Following the earlier post I made about image replacement techniques, titled 5 Image Replacement Techniques For Custom Font Embedding, my attention was brought to this new text replacement technique called Type Select.
Type Select enables text replacement without the need for server side dependencies. It has support for double click and triple click and CSS can be used to control the formatting of the text.
What’s impressive in this technique is that we can actually select the text like any other normal text. The alternative techniques like Cufon and Typeface.js do not permit to select text. Type Select uses a combination of typeface.js, jQuery, the canvas, toDataURL, CSS background properties and real overlayed text to render the text in the browser.
Type Select is released under the MIT License and you can consult the documentation, see demos and download the project at the Type Select Website.