Web Fonts API Announced


Chris Roberts in Archive on October 19, 2010

Today we announced the Web Fonts API (application programming interface). The API is intended to allow developers to exercise the capabilities of the Web Fonts portal from within their own applications.

Perhaps the best example is within a Content Management System (CMS). The natural place for Web font styling to occur is directly within the Web content authoring tool. Right now I am authoring this blog post within the WordPress® platform. With the Web Fonts API, a WordPress plug-in can be developed to style text directly within the WordPress UI, just as a user would do within any desktop publishing application. Actually…we did just that. To demonstrate the power and range of capabilities that the API offers, we created plug-ins, modules and extensions for three of the most commonly used CMS platforms…WordPress®, Drupal® and Joomla!®. We have issued them as Open Source, so they can be used freely, improved and extended.

We can’t wait to see what folks create with the API. Information about the Web Fonts API, as well as the WordPress, Drupal and Joomla plug-ins, modules and extensions can be found here:

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