EOT File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an EOT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .EOT 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension EOT for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different EOT openers which you will find listed below.

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 viewers for this file format

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.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with EOT-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with EOT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!