@font-face with multiple fonts and CSSTidy

The .woff font extension is the standard-to-go in terms of font embedding on the web.

You should add them first in the order of fonts you're loading, before the .ttf/.otf ones.

@font-face {
  font-family: "Unibody8SmallCaps Regular";
  src: url('fonts/unibody_8-smallcaps-webfont.woff') format('woff'), url('fonts/unibody_8-smallcaps-webfont.ttf') format('truetype');

The interesting thing to note is that you cannot omit the quotes around the format('woff')/format('truetype') part. Otherwise the font won't be recognized (at least by FF3.6).

CSSTidy seems to have a bug when there are multiple format()declarations in a rule, it removes quotes in each of them except the last one, thus making the whole rule unparsable by the browser.

So I started, again, to dig into the CSSTidy code and see what I could do about that.

I updated the csstidy.php file at around line 847 and changed the if statement to look like this :

if($this->sub_value != '') {
  $this->sub_value_arr[] = $this->sub_value;
  foreach($this->sub_value_arr as &$sub_value) {
    if (substr($sub_value, 0, 6) == 'format') {
      $sub_value = str_replace(array('format(', ')'), array('format("', '")'), $sub_value);
  $this->sub_value = '';

This way all sub values of the src: rule will be correctly parsed, and not only the last one.

Tags : #font-face #woff #format #csstidy

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