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  • Resolved adrelanos

    (@adrelanos)


    On my blog (https://www.whonix.org/blog/) there is one fetch to fonts.googleapis.com. I already tried a few different theme. All were affected.

    My theme does not contain a line fonts.googleapis.com. However, wp-includes/script-loader.php includes:
    $open_sans_font_url = “//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:300italic,400italic,600italic,300,400,600&subset=$subsets”;

    How can I disable fonts.googleapis.com?

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  • C W (VYSO)

    (@cyril-washbrook)

    That is the font used for the WordPress admin interface. And I don’t know why you’d want to remove it.

    adrelanos

    (@adrelanos)

    Why depend on google for a thing as simple as a font? I don’t like how google is handling privacy and don’t see why they need to appear on every website. And preferred not to have them on my blog.

    How can I disable fonts.googleapis.com?

    C W (VYSO)

    (@cyril-washbrook)

    There are many reasons for using Google Fonts, which were discussed during MP6 development. But if you personally don’t want to use it, then install Disable Google Fonts.

    adrelanos

    (@adrelanos)

    That did the trick. Thank you.

    easeindesign

    (@easeindesign)

    I can give a good reason why google fonts is a bad idea: some countries are not Google-friendly. Just like trying to deal with Twitter and Facebook apis thrown carelessly all over the web; generally accomplishing nothing and usually called when not needed, google fonts is just another way to bog down the experience.

    I can see the benefits of clouding, but not as a starting point for a self-hosted project framework. I find it weird that there’s a downloaded font-squirrel font “Genericons” in the theme, but still it seemed necessary to include a call to the google fonts as well.

    Anyway, thanks for the “Disable Google Fonts” plugin link Cyril, it also worked perfectly for me.

    I added this comment just to point out a reason. I’ve seen a few others trying to figure this problem out, including adrelanos, but it doesn’t seem to be understood why people might not want it.

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