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Description

A Hassle-Free Way to Self-Host Google Fonts. Get eot, ttf, svg, woff and woff2 files + CSS snippets

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google-webfonts-helper

A Hassle-Free Way to Self-Host Google Fonts

This service might be handy if you want to directly download all

.eot
,
.woff
,
.woff2
,
.svg
,
.ttf
files of a Google font (normally your
User-Agent
would determine the best format at Google's CSS API). Furthermore it provides charset customization and CSS snippets, hence getting your fonts ready for local hosting should be finally a breeze.

Give it a try: google-webfonts-helper hosted on Heroku

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REST API

The API is public, feel free to use it directly.

GET
/api/fonts

Returns a list of all fonts, sorted by popularity. E.g.

curl https://google-webfonts-helper.herokuapp.com/api/fonts
:
json
[{
  "id": "open-sans",
  "family": "Open Sans",
  "variants": ["300", "300italic", "regular", "italic", "600", "600italic", "700", "700italic", "800", "800italic"],
  "subsets": ["devanagari", "greek", "latin", "cyrillic-ext", "cyrillic", "greek-ext", "vietnamese", "latin-ext"],
  "category": "sans-serif",
  "version": "v10",
  "lastModified": "2014-10-17",
  "popularity": 1,
  "defSubset": "latin",
  "defVariant": "regular"
} [...]
]

GET
/api/fonts/[id]?subsets=latin,latin-ext

Returns a font with urls to the actual font files google's servers.

subsets
is optional (will serve the
defSubset
if unspecified). E.g.
curl "https://google-webfonts-helper.herokuapp.com/api/fonts/modern-antiqua?subsets=latin,latin-ext"
(the double quotes are important as query parameters may else be stripped!):
{
  "id": "modern-antiqua",
  "family": "Modern Antiqua",
  "variants": [{
    "id": "regular",
    "eot": "https://fonts.gstatic.com/s/modernantiqua/v6/8qX_tr6Xzy4t9fvZDXPkhzThM-TJeMvVB0dIsYy4U7E.eot",
    "fontFamily": "'Modern Antiqua'",
    "fontStyle": "normal",
    "fontWeight": "400",
    "woff": "https://fonts.gstatic.com/s/modernantiqua/v6/8qX_tr6Xzy4t9fvZDXPkh1bbnkJREviNM815YSrb1io.woff",
    "local": ["Modern Antiqua Regular", "ModernAntiqua-Regular"],
    "ttf": "https://fonts.gstatic.com/s/modernantiqua/v6/8qX_tr6Xzy4t9fvZDXPkhxr_S_FdaWWVbb1LgBbjq4o.ttf",
    "svg": "https://fonts.gstatic.com/l/font?kit=8qX_tr6Xzy4t9fvZDXPkh0sAoW0rAsWAgyWthbXBUKs#ModernAntiqua",
    "woff2": "https://fonts.gstatic.com/s/modernantiqua/v6/8qX_tr6Xzy4t9fvZDXPkh08GHjg64nS_BBLu6wRo0k8.woff2"
  }],
  "subsets": ["latin", "latin-ext"],
  "category": "display",
  "version": "v6",
  "lastModified": "2014-08-28",
  "popularity": 522,
  "defSubset": "latin",
  "defVariant": "regular",
  "subsetMap": {
    "latin": true,
    "latin-ext": true
  },
  "storeID": "latin-ext_latin"
}

GET
/api/fonts/[id]?download=zip&subsets=latin&formats=woff,woff2&variants=regular

Download a zipped archive with all

.eot
,
.woff
,
.woff2
,
.svg
,
.ttf
files of a specified font. The query parameters
formats
and
variants
are optional (includes everything if no filtering is applied). is E.g.
curl -o fontfiles.zip "https://google-webfonts-helper.herokuapp.com/api/fonts/lato?download=zip&subsets=latin,latin-ext&variants=regular,700&formats=woff"
(the double quotes are important as query parameters may else be stripped!)

History

This service was originally a prototype I've created to get familiar with Angular and Express. All magic by generator-angular-fullstack. See my note here.

Idea originally by Clemens Lang who created an awesome bash script to download Google fonts in all formats.

Contributing

Everything is welcome, especially tests! Fork, change and send me a pull request. However, please add a description to your changes, not only code!

Attention designers: Searching for a logo and proper styling (I'm more a usability / backends guy).

License

(c) Mario Ranftl MIT License

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