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Skin: Additional Style Sheets: Web fonts not working



Web font files that have been uploaded as binary file instances in Pega, and are referenced from a custom CSS attached to the skin rule are not being found.

An incorrect file name is referenced from pega including a numerical string . And the fonts are not displayed.

Error Messages

404 Not Found

e.g. an example from Chrome for the reference mywebfont.woff

Steps to Reproduce

Add new web font 
and reference in CSS, then try to use the css on a screen.

Root Cause

Incorrect syntax in custom CSS 


Append a question mark '?' character to the end of the file name in the CSS @font-face declaration.  This practice can be seen in the out of the box CSS rules that use web fonts e.g. pxBaseCore.

See also the following PegaTube video:

Using custom webfonts in your Pega 7 application

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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