Foundry Sterling and Foundry Origin will be decommissioned on the 23rd of May 2018. If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Updating to Google's Noto Sans and Noto Serif
Noto is a typeface with a large family of fonts, offered for free under the SIL Open Source License by Google.
Digital are using Noto Sans and Noto Serif for Typecase and Typecase for Courses, to replace the paid subscription to Fonts.com's Foundry Sterling and Foundry Origin. If you need help removing these fonts from your project, please see the instructions at the bottom.
CSS font stacks
Font stack fallbacks are put in place to mitigate font rendering failures in the unlikely event that Google's servers go down. The fallback typefaces are web safe, and should be available on all Windows and Apple machines.
In Lens and Origins, we use Sass variables to declare reusable information in a universal file. This is where we declare the font stack. Depending on your set up, it might be effective to use a variable so that you only need to declare the font stack once.
Google fonts import
To activate the font family CSS, the import code must be added to the
<head> above the reference to your CSS. See placement screenshot below:
Internet Explorer bug workaround
Please check if your project contains the propery
❗Please note: only the non-prefixed property needs to be removed.
Removing Foundry Sterling and Foundry Origin
Font weight warning
Google Noto has significantly fewer font weight options than Foundry Sterling and Foundry Origin.
The browser will calculate the appropriate font weight itself, however we advise that you review and update each declaration manually to avoid visual oddities.
Both Noto Sans and Noto Serif have the following font weights:
- Regular Normal (400)
- Regular Italic (400i)
- Bold Normal (700)
- Bold Italic (700i)
You will need to remove this reference from your projects
<head>, you can directly replace this with the Google Noto reference.
Updating your CSS
You will need to replace your references to Foundry Sterling and Foundry Origin with the Google Noto font stack above, this is the kind of code you should be replacing