What does it actually do? True Typography isn't focused on inserting some weird fonts nor it is limited to the "smart quotes" thing and other simple tricks. It’s a full-featured automatic typography script that includes the following:
o Custom fonts (Cufón) with easy and clear management (more than 30 pre-installed fonts)
o Automated hyphenation*
o Smart replacing of text characters with their respective HTML entities: quotes* (“text sample”, „textbeispiel”, «пример текста»), dashes (-, –, —), ellipses (…), copyright © and trademark ™ symbols, and many others
o Handling of suffixes, fractions and math expressions (51÷3×25=425)
o Diacritics for English words (“ångström”)
o CSS styles for leading quotes, acronyms, numbers, guillemets
o Spacing control: gluing values to their units, widow protection, forced wrapping of too long URLs and email addresses
o Additional options (disabled by default):
– Opening all external links in new windows (without using the “target” tag that is not XHTML valid)
– Replacing custom patterns (only text content is parsed, tags are left untouched).
* Multiple languages are respected
And remember that details make things perfect! ;o)
Your conclusions are not correct. Sizes of the fonts can be edited and that should be done using CSS regardless of whether you're using Cufon or not. Apparently the plugin itself cannot provide any options for changing the font sizes because it's not its purpose and it's not some framework for managing themes.
This plugin for Joomla is also based on the solution from KINGdesk, but the options are not sophisticated enough for a very good german typography, because you can’t turn off some automatics, which are wrong for german: hyphen, en-dash and em-dash should not be changed automatically.
So for my websites for printing-houses I must turn off the whole plugin: So they have to hyphenate the text manually – and german has many long words…
I encourage you to use this plugin as well.
For future development, I think the developer can add styling like textshadow, etc. Thank you for your great contribution creating this plugin.
one suggestion for further improvment:
Sometimes the hyphenation of certain words gets messed up in German. It would be cool, if there was an easy way to "teach" the plugin how to hyphenate certain words, that would be awesome!
Thank you! If you have a bit of programming skills you can check hyphenation rules for German or any other language. All of the hyphenation files are in the lang directory. Feel free to contact us for further assistance.
Try it out and it would sure brighten your and your users day by a fantabulous extent.
With the help of this plugin the recent development emphasis on multiple platforms simultaneously is lightened so much. Oh wow, I'm running out of superlatives.
I very heartily recommend this plugin not only for what it does but for the excellent support and development too. Very nice indeed.