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How Do We Tell Apache to Gzip Font Files?

I want to enter the correct parameters to the httpd.conf file  to get Apache to gzip webfonts.

I already have this in the root httpd.conf for all domains on the box.  But webfonts have no established mime-type (that I know of... as of Feb 2011)  so how do you tell Apache to gzip all
*.eot *.otf *ttf *.woff *.svg web font files before filling the GET request?

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/css text/javascript application/x-javascript application/x-httpd-php


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xtermCommented:
You could do it by file extension instead of mime type:

mod_gzip_item_include file \.eot$
mod_gzip_item_include file \.otf$
mod_gzip_item_include file \.ttf$
mod_gzip_item_include file \.woff$
mod_gzip_item_include file \.svg$

BTW, there are mime types for a couple of these already, but seems like more work to do it that way (application/vnd.ms-fontobject = eot, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula-template = otf, etc.)
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SivakatirswamiAuthor Commented:
OK... do you just add these lines like you have them above to httpd.conf, one line per file type?
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xtermCommented:
This actually looks cleaner, you could do this in one line according to http://www.helicontech.com/ape/doc/mod_gzip.htm

# By file extension
SetEnvIfNoCase request_uri \.mdb$ gzip=9
SetEnvIfNoCase request_uri \.bmp$ gzip cache-enable=mem
SetEnvIfNoCase request_uri \.(?:jpg|gif|png|swf|avi|rm)$ no-gzip                          

# By MIME type
SetEnvIfNoCase mime text/.* gzip=9 cache-enable=mem
SetEnvIfNoCase mime audio/wav gzip cache-enable=mem
SetEnvIfNoCase mime image/bmp gzip cache-enable=mem
SetEnvIfNoCase mime message/rfc822 gzip

So for yours, something like

SetEnvIfNoCase request_uri \.(?:eot|otf|ttf|woff||svg)$ gzip  

And yes, this should all go in httpd.conf - before you restart, run "httpd configtest" to make sure it likes the syntax.
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SivakatirswamiAuthor Commented:
Outstanding, Sorry for delay in responding... very busy here, but this is great thanks!
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xtermCommented:
No problem, enjoy :)
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