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Netlify: Loading fonts from Git-LFS


Learn how to enable Netlify to load fonts and other assets from Git Large File Storage (LFS). Fixes, e.g. downloadable font: rejected by sanitizer error.

Netlify retires Git-LFS support #

As of September 1, 2023 the Large Media feature is deprecated. Sites already using the feature will be unaffected at this time: Large Media will continue to work on these sites as usual. Source

Set environment variables #

Setting the correct environment variables in Netlify, fixes the obscure downloadable font: rejected by sanitizer error. The files exist on the host and can be downloaded but can not be referenced in e.g. .css files.

Configuration in web interface #

In your Netlify account, go to “Build & deploy” → “Environment” and click on “Edit variables” to adjust the settings that control the environment your site builds in and/or gets deployed to.

Set the following two environment variables and values:

GIT_LFS_FETCH_INCLUDE = *.eot, *.woff, *.woff2

Configuration in netlify.toml #

In addition to using the Netlify web interface to configure environment variables, you can also configure some settings in a netlify.toml file stored in the root of your site repository.

Unfortunately, GIT environment variables are needed before cloning the repository.

GIT_LFS variables are not controllable via the netlify.toml file.

Configuration via netlify.toml does not work #

  GIT_LFS_ENABLED = "true"
  GIT_LFS_FETCH_INCLUDE = "*.eot, *.woff, *.woff2"

Further readings #

Sources and recommended, further resources on the topic:


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