css - google - How to add fonts to create-react-app based projects?




react-web-fonts (4)

  1. Go to Google Fonts https://fonts.google.com/
  2. Select your font as depicted in image below:

  1. Copy and then paste that url in new tab you will get the css code to add that font. In this case if you go to

https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Spicy+Rice

It will open like this:

4, Copy and paste that code in your style.css and simply start using that font like this:

      <Typography
          variant="h1"
          gutterBottom
          style={{ fontFamily: "Spicy Rice", color: "pink" }}
        >
          React Rock
        </Typography>

Result:

I'm using create-react-app and prefer not to eject .

It's not clear where fonts imported via @font-face and loaded locally should go.

Namely, I'm loading

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Regular';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Regular'), url('MYRIADPRO-REGULAR.woff') format('woff');
}

Any suggestions?

-- EDIT

Including the gist to which Dan referring in his answer

  Client git:(feature/trivia-game-ui-2)  ls -l public/static/fonts
total 1168
-rwxr-xr-[email protected] 1 maximveksler  staff  62676 Mar 17  2014 MYRIADPRO-BOLD.woff
-rwxr-xr-[email protected] 1 maximveksler  staff  61500 Mar 17  2014 MYRIADPRO-BOLDCOND.woff
-rwxr-xr-[email protected] 1 maximveksler  staff  66024 Mar 17  2014 MYRIADPRO-BOLDCONDIT.woff
-rwxr-xr-[email protected] 1 maximveksler  staff  66108 Mar 17  2014 MYRIADPRO-BOLDIT.woff
-rwxr-xr-[email protected] 1 maximveksler  staff  60044 Mar 17  2014 MYRIADPRO-COND.woff
-rwxr-xr-[email protected] 1 maximveksler  staff  64656 Mar 17  2014 MYRIADPRO-CONDIT.woff
-rwxr-xr-[email protected] 1 maximveksler  staff  61848 Mar 17  2014 MYRIADPRO-REGULAR.woff
-rwxr-xr-[email protected] 1 maximveksler  staff  62448 Mar 17  2014 MYRIADPRO-SEMIBOLD.woff
-rwxr-xr-[email protected] 1 maximveksler  staff  66232 Mar 17  2014 MYRIADPRO-SEMIBOLDIT.woff
  Client git:(feature/trivia-game-ui-2)  cat src/containers/GameModule.css
.GameModule {
  padding: 15px;
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Regular';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Regular'), url('%PUBLIC_URL%/static/fonts/MYRIADPRO-REGULAR.woff') format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Condensed';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Condensed'), url('%PUBLIC_URL%/static/fonts/MYRIADPRO-COND.woff') format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Semibold Italic';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Semibold Italic'), url('%PUBLIC_URL%/static/fonts/MYRIADPRO-SEMIBOLDIT.woff') format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Semibold';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Semibold'), url('%PUBLIC_URL%/static/fonts/MYRIADPRO-SEMIBOLD.woff') format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Condensed Italic';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Condensed Italic'), url('%PUBLIC_URL%/static/fonts/MYRIADPRO-CONDIT.woff') format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Bold Italic';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Bold Italic'), url('%PUBLIC_URL%/static/fonts/MYRIADPRO-BOLDIT.woff') format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Bold Condensed Italic';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Bold Condensed Italic'), url('%PUBLIC_URL%/static/fonts/MYRIADPRO-BOLDCONDIT.woff') format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Bold Condensed';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Bold Condensed'), url('%PUBLIC_URL%/static/fonts/MYRIADPRO-BOLDCOND.woff') format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Myriad Pro Bold';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Myriad Pro Bold'), url('%PUBLIC_URL%/static/fonts/MYRIADPRO-BOLD.woff') format('woff');
}

Here are some ways of doing this:

1. Importing font

For example, for using Roboto, install the package using

yarn add typeface-roboto

or

npm install typeface-roboto --save

In index.js:

import "typeface-roboto";

There are npm packages for a lot of open source fonts and most of Google fonts. You can see all fonts here . All the packages are from that project .

2. For fonts hosted by Third party

For example Google fonts, you can go to fonts.google.com where you can find links that you can put in your public/index.html

It'll be like

<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Montserrat" rel="stylesheet">

or

<style>
    @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Montserrat');
</style>

3. Using web-font-loader package

Install package using

yarn add webfontloader

or

npm install webfontloader --save

In src/index.js , you can import this and specify the fonts needed

import WebFont from 'webfontloader';

WebFont.load({
   google: {
     families: ['Titillium Web:300,400,700', 'sans-serif']
   }
});

There are two options:

Using Imports

This is the suggested option. It ensures your fonts go through the build pipeline, get hashes during compilation so that browser caching works correctly, and that you get compilation errors if the files are missing.

As described in “Adding Images, Fonts, and Files” , you need to have a CSS file imported from JS. For example, by default src/index.js imports src/index.css :

import './index.css';

A CSS file like this goes through the build pipeline, and can reference fonts and images. For example, if you put a font in src/fonts/MyFont.woff , your index.css might include this:

@font-face {
  font-family: 'MyFont';
  src: local('MyFont'), url(./fonts/MyFont.woff) format('woff');
}

Notice how we’re using a relative path starting with ./ . This is a special notation that helps the build pipeline (powered by Webpack) discover this file.

Normally this should be enough.

Using public Folder

If for some reason you prefer not to use the build pipeline, and instead do it the “classic way”, you can use the public folder and put your fonts there.

The downside of this approach is that the files don’t get hashes when you compile for production so you’ll have to update their names every time you change them, or browsers will cache the old versions.

If you want to do it this way, put the fonts somewhere into the public folder, for example, into public/fonts/MyFont.woff . If you follow this approach, you should put CSS files into public folder as well and not import them from JS because mixing these approaches is going to be very confusing. So, if you still want to do it, you’d have a file like public/index.css . You would have to manually add <link> to this stylesheet from public/index.html :

<link rel="stylesheet" href="%PUBLIC_URL%/index.css">

And inside of it, you would use the regular CSS notation:

@font-face {
  font-family: 'MyFont';
  src: local('MyFont'), url(fonts/MyFont.woff) format('woff');
}

Notice how I’m using fonts/MyFont.woff as the path. This is because index.css is in the public folder so it will be served from the public path (usually it’s the server root, but if you deploy to GitHub Pages and set your homepage field to http://myuser.github.io/myproject , it will be served from /myproject ). However fonts are also in the public folder, so they will be served from fonts relatively (either http://mywebsite.com/fonts or http://myuser.github.io/myproject/fonts ). Therefore we use the relative path.

Note that since we’re avoiding the build pipeline in this example, it doesn’t verify that the file actually exists. This is why I don’t recommend this approach. Another problem is that our index.css file doesn’t get minified and doesn’t get a hash. So it’s going to be slower for the end users, and you risk the browsers caching old versions of the file.

 Which Way to Use?

Go with the first method (“Using Imports”). I only described the second one since that’s what you attempted to do (judging by your comment), but it has many problems and should only be the last resort when you’re working around some issue.


You can use the WebFont module, which greatly simplifies the process.

render(){
  webfont.load({
     custom: {
       families: ['MyFont'],
       urls: ['/fonts/MyFont.woff']
     }
  });
  return (
    <div style={your style} >
      your text!
    </div>
  );
}




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