Google Fonts by Google (fonts.googleapis.com)
“Google Fonts (previously called Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory of free hosted application programming interfaces for web fonts.” – Source
Ethical design violations
(Learn more about Ethical Design.)
Decentralised, free and open alternatives that adhere closer to the Ethical Design Manifesto.
- Self-host Google Web Fonts, or self-host fonts from other providers.
Although the content itself is allowed to load, we block cookies to make sure that it does not track people.
- trigger: - url-filter: fonts.googleapis.com - action: - type: block-cookies
Pandemic: found on 30.9% of surveyed sites (2255 instances observed).
- When custom fonts are removed, layouts dependent on the width of the characters can be broken, and characters that are not supported by the browser’s default font can be rendered incorrectly. (See examples of problems with icon fonts.)
Better is a Safari content blocker for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It protects you from trackers and malvertising by enforcing the principles of Ethical Design.
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