EU General Data Protection Regulation and Google Web Fonts

info1496
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info1496 posted this 04 April 2018

Hi,

General Data Protection Regulation is coming in May 18 and will affect all Websites in the European Union.

Experts say that loading (without user´s permission) external Google files like webfons and jquery will not pass that new law.

I found a way to include Google Fonts locally. But as they have the same name Themler will enqeue Google as soon as I choose a webfont from any font list.

Is there a way to securely disable the webfonts like a dequeue function? And how would I pick my local google fonts in Themler instead?

Again, this will affect all themler users within EU from May 25th 2018.

Looking forward to ideas and solutions!

Thanks, T.

Hi, General Data Protection Regulation is coming in May 18 and will affect all Websites in the European Union. Experts say that loading (without user´s permission) external Google files like webfons and jquery will not pass that new law. I found a way to include Google Fonts locally. But as they have the same name Themler will enqeue Google as soon as I choose a webfont from any font list. Is there a way to securely disable the webfonts like a dequeue function? And how would I pick my local google fonts in Themler instead? Again, this will affect all themler users within EU from May 25th 2018. Looking forward to ideas and solutions! Thanks, T.

Last edited 04 April 2018 by info1496

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Support Team
Support Team posted this 10 April 2018

Hi,

You say that this law does not allow you to load external resources without user's permission? So maybe it will be convenient to use some plug-in that will ask the user if they allow to load resources. The same as it happened when there came a law that blocked cookies usage on the site.

Sincerely,
Hella

Hi, You say that this law does not allow you to load external resources without user's permission? So maybe it will be convenient to use some plug-in that will ask the user if they allow to load resources. The same as it happened when there came a law that blocked cookies usage on the site. Sincerely, Hella
DoMyEssayFast
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DoMyEssayFast posted this 24 May 2018

Thanks!

Thanks!
lynnmonk
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lynnmonk posted this 24 May 2018

I am currently wrestling with these new regulations and wasn't aware of this. Wouldn't this just come under "cookie control" that all site visitors have to tick off when they first visit the site? Would it come under "necessary cookies"?

I am currently wrestling with these new regulations and wasn't aware of this. Wouldn't this just come under "cookie control" that all site visitors have to tick off when they first visit the site? Would it come under "necessary cookies"?
info1496
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info1496 posted this 24 May 2018

It´s not exactly about cookies. It´s rather the fact that for example Google gets the visitor´s IP without his permission when a page is loaded. It´s the same with Typekit, Jqueries etc.
The best idea is to download those things and use them locally.

It´s not exactly about cookies. It´s rather the fact that for example Google gets the visitor´s IP without his permission when a page is loaded. It´s the same with Typekit, Jqueries etc. The best idea is to download those things and use them locally.
claudia.zantopp
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claudia.zantopp posted this 31 May 2018

And how do I use those fonts in Themler when I install them locally on my clients' webserver? Or do I simply install them on my harddrive and choose "Font Family" - "System Fonts"?

And how do I use those fonts in Themler when I install them locally on my clients' webserver? Or do I simply install them on my harddrive and choose "Font Family" - "System Fonts"?

Last edited 31 May 2018 by claudia.zantopp

info1496
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info1496 posted this 31 May 2018

This is how I do it (scroll down for wordpress)

  1. Search for font and save CSS and font files:
    https://google-webfonts-helper.herokuapp.com/fonts/source-sans-pro?subsets=latin

  2. Rename Font-Family from "Open Sans" to "My Open Sans" or any other name.

  3. Upload Font files, include CSS with the correct paths.

  4. In Themler change "Open Sans" to "My Open sans" in the design tab and everywhere else.

If there´s no "Open Sans" setting left, Themler will remove the link to fonts.googleapis automatically.

Wordpress:

If you are using wordpress you can use this amazing tutorial to easily build font-plugins:
https://www.news47ell.com/how-to/host-google-fonts-locally-wordpress/

  1. Build plugin and rename font-family as stated above
  2. upload and activate plugin
  3. Change Font names in Themler.

I built up plugins of the most common google fonts in one step so I always have them available on my harddrive.
You only have to rebuild them if you need to combine fonts in one plugin.

