7 comments

  • Nathan ManousosNathan Manousos, 5 years ago

    I didn't even know the existing ones didn't!

    4 points
    • David Barker, 5 years ago

      Same here! Their example page does show some slight differences, though.

      0 points
      • Nathan ManousosNathan Manousos, 5 years ago

        Ah yeah, just checked out the samples. Not bad!

        0 points
        • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 5 years ago

          In Chrome Mac the main differences seem to be the use of ligatures and better kerning. I'm wondering if that's enough to switch away from Google Web Fonts… What are the downsides?

          1 point
          • Ramzi ShataraRamzi Shatara, 5 years ago

            Mainly size.

            I've got a sharp eye, but at 300k for Brick, vs 92k for Google Fonts, I've got to go with Google Fonts here, especially when I'll usually have a given Google Font cached anyways, so it's often 0.

            https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7406789

            0 points
            • Alfred XingAlfred Xing, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

              Note that the 300KB is probably the maximum size of all the fonts in the catalogue. I'm using EB Garamond in the previews, which is one of the largest fonts in terms of size.

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    • Alfred XingAlfred Xing, 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      If you're on a Mac (I'd assume most people here are), all fonts are rendered pretty well.

      But on Chrome in Windows: http://imgur.com/a/QVIho

      Note: That's not my screenshot, someone else kindly shared it.

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