IE9 Straight Up Ignores Cufon

Today I learned that IE9 disregards Cufon font replacement completely! (This has been written about before, but just in case you are stumped and looking for solutions, I’m posting them here as well.) It’s not just that it drops out and defaults to a web safe font, it’s simple leaves an empty spot.  Just when the web world was starting to make big strides away from web safe fonts IE9 wiped out an entire alternative option.

Option 1

Update your Cufon javascript.  Make your script is at least up to version 1.09i.  Download Cufun 1.09i here: [download id=”3″ format=”1″]

Option 2

There’s also the hilarious option of telling IE9 to behave like IE8. Insert the following meta tag into the <head> of your webpages.

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />

Microsoft pushed pretty hard with the PR campaign leading up to the IE9 release – big promises of a better browser. So far, as a programmer, it’s just been a different headache in a long line of headaches.

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