Converting OFL licensed Fonts to WOFF

I would like to convert a font which uses the Open Font License to WOFF for use on a web site. My understanding is that this conversion probably contravenes the license. However, I have also read

Please note that most WOFF conversion tools and online services do not meet the two requirements listed above (section 2.2)

This suggests that some tools do meet the requirements.

Can anybody suggest any software tools which meet this requirement? Preferably Open Source, and available on Linux or Macintosh.


My understanding of section:

2.2 Can I make and use WOFF (Web Open Font Format) versions of OFL fonts?

  1. The original font data remains unchanged except for WOFF compression, and
  2. WOFF-specific metadata is either omitted altogether or present and includes, unaltered, the contents of all equivalent metadata in the
    original font.

So if you cannot find a conversion software that handles that then just change the name.

Because in that same section it reads

“If the original font data or metadata is changed, or the
WOFF-specific metadata is incomplete, the font must be considered a
Modified Version, the OFL restrictions would apply and the name of the
font must be changed”

I recommend fontforge
I read that it does work with WOFF but just change the name to something else and it will be seen as a modified font and you do not have to worry about the license.

Source : Link , Question Author : Manngo , Answer Author : LateralTerminal

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