Home > Internet > Web Open Font Format Backed by Mozilla, Type Foundries Web Open Font Format Backed by Mozilla, Type Foundries Thom Holwerda 2009-11-02 Internet 4 Comments “Type designers and Web designers have reached a consensus on a format specification for embedding fonts on the Web. Mozilla is already including support for the font format in Firefox 3.6, and wide adoption could come sooner than many expected.” About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 4 Comments 2009-11-03 12:12 am zizban This interesting but with MS support it’s going to be a long uphill battle before this truly becomes wide spread. I might be wrong. 2009-11-03 1:06 am tobyv going to be a long uphill battle It won’t be if MS agrees to have their fonts used in the new format. Calibri rules ’09! 2009-11-03 4:18 am kaiwai This interesting but with MS support it’s going to be a long uphill battle before this truly becomes wide spread. I might be wrong. I read that Microsoft proposed this a while back but it never got off the ground. What I’d like to see is for Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Apple and Opera to all come together and work on the web standards outside the bureaucratic nightmare that is W3C and start getting these HTML5 ideas out in the real world and being used instead of being stuck in draft form for years and years. 2009-11-03 4:57 am Erunno You are massively overestimating the time gains one would get working without the W3C as the WhatWG was indeed for the longest time not associated with the W3C as their opinions on what direction HTML should take differed massively. And, surprise, even without any help from the W3C it has taken them years to standardize HTML5 and will probably another 2 years. A standard like HTML5 is massive and each of the relevant stake holders will try to incorporate stuff which will benefit their employers. Naturally, ones advantage is another ones disadvantage or doesn’t fit into strategic plans. Cranking out standards just for the sake of speed is probably the best way to have badly specified and not widely accepted standards.