WOFF2 support added to Typekit
As part of our ongoing work on improving our web font serving performance, we’re adding support for the WOFF2 font format. The WOFF2 format succeeds the ubiquitous WOFF format and offers better compression than any other font format.
Before adopting WOFF2, we’ve extensively tested it on our font library and have seen significant compression gains over WOFF. On average, WOFF2 compresses 30% better than WOFF. The improved compression rates mean smaller font files, which in turn result in faster-loading fonts.
To get support for WOFF2, you’ll need to republish your kit. You can do this by going to your kit management page and pressing the “Publish” button. That’s all there is to it.
Once your kit is republished, we’ll serve WOFF2 to the latest versions of Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. We hope and expect that Microsoft Edge and Safari will also adopt WOFF2 in the near future (at which point we’ll start serving WOFF2 to these browsers automatically). Until WOFF2 is supported by all major browsers, we’ll continue to show the WOFF kit size in the kit editor.
If you have any questions about this change or performance in general, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org — we’re happy to help.