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Using the Google Font API`s Italic Option with Multiple Fonts


In this third part of the series you will learn how to use the Google Font API for embedding into a web page the italicized versions of two different font families. The entire process is very simple, thanks to the flexibility offered by the API’s “italic” query string argument.

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By: Alejandro Gervasio
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June 21, 2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Using the Google Font API`s Italic Option with Multiple Fonts
  2. · Review: using the italic argument of the Google Font API
  3. · Using the italic option with multiple font families
  4. · Binding the CSS styles to an (X)HTML document

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If the name still doesn't ring any bells to you, let me point you quickly in the right direction: the Google Font API is a brand new web service offered by the search engine giant that will let you embed for free a respectable number of commercial fonts on your web pages by means of a set of intuitive, easy-to-follow options. While the service is still in its beta version (as is true of many services provided by Google), in its current state it yields quite impressive results. It makes it easy to download several fonts at the same time for further use and specify if the fonts  must be served in their italic and bold versions.

Naturally, if you've been a faithful follower of this article series, you're already familiar with some of the handy features that the Google Font API brings to the table. In the two articles that precede this one I explained how to use the API for embedding multiple font families into the same (X)HTML document and how to work with the italicized versions of them via the "italic" query string argument.

It's important to note, however, that so far I've only demonstrated how to utilize the "italic" option when using a single font family. This doesn't mean that the option can't be used with multiple typefaces with the same ease. In this third part of the series I'm going to show how to use Google's Font API for decorating some text-based elements of a web page using the italic versions of a couple of font families.

Are you ready to learn the full details of this process? Then start reading right now!


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