Google Fonts

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Google Fonts
Manufacturer Google
Type Design Service
Release date 2010 (2010)
Introductory price Free
Online services Embedded fonts

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 font families available through Google Fonts' main website. [4] All of these font files are also accessible through Google Fonts' GitHub repository at


  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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