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Monotype and Google try greasing the Web-font skids

The font company is releasing patented compression technology in an attempt to bring faster, nicer fonts to the Web, and Google is helping out the effort.

By Jan. 9, 2012


Monotype Imaging regears for a Web-font future

One of the biggest font foundries is releasing a catalog of nearly 8,000 fonts for Web pages. The move will help designers add polish--and create a new revenue stream for the company.

By Sep. 14, 2010


How to create reference charts for Google Web Fonts

Using different fonts often? Check out this quick way to make reference charts of Google's Web fonts.

By Aug. 31, 2012


How to download Google fonts to your computer

Google's Web Fonts hosts hundreds of fonts that you probably don't have, and lets you download them for free.

By Jan. 19, 2012


Monotype Imaging releases 500 new Web fonts

In addition to the new online font-licensing options, the typeface designer announces a deal with online publishing collective Drupal Gardens.

By Jun. 15, 2011


Android 4's Roboto font: It's for humans, too

Google's Matias Duarte says Android's new system font should help loosen up its techie image. Too bad about the name.

By Nov. 10, 2011


Google offers free fonts for the Web

Elaborate typography has been slow to emerge on the Web. Now the underlying technology is in place, and Google is trying to help supply fonts as well.

By May. 20, 2010


Typographic pizzazz: Coming to a Web near you

After years of Web-font false starts, the new font technology is poised to spruce up the Web's words. Overall, it'll be a step forward.

By Aug. 18, 2010


Microsoft sponsors new Web font standard

The software colossus signs up to sponsor standardization of the Web Open Font Format technology. Support in IE9 looks likely.

By Apr. 20, 2010