File Extension Library

.WOFF2 File Extension

  • Developer by: WebFonts Working Group
  • Category: Font Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .WOFF2 files and how to open them?

Can't open .WOFF2 file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .WOFF2 file.

What is a .WOFF2 file extension?

.WOFF2 file extension is created by WebFonts Working Group. .WOFF2 has been classified as Font Files. The format of .WOFF2 file is Binary.

.WOFF2 is Web Open Font Format 2.0 File

A WOFF2 file is a web font file created in the WOFF (Web Open Font Format) 2.0 format, an open format used to deliver webpage fonts on the fly. It is saved as a compressed container that supports TrueType (.TTF) and OpenType (.OTF) fonts. WOFF2 files also support font licensing metadata.

The WOFF 2.0 format is similar to the WOFF 1.0 format but features improved compression in order to decrease network bandwidth use. The format is based on the Brotli compression algorithm, which is an open source data compression library used to increase the speed of web browsing. WOFF2 files are roughly 30% smaller than .WOFF files.

WOFF2 files allow web developers to use custom fonts rather than the standard web fonts. Many browsers support the WOFF format, including Chrome (beginning in version 36), Edge (beginning in version 14), Firefox (beginning in version 35), Safari (beginning in version 10), and Opera (beginning in version 26).

NOTE: WOFF2 files are referenced within CSS files using the @font-face rule.

List of all softwares that can open the Web Open Font Format 2.0 File
Microsoft Edge
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox

How to fix problems with .WOFF2 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .WOFF2 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .WOFF2 file format
  2. You need to check the .WOFF2 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)