sIFR – Use Your Favorite Fonts on Your Web Site

I’m not sure how many people are aware of this amazing tool, as I just heard about it today. However, I came across an article discussing font replacement, and it mentioned a utility called “sIFR”. I quickly did a Google search and found out exactly what that is.

sIFR is a Flash/ActionScript/Javascript implementation that allows you to use any font you choose on your Web site. Rather than being confined to using the standard Web fonts that are available on all systems (or specifying a series of fonts from which the browser can choose), you can use specialty fonts without having to go through the hassle of converting them from TrueType Fonts (TTF) to GDF (the graphically-based font format that can be embedded within Web-based documents), you can simply use sIFR to use your favorite TTF.