faux-pas, Detecting Faux Web Font Rendering
From deep in the archives (4 years late!), filed under “things I built but never posted on my web site”:
When a browser uses a web font but doesn’t have an italic or bold variation available, it will attempt to fake it! This is also known as
font-synthesis. For some people (including me) this can be hard to detect visually.
faux-pas is a project to help detect this behavior so that you can fix it!
npm install fg-faux-pasand include the script in your build. Or use the Bookmarklet!
- Demo (includes the Bookmarklet!) and Test Page
- View on: GitHub or npm
node-faux-pas is a project to run
faux-pas on the command line: