May 26th, 2013
Now with custom fonts support (Cufón) the True Typography is the one and only Joomla! CMS plug-in that indeed improves the quality of texts formatting providing automatic typography functionality. True Typography is a step to rebirth of good old typography traditions that always existed in printing but are undeservedly neglected on the web.
What does it actually do? True Typography isn’t focused on inserting some weird fonts nor it is limited to the “smart quotes” thing and other simple tricks. It’s a full-featured automatic typography script that includes the following:
o Custom fonts (Cufón) with easy and clear management (more than 30 pre-installed fonts)
o Automated hyphenation*
o Smart replacing of text characters with their respective HTML entities: quotes* (“text sample”, „textbeispiel”, «пример текста»), dashes (-, –, —), ellipses (…), copyright © and trademark ™ symbols, and many others
o Handling of suffixes, fractions and math expressions (51÷3×25=425)
o Diacritics for English words (“ångström”)
o CSS styles for leading quotes, acronyms, numbers, guillemets
o Spacing control: gluing values to their units, widow protection, forced wrapping of too long URLs and email addresses
o Additional options (disabled by default):
– Opening all external links in new windows (without using the “target” tag that is not XHTML valid)
– Replacing custom patterns (only text content is parsed, tags are left untouched).
* Multiple languages are respected
And remember that details make things perfect! ;o)