WOFF 2.0 support

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WOFF 2.0 support

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With WOFF 2.0 (a new web font compression format) already enabled in Chrome, Opera, and Firefox

Can we expect FontCreator support soon?
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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I don't think you can expect support very soon. As far as I can tell, it is still just a proposal under evaluation.

I am just a user, but I suppose that High-Logic will implement it later when it's an accepted standard.
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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We do keep an eye on this, but we have no plans to add support for WOFF2 for the short term.
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support Alternate Sugestion

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Hi Everyone,

I wanted to run this by folks, and hoping for some input on this idea. Everything is always made better with collaboration. :D

I too have many fonts in varying formats, including the above and SVG.

I used to keep these all separate, then combined them to remove duplicates of the TTF's. What I was hoping for was a simple search and mark. Something like and an upper bound cross, for WOFF, two for WOFF2 and maybe a separate symbol that could mark the font folder as containing an SVG file.

In all cases the TTF is likely already present and viewable, I know of no instance where a person could have the one without the other, legally speaking.

So the fact there are more versions of the same file would be redundant on system resources to graphically view the font itself. But if those small markings or similar item could be appended to the font name in the display, then it would be a simple concise search for people to find the type of font required.
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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There is 2017 in a few weeks.

WOFF 2.0: What is it, why is it coming, and what’s next?
https://blog.idrsolutions.com/2015/04/w ... hats-next/

https://gist.github.com/sergejmueller/c ... bcb3e2f64a
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Webfont formats

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Hi, as a webdesigner and new user of FontCreator 11, I was a little disapointed that you can't export to more webfont formats than WOFF. For example the newest format is WOFF2 and has a couple of years on the market already. It is up to 50% faster in download at the websites.

And to be downversion compatible at browsers with your webpage you must have the formats .svg and .eot

I have the software "fontforge" which I can open the fonts after generating and generate the needed formats. Or use FontSquirel etc.

But My point is... FontCreator is a very advanced product and should have this function. :D

With that said - FontCreator is a great product, thanks!
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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In spite of the long period passed since this thread was started, WOFF 2.0 still seems to be at the Proposal stage, and is not yet implemented as a standard.
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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Hi Bhikkhu. As I can see all the modern webbrowsers has adapted WOFF2 as standard/or adapted it, so it's no time for delay. It's the fastest downloading font-format on the web.
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We intend to add WOFF2 support soon, but it isn’t easy as there are no libraries for our development environment.
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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Ok... and what about .svg and .eot?
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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We consider both SVG fonts and EOT format obsolete.
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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Gracias... looks good.
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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Erwin Denissen wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:10 pm We consider both SVG fonts and EOT format obsolete.
The current OpenType specification allows for OpenType fonts to contain an SVG table.
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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That is true, but not the same.

SVG fonts are obsolete; all modern web browsers support WOFF.

One of the three color formats uses SVG, and that is not obsolete, but we don't support it yet. FontCreator supports the other scalable color font format as shown in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4BSK_ASOlw

And explained here:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5657
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Re: WOFF 2.0 support

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Thanks for the clarification, Erwin. :)
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