|⇒ Category:||Font Files|
|⇒ Developer:||WebFonts Working Group|
📌 The .WOFF2 technical mechanics are suitable for handling a particular web font generated in the WOFF (Web Open Font Format) 2.0 file standard, an open based extension principle employed to deliver web-page fonts on the fly. Normally, the .WOFF2 data samples are saved as compressed, encoded containers that are compatible with OpenType (.OTF) and TrueType (.TTF) font specifications. .WOFF2 approach is also perfectly consistent with the font licensing metadata markers. On the schematic layout and internal hierarchy, the .WOFF2 algorithm is pretty similar to the WOFF file standard of 1-st edition. However, the new revision of technique implements advanced compression ratio in order to minimize the network bandwidth percentage indicator. The following .WOFF2 build relies on the Brotli schema, which is commonly well-known as an open-based data compression library employed to optimize and enhance the speed of web surfing and browsing.
📌 The .WOFF2 file items can be fluently reviewed, refined and opened up by FontExplorer X Pro toolkit, compliant with Windows and macOS desktop stations. Normally, the .WOFF2 standard maintains OpenType and TrueType font definitions, delivered on-the-fly. Besides, the .WOFF2 records are also able to maintain font licensing metadata, which reflects on the overall format performance and productivity. A solid variety of web-browsers is compatible with the .WOFF2 file specification, including Opera (starting from 26 version and all further editions), Safari (from version 10 and up to the recent ones), Firefox (initiated from branch 35 and all the following revisions), Edge (beginning from build 14.x an up to all actual branches), and Chrome (from package number 36 up to all current builds). These specific file resources can also be referenced by .CSS technology with the involvement of @font-face principle. In comparison with .WOFF file items, the .WOFF2 container instances are generally 30% smaller in size.