How we built it

WOFF 2.0 (improved font compression)

WOFF 2.0 significantly improves font compression. We are seeing average gains of 24% with peaks above 50% in particular for the larger fonts such as those typically used by CJK languages (analysis ran on the whole Google Fonts corpus). M33: switching to Brotli Compression Algorithm (instead of LZMA). M36: enabled by default.


We might have some minor but potentially compatibility breaking changes coming soon => Postponed initial launch (was slated for M35) in order to avoid breaking compatibility.


Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium

Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 36
  • Chrome for Android release 36
  • Chrome for iOS release 36
  • Android WebView release 36
  • Opera release 23
  • Opera for Android release 23

Consensus & Standardization


Last updated on 2016-08-08