How to load and use Google Fonts in Next.js 12 + Tailwind 3

How to Add a Custom Google Font to a Next.js and Tailwind CSS App

Tue Dec 28 2021

How to load and use Google Fonts in Next.js 12 + Tailwind 3

Where?

In your /pages folder, you should have a _document[.js/.tsx] file. In this file, we can easily adapt the <head> section using the next/head module. This will be applied on every page by Next.js.

Next.JS Part

import Document, { Html, Head, Main, NextScript } from 'next/document'

class MyDocument extends Document {
  static async getInitialProps(ctx) {
    const initialProps = await Document.getInitialProps(ctx)
    return { ...initialProps }
  }

  render() {
    return (
      <Html>
        <Head>
          <link
            rel="preconnect"
            href="https://fonts.gstatic.com"
            crossOrigin="true"
          />
          <link
            rel="preload"
            as="style"
            href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Oxygen:[email protected];500&display=swap"
          />
          <link
            rel="stylesheet"
            href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Oxygen:[email protected];500&display=swap"
            media="print"
            onLoad="this.media='all'"
          />
          <noscript>
            <link
              rel="stylesheet"
              href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Oxygen:[email protected];500&display=swap"
            />
          </noscript>
        </Head>
        <body>
          <Main />
          <NextScript />
        </body>
      </Html>
    )
  }
}

export default MyDocument

Tailwind Part

This is super easy in Tailwind, this just requires an extension of the default theme: In your tailwind.config.js

const defaultTheme = require('tailwindcss/defaultTheme')

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    extend: {
      fontFamily: {
        sans: ['Oxygen', ...defaultTheme.fontFamily.sans]
      }
    }
  },
  variants: {
    extend: {}
  },
  plugins: []
}

Thats it, you have done it.

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