Can I use Typekit, Google Web Fonts, or another hosted webfont service with TypeEngine?

The short answer is no. 

The reason is that full font files need to be packaged with your app. This means that hosted webfont services will not work with TypeEngine, since you will not be able to guarantee a network connection. You can, however, purchase a font that offers a mobile app license, and upload the .ttf file in the web console to be packaged with your app. 

Such mobile app font licenses are slowly starting to be offered by font foundries. Mobile FontFonts, Fontspring and You Work for Them are a few good sources.

There are also a variety of excellent quality open source fonts available to use without charge. The League of Movable Type is one such source. The Open Font Library's quality is hit and miss, but there are some gems there, including Gentium. Adobe has even started to release a few new typefaces with an open source license.

Creating Your Publication

  1. Do you have a sample workflow for creating a TypeEngine publication?
  2. What's the deal with the About Issue?
  3. How do I add my design to my publication?
  4. How much creative control do I have over the appearance of my app?
  5. How do I create an article?
  6. How do I create an issue?
  7. How do I publish an issue?
  8. What is Markdown?
  9. How do I apply CSS to a specific article?
  10. How do I add or remove images, audio or other assets to my article?
  11. How do I add an advertisement to an article?
  12. How do I assign a template and metadata to my article?
  13. How do I create a new author or assign an existing author to an article?
  14. How do I create a privacy policy? What should be included?
  15. How do I embed video? Which Vimeo or YouTube link should I use?
  16. How do I add an image gallery or slideshow to an article?
  17. Can I create more than one publication with my TypeEngine account?
  18. How do I embed the Subscribe button?
  19. What incentives can I offer my readers?
  20. How do I set up links to open in an external browser?
  21. How do I set up web log in for WordPress?
  22. How do I offer an issue for free?
  23. How do I set up Article-to-Article links?
  24. Can I use Typekit, Google Web Fonts, or another hosted webfont service with TypeEngine?
  25. Can I upload a PDF so its pages display inside my publication?
  26. Will my app styling appear the same across the iOS, Android and web platforms?
  27. What tracking and marketing platforms does TypeEngine work with?
  28. From outside my app, how can I open my app using a link?
  29. How do I use custom fonts?

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