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.


Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

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

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.



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.

Last updated on 2020-11-09