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Quick WOFF 2.0 update

From: David Kuettel <kuettel@google.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:21:19 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAYUqgEhGPe18iwH0Py-3vKAhOjsGYVEfX-+mvYqRGFbRrNAjg@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-font@w3.org

Hello fellow web font working group members,

Recently Raph passed the torch to me to aid in the effort of advancing the
WOFF 2.0 specification.  I am honored to have the opportunity to work
closely will all of you to advance the specification and to see Raph’s
creation reach the finish line -- which would be a tremendous win for web
fonts and the web.  As I am new to the standardization process (my day job
is running the Google Web Fonts service), please bear with me. :)

A few quick updates, with more to follow in time:

All of the Early Access fonts are now being served with the candidate WOFF
2.0 enabled (see the .css link for each):


The reference WOFF 2.0 font compression tool has been updated and is now
even easier to run.  The hard-coded dependency on /usr/bin/lzma had been
removed via use of the SevenZip Java LZMA compression library. The tool is
now pure Java with no external binary dependencies:


Further, we have joined forces with the Chrome team and we are working
together to enable end-to-end validation of the WOFF 2.0 prototype (both
support in Google Web Fonts and Chrome) sometime in the near future.

Stay tuned!

Received on Saturday, 30 March 2013 15:18:17 UTC

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