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       mkeot - generate Embedded OpenType


       mkeot font-file [ URL [ URL ... ] ] > EOT-file


       The  mkeot command writes an EOT (Embedded OpenType) file on standard output that contains
       the given font file (OpenType or TrueType) and the given URLs.

       mkeot handles TrueType files, OpenType files with TrueType outlines,  and  OpenType  files
       with  Postscript  outlines.  (Technically:  all  files  with  the "sfnt" format.) However,
       Microsoft's Web browser Internet Explorer (version 8) cannot handle  Postscript  outlines.
       To  use  EOT  files  with  that  browser,  OpenType files with Postscript outlines must be
       converted to TrueType files first. Several prgrams are able to do that, including the free

       The  URLs  that  are added to the EOT file list the Web pages on which the EOT font may be
       used. They act as prefixes, which means that, e.g., a URL such  as
       enables  a  font  not  only for that precise page, but also for or or any other pages whose URL starts with the prefix.

       The EOT specification allows EOT files without any URLs, but is not clear on  the  meaning
       of  such  a  file.  In practice, at least in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (version 8), an
       empty list of URLs means the font applies to no Web page at all.

       EOT font are typically used for Web pages. To that end, a link (URL) to the EOT file  must
       appear in the Web page's style sheet. A typical rule in CSS looks like this:

           @font-face {
             font-family: My Fancy Font;
             font-style: normal;
             font-weight: normal;
             src: url(;
           body {
             font-family: My Fancy Font, serif;

       This  downloads  the  EOT  file  from the given URL and declares it to be a font of normal
       weight and roman style with the family name "My Fancy Font." That font can then be used in
       style  rules,  such  as, in this example, to set the font of body text. See the "CSS Fonts
       Module level 3" for details on CSS.

       TrueType files typically have the  extension  .ttf,  OpenType  files  typically  have  the
       extension .otf and EOT files typically end in .eot.


       eotinfo(1),                               fontforge(1),                               WEFT
       (,                 EOT
       (     CSS     Fonts     Module    level    3    (see


       mkeot does not apply the optional MicroType Express compression.

       mkeot may fail with fonts that have non-ASCII characters in their names.

       mkeot  cannot  handle  fonts  that  use  (only)  language  tags  instead  of   traditional
       Microsoft/Apple language numbers in their names table.  (Luckily, this feature of OpenType
       version 1.6 appears to be little used.)

       mkeot does not subset the font, unlike Microsoft's graphical WEFT tool. To make a EOT file
       with  a reduced set of glyphs, you must first create a subsetted TrueType font with a font