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This page was originally created on Jan and last edited on Feb In the last few weeks, because of a combination of various things at work, and in side-projects, I've been learning a lot about web fonts and also a lot more about Google Fonts specifically. Through that I've come up with a more nuanced answer to the question, that in the past I thought was easy: should you self-host Google Fonts? Now, to be totally up front, I'll admit that fonts are not my strong point. I'm much more practical than design-y look at this website for evidence of that! Sure they look a bit nicer, and can understand they make a message seem more on-brand, but for the main body of text at least they seem more of a nice to have - I've never read an article more or less or treated the contents any differently because it had a pretty font. However, I've also been acutely aware of the performance implications of them so maybe that's clouded my view of them. Still, many feel differently, and fonts are here, whether I appreciate them or not, and many developers aren't given a choice whether to use them or not.
Jump to navigation. Fonts are often a mystery to many computer users. For example, have you designed a cool flyer and, when you take the file somewhere for printing, find all the titles rendered in Arial because the printer doesn't have the fancy font you used in your design? There are ways to prevent this, of course: you can convert words in special fonts into paths, bundle fonts into a PDF, bundle open source fonts with your design files, or—at least—list the fonts required. And yet it's still a problem because we're human and we're forgetful. The web has the same sort of problem. If you have even a basic understanding of CSS, you've probably seen this kind of declaration:. This is a designer's attempt to define a specific font, provide a fallback if a user doesn't have Times New Roman installed, and offer yet another fallback if the user doesn't have Times either. It's better than using a graphic instead of text, but it's still an awkward, inelegant method of font non-management, However, in the early-ish days of the web, it's all we had to work with.