So far, Google Web Fonts has become a wonderful and free way to use typefaces on the web in comparison with some paid services like Typekit. However, it is quite strange since we cannot download Google Webfonts without lots of efforts.
That is why designers have to face up several drawbacks each time do a try with this free stuff, even the project backed by Google.
I have just gone along with Google Web Fonts for few minutes ago and found that all fonts there are available to all users under an open source licence. In the last recent months after it made its debuts in November, Google Web Fonts has an impressive growth with 50 million daily request by approximately 800k websites nowadays. As Google writes on their blog, their Web Fonts are becoming one of the standard for web designers, developers and surprisingly even bloggers.
If you have ever countered with the downloading Web Fonts task, here is the solution. Few days back, I got a useful news on YCombinator News which linked to a Google Web Fonts collection of Joe Maller, a designer. As he claimed, his archive “contains the most recent font files pulled from Google’s open source Web Fonts”.
I tried to download the archive (38.3 MB) on Amazon S3 server and the speed was quite good. If you want to download Google Web Fonts, just visit his blog for more details.
If you can not download this package on Joe ‘s blog, just do another try with my mirror. I have uploaded it into Amazon Cloud Drive. Be sure, it will be live forever!
PS: This collection update regularly, so if you want to get newest Google Web Fonts, visit this article somtimes. I will update with the direct link each time Joe has a new one.