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.