WOFF Support

WOFF (Web Open Font Format) is a font ‘wrapping’ technology that is poised to become the standard for web fonts for the long-term future and has broad support, even in Internet Explorer 9. It compresses the font data, so is more efficient (and faster) than referring to hosted TrueType or OpenType fonts. It also is likely to have better long-term support. As of October 2010, WOFF fonts are supported in Firefox 3.6+, Chrome 6, Internet Explorer 9 preview versions and development versions of Safari.

All of our Arabic script fonts now have standard WOFF versions of our fonts (see “web” folder in main package download) that you can download and host on your server.

Further information on using and testing are available here:

Conversion to other Web Font Formats

The SIL OFL addresses questions such as 2.2 Can I make and use WOFF (Web Open Font Format) versions of OFL fonts? and 2.3 What about other web font formats such as EOT/EOTLite/CWT/etc.?