Introducing Typekit

A platform for css3’s @font-face. The real test of this will be how many hoops you have to jump through to embed a font, and how it handles failure:

We’ve built a technology platform that lets us to host both free and commercial fonts in a way that is incredibly fast, smoothes out differences in how browsers handle type, and offers the level of protection that type designers need without resorting to annoying and ineffective DRM.

The upside is that having a central place to access these fonts will be great for caching.

Closing Tabs 5/27/09

E-Book Reader Eucalyptus Now Available on The App Store

Apple has made it right with developer James Montgomerie:

Earlier today I received a phone call from an Apple representative. He was very complimentary about Eucalyptus. We talked about the confusion surrounding its App Store rejections, which I am happy to say is now fully resolved. He invited me to re-build and submit a version of Eucalyptus with no filters for immediate approval, and that full version is now available on the iPhone App Store.

This hasn’t “fixed” any of the serious issues around the approval process, and it took them way too long to do the right thing, but I’m glad for James. Eucalyptus is an application that was obviously crafted with much care. Previously.