Web Design: Use Cufon For Text Replacement
Back in March we discussed how to use FLIR (Facelift Image Replacement) as one way to replace text and use any font on your website. FLIR is a great alternative to sIFR that does not require Flash, but there are some good alternatives - namely, Cufon.
Unlike sIFR (Scalable Inman Flash Replacement) Cufon requires no plugins. Cufon consists of two individual parts - a font generator (which converts fonts to a proprietary format) and a rendering engine written in Javacript.
The font generation is essentially just a web-based interface to FontForge (an outline font editor that lets designers create postscript, truetype, opentype, cid-keyed, multi-master, cff, svg and bitmap fonts, or edit existing ones, which allows for the conversion from one format to another).