Free fonts – a list of suppliers
a selection of free font suppliers
All these sites listed below offer free fonts. Some of the designs are weird and wacky, but they are all give-aways. Don’t expect miracles: font designers put a lot of love and devotion into their creations, but you cannot expect professional standards in something offered free of charge.
The other limitation in free fonts is that you have to accept that they might not include a full set of characters, including all the special figures such as lining and non-lining numbers, fractions, ampersands, accented letters, and dingbats which would be present in a full professional product. Font designers give away these free samples in the hope you will enjoy their designs and maybe purchase from their commercially available materials.
The good news for font lovers is that the price of these original designs has been dropping as a result of advances in digital type technology. If you use any of these fonts in your work, it would be a nice touch of courtesy to acknowledge where you obtained them. Let us know if you find any more.
© Roy Johnson 2004
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