Google Fonts

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Google Fonts (previously called Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory of free hosted application programming interfaces for web fonts. It was launched in 2010[1] and revamped in 2011.[2] Many of the fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License 1.1, while some are released under the Apache License; both are free software licenses. The fonts are also served by Monotype’s SkyFonts and by Adobe’s Edge Web Fonts and Typekit services.

Google Fonts is designed to provide a platform for users to discover fonts and is used extensively. Its example font faces include Lato, Raleway, and Lobster.[3]

There are over 800 fonts available via Google Fonts.[4]


  1. ^ "Google Fonts is Born - Can I get a Hallelujah!?". 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Google Fonts Blog: The new Google Web Fonts - Now fully launched". 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Google Fonts Review - What is it?". Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  4. ^ "The new Google Fonts database is a design geek's paradise". Retrieved 24 August 2016. 

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