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CSS | @font-face rule
  • Last Updated : 22 Aug, 2019

In the CSS @font-face rule is used to associate a font name that can be used in a style sheet. A font-family descriptor is used within the rule to name the font and an src descriptor is associated with an external font name. This can be used with downloadable fonts. This CSS @font-face rule can contain more than one properties (max 24).

Syntax:

@font-face { font-family: fontname; src: url(fontfile path); 
font-stretch: font-stretch Property; font-weight: font-weight Property;
font-style: font-style Property; } 

Parameter: The @font-face rule accepts four parameter as mentioned above and described below:

  • font-family: It is used to hold the fonat-family.
  • src: It is used to hold the src file path(url)
  • font-stretch: It is used to set the text wider or narrower.
  • font-weight: It is used to hold the font-weight.
  • font-style: It is used to hold the font-weight.

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Example 1:






<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>CSS @font-face rule</title>
  
    <style>
        @font-face {
            font-family: myFirstFont;
            src: url(sansation_light.woff);
        }
          
        @font-face {
            font-family: myFirstFont;
            src: url(sansation_bold.woff);
            font-weight: bold;
        }
          
        div {
            font-family: myFirstFont;
        }
          
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
  
        <div>A Computer Sciecne Portal fo Geeks</div>
  </center>
  
</body>
  
</html>   

Output:

Example 2:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>CSS @font-face rule</title>
<style type="text/css">
    @font-face {
        font-family: "OpenSans";
        src: url("/examples/fonts/OpenSans-Regular.eot");
        src: url("/examples/fonts/OpenSans-Regular.ttf") format("truetype");
        font-stretch: normal;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-style: normal;
    }
    @font-face {
        font-family: "OpenSansBold";
        src: url("/examples/fonts/OpenSans-Bold.eot");
        src: url("/examples/fonts/OpenSans-Bold.ttf") format("truetype");
        font-stretch: normal;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-style: normal;
    }
       /* Specify the OpenSans bold font */
    h1 {
        font-family: "OpenSansBold", Arial, sans-serif; 
        color:green;
          
    }
    p {
        font-family: "OpenSans", Arial, sans-serif;
    }
</style>
</head>
<body>
    <center>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <p>A Computer Science Portal for Geeks</p>
    </center>
</body>
</html>                    

Output:

Note: There are five Font format those are: TTF/OTF, WOFF, WOFF2, SVG and EOT.
Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by CSS | @font-face rule are listed below:

  • Google Chrome (TTF/OTF, WOFF, WOFF2 and SVG)
  • Interenet Explorer (TTF/OTF, WOFF and EOT)
  • Firefox (TTF/OTF, WOFF and WOFF2)
  • Safari TTF/OTF, WOFF and SVG)
  • Opera TTF/OTF, WOFF, WOFF2 and SVG
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