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Web Fonts Plan Inches Closer to W3C OK

Designing an HTML Web page has long meant making do with a very limited set of fonts -- a nightmare for the aesthetically inclined or those looking to emulate the infinitely more flexible typographical options available for, say, print. Of course, there have been hacks and workarounds, but despite the advanced state of typography on the PC, Web fonts have generally lagged far behind.

That may be changing soon, however, thanks to an effort underway at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to refine and gather support for the Web Open File Format (WOFF) standard. Developer.com takes a look.


Since the advent of the Web, developers have been limited in the fonts they could use for online content. That's now changing thanks to the emerging Web Open File Format (WOFF) standard from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

WOFF will enable Web developers to use a broad set of fonts that will be supported across all major browsers. The WOFF 1.0 standard has not yet been finalized, but according to the W3C, it is nearing completion.

Read the full story at Developer.com:
W3C Advances Web Font Standards