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  • http://www.luxetranslation.com Luxe

    hey, great fonts!! love the Museo Sans font.

  • http://www.scottcorgan.com Scott Corgan

    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY!!!!

  • http://michaelsbrown.com/ Micahel Brown

    I can use this in all my work. thanks for the share your awesome..;)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5fWPcmo6uk Jamie

    Nice collection of fonts you’ve listed here. Thanks for sharing. I particularly liked the Flaminia Type System.

  • http://www.buzz-webdesign.co.uk Phil

    Great article, excellent collection of fonts… I particularly love Junction!

  • http://jasawebdesign.web.id jabultt

    It’s very useful. For me, Cufon is fantastic addon for the website.

  • Rina

    Can’t seem to churn Chunk out of Cufon generator. Anyone else having this problem?

  • http://www.mindxstudio.com Mrinal

    Agree, Wonderful collection of cufon font. Happy to found it.

  • http://buffalolawncare.com.au Adam

    I do like these fonts, especially when I am constantly stuck using the same old half dozen suitable fonts for my sites all the time, I’ love to learn how to use these fonts properly in my newer sites…