Google Web Font Compilation for Download

Google recently released their font API and font directory in an effort to bring more fonts to a wide range of modern browsers. This is great news for web designers and developers tired of using the same old fonts. There are other ways to serve non-web fonts in your sites, such as sIFR, Cufon, and TypeKit, but now Google is making it even more simple and, best of all, free.

The current selection of fonts is limited, but a welcome enhancement to the web designer’s usual choices. I particularly enjoy Molengo and Droid Sans. The only thing lacking from Google’s new system of web font deployment are the openly licensed fonts for download. If you are in the habit of designing pages in Photoshop and then developing them in your browser you will want to have these fonts on your system. So I took the time to download all of the fonts as they were served up by the Google font API (so that they are the exact version that is being sent to your potential viewers). I organized and gathered all the licenses for each font and packaged them together into this zip file.

So go ahead and make the web a more beautiful place!

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  1. nahum
    Posted October 13, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    thanksssss!!!! so much for this zip file =) thanks and I guess all are open source so I don’t understand why are you saying

    “The only thing lacking from Google’s new system of web font deployment are the openly licensed fonts for download”


  2. Bryan Nielsen
    Posted October 13, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    You’re welcome nahum! Glad you like it!

    You’re correct that they are all open source, I was just saying that since all the fonts carried open source licenses it would have been nice for Google to provide a download. No problem though, I compiled them all for myself and posted the collection.


  3. Arte
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m trying to find a solution to my inquiry and maybe you can help.
    How safely can I use google font fonts on a secure site like https;
    Generally, if there’s an external link on a secure site, visitors get a security warning.
    I’m thinking if uploading the font file on my server could solve the problem. In that case, it won’t direct the visitor to google , but keep them in my secure server.
    Again I’m not sure if that’d cause a licence issue?

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