Attaching Typekit fonts to DPS 2015 HTML articles

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Gronckle

Gronckle

18-10-2015

Is there a trick to using Tyepkit fonts in DPS 2015 HTML articles?

Typically to include your Kit to a webpage, it is assigned to the URL of the site. I tried using the bundle id (reverse domain structure) but that doesn't seem to work.

Whats the method here?

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Neil_Enns_-_Ado

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Neil_Enns_-_Ado
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19-10-2015

Hi Alex,


Typekit fonts aren't supported in DPS. While the rendering technology is HTML, DPS apps are apps, not websites, and thus there are licensing differences in play that prevent us from supporting Typekit fonts at the moment.

Neil

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Colin_Fleming

08-12-2015

True Alex -- I'm hoping that eventually I can use a CSS call to use the font that's in the app instead of a font that's part of the article.

Thanks for the mild correction.

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Gronckle

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Gronckle

08-12-2015

The @font-face call from CSS worked just fine for offline reading when I linked to local font files  - which I included with the other assets when generating the HTML article.

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08-12-2015

Backing up Neil:

At the moment, there are two ways fonts can be used in DPS 2015. 1) As part of an article. 2) As part of the app.

An article can either be exported from InDesign (pixel-perfect) or it can be HTML.

-- The InDesign article can use fonts that are licensed for use in a PDF or ePUB -- depending on the foundry's license. Specific faces in the Adobe Font Folio allow this usage. (Font Embedding Permissions | Adobe and specifically: Additional License Rights, font permission list | Adobe)

-- An HTML article might, someday, use something like a @font-face call in CSS, but this isn't supported yet --  but a call out to a web resource would be a problem for offline reading...

The second situation, a font built into the app, currently works for card design. But this isn't supported for use in an HTML article.

As Neil says, licensing fonts to be part of the app is a different use than as part of an article, so a foundry might require different licensing. The Font Folio resources above are for use in content, not in an app...

HTH -- Colin

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Neil_Enns_-_Ado
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08-12-2015

His response is in reference to Typekit Desktop fonts, not Typekit web fonts. This thread is about using Typekit for HTML, which means web fonts.

Neil

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08-12-2015

DPS Classic apps were apps to, but nonetheless it was allowed according to a statement of Ben from Typekit Support in the following thread.

DPS and Typekit

"Yes, desktop fonts from Typekit will be licensed for embedding in PDFs and other electronic documents, such as EPUB and Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite (DPS)."

Or does that only apply to the desktop fonts?

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21-10-2015

I wouldn’t read more into my statement than I said ☺ I don’t expect this to work anytime in the near future.

Neil

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20-10-2015

Thanks Neil. Good to know. From your answer it sounds like they may become available at some time in the future?