If we are using external fonts do we need to also include fallback fonts in our stylesheet?


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Question

If we are using external fonts do we need to also include fallback fonts in our stylesheet?

Answer

Yes it is a good idea to use fallbacks just in case our font becomes unavailable. For example, say we are using a Google Font that gets removed from the directory or perhaps the server(s) that is hosting the directory goes down. To hedge our bets against unintended incidents like this, use fallback fonts.