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Replacing a remotely-hosted font with a local font

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A webmaster designed a dynamic template for me, which includes the following line of code:
<link href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Federo" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

I prefer to host fonts and scripts locally, and not to rely on the continuation of those resources on someone else's server.  But I'm not clear how to accomplish this with the font in question.

If I download the style sheet, it contains the following code:
@font-face {
  font-family: 'Federo';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  src: local('Federo'), local('Federo-Regular'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/federo/v6/FnU7BHlDZgmlIL4FzGh7QA.woff) format('woff');
}

Does this still require content on a remote server?

I have installed the font ("Federo") in my Windows fonts folder.  Can I simplify this portion of code by making reference to the actual font?

Thanks!
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Download the css and the font and change the source in the css to your local path to the font then add the css to your own css file and remove the css link to Google from your page.
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by:ddantes
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Thank you.  So, could I add Federco.ttf to my css folder, and change the css code to this?

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Federo';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  src: "css/Federco.ttf", url(css/font.css);
}
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by:Gary
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You just need this for the src (assuming you renamed the woff file to Federco)

src: url(/css/Federco.woff);
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by:ddantes
ID: 39913894
Thank you.  I'm having some challenges implementing this.

In the <HEAD> section of a test page, I replaced the Googleapis code with:
<link href="css/font.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

In the CSS folder, I placed the downloaded Federco.woff, and now font.css reads like this:
@font-face {
  font-family: 'Federo';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  color:aqua;
  src: local('Federo'), local('Federo-Regular'), url(Federco.woff);
}

I made the color aqua so I could see if there was any effect on the page, and there is no aqua text.
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by:Gary
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You're missing the path to thefont

src: url(/css/Federco.woff);
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by:ddantes
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font.css has this code:
 src: local('Federo'), local('Federo-Regular'), url(Federco.woff);

Since the font is in the same folder as font.css, I omitted "/css/"  in the path.
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by:Gary
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No, always use the full path - when you include a css file (or any file) then any paths in the included file are relative to the path of the file calling it, not relative to the path of the included file.
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by:ddantes
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Thank you.  I couldn't get the font to appear in aqua, but I believe this is due to conflicting styling code in other css files.  It appears that the reference to the Federo font from Googleapis is probably unnecessary, as "Federo" is specified elsewhere in other style sheets.  In any case, I've corrected the path to the font, and I appreciate your good service!
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by:Gary
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aqua works fine for me so must be getting overridden somewhere else
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Agreed.
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