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Use webfonts without manually installing font locally

I would like to use icon libraries (web fonts) without to install them as fonts in my system. For that it would be great to have the option to use all icons of a downloaded "woff-file" i.e. from the following sites and embed them into the xd project:

materialdesignicons.com
flaticon.com
Google Web Fonts
FontAwesome

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  • Jan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe is always trying to push Adobe fonts of course, but its kinda annoying cause we don't wanna use Typefikit, wWe use Google Web Fonts.

  • Dave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ESPECIALLY Google Web Fonts! I would really, really like to see this happen. Adobe Fonts is a good start, but I strictly use google web fonts in my builds and need to be able to send the client a pretty good example of what they're going to see.

  • Wren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm going to try Skyfonts. I use Google fonts as well as a work horse across all my sites across various CMSs. Trying to keep the latest versions with a Design systems and teams is a pain.

  • Mike B. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    hey,

    just import a font-library like fontawesome and u have everything u need,

    in your css or sass or less just @import the desired font-library and use as you would do as for any other font:

    eg. in your css, less or sass source:

    @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto');
    </style>

    and then

    in your css, less or sass source:

    body{
    font-family: 'Roboto', sans-serif;
    }

    cheeers
    mike

  • Michal Mechacek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Definitely yes, we want it. Our work is still blocked by licence for web vs desktop ... if our clients want use fonts only on their websites we still needs download desktop type fonts (which are in most under some licence)
    I can recommend add some possibility use webfonts with @import() or direct upload .woff font files into XD designs. https://www.fontsquirrel.com/ has sometimes problems to generate .ttf s from .woff.

  • Mehdi Bouhalassa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please, please do.
    At the same time, it's NEVER gonna happen, because Adobe Typekit.
    And this is why we can't have nice things.

  • Jane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ABSOLUTELY. Every web designer uses Google fonts A LOT. I've just started to use Xd and can't believe that the fonts that I'll definitely be using in the finished product are missing when I view my prototype on iOS - what's the point of that??

  • Peter Villevoye commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's indeed a crucial feature, to have those popular fonts immediately available, next to your own fonts, and the licensed TypeKit collection. And yes, it needs to be the whole Google repository ! Not just the Edge Web Fonts. Just do as SkyFonts does – yes, I know my dear Adobe, that hurts, and them too. But that's how those free cookies crumble, nowadays. By trying to ignore the obvious, you'll end up as the one being ignored...

  • Gina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was kind of flabbergasted that this isn't a thing that I could already do; it would save me a ton of time to be able to pull from Typekit and Google Fonts!

  • Mike B. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i'm really wondering how this can be practical if the desired fonts must be installed to the viewers system.
    and why typekit is not usable inside the adobe-family-tools. someone missed something... :)
    it's a must have!

  • Matza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think the google fonts are not so important. I can install them (all?) on my system via SkyFonts. But it's hard if you have some WOFF or EOF-files which are special developed for the web/screen and there is no OpenType or TrueType available. How can I show my client how the website really look like?! Ok every browser will show the font different, but it's better than to use Arial!
    I was wondering that I didn't found anything how to use WOFF or EOF in Adobe XD or Sketch … I think this would be a great feature!!!

  • Hannah Milan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a nice request and I'm voting for this.
    Either Typekit integration or Google font/integration or plugin will help designers to actually improve their productivity.

  • Eduardo Sully commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This will DEFINITELY bring adobe xd to a new level and will greatly streamline our work by building the interfaces. This has to happen.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This definitely NEEDS to happen. At the moment, there isn't a great solution for the gap between web and installed fonts. We're building interfaces FOR THE WEB on this program. We should not have to search for "[Insert font here] webfont alternative" every time we're trying to pick through a great type set for the site.

    Thanks!

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