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[Resolved] Open Sans – Latin Extended Subset

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    My issue is probably quite rare and not very serious, but I would like to optimize it nevertheless.

    Not counting a few FontAwesome icons, I only use Open Sans on the site.
    I set up Open Sans everywhere in Typography Options.
    I thought everything was fine, until I tested the site in MS Edge.
    I frequently use non-English characters, such as Č, Ř, Ě – and Edge inserted these letters from some funky font instead of Open Sans, which looked quite bad. Opera/Firefox don’t have this issue.

    So, here is what I did: In GP Hooks I imported this to the head:

    <link href=",400i,600,700,800&subset=latin-ext" rel="stylesheet">

    And it works, Edge displays the pages correctly, but as far as I can tell Open Sans is loaded twice. Once the regular set, and then Latin-Extended.

    Google PageSpeed Insights tell me:

    Optimize CSS Delivery of:,300italic,regular,italic,600,600italic,700,700italic,800,800italic%7COpen+Sans:400,400i,600,700,800&subset=latin-ext

    which shows that


    from the regular subset are being loaded. My site doesn’t need them, when I import 400,600,700,800 from the Latin Extended subset.

    Perhaps, there is some trick:
    a) to make GP load Open Sans-Latin Extended or
    b) to make GP not to load Open Sans at all, because it is imported via GP Hooks

    Or perhaps there is a better way?

    I would like to make the site as fast as possible and avoid unnecessary file requests.


    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You can tell GP to use your needed subset using this filter:

    Let me know if you need more info πŸ™‚


    Thank you very much, Tom. As far as I can tell, it’s working fine.
    Is there also a simple way to get rid of 300, 300 italic, 800 italic, which I don’t use and am unlikely to use in the future?

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Yep, check the variants for your selected font:


    Oh, got it. Didn’t see that before in Typography. Fantastic. Thanks πŸ™‚

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You’re welcome πŸ™‚

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