Monotype Imaging Holdings has introduced its Fonts.com Web Fonts API (application programming interface), which enables developers to integrate the Web Fonts solution in web applications, providing users with the ability to tap into Monotype Imaging’s Web font offering.
Also new are plug-ins for the open source WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! content management systems. Using any of these popular CMS offerings, users are able to create websites that support Fonts.com Web Fonts.
The Fonts.com Web Fonts API enables developers to integrate Web fonts into applications and cloud-based CMS products, which are designed to provide users with simplified methods for publishing Web content to web sites, says Chris Roberts, vice president of marketing at Monotype Imaging. Monotype Imaging’s new open source WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! plug-ins, all based on the company’s API, feature a WYSIWYG editor, which allows text to display in a chosen Web font while the user is typing.
In addition to CMS offerings, applications that can take advantage of the Fonts.com Web Font API include social networking sites, commercial services, weblogs, forums, and other content creation and publishing apps. Using Monotype Imaging’s solution, Web apps provide access not only to thousands of typeface designs but also support for more than 40 languages, covering the majority that are used online, says Roberts.
Info about obtaining the Fonts.com Web Fonts API, as well as the WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! plug-ins, is available from http://webfonts.fonts.com/developers. In order to use Monotype Imaging’s Web fonts, users of the plug-ins or supported applications must have accounts with Fonts.com Web Fonts.