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OFF/X Community Group

[Web] Open Font Format for Exchange -- developing a list of recommendations and best practices in font development for best compatibility with web browsers

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Where we are today

The original OFF/X proposal was posted by Adam Twardoch on the public-webfonts-wg mailing list, as it was originally thought of as a potential work item for that group.

Discussion at TypeCon Portl& indicated a desire for a wider participation (from typographers, font vendors, font bureaux, web designers and web browser deveopers) and also that, since the profile could be non-normative (its an opt-in best practice) a Community Group was seen as a better forum to develop it.

So – what do we get? We have:

I would suggest that the first thing to do is advertise and get more people involved. Also, in parallel, start populating the wiki with some pages (multiple) drawing out specific parts of Adam’s proposal (like rendering model, rationale, one page per OpenType table discussed, and so on.)