industry support for WOFF and Firefox 3.6

Today we announced the release of Firefox 3.6 and users are starting to upgrade. One of the more important features we included for developers was support for a new font standard called WOFF.

WOFF has received wide support from the type community and we’re starting to see the results of that. There are a couple of specific instances that we’d like to point out on day zero of our release:

1. FontFont, one of the largest type foundries in the world, announced a free-as-in-beer demo font in the WOFF format called FF Nuvo Medium Demo. This is part of FontFont’s commitment to support the new format and to start to give people the tools to start to adopt it.

2. Typekit, a commercial hosting provider for fonts, announced that they will start serving up WOFF fonts to Firefox 3.6 users.

It’s great to see commercial support already ramping up to support the new format. It’s going to really improve the experience for users on the web.


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  2. LonerGoth

    This is great news~ I’d love to see various new fonts appearing on websites… a thought occurs to me, I have no idea if you are, but could there be a hacks.mozilla Woff font in the works, maybe, to replace the standard fonts used?

    January 22nd, 2010 at 09:45

  3. SkyBoy


    I’m a complete newbie in WOFF fonts and how it’s implemented into Firefox but I have a question about security.

    I read WOFF fonts can be charged easily from the website because they are zipped.

    So is there a potential (I said potential not certain) security risk to include virus or trojan in WOFF font (with zip format) and spread it when a user is browsing the website???


    January 24th, 2010 at 18:37

  4. Dwight Stegall

    I’ve seen a lot of forum posts of people trying to disable this feature.

    January 25th, 2010 at 16:05

  5. mike

    I downloaded firefox 3.6 and it isnt working properly.
    I cannot get online when I want now-it takes three or four attempts per page.
    I think the trojans are already in! This has effected my logging on and so far no luck in finding the trojan -or cause if it isnt that.
    I’m convinced it is though and have attempted to uninstall and reinstall to no avail.

    February 4th, 2010 at 02:52

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