Using Google Fonts Offline

Find the font you want to use and find the Google recommended link to use (in the “Standard” tab).  e.g.


<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=VT323' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Enter the URL portion into your browser and get the resulting css, e.g.


http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=VT323

gives:


@font-face {
  font-family: 'VT323';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  src: local('VT323'), local('VT323-Regular'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/vt323/v4/LfMzj2MWAZU6qzlnp1MNbg.woff) format('woff');
}

Copy the URL portion and put it in your browser to download it, e.g.:


http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/vt323/v4/LfMzj2MWAZU6qzlnp1MNbg.woff

causes this file to be downloaded:


LfMzj2MWAZU6qzlnp1MNbg.woff

Store the file on the local web server.

Now modify the default css with the new url to the font and add it to the TOP of your css file or page, e.g.


@font-face {
  font-family: 'VT323';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  src: local('VT323'), local('VT323-Regular'), url(fonts/LfMzj2MWAZU6qzlnp1MNbg.woff) format('woff');
}

Now you can use if in your styles as normal, e.g.


body {
    font-family: 'VT323', Arial, sans;
    color: #666;
}

 

 

 

 

Feel free to comment if you can add help to this page or point out issues and solutions you have found. I do not provide support on this site, if you need help with a problem head over to stack overflow.

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