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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 Link

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

Bitstream Vera Fonts

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

Legendum

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

Garogier
Garogier

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

JUnicode

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

10. jGaramond22 (freeware): Description23, Download

jGaramond

12. Linux Libertine24 (freeware): Description25, Download26

Linux Libertine

14. Porson27 (freeware): Description28, Download29

Porson

Footnotes Link

  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.janthor.com/jGaramond/index.html
  23. 23 http://www.janthor.com/jGaramond/index.html
  24. 24 http://linuxlibertine.sourceforge.net/
  25. 25 http://linuxlibertine.sourceforge.net/
  26. 26 #download
  27. 27 http://www.geocities.com/greekfonts/
  28. 28 http://www.geocities.com/greekfonts/
  29. 29 http://www.geocities.com/greekfonts/porson08.zip
  30. 30 http://www.tlg.uci.edu/help/UnicodeTest.html
  31. 31 http://www.greekfontsociety.org/pages/en_typefaces.html
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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

  1. 1

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

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    Carlos Eduardo

    October 11, 2006 9:44 am

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

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  3. 3

    Very nice collection, my personal fav is Bitstream Vera

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  4. 4

    cool list. i will definitely use some of these!

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  5. 5

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

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  6. 6

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

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  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

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  8. 8

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

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  9. 9

    Wow, very nice collection! Thanks!

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  10. 10

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

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    Managing Editor

    October 27, 2006 10:01 pm

    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.

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  12. 12

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

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  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??

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  14. 14

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

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    DSDS-Superstar

    February 2, 2007 4:45 pm

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

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  16. 16

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

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  17. 17

    thanks for jGaramond!

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  18. 18

    Very very cool..

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  19. 19

    very nice collection! Thanks!

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  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!

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