Julian Julian - 1 year ago 198
CSS Question

Google Font Weight 300 not working

Can't get the 300 weight in google fonts open sans working in Chrome or Chrome Canary.

I already tried this and this in a codepen, to no avail. Works fine in edge.


<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:300,400,600" rel="stylesheet">
<div class="header-pic text-align-center">
<h1>We make dream places <br> affordable for you.</h1>


body {
font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;
.header-pic h1{
font-size: 80px;
font-weight: 300;

Any ideas?

For clarification, not working means not showing a difference between 300 and 400. Added screenshots.

Added a comments screenshot and codepen because it shows the indifference clearer.

This is how its supposed to be:
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This is how it looks in my chrome:
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Answer Source

I think you should start it from scratch, goto google fonts, search for opensans fonts then select what all type you want, then download the zip. Once you download the zip file go to fontsquirrel, upload this zip file in font generater section then you will get fonts unzip them and add them to fonts folder in your project then you can include code given in styleshit.css, in zip file from https://www.fontsquirrel.com/tools/webfont-generator, it will look something like this.

@font-face {
    font-family: 'open_sansregular';
    src: url('../fonts/opensans-regular-webfont.eot');
    src: url('../fonts/opensans-regular-webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
         url('../fonts/opensans-regular-webfont.woff2') format('woff2'),
         url('../fonts/opensans-regular-webfont.woff') format('woff'),
         url('../fonts/opensans-regular-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'),
         url('../fonts/opensans-regular-webfont.svg#open_sansregular') format('svg');
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: normal;
@font-face {
    font-family: 'open_sanssemibold';
    src: url('../fonts/opensans-semibold-webfont.eot');
    src: url('../fonts/opensans-semibold-webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
         url('../fonts/opensans-semibold-webfont.woff2') format('woff2'),
         url('../fonts/opensans-semibold-webfont.woff') format('woff'),
         url('../fonts/opensans-semibold-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'),
         url('../fonts/opensans-semibold-webfont.svg#open_sanssemibold') format('svg');
    font-weight: normal;
    font-style: normal;

...and so on all fonts type which you selected from google fonts. while adding font family just add font-family:'open_sansregular'; I found this is the best solution to avoid all overheads and browser compatibilities, thank you.

Tip : I found many times if you give direct links to fonts using cdn then it may fail to load also some browsers will not get font family you type. So including fonts in your project always helps.