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they don't offer anything in the way of options during webfont generation, such as truncating the character set
re ease of piracy
For the people who don't want to pay their licenses, there are many free conversion tools available. They don't need TransType.
I've found that being able to subset a webfont is essential. 150k files don't cut it for customers who are serious about their site's performance.
[…] there are many free conversion tools available.
For the WOFFs, it also needs a Meta.xml in the same folder. Installation of all tools is hell and I'm still tweaking the script but I am planning to put it up on Github one of these days.
the script will convert any number of OTFs to WOFF
Jackson, would you mind telling who do you use to make webfonts? (Whom?)
"I don't want to bore you with technical details, because it's not something the audience here is interested in."
Adam, will it be possible to generate optimised web font formats (specifically, WOFF, EOT and SVG) through the new tool or will it be necessary/practical to employ TransType as part of a workflow involving web fonts?