Google Fonts Stories May 5

Since its release in 2011, the Roboto font has expanded to include several variants and just got a reading-optimized Serif version in February. Roboto Flex was officially unveiled today as a “major upgrade” and “Google Fonts’ biggest project to date.”

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Google Fonts Stories April 29

Google has created a new emoji (variable) font with “Noto Emoji,” whose defining characteristic is a black-and-white design that tries to capture the “simplicity” of the format – and also happens to bring back the blobs

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Google Fonts Stories April 21

In addition to introducing a new logo last year, Google Fonts added support for open source icons. Google’s Material Symbols are now available leveraging variable font technology.

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Google Fonts Stories February 16

Google introduced Roboto in 2011 as Android’s new system font and gave it a big upgrade three years later. “Roboto Serif” is now the newest variation “designed to make reading more comfortable at any size, in any format.”

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Google Fonts Stories June 2, 2021

Google Docs and Slides pick up 60 new fonts, including JetBrains Mono, Comic Neue

Google Fonts is a catalog of over 1,000 free licensed font families and, most recently, icons. New additions to that library have now made their way into Google Docs and Slides.

Google Fonts Stories March 2, 2021

Given how “typography and iconography are so strongly related,” Google Fonts is adding Material icons and getting a new logo in the process.

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Google Fonts Stories August 13, 2019

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides add reading speed-optimized ‘Lexend’ fonts

Google’s productivity apps are gaining a series of fonts “aimed at improving reading speed.” Meant particularly for educators and students, the Lexend font family is available today in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Google Fonts Stories June 15, 2016

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Google has today completely revamped its longstanding Google Fonts website with Material Design, making it easier — and more beautiful —  than ever to browse and try out the site’s huge collection of open source designer fonts. The old Fonts site — which first launched in 2010 — was practically begging to be reborn, and today Google delivered…

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Google Fonts Stories May 1, 2013

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Last month Google announced it was dropping ‘web’ from its Google Web Fonts brand and today made their robust font collection available to download for the desktop via sync with SkyFonts.

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Google Fonts Stories April 22, 2013

Google has rebranded its font collection Google Fonts, which debuted in February 2011, dropping the ‘web’ from Google Web Fonts while still boasting its catalog of over 600 free, open-source fonts optimized for the web.

Google has also simplified the web interface with a more modern design, which allows users to view font examples in various formats, including word, sentence, and paragraph.

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