Google Web Fonts v2 Released

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Google has released version 2 of Google Web Fonts. This new release includes a lot of great functionality for evaluating and choosing fonts for your web site. You can browse fonts using examples formatted as words, sentences, and paragraphs, to see the fonts in the context you intend to use them. You can also “test drive” fonts, by using a mockup of a page, and seeing how fonts can be combined on your pages.

If you want to see an in-depth tour of Google Web Fonts v2, and see the ways Google will help you load fonts faster, check out this talk from Google IO.


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8 comments on “Google Web Fonts v2 Released

  1. I really don’t know what I like better; the great working site for browsing through the fonts or the incredible font itself! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. but i’m not seeing a lot of good designer’s font like akzidenz..helvetica..hoefler, etc. It’s great to see the development of typography though with the advent of @fontface and typeface.js and typekit I’m sure the web will be able to support more sophisticated fonts.

  3. Ah this is amazing, I love Google so much. I was worried about them loading a 90k file for the user when I was only going to use a few letters… But they’ve really thought of everything, they only load the characters I ask them to load, that’s amazing, just what I was looking for. Before this I wasn’t going to necessarily use Google web fonts, but now i’m all for it. ps: Google+ went public today, go join!