1/3/2015 - 3:40 AM

SASS @font-face mixin

SASS @font-face mixin

// =============================================================================
// String Replace
// =============================================================================

@function str-replace($string, $search, $replace: "") {
	$index: str-index($string, $search);

	@if $index {
		@return str-slice($string, 1, $index - 1) + $replace + str-replace(str-slice($string, $index + str-length($search)), $search, $replace);

	@return $string;

// =============================================================================
// Font Face
// =============================================================================

@mixin font-face($name, $path, $weight: null, $style: null, $exts: eot woff2 woff ttf svg) {
	$src: null;

	$extmods: (
		eot: "?",
		svg: "#" + str-replace($name, " ", "_")

	$formats: (
		otf: "opentype",
		ttf: "truetype"

	@each $ext in $exts {
		$extmod: if(map-has-key($extmods, $ext), $ext + map-get($extmods, $ext), $ext);
		$format: if(map-has-key($formats, $ext), map-get($formats, $ext), $ext);
		$src: append($src, url(quote($path + "." + $extmod)) format(quote($format)), comma);

	@font-face {
		font-family: quote($name);
		font-style: $style;
		font-weight: $weight;
		src: $src;

Font Face

A mixin for writing @font-face rules in SASS.


Create a font face rule. Embedded OpenType, WOFF2, WOFF, TrueType, and SVG files are automatically sourced.

@include font-face(Samplino, fonts/Samplino);

Rendered as CSS:

@font-face {
    font-family: "Samplino";
    src: url("fonts/Samplino.eot?") format("eot"),
         url("fonts/Samplino.woff2") format("woff2"),
         url("fonts/Samplino.woff") format("woff"),
         url("fonts/Samplino.ttf") format("truetype"),
         url("fonts/Samplino.svg#Samplino") format("svg");

Create a font face rule that applies to bold and italic text.

@include font-face("Samplina Neue", fonts/SamplinaNeue, bold, italic);

Rendered as CSS:

@font-face {
    font-family: "Samplina Neue";
    font-style: italic;
    font-weight: bold;
    src: url("fonts/SamplinaNeue.eot?") format("eot"),
         url("fonts/SamplinaNeue.woff2") format("woff2"),
         url("fonts/SamplinaNeue.woff") format("woff"),
         url("fonts/SamplinaNeue.ttf") format("truetype"),
         url("fonts/SamplinaNeue.svg#Samplina_Neue") format("svg");

Create a font face rule that only sources a WOFF.

@include font-face(Samplinoff, fonts/Samplinoff, null, null, woff);

Rendered as CSS:

@font-face {
    font-family: "Samplinoff";
    src: url("fonts/Samplinoff.woff") format("woff");

Create a font face rule that applies to 500 weight text and sources EOT, WOFF2, and WOFF.

@include font-face(Samplinal, fonts/Samplinal, 500, normal, eot woff2 woff);

Rendered as CSS:

@font-face {
    font-family: "Samplinal";
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: 500;
    src: url("fonts/Samplinal.eot?") format("eot"),
         url("fonts/Samplinal.woff2") format("woff2"),
         url("fonts/Samplinal.woff") format("woff");


IE≥9 prioritizes valid font formats over invalid ones. Therefore, while embedded-opentype is the correct format for an .eot font, eot is used to fool modern IE into prioritizing other, newer font formats.

IE≤8 only supports .eot fonts and parses the src property incorrectly, interpreting everything between the first opening parenthesis ( and the last closing parenthesis ) as a single URL. Therefore, a ? is appended to the .eot’s URL, fooling older IE into reading all other sources as query parameters.