Jul 242012
 July 24, 2012  Posted by at 6:18 pm Not So Stupid Questions  Add comments

[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer]

Using Google Web Fonts I’ll show you how to add new fonts 🙂

Select the font/fonts

Quick use let’s you use the font without downloading the font

Shows you how it will affect performance (estimated)

– don’t go crazy

Shows how to use/import the font

OR you can download the font

Unzip the file

Notice the attached text document, this is the license! – This font can be used as you like as long as it is not sold by itself.

Add the font to the Fonts folder (via control panel)

You are now ready to use the font on your computer

You can also add the file to a project, reference the font-file in the css.

I wont get into cross-browser compatability, but make sure you have fall-back fonts!- and as always, test test test 🙂

  One Response to “‘Stupid’ Question 7: How do I add a font (google web fonts example), and where do I find the license?”

  1. how do you use these fonts (example dafonts.com etc) in your WP or WinRT project. ? With WP, you need to use blend and set it as a blend resource by using Font Manager. Haven’t gotten around to doing that in WinRT project

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