Embedded OpenType (EOT) Web Fonts
Embedded OpenType (EOT) fonts may be embedded within HTML webpages for display on
compatible web browsers. EOT fonts allow webmasters
to create web-based applications that include barcode, MICR and OCR typefaces
without the need to install the fonts on the destination machine. Implementation
requires that certain compatible browsers are used. EOT fonts usually only
appear properly Internet Explorer. Because of this limitation, IDAutomation
WOFF web fonts instead
of EOT fonts alone. The Web Font Testing page may be used to
test WOFF, EOT and SVG font compatibility with multiple browsers. IDAutomation also provides a
declaration script that includes multiple web fonts
with a single reference to the font.
How do EOT fonts work?
The embedded OpenType font is downloaded by the Web
browser and discarded after the user leaves the web page, so the font
cannot be used for anything else. Properly licensed with a Developer
License, IDAutomation fonts may be used
in HTML web pages and applications according to section 6 of the
Software License Agreement.
Microsoft provides the
Web Embedding Fonts Tool (WEFT), which is a free tool that allows site designers create
embeddable OpenType fonts from TrueType fonts that are linked to their
web pages. To understand more
information about this technology, please visit
Microsoft's guide to implementing fonts on web pages. Support for
customer generated EOT font files is provided by
Microsoft's WEFT Troubleshooting Document and the
WEFT users Web community.
The following is an EOT typeface embedded with the IDAutomation MICR font. On
compatible browsers, the text of "A12346789B" should appear below in the MICR
To investigate other methods of generating barcodes on the web, visit the
Internet & Web Page Barcode Implementation FAQ.