When I was in architecture school at the University of Arizona, my first drawing teacher was Kirby Lockard.  He taught me how to see, how to draw, and how to print, essential skills that an aspiring architect must master.  Now that almost all architectural drawings today are created with computers, the skill of printing like an architect becomes less relevant.  But for many architects, it's a skill that they won't let go of.  I haven't either.  When I was using a Tablet PC last year at Mindjet, I used the free Power Toy, the My Font Tool to create a TrueType typeface that portrayed one of the lettering styles that I learned 18 years ago. 


Fast forward to what I'm doing now: demonstrating and talking about Silverlight.  Silverlight comes with a great set of typefaces, Arial, Comic Sans, Courier New, Georgia, Lucida Sans Unicode, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, Verdana and WebDings but one of the cool things that you can do with Silverlight is use your own TrueType fonts.  To do this, you have to write a small bit of JavaScript:

There's just one catch, you must abide by the license for the typeface and many typefaces licenses don't allow for that type of embedding.  So here's my offer: Anyone who wants to can use this typeface free of charge on any Silverlight web site granted they include this text below either in HTML or as part of a Silverlight application: you can call it the Kirby Lockard Memorial License (KLML).