This is how I do it (scroll down for wordpress) 1. Search for font and save CSS and font files: https://google-webfonts-helper.herokuapp.com/fonts/source-sans-pro?subsets=latin 2. Rename Font-Family from "Open Sans" to "My Open Sans" or any other name. 3. Upload Font files, include CSS with the correct paths. 4. In Themler change "Open Sans" to "My Open sans" in the design tab and everywhere else. If there´s no "Open Sans" setting left, Themler will remove the link to fonts.googleapis automatically. **Wordpress:** If you are using wordpress you can use this amazing tutorial to easily build font-plugins: https://www.news47ell.com/how-to/host-google-fonts-locally-wordpress/ 1. Build plugin and rename font-family as stated above 2. upload and activate plugin 3. Change Font names in Themler. I built up plugins of the most common google fonts in one step so I always have them available on my harddrive. You only have to rebuild them if you need to combine fonts in one plugin.
claudia.zantopp
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claudia.zantopp posted this 31 May 2018

No I'm using Joomla... I will try to do it as described above, download the fonts and use them as system fonts, worth a try.

No I'm using Joomla... I will try to do it as described above, download the fonts and use them as system fonts, worth a try.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 31 May 2018

Hi,

Please note that your local font will not be visible to other customers until you add css @font-face rule with the path to the font file to Themler Settings >> Additional CSS.
There are a lot of instructions on how to connect external font to the website in Internet.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, Please note that your local font will not be visible to other customers until you add css `@font-face` rule with the path to the font file to Themler Settings >> Additional CSS. There are a lot of instructions on how to connect external font to the website in Internet. Thank you, Olivia
@ITS
70 Posts
@ITS posted this 26 August 2022

Hi...
Sorry i have the same Problem.
In Joomla Works but not in Wordpress... !?

I use "Additional CSS" and uploaded the font locally and renamed it but not selectable in Themler.
tried different fonts on two pages

Please help its important

/* montserrat-subrayada-regular - latin */
@font-face {
  font-family: 'My Montserrat Subrayada';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  src: url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.eot'); /* IE9 Compat Modes */
  src: local(''),
       url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'), /* IE6-IE8 */
       url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.woff2') format('woff2'), /* Super Modern Browsers */
       url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.woff') format('woff'), /* Modern Browsers */
       url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.ttf') format('truetype'), /* Safari, Android, iOS */
       url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.svg#MontserratSubrayada') format('svg'); /* Legacy iOS */
}

edit:
In other Joomla Page also didnt work...

Hi... Sorry i have the same Problem. In Joomla Works but not in Wordpress... !? I use "Additional CSS" and uploaded the font locally and renamed it but not selectable in Themler. tried different fonts on two pages **Please help its important** /* montserrat-subrayada-regular - latin */ @font-face { font-family: 'My Montserrat Subrayada'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; src: url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.eot'); /* IE9 Compat Modes */ src: local(''), url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'), /* IE6-IE8 */ url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.woff2') format('woff2'), /* Super Modern Browsers */ url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.woff') format('woff'), /* Modern Browsers */ url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.ttf') format('truetype'), /* Safari, Android, iOS */ url('wp-content/uploads/fonts/montserrat-subrayada-v17-latin-regular.svg#MontserratSubrayada') format('svg'); /* Legacy iOS */ } edit: In other Joomla Page also didnt work...

Last edited 26 August 2022 by @ITS

Support Team
Support Team posted this 26 August 2022

Hello,

Please try to give absolute path to the font files in URLs. This should help.

Sincerely,
Nettie

Hello, Please try to give absolute path to the font files in URLs. This should help. Sincerely, Nettie
@ITS
70 Posts
@ITS posted this 26 August 2022

in other Joomla page, i use the same path and works.

i try here absolut path.. the same

[update]

i think it works... in themler editor i see not the new font.. i see standard font, but public is the correct font and not external google link

in other Joomla page, i use the same path and works. i try here absolut path.. the same [update] i think it works... in themler editor i see not the new font.. i see standard font, but public is the correct font and not external google link

Last edited 26 August 2022 by @ITS

Support Team
Support Team posted this 30 August 2022

Hello,

Do you use the same font for another website with Themler theme and it is showing up in the list?
Are the font files accessible if you just try to open them using your links?

Sincerely,
Nettie

Hello, Do you use the same font for another website with Themler theme and it is showing up in the list? Are the font files accessible if you just try to open them using your links? Sincerely, Nettie
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