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Download Google’s Web Fonts

May 1, 2013 update: I’m no longer providing a download link to the font files. Please use the googlewebfonts repository on GitHub. Just click the Zip button.

Google’s Font Directory and API for web fonts could have a transformative effect on how we read the web. The only problem is, Google has made it very difficult to download all of the actual font files.

Web designers must be free to experiment with fonts, to sketch, comp and get to know the typefaces in browser and non-browser applications. Making the fonts difficult to get or requiring special software isn’t helpful.


  • katherine

    I thought I was going crazy trying to get these fonts. safari turns them into html files and when I used firefox and later tried to add the fonts to font book they crashed.

    I cant specify a font for a design unless I can mock with them, so thanks for making this easier. obviously google wasnt thinking about designers when they set up that insane page that doesnt leave clue how to get the fonts than tedious one by one.

  • http://www.nathanis.com Nathan

    I … you’re … *goes speechless*

    Thank you.

  • http://www.websitetology.com David Esrati

    Thanks for doing the hard work of downloading them all and zipping them up.
    Appreciate it.

  • http://JoomlaZoomla.com Robert

    Thank you for one easy download of google fonts.

  • SUBASH

    Thanks .. its useful

  • goooder

    THANKS!!! I swear I download it three times each and could not import it into system.
    Until now I can’t get their logic. I was feeling like small child with candy on shelf and no regular way to reach it.

  • goooder

    I miss some of them: Maybe they add some?
    Here they are:
    Neucha (http://www.dafont.com/neucha.font – but without diacritic)
    Neuton (http://www.dafont.com/neuton.font
    Phillosopher (http://www.dafont.com/philosopher.font)

    Anyway There are no midleeuropean letters like ščř in these downloads but better than zero

    I will check later or try prepare updated version of archive my self and post a link here.

    • http://www.joemaller.com Joe

      I updated the archive to the most recent checkout from Google, everything should be there now. Thanks for pointing that out!

  • http://www.39stepsstudio.com Laurence

    Thanks for this Joe, it’s a great help. It seems bizarre that Google don’t offer this themselves.

  • Ignacio

    Keep this going, is very useful for us the designers.

  • http://www.citizenstudio.com Linda Doherty

    Thanks, Joe. Just what we needed. (And what a nice surprise to find it from you. Hope all’s well!)

    • http://www.joemaller.com Joe

      Thought I recognized that name! Glad this helped, and good to hear from you!

  • PhilD

    Thanks
    I was thinking to do the same thing, this saves a lot of time

  • Alan

    Thank you! That made it sooo much easier after downloading about 15 the hard way. Will be very useful for web mockups.

  • Filipe

    Hey, thanks a bunch for this. I wonder why Google doesn’t just offer up a package on their site? *shrug*

  • Adam

    Thanks for the post. I can keep getting corrupted downloads, could it be busted before you posted?

    • http://www.joemaller.com Joe

      The archive has been updated and tested, let me know if you’re having trouble with the download.

  • Elia

    I am still having trouble with the download. I right-clicked and saved the link as the .tgz to my desktop, but my Mac was unable to unarchive the download.

    • http://www.joemaller.com Joe

      I tested the download again on several different computers and it seems fine. Are you sure the file had completely downloaded before you tried expanding it? It’s a big file and might take some time to finish.

  • adam wolter

    Joe – thanks for this BUT i’ve downloaded twice in OSX and once in Linux and keep getting 30858415 bytes for the file size and no extraction due to corruption.

  • http://www.joemaller.com Joe

    The file is now being delivered by the CoralCDN, which will hopefully eliminate all the truncated-file corruption issues people were seeing.

  • Welington Cruz

    You can count one more happy person grateful to you. I’ve done this once at the beginning but now there are more fonts I wouldn’t have do courage to go hunting one on one again.

    Thank You.

  • Cheryl

    Wonderful! Thanks for doing this.

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  • http://www.techpack.org Amith

    Thanks. Very useful

  • http://www.claimid.com/koolinus kOoLiNuS

    THANKS for this, it would be also useful the update date of the archive, don’t you think???

  • http://brightlightbigdarkness.blogspot.com Estreitta

    I’ve Downloaded it 3 times via Google Chrome on a Win XP and it says its corrupted. I’m using 7-zip to extract. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

    • http://joemaller.com Joe Maller

      I just switched the archive over to Amazon S3. Unless it costs too much money to host, this should fix all the download problems people have had.

