The google_font() helper function can be used wherever a font name should be specified. There are two instances where this helper can be used: the name argument in opt_table_font() (for setting a table font) and in that of cell_text() (used with tab_style()). To get a helpful listing of fonts that work well in tables, use the info_google_fonts() function.

google_font(name)

Arguments

name

The complete name of a font available in Google Fonts.

Value

An object of class font_css.

Figures

Function ID

7-22

See also

Examples

if (interactive()) {

# Use `exibble` to create a gt table of
# eight rows, replace missing values with
# em dashes; for text in the `time` column,
# we use the Google font 'IBM Plex Mono'
# and set up the `default_fonts()` as
# fallbacks (just in case the webfont is
# not accessible)
tab_1 <-
  exibble %>%
  dplyr::select(char, time) %>%
  gt() %>%
  fmt_missing(columns = everything()) %>%
  tab_style(
    style = cell_text(
      font = c(
        google_font(name = "IBM Plex Mono"),
        default_fonts()
      )
    ),
    locations = cells_body(columns = time)
  )

# Use `sp500` to create a small gt table,
# using `fmt_currency()` to provide a
# dollar sign for the first row of monetary
# values; then, set a larger font size for
# the table and use the 'Merriweather' font
# using the `google_font()` function (with
# two font fallbacks: 'Cochin' and the
# catchall 'Serif' group)
tab_2 <-
  sp500 %>%
  dplyr::slice(1:10) %>%
  dplyr::select(-volume, -adj_close) %>%
  gt() %>%
  fmt_currency(
    columns = 2:5,
    rows = 1,
    currency = "USD",
    use_seps = FALSE
  ) %>%
  tab_options(table.font.size = px(20)) %>%
  opt_table_font(
    font = list(
      google_font(name = "Merriweather"),
      "Cochin", "Serif"
    )
  )
}