This article was published on April 6, 2011

This handy WhatFont bookmarklet tells it like it is


This handy WhatFont bookmarklet tells it like it is
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Chengyin Liu, an undergraduate Computer Science student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign just released a very sweet bookmarklet called WhatFont that instantly identifies fonts while you’re web browsing.

While developers have been using Firebug or Webkit Inspector, this bookmarklet is the easiest, handiest little tool for all of your  inquisitive typefacing needs.

Just drag the bookmarklet (found here) to your toolbar and start hovering.

Exiting is easy. Simply click Exit WhatFont in the top right corner.