Retiring web font support for IE6 and IE7
We’d like to let you know about a change we’re making to our web font serving browser support. Due to low usage, increasingly high maintenance costs, and ongoing concerns about security, we’re planning to retire our support for Internet Explorer 6 and 7 at the end of this year.
These browsers represent a very small percentage of our web font serving traffic, with IE6 at 0.2%, and IE7 at just 0.004%. In addition, HTTPS serving in IE6 has been disabled by our CDN provider EdgeCast, due to the POODLE security vulnerability, which makes it much less secure for serving fonts.
Please get in touch with us if you have any concerns about how this will impact your website or your customers. Browser standards are a shifting landscape, and we’d like to make our part of this transition as smooth as possible.