19 More Free Quality Fonts


Over the last days we’ve decided to take a look at new fonts and choose the most beautiful ones. In fact, many new fonts occured – some of them just weren’t available for download one year ago, some of them were created over the last 12 months.

The results are listed below – the most beautiful fonts, created by the open-source community and free for personal, academic and (sometimes) commercial use. The disclaimers are changing from time to time, so you better first take a close look at disclaimer before using the font in a commercial project. “19 More Best Free Quality Fonts” contains only new fonts. Links checked: May/20 2008 – 3 Fonts deleted).

16 More Best Free Quality Fonts

1. Bitstream Vera Fonts1 (freeware): Description2, Download3

Bitstream Vera Fonts

2. Legendum4 (freeware, OpenType): Description85, Download96


3. Garogier7 (freeware, OpenType): Description85, Download96



4. JUnicode10 (free for personal use only): Description11, Download12


5. Computer Modern Unicode Bright13 (freeware, GNU GPL, X11): Description201714, Download211815

Computer Modern Unicode

6. Computer Modern Unicode Serif16 (freeware, GNU GPL, X11): Description201714, Download211815

Computer Modern Unicode

7. Computer Modern Unicode Sans Serif19 (freeware, GNU GPL, X11): Description201714, Download211815

Computer Modern Unicode

8. mgOpen Cosmetica22 (freeware): Description2623, Download24

mgOpen Cosmetica

9. mgOpen Moderna25 (freeware): Description2623, Download27

10. jGaramond28 (freeware): Description29, Download


11. Chrysanthi Unicode30 (freeware): Description31, Download32

Chrysanthi Unicode

12. Linux Libertine33 (freeware): Description34, Download35

Linux Libertine

13. Andron Scriptor36: Description37 (visit the site to download the font)

Andron Scriptor

14. Porson38 (freeware): Description39, Download40


15. Teamouse41 (freeware): Description42, Download43


17. Vollkorn44 (freeware): Description45, Download46


Links for further visiting and reading:


  1. 1 http://www.gnome.org/fonts/
  2. 2 http://www.gnome.org/fonts/
  3. 3 http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ttf-bitstream-vera/1.10/
  4. 4 http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~slam/fonts/fonts.html
  5. 5 http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~slam/fonts/fonts.html
  6. 6 http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~slam/fonts/fontsrelease.zip
  7. 7 http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~slam/fonts/fonts.html
  8. 8 http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~slam/fonts/fonts.html
  9. 9 http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~slam/fonts/fontsrelease.zip
  10. 10 http://junicode.sourceforge.net/
  11. 11 http://junicode.sourceforge.net/
  12. 12 http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=158636
  13. 13 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/news.html
  14. 14 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/index.html
  15. 15 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/download.html
  16. 16 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/news.html
  17. 17 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/index.html
  18. 18 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/download.html
  19. 19 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/news.html
  20. 20 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/index.html
  21. 21 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/download.html
  22. 22 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
  23. 23 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
  24. 24 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/files/MgOpenCosmetica.tar.gz
  25. 25 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
  26. 26 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
  27. 27 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/files/MgOpenModerna.tar.gz
  28. 28 http://www.janthor.com/jGaramond/index.html
  29. 29 http://www.janthor.com/jGaramond/index.html
  30. 30 http://everywitchway.net/linguistics/fonts/chrysuni.html
  31. 31 http://everywitchway.net/linguistics/fonts/chrysuni.html
  32. 32 http://everywitchway.net/linguistics/fonts/chrysuni.zip
  33. 33 http://linuxlibertine.sourceforge.net/
  34. 34 http://linuxlibertine.sourceforge.net/
  35. 35 #download
  36. 36 http://www.mufi.info/fonts/#Andron
  37. 37 http://www.mufi.info/fonts/#Andron
  38. 38 http://www.geocities.com/greekfonts/
  39. 39 http://www.geocities.com/greekfonts/
  40. 40 http://www.geocities.com/greekfonts/porson08.zip
  41. 41 http://www.io.com/~hmiller/lang/
  42. 42 http://www.io.com/~hmiller/lang/
  43. 43 ftp://ftp.io.com/pub/usr/hmiller/fonts/tmousevs.ttf
  44. 44 http://www.grafikfritze.de/?p=43
  45. 45 http://www.grafikfritze.de/?p=43
  46. 46 http://www.grafikfritze.de/download.php?download=1
  47. 47 http://www.typeforge.net/cms/
  48. 48 http://www.tlg.uci.edu/help/UnicodeTest.html
  49. 49 http://www.greekfontsociety.org/pages/en_typefaces.html

