Google Fonts on Heroku

I just installed some new google fonts for Droid Sans and Droid Serif. Usually all you have to do is to add something like this into your css file:

@import url(;

That worked fine for me on my localhost. Unfortunately it didn’t worked out after I deployed everything on Heroku. I did some research, but I still don’t know why it didn’t worked.

I decided to download the fonts and to deploy the fonts together with the application. I wanted to deliver the fonts in 3 different formats. Unfortunately I was only able to download the ttf format of the font. I just this website to convert it to some other formats:

And I changed my CSS file and used this code here to add the fonts:

@font-face {
 font-family: 'Droid Sans';
 font-style: normal;
 font-weight: 400;
 src: local('Droid Sans'), local('DroidSans'), 
 url('/fonts/DroidSans.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'), 
 url('/fonts/DroidSans.woff') format('woff'), 
 url('/fonts/DroidSans.ttf') format('truetype');

Know it is working fine.


Published by Robert Reiz

CEO @ VersionEye. Passionated software developer since 1998.

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