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How to Install Google Fonts

Here’s a guide on how to install fonts in your computer.

Using Google Fonts on Your Computer

If you’re not satisfied with the sans fonts installed in the software you use, you can download free fonts from Google. How to do it?

  1. Go to Google fonts and, from the list of categories, leave only the “Sans Serif” checked; here is a link to get to them right away;
  2. Click on the one you want, and it will take you to its page;
  3. From the top-right corner of your screen, click on “Select this font”, and you’ll see at the bottom, “1 Family Selected”
  4. Click on “1 Family Selected” and it will open a small window;
  5. On the top-right corner of this small window, click on the download button (the red arrow), and then on “Download.”

If you’re using:

  • MacOs, you probably know that all you need to now is to double click on the font to open it and then click on “Install Font”, but here’s Apple’s Tutorial, just in case;
  • Windows, here’s Microsoft’s Tutorial.

Using Google Fonts on Your Website

By following the same steps to download the fonts, you’ll see at the small window the instructions on how to install it on your blog.

Piece of advice: use the Standard method, and do it with a Child Theme, so you won’t lose the changes.

Using “View Reader” on Your Browsers

  • On Safari, go to top menu > View > Show Reader; once you’re done with your reading, click on the escape key;
  • On Firefox, check out Mozilla’s Tutorial (which teaches you how to access the reader on pages that allow you to do so) or install an extension
  • On Google Chrome, you’ll need to install an extension; go to the Google Store and search for a reader, or click here to get the results for “Reader”;

Related post: “ADHD and the Use of Sans Fonts: Do They Make a Real Impact on the Legibility?

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