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Use New (Faster) Fast.Fonts.NET rather than Fast.Fonts.COM (4 posts)

  1. KZeni
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Fonts.com just sent an email notifying customers that they can use a new JavaScript/CSS publishing script on their site to get improved caching & font compression. The big difference is that the URL for this is now fast.fonts.net rather than fast.font.com. Now, it appears this plugin has .com hard coded into it. Here's how & where to update this.

    Open modules/fonts-com/fonts-com.php and go to lines 503 and 506. These set the URL for both the JS & CSS embed methods. A simple change of swapping "fast.fonts.com" out for "fast.fonts.net" will get you up & running on the latest and greatest!

    I'd love to see this simple & quick adjustment made to the plugin officially.


  2. nickohrn
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    This change has been pushed to trunk.

  3. Sum-Guy
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi. I'm not a developer, just an ordinary web-surfer. I put a lot of entries in my hosts file to block my browser's access to a lot of junk (advertising, click-tracking, beacons, twitter, fecebook, etc).

    I monitor the out-bound connections on my home LAN by looking at my router's logs, and I'm seeing that one of my computer's (my SO who is watching a lot of olympic stuff) is making a lot of hits to fast.fonts.net. There isin't a lot of info about that server on the net - this blog is one of them.

    I figured that before I add fast.fonts.net to my hosts file, I might as well ask someone what the effect would be of a browser not being able to contact that host. This looks to be as good a place as any to ask this question.

  4. KZeni
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sure. fast.fonts.net is operated by fonts.com in order to display licensed fonts on websites when the visitor doesn't have the font(s) in question installed. Similar to how google.com/fonts and typekit.com work. Nothing nefarious as it's simply used as a tool to display text as the designer intended (site owner pays a subscription cost to use said fonts as they're licensed).

    Hope that clears it up!

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