Why is My Google Font Selection Not Loading in My Theme?

There might be a time where it seems as if your Google Font is not loading when you are in your Customizer trying to select a font family for a title or paragraph element.

For example, we are trying to load the Google Font Handlee. You can see in this screenshot that we have the font selected, but it is not being displayed.

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If we look at the Google font page for Handlee, you will notice that the font is not available with a font weight of 300 which is what we have selected. Since the font is not available, It doesn’t load it.

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Simply select a font weight of 400 for your font selection and it will load.

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