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  1. 1

    Nice list. Personally one of my favourite free fonts is GeoSans Light – http://www.dafont.com/geo-sans-light.font :D

  2. 2

    Thank you for these fonts… I’ll download some of them =)

  3. 3

    Very nice collection, my personal fav is Bitstream Vera

  4. 4

    cool list. i will definitely use some of these!

  5. 5

    I love this, thanks you for you information. This Font really usefull ;)

  6. 6

    Legendum is particularly nice. Love that capital ‘Q’.

  7. 7

    Keep it growing. Oh and do check out Vitaly Friedman’s Notebook for 25 Best Free Quality Fonts – currently at http://www.alvit.de/blog/article/20-best-license-free-official-fonts

  8. 8

    Great list! I’d like to see a similar list for monospaced fonts also…

  9. 9

    Wow, very nice collection! Thanks!

  10. 10

    As a fontophile, thanks! Always looking for free, good typefaces.

  11. 11

    I stumbled onto your site and only have one question: why, in the examples of the fonts, is it always “eight night ten”? I hope I’m not missing something, but it seems to be a glaring, repeated typo, and I’m just the kind of jerk to point it out.

  12. 12

    @Managing Editor: you are right. It is a typo. My mistake :) [Vitaly Friedman]

  13. 13

    As a dedicated type addict, I try and keep abreast of font offerings, most of which are hardly worth the electrons it takes to post them. Not much of it is original (or well designed), the majority being knock-offs of existing types. Most of those you list here are little more than derivatives of commercial fonts like Garamond, Century and Helvetica all of which are virtually free themselves since they come pre-installed in all computers now.

    That being the case, why are you spending time looking for something that you already have for free??

  14. 14

    this is kick-ass. Some really nice fonts.. thx for sharing!

  15. 15

    I love Garogier – the letter “Q” is very stylish
    Thx 4 this list

  16. 16

    Garogier is really exquisite :) its got a ery elegant touch to it..

  17. 17

    thanks for jGaramond!

  18. 18

    Very very cool..

  19. 19

    very nice collection! Thanks!

  20. 20

    What can be better than this collection? It is all which not available anywhere else on internet! Excellent work. Keep on doing the best!

  21. 21

    Antonie Potgieter

    July 22, 2007 6:53 pm

    Thanks for the great list.
    My personal favorite is the HeliosCond font.

  22. 22

    i wanted to download the share font but it is not letting me download.. Link is broken. Any other resource ?? I think i like this font for logo designing

  23. 23

    How do install these fonts on a mac? w/ leopard.

  24. 24

    Capt Vlad Nikolskiy

    March 18, 2008 1:05 am

    Thanks a lot for that.
    i can’t find anywhere WELL DESIGNED Old English (so-called “Gothic” style).
    Will be obliged for any ideas/ tips reg the matter
    Thanks in advance

  25. 25

    Hallo, wer kann mir helfen…, benötige dringendst OFFICINA SERIF Schriftart!

    Kann mir diese jemand mailen als Anlage????

    Vielen Dank im Voraus!

  26. 26

    Thanks for this great knowledge.

  27. 27
  28. 28

    Очень странный взгляд

  29. 29

    Font 15. Teamouse (freeware) is not downloadable!!!

    please fix it if possible…

  30. 30

    Nice! Here is another list, all dafont fonts..

  31. 31

    The link to mgOpen is dead.
    By the way: DejaVu is a community developed successor to Bitstream Vera. See http://dejavu-fonts.org/

  32. 32

    Thanks a lot for all fonts.

  33. 33

    Nice collections.. I like coronet…

  34. 34

    MgOpen Cosmetica links are now broken.

  35. 35

    I’m very picking when it comes to fonts :) but Garogier is really amazing. Here are some more I find which are really good:- websoulz.com/25-amazing-free-fonts-to-spice-up-your-designs/

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