Free typefaces

skald89's picture

What are your favorite places to get free legal typefaces?

I know about:

http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/
http://fontfabric.com/category/free/
http://www.neo2.es/revista/43/esp/club_1.html

http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/, they have some nice fonts. I am just wondering if there are any other places like them to get free fonts. Legal!

oldnick's picture

1001freefonts.com

AdamC's picture

Check out the Open Font Library at www.openfontlibrary.org/ . They have a pretty nice selection of fonts.

flooce's picture

http://www.fontsquirrel.com/ of course, which focuses on the "high" quality end of free fonts (sometimes this is relatively spoken, sometimes this really means high quality)

Junicode, a 18ths century English styled serif font. http://junicode.sourceforge.net/

the URW font package, including a rather nice Garamond cut. http://www.artifex.com/downloads/

Although I have to say, the font I use most, is the one I invested in.

riccard0's picture

http://new.myfonts.com/search/lowest_price%3A[*+TO+0]/fonts/

Té Rowan's picture

http://arkandis.tuxfamily.org/ - Mostly GPL'd. Meant to replace commercial fonts.
https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/ - Smaller siblings to the GoogleOS fonts.
http://gutenberg.sourceforge.jp/en/index.html
http://moorstation.org/typoasis/typoasis1.htm - the typOasis
http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/
http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/freefont/ - GPL'd Times/Helvetica/Courier lookalikes
http://scripts.sil.org/default - There's more than Gentium here now.
http://users.teilar.gr/~g1951d/ - Licensing more open than a hippie's mind.
http://www.aimwell.org/Fonts/fonts.html - Old standards, mostly GPL'd
http://www.dafont.com/
http://www.dejavu-fonts.org/ - Bitstream Vera has grown!
http://www.greekfontsociety.gr/ - Largely OFL. Several Latin cuts.
http://www.kingthingsfonts.co.uk/ - For-free and for fun.
http://www.linuxlibertine.org/ - Linux Libertine and Biolinum
http://www.nowacki.strefa.pl/ - Open-licensed revivals.
http://www.peter-wiegel.de/Fonts.html - Some OFL/GPL. Many display types.
http://www.pia-frauss.de/ - For-free script fonts with a commercial option.
http://uwes.suche-plus.de/galerie/galerie5a.html - OFL. As refined as a boot-to-da-head.

... and I'm still just scratching the surface.

skald89's picture

People say that dafont has mostly amateur fonts and shouldn't be used.

Té Rowan's picture

Just about every freefont site has mostly amateur fonts. The professionals make their living off selling fonts, and can rarely afford to give any away.

Oh, and People Say is not the most reliable source of news and info. Nor is Everyone Knows, btw.

Té Rowan's picture

@Frank - Recommended mod in link to Claus 1.0: Change 'sito' to 'archivio' to avoid 404.

Si_Daniels's picture

Nothing comes close to 2002 Honest Fonts.

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