Django – New fonts?


How do I install new fonts with Django? There is no mention of this in the documentations.

I have my fonts installed in the static folder as such fonts/abc.ttf

For instance, in a template if this was a CSS I would link it as such:

    <link href="{% static 'fonts/abc.ttf' %}" rel="stylesheet" media="screen">

except this is not CSS, and I haven’t found any resources on how to to do this.

Do I include the link in the CSS file like so?

  @font-face {
  font-family: 'abc';
  src: url({% static 'fonts/abc.ttf' %});
  src: local({% static 'fonts/abc.ttf' %})

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked By: DGDD



For the directory structure like so,

-- static
 | |--abc.ttf
   |-- main.css

In the main.css, you should add.

@font-face {
  font-family: 'abc';
  src: local('Abc'),
       url('../static/fonts/abc.ttf') format("truetype");

You can’t use {% static 'filename' %} inside a css file, since it will not be rendered by the django templating engine.

Also, if you want you can add the following in the <head> section of base.html, and it will render a fully qualified path for static assets:

  @font-face {
    font-family: 'abc';
    src: local('Abc'),
         url('{% static 'fonts/abc.ttf' %} format("truetype")');

Edit: Fixed the use of local and also removed the preference around location of style tag in html.

Answered By: Saurabh Kumar

I am using this option to avoid absolute path and/or css in html template:

@font-face {
    font-family: 'HKGrotesk';
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: bold;
    src: local('HKGrotesk'), url('/static/fonts/hk-grotesk/HKGrotesk-SemiBoldLegacy.otf') format('opentype');
Answered By: matousc
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