In the event you use Google Webfonts for your design and development, there's a awesome piece of software developed by a gentleman name Andrew Starr-Bochicchio.

This particular nifty tool allows you to download, and install, Google Web-fonts for offline use in your project.

Here's the launchpad page;

https://launchpad.net/typecatcher

As of this post, the software is working flawlessly. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.

With that said, I was wondering;

Seeing how Web-fonts are quickly becoming a standard for web design and development, wouldn't is make sense to inject this sort of functionality straight into the Ubuntu desktop? I think of tools such as this, and others such as Ubuntu Tweak and I'm a little confounded as to why they haven't been incorporated as a native feature

I understand they are readily available in the repos, but it seems like a waste of an opportunity to showcase the progress the Linux community is making for the average desktop user.