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Google Fonts (previously called Google Web Fonts) is a library of 952 free licensed fonts, an interactive web directory for browsing the library, and APIs for conveniently using the fonts via CSS and Android.
The directory was launched in 2010 and revamped in 2011 and 2016. Most of the fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License 1.1, while some are released under the Apache License; both are libre licenses. The font library is also distributed by Monotype's SkyFonts and Adobe's Edge Web Fonts and Typekit services.
The Google Fonts directory is intended to enable font discovery and exploration, and the service is used extensively with over 17 trillion fonts served, which means that on average each of its 952 fonts has been downloaded over 19 billion times, and that each person on Earth has, on average, downloaded each font at least two or three times. Popular fonts include Open Sans, Roboto, Lato, Slabo 27px, Oswald and Lobster.
The library is maintained through Google Fonts' GitHub repository at github
On May 9th, Google announced they would support the 'font-display' CSS parameter.
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