Experimenting with web fonts on the iPad

Important experimentation by the Typekit guys, finding some pretty egregious bugs (for an admittedly obscure—for now—use case):

Rendering multiple weights from a font family can cause Mobile Safari to crash, even when the individual font file sizes are small (<5k). In our testing, using two weights from a family caused Mobile Safari to crash on up to 50% of attempted page loads, and the crash rate seemed to increase as we increased the number of weights we added.

I hope Apple fixes this soon, I’d love to explore richer type for the iPad users (too).