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Ascender launches site with premium quality web fonts

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 is definitely the year of web fonts! So much is happening and Ascender is proud to be leading the way! Today we are announcing a new site for web designers and developers focused on web fonts. has some of the most advanced web font solutions available, and features a hand-picked selection of fonts that are optimized for readability on screen.

FontsLive leverages the Ascender Web Fonts platform to offer designers the option of cloud-based hosting or self-hosted solutions. All fonts on are reviewed for their on-screen quality. Ascender's TrueType hinting team, led by Tom Rickner, evaluates the quality of each font and optimizes the rendering in various display environments.
The website offers a free 30 day trial for designers to try out fonts and see the quality for themselves. For more information, read the Ascender news release, or visit

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