Improvements on Google Web Fonts

Feb 05 2012

Improvements on Google Web Fonts

Remember the days when designing for the web your choice of fonts was limited to the standard system fonts, (Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Times, etc…). Well no more! With the new and improved Google Web Font directory there are now hundreds of fonts to choose from to customize the design of any website. You no longer have to embed fonts into applications so users will see the design how it was intended. Which also slows down the user’s experience. One of Google’s Web Fonts team’s core principles is that “fast is better than slow”, and the Web Fonts team takes that to heart.

The Google team is announcing a new way to make web fonts smaller and faster, in collaboration with the Monotype Imaging Web Fonts team. Google Web Fonts now implements Monotype Imaging’s MicroType Express compression format, which yields an approximate 15% savings in file size over using gzip alone. This change will automatically speed up Google Web Fonts for Internet Explorer browsers (version 6 and up). The Google Web Fonts team also actively working to offer improved compression with other modern browsers, including Google Chrome.


To read the complete article please visit Web Fonts, now more compressed.

Visit the Google web fonts listing: Google Web Fonts.

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