EOT File Type- The quick facts
What are EOT files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an EOT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an EOT file?
The .eot file extension or the Embedded Open Type extension is a font format extension used in Web pages as the basic font type for Web contents, especially contents that are search using the Internet Explorer browser. EOT was created primarily for the Internet Explorer web browser and might not be functional to others like Mozilla and Chrome.
Embedded Open Type extension is derived from the use of TrueType fonts and is embedded with Microsoft Web Embedding Fonts Tool that are commonly used in developing websites. EOT files are saved in a way that it should not be opened as is. Users can only utilize the file by going online or by editing web files.
But EOT files are no longer in the mainstream font files. Since EOT files were designed for Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer is replaced by a more popular browser, the use of .eot is also in decline and is being replaced by a more appropriate and updated font file. TTF, OTF and WOFF formats are now more commonly used. But if the user wishes, he can still use .eot files only for Internet Explorer 8 but now, with limited functionality.
How to open EOT files
Important: Different programs may use files with the EOT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your EOT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different EOT openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: July 13, 2020
Suggest another file format using extension EOT
While we know of one file format using the .EOT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .EOT file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of EOT files. Remember, different programs may use EOT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.