28 April 2021 Google Fonts Robert Muehsig

Google Fonts are really nice and widely used. Typically Google Fonts consistes of the actual font file (e.g. woff, ttf, eot etc.) and some CSS, which points to those font files.

In one of our applications, we used a HTML/CSS/JS - Bootstrap like theme and the theme linked some Google Fonts. The problem was, that we wanted to self host everything.

After some research we discovered this tool: Google-Web-Fonts-Helper

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Pick your font, select your preferred CSS option (e.g. if you need to support older browsers etc.) and download a complete .zip package. Extract those files and add them to your web project like any other static asset. (And check the font license!)

The project site is on GitHub.

Hope this helps!


Written by Robert Muehsig

Software Developer - from Dresden, Germany, now living & working in Switzerland. Microsoft MVP & Web Geek.
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