FAQ: CSS Typography - Linking Fonts II

Can confirm it is still broken, but thanks @porterbytes for link explaining what this seemingly extraneous piece of info does!

This is the link I got from google fonts.

The exercise says this was wrong. Then I clicked the hint button. And it gave me a similar link without the “&display=swap”. So I had delete the “&display=swap” in order for it to say that it was correct.

I just read above. This issue has existed since May 2019 at the earliest. It is now November 2019. This issue has not been fixed.

Also, in the previous exercise. In the video you search for droid serif, that costs $99 now from fonts.com. Cant get it for free anymore.

Hi. I was stuck on this lesson for a few minutes till i clicked the hint and realised the link copied from google fonts wasnt the same that was used in the lesson because of the “&display=swap”.

I also noticed most people having this same issue. Can an experienced user please elaborate on the “&display=swap” Thanks

This article might explain this in better detail.

Basically, the deal is that Google decided to add a default &display=swap to all the google fonts. Unfortunately, this exercise was created before this change was made, which is why you got an error when you just copied over the link, @mnkori

I would recommend reporting it as a bug for anyone else dealing with this, and just deleting that last part of the link while you’re waiting for it to be fixed.

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Came here to find this. Agree 100%

I’ve encountered this issue as others have and reported it. Thank you for helping others with it.

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It is still not updated!

What is a fallback font?

Hey @muslehuddinrobin0410!

A fallback font is a font that is used instead of the preferred one in case the preferred one is unavailable.

Here’s an example:

p {
  font-family:'Fancy Gothic', cursive;

Here the fallback font is cursive and would be used if the user doesn’t have the font “Fancy Gothic” installed on their computer, or if the link for “Fancy Gothic” is broken.

Why is the link to the font included with the html, and not the CSS?