Creating a theme on Replit? Want to change the font? Well, you can't.
I want the option to upload font files like TTF or WOFF2 and/or a dropdown with fonts from fonts.google.com and I know that it has the potential to be a big change in the history of Themes. This allows for more different/creative themes and it could improve a lot of themes. I included the part about Google Fonts because 1. it would be easier to find good fonts for people who aren’t trying to download a font and it’s user friendly and 2. people who are looking for custom fonts to download can get a list of things that they COULD use. Hopefully, there aren’t any legal problems stopping custom fonts but if there happen to be any, I’m sure that Google Fonts are OK (but please don’t think of Google Fonts as the greater option, it’s just an idea that has potential as well.)
I know there is a blaring problem; a lot of fonts say you can only use fonts for personal/non-commercial usage. I think that it shouldn’t be a problem because although Replit likes their share of money (that’s a joke im sorry replit) Replit doesn’t make Themes paid (I think). There’s a copyright issue; there are people who don’t pay for fonts but download paid fonts anyways. I think that problem falls right on the person who did that, and it shouldn’t discourage custom fonts in Replit themes. In ToS:
- Illegally transmit another’s intellectual property or other proprietary information without such owner’s or licensor’s permission;
At Section 4.7 in Replit Terms of Service
If people aren’t allowed to break copyright rules in Repls, the same thing applies to Themes. Just because people might make repls with copyrighted pictures doesn’t mean you don’t allow people to upload pictures on Replit at all! Now, use that same logic for fonts. Besides, not everyone has bad intentions.
Explaination is here
I was trying to create the best Theme (color wise, font wise, all other wises) using multiple sources and something I found was important to making a good Theme was fonts. There were different really-good-for-coding fonts but I found that I couldn’t use custom fonts at all. I would enjoy having fonts to choose from and it would definitely boost the greatness of themes. A lot of people (and my near-perfected theme) would benefit from this feature.