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How to view webfont files (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a mac?


Question

Does anyone know how to view webfont file formats (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a Mac?

I've been sent some files and would like to view them so I can make sure all the formats are correct.

2016/10/21
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10/21/2016 12:14:00 PM

1. Use a font manager.

I use FontExplorer X Pro and have no trouble viewing web fonts. The newest version has some new web specific features for simulating different OS and browsers for seeing how your webfont will look on different systems. Any decent font manager should let you see web fonts, at least to some degree (FontBook is not a decent font manager).

2. Set up a test webpage.

Just make a regular HTML page with everything you want to test, include the font in your CSS using @font-face as you normally would and open the local file in your browser—no need to upload to the internet or anything like that. Although having a local development server is a good idea.

2016/10/21
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10/21/2016 7:00:00 AM