converting typefaces for @font-face

There are a number of formats for typefaces available which are used within @font-face. Typically, you may only have a typeface in one format, such as TrueType or OpenType. To provide as much support for your choice of typeface as possible in your Magento store, you will want to convert to a range of formats.

There are a number of online @font-face conversion tools that generate the necessary CSS and typeface files for you, including Font Squirrel’s FontFace Generator (

@font-face support across browsers
There is surprisingly good support for @font-face across even older browsers.

EOT: Internet Explorer
The EOT (Embedded Open Type) format typefaces are supported in all versions of Internet Explorer.

TTF: Safari, Opera, Chrome, and Firefox
Safari version 3.2 onwards, Opera version 10 onwards, Firefox version 3.5 onwards, and all versions of Chrome support the TTF (TrueType Format) for typefaces in @font-face.

OTF: Safari, Opera, Chrome, and Firefox
Similarly to the TrueType Format, OTF (OpenType Format) is supported by Safari version 3.2 onwards, Opera version 10 onwards, Firefox version 3.5 onwards, and all versions of Chrome support the TTF (TrueType Format) for typefaces in @font-face.

SVG: iPhone and Chrome
The SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics format) is supported by the iPhone and Chrome browsers. SVG font files are specially formatted .svg files that contain vector graphics for each glyph and character of the typeface it represents, allowing for easy scalability.

WOFF: Firefox
The WOFF (Web Open Font Format) is currently supported by Firefox, but is in the process of becoming a standard for font formats across all major browsers, including those by Opera, Microsoft, and Mozilla.

CSS for @font-face
The CSS for using the @font-face attribute is relatively simple. In your new theme’s local.css file (in the /skin/frontend/default/m2/css directory), add the @ font-face  CSS at the top of the file:

@font-face {
font-family: ‘FranchiseRegular’;
src: url(‘../types/franchise-webfont.eot’);
src: local(‘?’), url(‘../types/franchise-webfont. woff’) format(‘woff’), url(‘../types/franchise-webfont. ttf’) format(‘truetype’), url(‘../types/franchise-webfont. svg#webfontgvcdROVT’) format(‘svg’);
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
font-family: FranchiseRegular, sans-serif;


Useful handles in Magento

Some useful layout handles in Magento—the identifiers which allow you to single out a particular page or section of your Magento store are as follows:

XML handle  Page it identifies in Magento  XML layout file the XML handle is referenced in 
catalog_category_default  The default view for a category of products.  catalog.xml 
customer_account  The customer account page, shown when a customer is logged in to their account on your store.  customer.xml 
catalog_product_view  The product page view (that is, a page which displays an individual product).  catalog.xml 
cms_page  Pages created with Magento’s content management system.  cms.xml 
checkout_cart_index  The checkout’s ‘index’ (that is, default) view  checkout.xml 
cms_index_defaultnoroute  The default error page for the 404 ‘not found’ error  cms.xml 
cms_index_defaultindex  The homepage of your Magento store  cms.xml 

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