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1001 Free Fonts
Jason Nolan's site is a treasure trove for those in search of the latest and
most eye-catching free fonts on the Web. Here, you'll find a strong collection
of freeware fonts and dingbats. All the fonts featured here are listed with
the creators' permission, so you won't find any fonts of dubious origin.
Unlike many font collections on the Web, here you'll find links to the sites
where each font originated.
This is an essential site for anyone in search of the latest and greatest free
fonts on the Web. Often imitated, but never equaled, this pioneering site is
home of the original "Font of the Day," which shows you, at a glance, what the
Web's hottest new fonts are. FontFace.com has over 800 fonts and each font can
(Note: fonts are available here for both Windows and Macs).
Font Search Engine
Looking for a specific font? This useful site offers over 10,000 free fonts
and features a search engine, so you can quickly find what you need. Font
Search Engine also includes a database of free font archives, font utilities
and a roundup of free font designers.
Tilman Schalmey's fast-growing resource serves up over 1,600 free fonts,
arranged alphabetically. The site offers a solid selection of fonts that we
haven't seen elsewhere. Fontasy.de is offered in both the English and German
At this well-organized site, you'll find over 4,000 freeware fonts and
dingbats, for Windows and Macs. There is also a good selection of font
utilities, as well as a helpful "frequently asked questions" section.
An extensive free fonts resource with over 1,000 selections that is
well-designed and easy to navigate. FontFiles.com offers a preview of each
font and all selections are compressed for quicker downloads. There's also
helpful info here on how to download, install and manage fonts.
An extensive resource, TypeNow.net serves up over 5,000 free fonts and
dingbats for both Windows and Macs. There are also fonts here from non-Western
languages, including Japanese, Indian, Russian and Arabic, as well as a handy
glossary and FAQ.
A well-designed free fonts site that offers over 1,000 selections. Fonts are
organized alphabetically and you may preview each selection before downloading
it. The site also offers a roundup of programs that let you create your own
A solid, uncluttered free fonts resource, this site features an excellent
search engine to help you find the font style you're looking for, quickly.
007Fonts & Logos
Here, you'll find a solid, alphabetized roundup of several hundred fonts. Not
all of the fonts here are free (some are shareware, but they're clearly marked
as such). There's a nifty free instant logo generator here that lets you
create custom images, using any font.
This site offers a good roundup of free fonts, sorted alphabetically. There
are also categories here that include fonts in various styles, including 3D,
alien, computer, decorative, futuristic, handwriting, horror, retro, and more.
A nicely designed, constantly updated resource, Font Freak offers thousands of
free fonts for both Windows and Macs, both original and otherwise, organized
alphabetically. You can preview each selection and, if you like it, download a
ZIP compressed version. There's also a good selection of free dingbats.
This site offers a nice variety of more than 1,700 fonts, most of which are
freeware (and are clearly marked as such). Each font here is displayed with
the permission of the designer and you can preview each font before
This unique site specializes in free typewriter-themed fonts, a retro style
that is increasingly popular among designers. There are over 70 font styles
available here, including selections for both Windows and Macs.
This elegantly designed, well-organized free fonts site manages to do
everything right. There's a broad selection of TrueType fonts, listed by
category and you can preview each font before downloading a fast-loading ZIP
version. Blue Vinyl also offers a helpful mailing list to keep you on top of
what's happening in the world of fonts. Categories here include Deco Cafe,
Rock Star, Gothic, Modular 2000, Cyber Phonic, Grrlz Stuff, Retrobats, etc.
Fonts For Flash
This site offers a small selection of free, original pixel fonts, suitable for
use in Macromedia Flash. To access the free fonts, click the "Freebies" link
on the left side of the page.
Here's a free online 3D text generator that lets you easily create cool,
custom graphics. Just type in the text you want and specify the options, which
range from font texture to depth of text and within minutes, you'll be able to
view your graphic.
This nifty freeware utility makes it easy to work with fonts on your computer.
FontLoader offers a shell context menu extension that lets you load and
install fonts by right-clicking on a font file or a folder containing fonts.
Note: FontLoader does not support PostScript fonts, it works with TrueType
fonts only. (For Windows).
Divide By Zero
A welcome addition to the Web's free font resources, Divide By Zero serves up
a eye-catching collection of original TrueType fonts. They're free to use, but
may not be resold (as part of a collection on CD, for example). Webmaster Tom
Murphy doesn't beat around the bush on this site; he gets straight to the
fonts on the main page. Each font is annotated with interesting commentary
about its creation and suggestions for use. For those in a hurry, you can get
all the fonts in a convenient ZIP file.
Windows 95 Font Smoother
A handy, free utility that previously was available only with the commercial
Microsoft Plus! package. This program makes text easier to read and more
pleasant to look at. Note: This utility will only work on machines capable of,
and set to, 16bit (HiColor) color display modes or higher.
(Note: this program is not needed with Windows 98--which has this feature
already built in).
This nicely-designed resource offers over 400 free Windows TrueType fonts,
conveniently organized. There's a "Top 10" listing and an archive of past
favorites. A good collection, with many fonts that we've not seen elsewhere.
This site offers a message board for you to place requests on. There are also
helpful tips and tricks on using fonts.
If you have a bunch of fonts scattered across your hard drive, then you need
this free essential utility. FontLister allows you to quickly view, browse,
print, and work with your fonts. FontLister's latest version is shareware, but
you can still get Version 2, which is freeware. (For