I found the solution is to just upload the font files directly into the branch from my local file system. I assume this happened because SVN patch files must convert everything to ASCII format, and don't necessarily retain binary for font files. But that's only a guess.
Google fonts are when used properly can speed up your website, however you can’t just blindly follow some Google rule and directly set it for your page. We have to know exactly what font is provided with our site. For example; Quagga has a Wordpress based theme that utilizes "Roboto-Medium" for its body text.
Now to be clear, there is no reason that you can't utilize Google's default fonts. WordPress s default style contains Google fonts and the latest versions of many themes have Google fonts enabled as well .
And there are tools to help you automatically find where you can utilize other fonts as well. This google fonts list tester was very useful in helping me locate where I was using Google’s default fonts. d2c66b5586