Tal Leming and Erik van Blokland’s .webfont Proposal

A joint proposal to the W3C for a .webfont standard. This is very clever and practical, and I concur with Leming’s conclusion:

We’re hopeful that this is a good format for everyone. It gives users smaller file sizes. It gives the font vendors a simple format that allows them to include information about the font. It doesn’t require entirely new technologies from the browser developers.

Update: Worth noting that this proposal is endorsed by top-notch foundries like H&FJ, House Industries, and many more.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009