Local > Typography

Our theme uses two different font families, one for most of the headings and one for body text (everything else). You can choose from the list of font families that are included in Shopify and also change the base size & line heights in order for the selected font to look properly in your store. Local uses responsive typography, meaning that font sizes will change depending on screen size, but they will always be based on the base size that you set. 

You can also change the font weight of the buttons and menu items (desktop).

Adding your own custom font

If you decide to use a custom font, there are a few methods to do this:

1. Use the @font-face declaration (add your own font files)

Please start by uploading your new font in Content > Files. The best font file format for compatibility with all browsers is the woff, or even better, woff2 format. 

Open /snippets/head-variables.liquid and right at the top, remove this code:

{%- assign headings_font = settings.headings_font -%}

{%- assign body_font = settings.body_font -%}

{%- unless headings_font.system? -%}

<link rel="preload" href="{{ headings_font | font_url }}" as="font" type="font/woff2" crossorigin>

{%- endunless -%}

{%- unless body_font.system? -%}

<link rel="preload" href="{{ body_font | font_url }}" as="font" type="font/woff2" crossorigin>

{%- endunless -%}

Now, go a bit further and identify the place where the current fonts are created, and delete those lines as well:

{%- liquid

echo headings_font | font_face: font_display: 'swap'

echo body_font | font_face: font_display: 'swap'

assign body_font_bold = body_font | font_modify: 'weight', '+100'

if body_font_bold == blank

assign body_font_bold = body_font | font_modify: 'weight', '700'


echo body_font_bold | font_face: font_display: 'swap'

assign body_font_italic = body_font | font_modify: 'style', 'italic'

if body_font_italic

echo body_font_italic | font_face: font_display: 'swap'



Back at the top, you should see the style opening declaration:

<style type="text/css">

Right after this line of code, add your own font, like this:

@font-face {

font-family: "MyFont";

src: url('Your_font_link_URL') format("woff2");


Add this declaration for all the fonts that you wish to use (if you want to change two fonts, one for headings, one for body, you'll need to font declarations, with the names you declare. If your font has style variations (italic, bold), you need to add font files for those as well.

Now that your font is ready to be loaded, you need to modify the font variables. Go down again, and search for the code snippet below. 

/* Font variables */

--font-stack-headings: {{ headings_font.family }}, {{ headings_font.fallback_families }};

--font-weight-headings: {{ headings_font.weight }};

--font-style-headings: {{ headings_font.style }};

--font-stack-body: {{ body_font.family }}, {{ body_font.fallback_families }};

--font-weight-body: {{ body_font.weight }};

{%- if body_font_bold -%}

--font-weight-body-bold: {{ body_font_bold.weight }};

{%- else -%}

--font-weight-body-bold: 700;

{%- endif -%}

--font-style-body: {{ body_font.style }};

{%- if settings.buttons_weight == 'bolder' -%}

--font-weight-buttons: var(--font-weight-body-bold);

{%- else -%}

--font-weight-buttons: var(--font-weight-body);

{%- endif -%}

{%- if settings.menu_weight == 'bolder' -%}

--font-weight-menu: var(--font-weight-body-bold);

{%- else -%}

--font-weight-menu: var(--font-weight-body);

{%- endif -%}

Delete this entirely and replace it with your own font stack here, like this:

--font-stack-headings: "MyFont", sans-serif;

--font-weight-headings: 400;

--font-weight-headings-bold: 700;

--font-style-headings: normal;

--font-stack-body: "MyFont", sans-serif;

--font-weight-body: 400;

--font-weight-body-bold: 700;

--font-style-body: normal;

You can have two different fonts, or use the same font for all typography, just make sure that you add the source files properly for all the fonts that you wish to use.

2. Use Google Fonts

After you select the font you need to use from Google fonts, a code will be generated for you to insert in the theme.

Please embed the generated code in the theme.liquid file, just before the </head> closing tag (screenshot).  

For example, for the Poiret One font the code generated by Google is:

<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Poiret+One" rel="stylesheet">

Then go back at STEP 1 and apply the steps in order for the theme to use your font. Just skip the "@font-face" declaration, but the rest is the same.. You will be using the selected font from Google instead. So in all above examples, where we've used "MyFont", here it will be "Poiret One".

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