[Resolved] How to add all websafe fonts to the list?

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  • #1627519
    Ricardo

    Hi,

    I think that there are some websafe fonts that aren’t listed on generatepress default options.

    Is there any good reason for only showing those fonts?

    How can I add all websafe fonts to that list?

    Thanks,
    Ricardo

    #1627595
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    which fonts are you looking to add ?

    #1627644
    Ricardo

    Hi,

    I would like to add all websafe fonts.

    But I’m not sure if all of them are free to use… 🙂

    Thanks!

    #1627895
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Well currently its not possible to add other fonts to the System Font list.
    And Websafe fonts are a bit of a ‘myth’ todau. When webfonts were first introduced they were a small set of fonts that ALL devices had pre-installed. That is no longer the case. Aside from fonts like Arial and Times New Roman, very few fonts are included across all modern devices. And Android devices don’t use any of them as they have their own specific ‘Droid’ font family.

    If theres a specific font your require we can help you add them locally.

    #1627909
    Ricardo

    Got it!

    That was really want I wanted to know 🙂

    I think I can follow the documentation to add font locally.

    Thank you very much for your support.

    #1627921
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support
    #1696576
    Greg

    David, you specifically mention Times in your reply, but Times and its relatives are not options.

    #1696642
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi Greg,

    Here’s Tom’s reason why he didn’t add Times New Roman:
    https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/font-missing/#post-129350

    It includes how to use Times New Roman if you want to skip Georgia on the font stack.

    A wise man once said:
    "Have you cleared your cache?"

    #1696652
    Greg

    That’s ridiculous. Arial and Helvetica are nearly identical, and they’re listed separately, whereas Georgia and Times are not the same at all. Times should definitely be an option. It would also be helpful if the font stacks were listed there, to have “serif” and “sans-serif” as options, and an option to enter our own stack (which would then be present in other menus). The “System Stack” option is meaningless and could be removed.

    #1696658
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Arial and Helvetica are nearly identical, and they’re listed separately, whereas Georgia and Times are not the same at all.

    As someone who was a Graphic Designer, I agree.

    This was Tom’s thoughts 5 years ago. He may have changed his mind but forgot to add it in. I’ll make sure to get Tom’s side on this.

    It would also be helpful if the font stacks were listed there, to have “serif” and “sans-serif” as options, and an option to enter our own stack (which would then be present in other menus). The “System Stack” option is meaningless and could be removed.

    The system stack is baked within the theme files here:
    https://github.com/tomusborne/generatepress/blob/7b35168f546f83a7abb098a8da3bc0674d49ddeb/inc/typography.php#L945

    But there’s a generate_typography_system_stack filter if you wish to change the system stack fonts.

    A wise man once said:
    "Have you cleared your cache?"

    #1697634
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    I agree here – the entire Typography system needs an overhaul. It’s one of our main focuses for Q2 of this year. Will be sure to get Time added in there.

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