August 18, 2011
I added Typekit to the latest release (0.1.3.3) of Ochs. Right now it only affects only the Home Page and Article pages.

What this means is that most Headlines are now rendered in the Times customized version of the Cheltenham font (as opposed to Georgia). It is a wonderful beautiful thing. You could of course see this already in a few places like  Times Skimmer and the Opinion sectionfronts. Ochs just takes it further.

From Wikipedia:

“Cheltenham is an old style serif typeface, designed in 1896 by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and Ingalls Kimball for use by a New York publisher, the Cheltenham Press. Six years later Morris Fuller Benton at American Type Founders (ATF) developed it into a final design and then the series.

Cheltenham is not based on a single historical model, and shows influences of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Bold condensed and bold condensed italic variants are used for headlines by The New York Times.”

While Typekit loads there is sometimes a flickering affect. When there is a lot of text on screen there can also be a noticeable jump between the default and Typekit fonts. Its not a very pleasant experience.

To mitigate this I sort of hide the affected text. If you choose to use Typekit fonts (yes by default) it should wait long enough for it to load before appearing. Ditto, but faster, if you choose not too.

I hope that is is an acceptable solution and I’ll continue to review and refine it.

If you prefer the default Georgia font you can disable Typekit fonts by going to Window > Extensions, and choosing Options by the Ochs extension.

I added Typekit to the latest release (0.1.3.3) of Ochs. Right now it only affects only the Home Page and Article pages.

What this means is that most Headlines are now rendered in the Times customized version of the Cheltenham font (as opposed to Georgia). It is a wonderful beautiful thing. You could of course see this already in a few places like Times Skimmer and the Opinion sectionfronts. Ochs just takes it further.

From Wikipedia:

Cheltenham is an old style serif typeface, designed in 1896 by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and Ingalls Kimball for use by a New York publisher, the Cheltenham Press. Six years later Morris Fuller Benton at American Type Founders (ATF) developed it into a final design and then the series.

Cheltenham is not based on a single historical model, and shows influences of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Bold condensed and bold condensed italic variants are used for headlines by The New York Times.

While Typekit loads there is sometimes a flickering affect. When there is a lot of text on screen there can also be a noticeable jump between the default and Typekit fonts. Its not a very pleasant experience.

To mitigate this I sort of hide the affected text. If you choose to use Typekit fonts (yes by default) it should wait long enough for it to load before appearing. Ditto, but faster, if you choose not too.

I hope that is is an acceptable solution and I’ll continue to review and refine it.

If you prefer the default Georgia font you can disable Typekit fonts by going to Window > Extensions, and choosing Options by the Ochs extension.