What are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts is an online collection of open source, maintained by Google that allow you to install them on your computer for use in design as well as website work.
Are Google Fonts available in all versions?
What makes using Google Fonts different to embedding any other font in my website?
Once installed on your computer, Google Fonts are just the same as any other font installed in Windows meaning that you can use it in other applications. However when it comes to exporting your website from Web Designer, Google Fonts differ from regular installed fonts because they are intelligently recognised by Web Designer as being a Google Font. This means that Xara program does not need to embed the font again as it's already available online in an embedded form. This reduces the amount of files published to your website, and means that when visitors go to your website, they are getting the embedded font from Google servers instead of your own, reducing the load on your server.
Using other installed fonts that you have got installed on your computer will still be embedded, provided that is permitted. See the support article for more information on this.
How do I install a Google Font?
How do I uninstall a Google Font?
To uninstall a Google Font is the same process as uninstalling any other font in Windows;
How does Xara handle multi weight Google fonts?
Some Google fonts, such as Exo, provide a wide range of weights. In these cases the meaning the ‘Bold’ option changes subtly. Font weight values can be from 100 (typically very light or skinny fonts) to 900 (very heavy or black fonts). Instead of always selecting a given bold weight, applying Bold (selecting the B button, or using Ctrl+B when editing text) works as follows:
Can Google fonts be used in Print documents?
The fonts are TrueType and can also be used with any print document - a PDF for example or a MS Word export.