WebFonts Working Group Announces WOFF 2.0 File Format

WebFonts Working Group Announces WOFF 2.0 File Format

The WebFonts Working Group has published WOFF 2.0 as a W3C recommendation. According to the WOFF 2.0 Evaluation Report, the new specification provides improved compression and decompression compared to WOFF 1.0. This is achieved by combining a content-aware preprocessing step and improved entropy coding.

The preprocessing step removes redundant or duplicate information or any other information that can be deduced from other items of data also present. Compared to WOFF 1.0, compression gains are around 20 to 26 percent for TrueType and 12 to 13 percent for CFF.

What is WOFF?

WOFF is an acronym that stands for…

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