      • http://visionsencoded.com jcypher

        you could probably use google docs & share it publically in the future (to avoid S3 charges in a year) – perhaps setup some script to auto-update it for you.

        • http://joemaller.com Joe Maller

          That’s a great idea!

          I’ve been thinking about a Google AppEngine gizmo which would integrate storage and updates, but I haven’t had time to write it yet.

          • http://www.consil.co.uk/ Dan Brady

            Unless I misunderstood Amazon’s Ts&Cs, the free plan doesn’t end after a year, but you cna only sign up for it within 12 months of creating your AWS account.

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  • Anonymous

    Awesome!!

  • http://twitter.com/akasacomhr Akaša

    Grateful!

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  • http://sumtips.com Renji Thomas

    Thanks for this! :)

  • http://starblogger.net Vuong

    Thanks for your collection. I have just posted a new article about your useful collection. Also, I am uploading your archive, so someone may get benefit from.

    Here it is http://starblogger.net/download-google-webfonts.html

  • http://twitter.com/razorgoto razorgoto

    Awesome for posting this.

  • http://profiles.google.com/michiel.vanreenen Michiel ‘Chielie’ Frans Evert

    Would it be possible to create, or is there already, a PC-friendly version of this download?

  • Dave Crossland

    Wow, thanks for doing this!

    It is actually possible to get all the fonts from Google, but it is obscurely documented.

    You can download the whole directory, including source files, from the Google Code project:

    http://code.google.com/p/googlefontdirectory/source/checkout

  • http://twitter.com/agilescout Agile Scout

    #win

  • http://www.ignaciogiri.com Ignacio Giri

    Something weird. I’ve installed all the fonts in my system. And the webfonts stopped working on Google Chrome. Not all, just the ones I installed.

    • http://joemaller.com Joe Maller

      Here too, looks like a Chrome-specific bug since the font displayed correctly in Firefox and Safari (only checked quickly on my Mac).

      Be sure to report this to the Chrome team via “Report an Issue…” in Chrome’s Help menu, the more reports, the faster it should be fixed. (unless they’re being evil-Google and this is a feature to discourage local use of the fonts)

  • Xorianas

    Easy way for Windows users to grab and move all of the .ttf files at once: unzip the package Joe set up (thanks Joe!) to its own directory. Do a search within that directory for *.ttf and it should find all of the font files in each of the subfolders. Select all (CTRL + A), cut them out of the folders (CTRL + X), then navigate to the top-level directory that you created when you unzipped the package. Paste them all there (CTRL + V) while keeping the licensing and metadata info in the respective subfolders for (relatively) easy reference if needed. Then all you have to do is copy or otherwise move the files to your C:Windowsfonts folder and you’re done. This method will work for users who don’t or can’t install Mercurial on their system as well.

  • http://catzie.net Catzie

    I’m designing a website template right now and need to download Google fonts. Thanks for this!

  • Lowjarp_atno

    thankful.
    thnk u.

  • Danielle

    Downloaded the whole package and installed but the fonts still wouldn’t apear in my font book. What am I doing wrong?

    • http://tammersaleh.com/ Tammer Saleh

      I’m having the same problem.  I tried to drag them into fontbook, and it looks like it imports them, but they aren’t showing up.  Restarted fontbook with no success.

  • Danielle

    my mistake! thank you so much for doing this! (:

  • Andrew

    An Update! Awesome!

  • http://www.deansauls.com Deansauls

     Thanks! Pain in the rear to download 1 by 1.

  • Laurie

    You have no idea what a HUGE help this is for me!!!!! Thank you, thank you!!!!! Now I can take a nap. ;) JK!

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  • erikswed104

    Thanks for bundling them so nice!
    Can i use this Fonts in a paid Android app or is is only for web?
    Are there any license consideration?

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  • Lina

    absolutely what I needed, thank you!

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  • Tricko

    Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/santiago.jonathan Jonathan Santiago

    Thank you!

  • http://www.markellison.me/ Mark

    Starred. Thanks Joe!

  • Jory

    I’m so glad you did this, I was very frustrated when I couldn’t just say… select all. lol

  • http://twitter.com/chrispomeroy chris pomeroy

    it took me a minute to see where and how to donwload the archive because the link is styled like a google ad.

    • http://joemaller.com Joe Maller

      Sorry about that, I’ve been using that style of secondary type for a very long time. And if I was trying to be sneaky and generate ad hits, wouldn’t that be exactly the wrong way of doing it?

