Google Web Fonts is an open source library of fonts that are freely available for everyone to use. Well, don’t let the word “web” confuse you. Yes, they are used on websites. But they can also be used on your PC. Google Fonts website gives you access to download these fonts in .zip file.
You can use these fonts in all the Microsoft Office applications and even in image editing software like Photoshop. So let’s see how you can install Google Web Fonts on your Windows 10 PC. You can achieve this in 2 ways.
1. Manually Install Google Fonts
Head over to the Google Web Fonts website. You’ll find a scrollable list of fonts with the live preview. Now choose the ones that you like and add them to your collection. The Collection here is like cart where you can collectively download fonts or use them on your website. Click on the Add to Collection button on each font panel.
Now as you add the fonts to your collection, a new panel will open up where you can see the collected fonts.
Verify your fonts here and remove the one’s not needed. Now, click on the Use tab in the top-right corner of this panel. Here, you get to choose other styles of the fonts including bold and italics.
Now after you’re done with that click on the download icon on the top.
Here, you’ll get the option to download the files in a .zip folder. Click on the link and the download will start.
Extract the zip file and install the fonts. Right-click on the .ttf file and in the options click Install.
Do the same for each and every font to install it on your Windows 10 PC. The second way is to use a third-party software to download these fonts.
2. Install Google Fonts Using Third-Party Software
We’ll use SkyFonts to download Google Web Fonts on your PC. SkyFonts not only lets you download the fonts but also automatically updates the fonts when a new update is available. Head over to their website download SkyFonts and install it. It’s a freeware. Now, you’ll need an account of their website so
Now, you’ll need an account on their website so make sure you have one. You’ll need to sign in to make the software work. The fonts will be synced from your web account to the desktop client.
To download the fonts through this client, you’ll need to add to your collection from their website. It’s the same link where you can browse Google Fonts.
Click on Browse Google Fonts. You should get a pop-up with the list of all Google Fonts.
Click on SkyFonts and add it your SkyFont collection.
You can choose to add the entire family of the particular font which will include all the styles. You’ll get a notification that the fonts were installed on the desktop client.
Now, that the fonts are installed, you can use them in Microsoft Word or whatever editing software you use.
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