The Typekit API

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the Typekit API.

Our goal with Typekit is to be the easy to use high quality fonts on any website. As we’ve watched people use our service, we’ve realized that the web interface to Typekit is one of many ways to build a website. But some companies need to generate thousands of kits for the sites they host; others would like to build alternatives interfaces on top of our infrastructure. So we got to work on a way to unleash that creativity and offer a simple way to integrate Typekit into any web-based service.

The Typekit API gives you the ability to programmatically create, modify and publish kits. It also allows them to fetch metadata about all the fonts in the Typekit library. In short, it allows you to write an application that does almost everything you can do with typekit.com.

If you’d like to dig in to the technical details, you can read the documentation and reference or take a look at the sample applications.

Of course, this launch is just the beginning. We’re planning on adding more data and functionality to the API as we see how it’s being used. If there’s something you’d like to see added, or if you want some help building your app, you can let us know through the new typekit-dev google group.

We can’t wait to see what you build!

8 Responses

  1. zandyring says:

    Very exciting! I like “programmatically”.

  2. Very cool, I’ll definitely taking a look at it.

  3. and by taking I mean take.

  4. unnikrishna says:

    indeed. let us experience it. thanks to Typekit Team.

  5. bryan says:

    this sounds great but with all the api changes, new formats, application evolutions and upgrades, im worried my brain or my schedule is going to implode from too many learning curves and too much juggling.
    I hope this one is an intuitive and easy implementation for me to figure out.
    thanks for the option and i hope i enjoy it.
    sometimes i just feel like its hard to keep up with new options

  6. shanan says:

    Congrats Paul, Bryan and the crew!

  7. Corey Ward says:

    I’m impressed! This is really an awesome feature to have and I’m really glad that you guys see that. Now I’d just love to see some of the heavy-hitting typefaces licensed (Avenir, Din, Futura, etc).

    Again, very impressive. This is one (very) happy customer.

  8. This is what I’ve been waiting for. I guess the only question I have is: what took so long? :)

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