Free Font of the Week: Diavlo Light


Jos Buivenga continues to design high quality fonts and present them for free download. Recently he has released Diavlo31 we’ve written about2 few weeks ago. His last release is an extension of the Diavlo typeface – with more variants, more glyphs and more kerning pairs.

Diavlo31 is a free font that is a bit square and sharp. Great attention has been given to detail, spacing and kerning. It contains more than 300 glyphs and over 1.300 kerning pairs. So Tørwald can pick up his Téléphone without worrying. Diavlo contains (some) East European characters and also Esperanto chartacters.


The final release contains 5 weights: Light, Book, SemiBold, Bold and Black. Diavlo contains a bunch of ligatures and contextual alternatives (OpenType feature) to prevent undesired collisions.


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    Cool – thanx Jos Buivenga!

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    sponsored post? :)

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    Great font. I’ve been looking to redesign the logo for my site and this one might actually do the trick. Thanks a bunch :)

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    Thats one great nice looking font. I like it

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    Does somebody know why it was necessary that I change the extensions into TTF to be able to use them?


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    Short but great!!!

    Keep going…

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    Nice font, thanks!

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    Great font Jo. Won’t forget to credit you when using it in design. Keep us updated on new ones. Cheers

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    Great Font! Who names these fonts, btw?

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    I really appreciate the free fonts presented so far. But, I do have a question. The only way I know of how to use these fonts is to install them on the machine and then use them in creating a document like a jpg, or pdf type which then can be posted. Is there a way to use these fonts directly in the browser? I seem to be missing something if this is possible. Could someone enlighten me?

    E.g. Say I wanted to use Diavlo Light for my tags.

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    this is one of the best fonts for me.. and jos did a nice font!

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    OMG this is seriously ONE BEAUTIFUL font. I had heard of designers having quite visceral reactions to fonts/typefaces, and here it is, I think i am IN LOVE with this font. Seriously, the negative space it creates is so freaking gorgeous… *sigh* I am such a geek. (shhh….)

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