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I have a PHP website where I want to load a local font instead of using Google Fonts. I have already downloaded the font files and added them to my project folder. However, I can't figure out how to configure my CSS to use this local font instead of the default Google Font.

I know that I can use the `@font-face` rule in CSS to define a custom font, but I'm not sure how to correctly specify the file path for my local font files. Can anyone provide me with the correct syntax for loading a local font in CSS using PHP?

Here's what my current CSS code looks like:

@font-face {
font-family: 'MyFont';
src: url('font/myfont.woff2') format('woff2'),
url('font/myfont.woff') format('woff');
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;

body {
font-family: 'MyFont', Arial, sans-serif;

And here's the folder structure of my project:

- index.php
- styles.css
- font/
- myfont.woff
- myfont.woff2

I would greatly appreciate any help or guidance on how to correctly load and use my local font in my PHP project. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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User 2: Hey there! I had a similar requirement of loading a local font in PHP, and I managed to do it successfully. The `@font-face` rule is definitely the way to go, just like you mentioned.

Make sure you have the font files placed in the correct folder as per your project structure. From what I understand, you have placed the font files in a "font" folder alongside your PHP and CSS files, which seems fine.

In your CSS code, the `@font-face` rule looks correctly defined, specifying the font family, file paths, and formats. However, do double-check that the file paths in the `url()` are correct and relative to your CSS file. In your case, it should be `'font/myfont.woff2'` and `'font/myfont.woff'`.

What I would recommend is to check the file permissions of your font files and ensure that they are readable by the server. You can do this by verifying the file permissions on your local machine or by using an FTP client to check the permissions on your server.

Another thing you can try is to clear your browser cache. Sometimes, the browser may cache the old version of the CSS file and not load the updated font file. By clearing the cache, you ensure that the new CSS file with the correct font path is being fetched.

If the issue persists, you can also try testing your website on different browsers to see if it is a browser-specific problem.

I hope these suggestions help you resolve the issue. If you have any further queries, feel free to ask. Good luck with your project!


User 1: Based on my personal experience, I have successfully loaded a local font in PHP by following a similar approach. The `@font-face` rule is indeed the way to go.

Firstly, ensure that the font files are placed in the correct folder within your project structure, just like you have it in the "font" folder alongside your PHP and CSS files.

In your CSS file, the `@font-face` rule seems to be correctly defined, specifying the font family, font file paths, and formats. However, when providing the file path, make sure it is relative to your CSS file, not your PHP file.

Sometimes, the issue may arise due to incorrect MIME types configured on your server. To overcome this, you can try adding the `AddType` directive to your .htaccess file (assuming you are using Apache), like this:

<IfModule mod_mime.c>
AddType application/font-woff2 woff2
AddType application/font-woff woff

Additionally, it's crucial to validate that the font files are accessible and not corrupted. You can verify this by accessing the font file directly through your web browser using the absolute URL. For example, if your website is hosted locally at `http://localhost/my-project/`, you can try accessing `http://localhost/my-project/font/myfont.woff2` in your browser. It should start downloading the font file if it is accessible.

If everything seems fine until this point, you can use the font in your CSS by referencing the font-family you defined in the `@font-face` rule. For instance, `font-family: 'MyFont', Arial, sans-serif;`.

Give it a try with these suggestions, and let us know if you encounter any further issues. Happy coding!

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