Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Google Fonts?

For real time issues, tweet us @googlefonts. For technical questions, post an issue on our GitHub issue tracker. If you need to contact us privately, email fonts@google.com.

Can I use these fonts commercially: to make a logo, for print media, for broadcast, ebooks, apps, or sewing machines and apparel?

You can use these fonts freely in your products & projects - print or digital, commercial or otherwise. However, you can't sell the fonts on their own. This isn't legal advice, please consider consulting a lawyer and see the full license for all details.

How do I find fonts that support my language?

Go to fonts.google.com, click the "Language" filter, and use the drop-down menu to select the writing system used by the language that you're looking for.

Can I use CSS features like text shadows and rotation with web fonts?

Absolutely. Any CSS feature that can be applied to text on the web works well with all kinds of fonts – web fonts, local fonts, and system fonts.

What are variable fonts?

Variable fonts are a recent evolution in typography. This format lets you create custom variations of a typeface from a few small files instead of having a separate font file for every style, width, or weight. Learn more from Web Fundamentals.

How do I upload a font to Google Fonts?

We review submissions on GitHub. Please see our contribution requirements for all the details.

How can I use the Google Fonts GitHub?

You can use our GitHub to download font files to install or self host, file issues you've encountered with any aspect of our product, and even contribute your own fonts. Check it out at github.com/google/fonts.

What does using the Google Fonts API mean for the privacy of my users?

The Google Fonts API is designed to limit the collection, storage, and use of end-user data to only what is needed to serve fonts efficiently.

Use of Google Fonts is unauthenticated. No cookies are sent by website visitors to the Google Fonts API. Requests to the Google Fonts API are made to resource-specific domains, such as fonts.googleapis.com or fonts.gstatic.com. This means your font requests are separate from and don't contain any credentials you send to google.com while using other Google services that are authenticated, such as Gmail.

In order to serve fonts quickly and efficiently with the fewest requests, responses are cached by the browser to minimize round-trips to our servers.

Requests for CSS assets are cached for 1 day. This allows us to update a stylesheet to point to a new version of a font file when it’s updated, and ensures that all websites using fonts hosted by the Google Fonts API will be using the most updated version of each font within 24 hours of each release.

The font files are cached for 1 year, which cumulatively has the effect of making the entire web faster: When millions of websites all link to the same fonts, they are cached after visiting the first website and appear instantly on all other subsequently visited sites. We sometimes update font files to reduce their file size, increase coverage of languages, and improve the quality of their design. The result is that website visitors send very few requests to Google: We only see 1 CSS request per font family, per day, per browser.

Google Fonts logs records of the CSS and the font file requests, and access to this data is kept secure. Aggregate usage numbers track how popular font families are and are published on our analytics page. We use data from Google’s web crawler to detect which websites use Google fonts. This data is published and accessible in the Google Fonts BigQuery database. To learn more about the information Google collects and how it is used and secured, go to Google's Privacy Policy.

Where are the homepage sample texts from?

"A red flair silhouetted the jagged edge of a wing" – The Jewels of Aptor, Samuel R. Delany

"A shining crescent far beneath the flying vessel" – Triplanetary, E. E. Smith

"All their equipment and instruments are alive" – Mr. Spaceship, Philip K. Dick

"Almost before we knew it, we had left the ground" – A Trip to Venus, John Munro

"I watched the storm, so beautiful yet terrific" – Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

"It was going to be a lonely trip back" – Youth by Isaac Asimov

"Mist enveloped the ship three hours out from port" – The Jewels of Aptor, Samuel R. Delany

"My two natures had memory in common" – Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

"She stared through the window at the stars" – The Millionaire's Convenient Bride, Catherine George ????

"Silver mist suffused the deck of the ship" – The Jewels of Aptor, Samuel R. Delany

"The face of the moon was in shadow" – Mr. Spaceship, Philip K. Dick

"The recorded voice scratched in the speaker" – Deathworld, Harry Harrison

"The sky was cloudless and of a deep dark blue" – A Trip to Venus, John Munro

"The spectacle before us was indeed sublime" – A Trip to Venus, John Munro

"Then came the night of the first falling star" – The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells

"Waves flung themselves at the blue evening" – The Jewels of Aptor, Samuel R. Delany"