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Best Google Fonts for Your Website—Serif

Neuton Alegreya Martel Merriweather

To follow up on the previous selection of sans typefaces, here’s a collection of serifs!

Neuton

A large x-height, short ascenders and descenders and a compact width for better screen use. A bit dark and serious but with joyful details. 6 different styles including italics and a compact width for better screen use makes it great for setting body copy.

 

Example of simple layout using Neuton

Merriweather

Merriweather features a very large x-height, slightly condensed letterforms, a mild diagonal stress, sturdy serifs and open forms. There are 4 styles: Regular, Light, Bold, and Black with Italic for each of those weights.

Example of simple layout using Merriweather

Alegreya

A playful and organic serif typeface with small caps as a separate style, beautiful italics and 6 different styles in total.

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Example of simple layout using Alegreya

Martel

Martel is a readable typeface whose glyph proportions are inspired by traditional writing and calligraphic styles. Features high-contrast strokes, large x-height, generous counters and is available in 7 different weights.

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Example of simple layout using Martel

 


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