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Adding a custom font that shows in the backend

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    Adding a custom font that shows in the backend

    Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
    • Here's what I've done so far.

      I started by reading this:
      docs.gantry.org/gantry5/tutorials/fonts

      I have all my fonts in custom/fonts/font-name/

      That didn't show up in the font picker, it only showed "Roboto" as a local font.

      Then I read this:

      rockettheme.com/forum/gantry5-for-joomla...onts?start=0#1245861

      He talks about and shows the addition of a Yaml file, which I can't find mentioned in the tutorial, so perhaps it needs an update. I can do that if I work out the solution.

      So I found theme.yaml in /template/gantry/

      So I went to this well written document I was already aware of:
      docs.gantry.org/gantry5/advanced/customizing-theme-files

      I could see that it was possible to copy that file to template/custom/gantry/theme.yaml

      So I did that and copied the roboto local font format giving me this yaml code in the above file:


          parent: g5_hydrogen
          base: gantry-theme://common
          file: gantry-theme://include/theme.php
          class: \Gantry\Framework\Theme
      
        fonts:
          roboto:
            400: 'gantry-theme://fonts/roboto_regular_macroman/Roboto-Regular-webfont'
            500: 'gantry-theme://fonts/roboto_medium_macroman/Roboto-Medium-webfont'
            700: 'gantry-theme://fonts/roboto_bold_macroman/Roboto-Bold-webfont'
          din-alte:
            400: 'gantry-theme://fonts/din-alte/din1451alt.ttf'
            600: 'gantry-theme://fonts/din-alte-bold/din1451alt_G.ttf'
      
        css:
          compiler: \Gantry\Component\Stylesheet\ScssCompiler
          paths:
            - gantry-theme://scss
            - gantry-engine://scss

      I still don't see anything in the font picker. For completeness here is my custom.scss file


      @import "dependencies";
      @import "mixins";
      @import "colour-scheme";
      
      
      @include font-face('din-alte', 'gantry-theme://fonts/din-alte/din1451alt.ttf', 400);
      @include font-face('din-alte-bold', 'gantry-theme://fonts/din-alte-bold/din1451alt_g.ttf', 600);
      
      .font-family-din-alte {
        font-family: 'din-alte',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-style: normal;
      }
      .font-family-din-alte-bold {
        font-family: 'din-alte-bold',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;
        font-weight: 600;
        font-style: normal;
      }

      Can you see anything I have done wrong?
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    Re: Adding a custom font that shows in the backend

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    Re: Adding a custom font that shows in the backend

    Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
    • Thanks Damir, I really appreciate your time.

      Please could you let me know what the issue is when you find it? That way I can reenact this in the future without needing your help.

      Thanks again
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  • Re: Adding a custom font that shows in the backend

    Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
    • I've edited your theme.yaml file (the one that is not in custom) and now the font appears as an option. Unfortunately, the theme.yaml file cannot be used in the custom/ folder and therefore will be overwritten in the event of a template update.
    • Last Edit: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Reggie Simmons.
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  • Re: Adding a custom font that shows in the backend

    Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
    • Yah I'll have to make a point to edit that doc to note that theme.yaml cannot be added to custom/.

      But really, unless you want users to have the ability to pick different fonts, @include font-face in your custom.scss is sufficient. Then you can tie it to a class (as you already did) or variable like so (just add this to your custom.scss file):
      $font-family-din-alte: 'din-alte', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif !default;
      
      h2 {
       font-family: get-font-family($font-family-din-alte);
      }
    • Last Edit: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Reggie Simmons.
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    Re: Adding a custom font that shows in the backend

    Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
    • You the man, top tip. Thanks. Yes, that should be absolutely fine :)
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