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What are the Google Web Font(s) API and the Google Font Directory?

The Google Font API helps you add web fonts to any web page.

Benefits of the Google Font API include:

  • A choice of high quality open source fonts.
  • Works in most browsers.
  • Extremely easy to use.
  • A CSS file hosted on Google's CDN - for speed and reliability

Applying a font is easy: just add a special stylesheet link to your web page, then use the font in a CSS style. Here is the getting started guide for Google Web Fonts API.

It's one simple CSS include required to use these open source fonts from Google. E.g.

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="">

Then adjust your CSS selectors to use the new font ...

CSS selector { font-family: 'Font Name', serif; }

You can view the Google font libray here