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WebFonts Working Group

News

2012-November: Fourth face to face meeting
A meeting was held at TPAC 2012 in Lyon. Besides wrapping up work on WOFF 1.0, new work on a WOFF 2.0 proposal began. This will offer improved compression for fonts.
2012-October-11
WOFF 1.0 is now a Proposed Recommendation. All tests are passed by at least two implementations.
2012-April-12: 99% coverage
The WOFF user agent tests now have 1 failure out of 291 tests (99.6% pass rate).
2012-February-23: 95% coverage
The WOFF user agent tests now have 14 failures out of 291 tests (95% pass rate). Validator and authoring tests have 100% coverage.
2011-September-13: Third face to face meeting
The WebFonts WG met in Reykjavík, Iceland, co-hosted with the ATypI conference.
2011-August-04: Candidate Recommendation
The WOFF specification moved to Candidate Recommendation. Implementation testing is in progress.
2010-Nov-16: Last Call
The WOFF specification moved to Last Call.
2010-November-4-5: Second face to face meeting
The WebFonts WG is meeting at TPAC in Lyon, and expects to issue a Last call of the WOFF specification soon thereafter.
2010-August-17: First face to face meeting
The WebFonts WG has used phone, email and IRC to meet thus far; the first actual face to face meeting was on 17 August in Los Angeles, co-located with TypeCon 2010. The WG also took part in a panel discussion at the conference.
2010-July-27: First Public Working Draft
The First Public Working Draft of the WOFF specification was published. This includes some corrections and clarifications, relative to the Submission. An appendix gives some real-world examples of WOFF metadata as used by foundries.
2010-April-19: WOFF Submission
The WOFF File Format 1.0 Submission was published. The Submission was made by Microsoft Corporation, Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software ASA, all of whom are members of the WebFonts WG.
2010-March: New Public Working Group

In March 2010, the WebFonts Working Group was chartered as a public group, part of the Fonts Activity. Join this group

Communication

Feedback to this group may be sent to the public mailing list www-font@w3.org (public archive). This group will post minutes to, and primarily conduct its technical work on, the mailing list public-webfonts-wg@w3.org (public archive).

There is a list of participants in the WebFonts WG, and any patent disclosures related to this group (currently empty).

The group has a tracker for issues and actions. You can also read the work plan on the Fonts WG Wiki.

The group has weekly phone conferences on Wednesdays, alternating between an early and a late time. Minutes are posted to the public wg list.

Specifications

Editors draft of WOFF specification reflects work in progress. It may have more recent changes, compared to the most recent offical publication.

Test Suite

WOFF has three test suites:

In each case, the 'documentation' field links to the specific testable assertion in the specification.


Chris Lilley, Fonts Activity Lead
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