Google Font API

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2011-05-24 22:28:14
CSS and optional Javascript library that handle and serve a set of fonts.
Behind the scene use @font-face but manage the different formats for you. And font is served by Google.
The Javascript API enables more control over font-loading management and let you integrate TypeKit fonts too.
Comparison of web fonts solutions
Google Font API
Difficulty to setupeasy
Dependenciesexternal web service
Pros+ font is served by google and might already be in the browser cache
+ font style support
Cons- limited list of fonts
- limited character sets
Font licensing issueGoogle serve only open sources font
Additional link
Text selectableYes
Text scalableYes
Loads quickly (no FOUT)Yes
Internet ExplorerYes see @font-face
FirefoxYes see @font-face
SafariYes see @font-face
Google ChromeYes see @font-face
OperaYes see @font-face
  • 2010-07-02 02:42:43
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