Web Open Fonts
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For 'Frequently Asked Questions' on Web Open Fonts, like What is WOFF? Click here.
If you want to wrap your truetype/opentype font/s you will need sfnt2woff utility.
We have wrapped our main font 'Akhil HE' in a WOFF wrapper for this web-page (that you are reading now).
So ideally every brower should display (render) all the text (English as well as Sanskrit) on this page using our font 'Akhil HE'.
Most of the modern browsers are now beginning to support Web Open Fonts.
Chrome (running on Win 7; 16th Jun 2012) uses default font (Mangal) for DevaNagari text but uses the downloaded font 'Akhil HE' for English text! So if you are using 'Chrome on Win' you may see following DevaNagari text typesetted using that default font and not our font 'Akhil HE'!
ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः॒
तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑ण्यम् भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि। धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त्॥
ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः॒ तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑ण्यम् भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि। धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त्॥
My favorite Firefox (v 17 and 18) can download the font/s mentioned in CSS, but can't do smart rendering required for complex scripts like Nagari. IE 9 seems to do what is required but IE10 sometimes uses the fallback font and sometimes uses our font; and mostly don't render text properly!
So, I have put the above Nagari text in the following embeded pdf so that you can see text typesetted using our font! If a PDF is displayed, you will see text typesetted using 'Akhil HE'! The renderer for PDF don't use downloaded font, rather every .pdf file contains referred fonts. I have to check to see if .pdf renderer uses delta hints.
PDF Reader for FireFox is not perfect!
This content will keep on changing till most common browsers start displaying Indic text using WOFF properly! Return after 2013. We will continue testing newer versions of browsers as and when possible!