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Noel Carboni 23,482 posts
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use.typekit.com, p.typekit.net

Jun 28, 2012 3:38 PM

I see that now the forum software loads a number of things from the domains I named in the subject. 

 

TypekitStuff.jpg

 

The URLs are funky to say the least, and some of the things the forum software is trying to load appear to be executables (application/octet-stream).

 

I don't allow executables to run from sites I haven't explicitly added to my Trusted Sites list, and frankly I don't know typekit.com from Adam.  They have Adobe's logo on their site, but...  ???

 

I assume this is Adobe software, but I'm hesitant to trust a domain I've not heard of before now, especially one that purports to fool with my fonts using executables.

 

I'm not saying I can't see the forum without allowing Typekit to run - frankly it looks reasonable save for words in italics running into the following words.

 

While I'm at it, what is adobetag.com?  Some Javascript is being brought in from there as well.

 

It's kind of ridiculous how many different sites/domains a single forum page accesses.

 

-Noel

 
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    Jun 28, 2012 4:59 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    typekit is a network font service -- it is most likely downloading fonts (which would also be octet-stream).

    Yes, Adobe bought typekit.

     
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    Jun 28, 2012 7:16 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Chris Cox wrote:

     

    typekit is a network font service -- it is most likely downloading fonts (which would also be octet-stream).

    Yes, Adobe bought typekit.

    But, do we really need even more fonts? At the type sizes used for most things worth reading?

     
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    Jun 28, 2012 7:45 PM   in reply to Claudio González

    Never, ever ask that of a designer.   :-)

     
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