Okay, so: German court decided on Jan. 20th 2022 that sites will need to host Google fonts locally.

Visitors are otherwise entitled to receive 100€ in recompensation for Google fonts transferring IP numbers to Google servers.
Google uses fonts to track users, especially if they are logged into only one other server, where stored personal data might identify them.

Court decision text in German (Landgericht München)


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@jayrope this seems just common sense. Traffic is free so commonly at this point there's very little point in pulling them in internally, you don't get to share cache across domains anyway and HTTP2 possibly actually makes this faster. Pulling them in externally gets you nothing but dev convenience, and with that helper it isn't *that* hard to get fonts locally... and it's a considerable privacy gain, because you *betcha* Google is doing something with that free analytics data.

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