How can I fix a language-specific font issue in my bilingual online store?

YK94
Visitor
1 0 3

Hello all,

 

I'm trying to build my first Shopify store here! What got me sold was the huge community, support and the great reputation that the Shopify community has.

 

So here's where I' facing some difficulties. I'm trying to build an English and Arabic store. So far I have managed to do that smoothly plus change the layout to RTL. The problem is that the Arabic text does not look that good on the Helvetica (default Debut theme font). and if I try to change it, it changes for both the english and arabic stores. I have tried to dig in the code and added the specific code to the (theme.css.liquid) file:

 

{%- if shop.locale == 'ar' -%}
{% assign header_font = settings.type_header_font_arabic %}
{% assign base_font = settings.type_base_font_arabic %}
{%- else -%}
{% assign header_font = settings.type_header_font %}
{% assign base_font = settings.type_base_font %}
{%- endif -%}

 

Note that I have added arabic font components "type_header_font_arabic" and  "type_base_font_arabic" components in the (settings_data.json) file to contain:

"type_header_font": "helvetica_n7",
"type_header_font_arabic": "amiri_n7",
"type_base_font": "helvetica_n4",
"type_base_font_arabic": "amiri_n4",

 

Unfortunately it still shows the Helvetica font for both the English and Arabic pages/stores.

 

Any ideas on how to solve this language-specific font issue?

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CloveHitch
Visitor
1 0 0

Did you solve this problem yet?

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@YK94 @CloveHitch 

Sorry you are facing this issue, it would be my pleasure to help you.

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fotiskaima
Tourist
16 0 3

Can you provide me the solution.
I want to change the font-family for the greek language.
The eshop is www.ewoodcollection.com

 

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@fotiskaima 

do you need custom code 

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fotiskaima
Tourist
16 0 3

Yes that would be nice

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@fotiskaima 

Yes please flow this setp

Yes, you can do easy to upload your custom font

1. Go to Online Store->Theme->Edit code
2.Asset->/theme.scss.liquid or your css file->upload your custom font all font tyep = TTF, OTF, WOFF, WOFF2, SVG
3. Asset->/theme.scss.liquid or your css file- ->paste below code at the bottom of the file.

@font-face {
font-family: 'Montserrat-Regular';
src: url('{{ 'Montserrat-Regular.eot?' | asset_url }}');
src: url('{{ 'Montserrat-Regular.eot??#iefix' | asset_url }}') format('embedded-opentype'),
url('{{ 'Montserrat-Regular.woff' | asset_url }}') format('woff'),
url('{{ 'Montserrat-Regular.ttf' | asset_url }}') format('truetype'),
url('{{ 'Montserrat-Regular.svg#Montserrat-Regular' | asset_url }}') format('svg');
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
-moz-osx-font-smoothing: antialiased;
}

can you please just change font name, for example, Montserrat-Regular to your custom font name

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fotiskaima
Tourist
16 0 3

Thank you very much 

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@fotiskaima 

its my pleasure to help us 

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MGonline
Tourist
3 0 1

Hi,

 

I'm creating a multi-lingual store (English and Arabic)

The font in Arabic is not ideal and i would like to change it to another font.

How can i achieve this? I can't seem to figure it out as I don't have the necessary level of understanding towards code editing. 

My theme is Prestige.

 

Appreciate any advice!

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@MGonline 

Sorry you are facing this issue, it would be my pleasure to help you.

Welcome to the Shopify community!😊
Thanks for your good question.

Please share your site URL,
I will check out the issue and provide you a solution here.

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MGonline
Tourist
3 0 1

Thanks for your response!

 

Site URL is: https://mahaghalayini.com/

 

on the top right there is the language selector, when Arabic is chosen, I can't figure out how to apply RTL or how to change the Arabic font to "Noto Kufi Arabic" for better readability.

 

Many Thanks!

Edit2222
Tourist
7 0 2

Hello, 

 

Great store!  I believe we are both having the same issue. 

How are you getting on? 

 

Where are you based?  I think we could collaborate. We have luxury skincare, wellness and beauty. 

 

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@Edit2222 

Sorry you are facing this issue, it would be my pleasure to help you.

 

Welcome to the Shopify community!😊

Thanks for your good question.

 

Please share your site URL,

I will check out the issue and provide you a solution here.

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Edit2222
Tourist
7 0 2

Hi, I have messaged you directly on Shopify. thank you 

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@Edit2222 

Well Thanks for update

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Galaxystories
Visitor
2 0 2

Hi Katan, I have the same issue and I would like to change the Arabic fonts easily or a way to change the current one.

 

my website it Galaxystoires.com

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@Galaxystories 

oh sorry but doesn't work your store 

This site can’t be reached

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Galaxystories
Visitor
2 0 2

my bad it was a spelling mistake. check now please https://galaxystories.com/ 

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@Galaxystories 

thanks for current url i have check and view theme code but i can't see code font 

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sungcho
Visitor
1 0 0

Hi I am facing the same issue for using English and Korean.

Can you help me setting up custom Korean font for our store?

 

store url is: https://belpy.me

 

webthink
Visitor
1 0 1

Hello! I am new to shopify and I haven't yet finished my shop. I am just learning it and I have the same problem with the greek fonts. Open sans usually can show them properly. I have set as a default, the english characters change but the greek are set to Arial.
I tried the above solution unfortunately with no success.
My site is https://0e6dc8-2.myshopify.com/.

Thank you in advance!

KetanKumar
Shopify Partner
36905 3641 11986

@webthink 

can you please share issue image

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