Today, Google launched their new Google Fonts Directory. This directory provides websites with a list of free fonts that are hosted “in the cloud” and downloaded to the browser as the page loads. These aren’t just ordinary fonts like Verdana, but more of what you would call custom fonts. Right now the list is small, but it sounds as if it’ll be growing.
By using the Google Font API,, you’re putting your fonts in the cloud! They work with all modern browsers, including those not so modern (eh-hem…IE 6), as well as being accessible to screen readers. However, if someone is running iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Android, they’re out of luck. Funny that Android is out of luck…it is owned by Google. Hmm…minor oversight there I suppose.
Anywho, if you want more information you can read their FAQs.