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7 popular premium fonts and their Google alternatives

Picking a good font for your interface can have a major positive impact with pretty less effort on your part. But not all fonts are made equal, especially when it comes to their use for screens. Web and mobile typography has to take into account important aspects like legibility, readability, as well as accessibility.

The cost of premium web fonts made by expert type foundries can add up quickly, especially if the license is based on page views. However good typography doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many high quality fonts out there for no cost. One option is to use Google Fonts, which are also open-source, meaning they allow for both personal and commercial use.

Down below I’m sharing a collection of some of my favorites that I came across within the last couple of months, and that look very similar to a popular premium font.