That didn’t take long.
It is encouraging to see the new Google Fonts offering being embraced by the web design community, and also by the larger open source community.
What’s remarkable has been the almost universal praise this project has received.
What I’m most excited to see is how the library of fonts expands. I’m still unclear on how it’s curated, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think that there could two or three times the amount of fonts in a year’s time.
Now that a real company is standing behind web fonts, I think web typography is going to explode.
The server response is unreal – I’ve not been seeing any flashes of un-styled content in any of my own test uses of it. Like in my headlines or current site title.
I also encourage others to start using these fonts that Google is hosting. The more they’re used across the web, the more users will have cached versions of them – which means faster response for everyone.
I do have one question: how does one contribute to this apparently open-source effort? That is, can one contribute fonts to this directory? I’m sure the folks at The League of Movable Type would love to have some of their work represented.