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Learn how to get free fonts via Google Fonts

As designers, we all love having a wide selection of tools to get the job done. My obsession, and probably yours as well, is fonts.

Whether you’re just starting out as a designer, or have been in the industry for years, tapping into a new source of fonts is desirable, and when that source of fonts is FREE, well, hey, it’s almost a requirement! And this is where our hero, Google Fonts steps through the door.

Originally conceived as a fast and easy way to use new and interesting fonts on the web, the fonts are all open-source and available for download and use on your desktop.

Want to download all of the Google Fonts quickly and automatically as they are added? Suitcase Fusion can do that. With the connection enabled, all of the current Google Fonts are always, automatically downloaded to your machine.

To enable the Google Fonts connection in Suitcase Fusion:

  1. Launch Suitcase Fusion
  2. Choose File > Enable Google Fonts
  3. A new Google Fonts library is added and the font collection is automatically synched to your machine. The fonts can be activated and deactivated like any other font.
  4. At any time, you can check for new Google Fonts. To do so choose File > Synchronize Fonts. 

Google Fonts & Suitcase Fusion


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6 comments on “Getting Free Fonts From Google Fonts

  1. We have gotten requests before for this. The issue is that we would need to build a permissions based system behind it on the server so that not everyone would have it enabled. Some environments prefer to not allow open source fonts into their workflow. I’ll put your request in to the engineering elves and maybe that will help this project come higher on Santa’s list.

  2. Is there any way to allow Google Fonts into Universal Type Server without enforcing System Font Policy on Designers. I don’t want to open the floodgates but want them to have access to these.

  3. We don’t have Google Fonts enabled in the Universal Type Client just yet. That being said, you can download the fonts separately and upload them to a new workgroup to share with select users.

  4. Any update on whether Google Fonts will be enabled for a future Universal Type Server version? Also is there any plans to integrate a similar feature with Monotype’s Library Subscription service? Thanks.

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