      (Ads are only on this page because I’m paying for the S3 bandwidth when traffic goes over the free-tier cap. So far, I’m up one latte–which I drank already)

  • Omari Moody

    Sweeeeet! Thanks.

  • Sfilm

    Please i need arabic fonts.

  • Ibrahim Mohammad

    Thanks mate! Really useful…

  • Shaun

    any updates???

    • http://joemaller.com Joe Maller

      updated, thanks for the reminder

  • fcku

    Not that it has not been said, THANK YOU, JOE!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much! You rock man!

  • No

    grrr8

  • Nathanlbck

    You seem to be missing certain face styles (like for Terminal Dosis you only have ‘light’ and lack bold, semi-bold, medium, etc.)

    Anyways, trying out googles method of downloading now
    http://code.google.com/p/googlefontdirectory/

  • http://www.tedcurran.net TedCurran

    Great resource, thanks for keeping it up! These fonts are invaluable to web designers….

  • Mario

    Thanks so much for pulling this together!

  • LauLau

    Joe this is brilliant!! Massive help mate. 316 Google web Fonts = GOOD GOING!!
    Call me demanding, or greedy, but I noticed Google have now got 403 web fonts.. wondered if you were gunna be updating the zip files for the more impatient of us out there :) 

  • Mike

    When I download the googlefonts file – its a 47.4 mb file… and when I unpack it… it has a file that isnt recognized by windows…

  • spyce

    Just wanted to say thank you!

  • PHP Scripts

    I really like google fonts. Thanks for your share. http://www.iophp.com

  • http://twitter.com/jgl_larry Larry

    Thank you, Joe

  • Graphic Artist

    Totally agree, I find it really clumsy to experiment with the fonts while building a webpage, Thanks a lot for this easy access.

    cheers

  • http://twitter.com/cybero Peter Boocock

    Thankyou ever so much

  • Mižu

    thank you kind soul :)

  • Rossano Angelini

    thanks for doing this!

  • Mike

    you are amazing, thank you – i love you.

  • jb510

    Is there a way to setup hg with a .hgignore that allows on to keep the googlefontdirectory folder in /library/fonts/ such that it can be updated with hg and not clobbered with all the extra stuff?  I tried setting it up, but didn’t get it working (I know GIT and a little SVN, but never touched HG before).  

  • Guest

    THANKS

  • Thanks

    thx bro

  • Zbigniew Drzewiecki

    Thanks !

  • Rai

    Many thanks for this!.

  • Broelei

    great, thnx!

  • http://twitter.com/gilderlanbraz Gilderlan Braz

    thanks ….. 

  • http://www.salestraininghampshire.co.uk/ Jack Manley

    This is so useful, thanks!

  • Guest

    Thanks a million!

  • Sahilmepani

    Thanks a lot. I have been always looking for a way to incorporate the google fonts in photoshop. You save my day! Great work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.pederson James Pederson

    Thanks so much, super handy – they definitely don’t make it easy to get all the fonts at once.

  • Christina Ross

    This was going just peachy until I extracted the file. All I get is 106MB file called “googlewebfonts” with no extension. I even tried adding a *.TGZ extension, but ExtractNow says that it cannot open the archive. Any suggestions? I’m running Win7-64 bit.

  • Brett

    Amazing. Your efforts are much appreciated.

  • http://twitter.com/ytakeo yasuyo takeo

    somehow googling ‘google fonts download’ brought me to your page! you must be popular!! thanks joe! – yasuyo

  • afsdasdfa

     Why oh why would you pack EACH and EVERY font in it’s own folder???? *facepalm*

  • Khaled

    Thanks.

  • nena

    thanks ❤

  • zack

    THANK YOU!!!

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    Thanks, you are great!

  • http://twitter.com/kalynbr00ke KalynBrooke

    Amazing! Thank you!

  • Kishore

    can you update it for the latest collection? it is over 1.3gb now.

  • http://twitter.com/Monolo100 Miguel Salazar V.

    muchas gracias JOE!

  • http://twitter.com/Monolo100 Miguel Salazar V.

    muchas gracias JOE!

  • melat0nin

    This is great. I wrote a small shell script to automatically download, extract and merge the font files periodically so I know our server always has the latest versions. Good stuff!

  • micah

    You are unbelievably brilliant. Thank you so much for these fonts.

  • Holland

    This is awesome. Many many thanks!!!

  • Fai ZY

    Thanks a lot joe !

  • Francesca Lynch

    Bless you.