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.


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Museo Sans

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League Gothic

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Flaminia Type System

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  1. Simon said:

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

  2. Jim Hensey said:

    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.

  3. Joseph said:

    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.

  4. Dirk said:

    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

  5. Stefan said:

    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.

  6. Ajith said:

    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.


  7. Jacob Friedman said:

    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.


  8. mono said:

    @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…

  9. Calvin said:

    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!


  10. Luke said:

    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 :)

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  12. Adam said:

    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…

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