WOFF Barcode Web Fonts
The Web Open Font Format (WOFF) is a web font format that is compatible with multiple web
browsers, including the latest versions of IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.
It became a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Recommendation in December
2012. Web 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. With a Developer License purchase,
IDAutomation fonts may be used in HTML, web pages and applications according
to section 6 of the
IDAutomation Software License Agreement, provided that
are enabled for the fonts.
With the purchase of any Developer License or above, IDAutomation provides
WOFF fonts, in addition to EOT and SVG fonts for compatibility with older
browsers, for font packages, such as
Interleaved 2 of 5 and
Fonts. Purchases of Developer Licenses and above made prior to 2014 may
receive the WOFF fonts with an
active support agreement
to the corresponding product.
Tutorial: How to use WOFF Web Fonts in HTML
Web fonts are downloaded by the browser and
discarded after the user leaves the web page, so the fonts cannot be
used for anything else. The following steps allow an easy implementation:
- Upload the fonts to your website in or near the same directory
as your CSS files. Most browsers, including IE and Firefox, require
the fonts to be used solely on the domain they are hosted on.
- Define the font in the CSS @font-face declaration with the complete URL to
the actual font file:
<!-- /* include the idautomation.com Code39 WOFF Font -- */
- Reference the font where it is to be used:
and verify the font appears in the browser.
- The barcode generated below is the outcome of the implementation described
above. If the barcode does not appear below, the browser you are using may not
with WOFF fonts.
To investigate other methods of generating barcodes on the web that
do not use fonts, visit the
Internet & Web Page Barcode Implementation FAQ.
To enable support of web fonts on older browsers, other font types
such as EOT (embedded
opentype) and SVG may be included in CSS. Generally, EOT fonts work
on older versions of IE and SVG fonts work on older versions of Safari
on the iPhone and iPad. The Web Font
Testing page attempts to display WOFF, EOT and SVG barcode fonts
separately for testing purposes. IDAutomation also provides a
CSS @font-face declaration
that includes multiple web fonts with a single reference to the