.EOT File Extension

Embedded OpenType Font

Microsoft created the EOT file format. It allows web developers to embed OpenType fonts in webpages. So text would display correctly online. Developers could transform existing OpenType fonts into EOT...

General Information

Title EOT File Extension
Extension .eot
Full Form Embedded OpenType Font
File Type Font File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/vnd.ms-fontobject

File Function

Primary Function Web font embedding
Additional Functions Display text
Features Scalable, Embeddable

File Characteristics

Quality High scalability
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Web Design Yes
Document Embedding Limited

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Validate, license check

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1996
Latest Version Update with CSS3

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .ttf, .otf, .woff, .woff2

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Internet Explorer Free Windows
FontForge Free Windows, Mac, Linux