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Google Fonts API

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Northy, May 21, 2010.

  1. Northy

    Northy Junior Member

    Have you guys seen this: Google Font API - Google Code

    Hopefully their work with TypeKit will stop the firefox font flash issue that has plagued these font replacement services previously.

    I just wish we could have this service with standardish fonts too, i.e. a standard Myriad, Helvetica, Lucida Grande, Akzidenz Grotesk etc.
     
  2. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Looks good, though all the fonts can just be embedded on your own server and used with standard @font-face, not sure if font-face font's cache though, so this would be a benefit I suppose

    No idea what the firefox font flash issue was but nevermind :)

    Well as helvetica looks pants on windows, lucida grande is on most macs (?) and akzidenz, myriad and helvetica cost money I'm not sure what benefit this would have :)
     
  3. Northy

    Northy Junior Member

    That's my point, it would be nice to have a wider range of standard fonts that could be used and relied upon for all browsers/platforms. Obviously there is the whole anti-alias problems with PCs to contend with too.

    It's all good stuff though.
     

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