- December 8th, 2007
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Every now and again we take a look around, select “fresh” high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and we find them, so you don’t have to.
This month we’d like to present you Relato Sans and the Droid font family. Please read the license agreement carefully – it can change from time to time.
Free Fonts Of The Month
Relato Sans is the best of a fresh new breed of humanist sans serifs. Witness Eduardo Manso’s technical and artistic skill for yourself with this complimentary sampling of the complete OpenType family. Registration is required to download the file.
Droid Font Family4
Google’s Android project, an open platform for mobile devices, includes the Droid font family, which was designed to provide optimal quality and comfort on a mobile handset when rendered in application menus, web browsers and for other screen text.
The Droid family of fonts consists of Droid Sans, Droid Sans Mono and Droid Serif. Each contains extensive character set coverage including Western Europe, Eastern/Central Europe, Baltic, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish support. Description with a specimen6. You can find concrete instruction of how you can use the fonts in this article7.
John Gruber has recently published a list of the fonts which are being used in Apple’s iPhone8. Apparently, American Typewriter, American Typewriter Condensed, Arial, Arial Rounded MT Bold, Courier New, Georgia, Helvetica, Marker Felt, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, Verdana and Zapfino are included.
You can also download a .pdf-version of the table which shows how each of 11 font families should render.
- 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
- 2 http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts/
- 3 http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts/
- 4 http://damieng.com/blog/2007/11/14/droid-font-family-courtesy-of-google-ascender
- 5 http://damieng.com/blog/2007/11/14/droid-font-family-courtesy-of-google-ascender
- 6 http://www.ascendercorp.com/pr/pr2007_11_12.html
- 7 http://benno.id.au/blog/2007/11/14/android-filesystems
- 8 http://daringfireball.net/2007/07/iphone_fonts
- 9 http://daringfireball.net/2007/07/iphone_fonts