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EOT: Font Embedding on the Web

Ascender Corp announced its support for the Embedded OpenType format for font embedding on the Web, and launched a new website to promote other browsers to support it in addition to Internet Explorer (which has had EOT support built-in since 1996).

At the same time, Ascender Corporation and its collaborators in the typographic community also warned of the legal dangers of using the Font Linking mechanism currently supported by other browsers.

Font Embedding with EOT: Embedded OpenType (EOT) is currently before the W3C in a submission to make it an open Web Standard. The format was previously proprietary to Microsoft. We created it to enable font embedding within Microsoft Word documents in the early 1990s, and it was later extended for use on the Web by Internet Explorer.

You can download WEFT, the Windows Embedding Font Tool, from the Microsoft website.

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