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19 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.  [Content Care Oct/06/2016]

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12 Free Quality Fonts Link

1. Bitstream Vera Fonts4 (freeware): Description5, Download6

Bitstream Vera Fonts

2. Legendum7 (freeware, OpenType): Description118, Download129

Legendum

3. Garogier10 (freeware, OpenType): Description118, Download129

Garogier
Garogier

4. JUnicode13 (free for personal use only): Description14, Download15

JUnicode

5. Computer Modern Unicode Bright16 (freeware, GNU GPL, X11): Description232017, Download242118

Computer Modern Unicode

6. Computer Modern Unicode Serif19 (freeware, GNU GPL, X11): Description232017, Download242118

Computer Modern Unicode

7. Computer Modern Unicode Sans Serif22 (freeware, GNU GPL, X11): Description232017, Download242118

Computer Modern Unicode

10. jGaramond25 (freeware): Description26, Download

jGaramond

12. Linux Libertine27 (freeware): Description28, Download29

Linux Libertine

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/07/free-font-round-up/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/40-excellent-freefonts-for-professional-design-2/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/07/best-free-fonts-designers/
  4. 4 http://www.gnome.org/fonts/
  5. 5 http://www.gnome.org/fonts/
  6. 6 http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ttf-bitstream-vera/1.10/
  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://home.kabelfoon.nl/~slam/fonts/fonts.html
  11. 11 http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~slam/fonts/fonts.html
  12. 12 http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~slam/fonts/fontsrelease.zip
  13. 13 http://junicode.sourceforge.net/
  14. 14 http://junicode.sourceforge.net/
  15. 15 http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=158636
  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://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/news.html
  23. 23 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/index.html
  24. 24 http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/download.html
  25. 25 http://www.janthor.com/jGaramond/index.html
  26. 26 http://www.janthor.com/jGaramond/index.html
  27. 27 http://linuxlibertine.sourceforge.net/
  28. 28 http://linuxlibertine.sourceforge.net/
  29. 29 #download
  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

    Carlos Eduardo

    October 11, 2006 9:44 am

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

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  2. 2

    Very nice collection, my personal fav is Bitstream Vera

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  3. 3

    cool list. i will definitely use some of these!

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  4. 4

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

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  5. 5

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

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  6. 6

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

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  7. 7

    Wow, very nice collection! Thanks!

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  8. 8

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

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  9. 9

    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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  10. 10

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

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  11. 11

    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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  12. 12

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

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  13. 13

    thanks for jGaramond!

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  14. 14

    Very very cool..

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  15. 15

    very nice collection! Thanks!

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  16. 16

    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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  17. 17

    Antonie Potgieter

    July 22, 2007 6:53 pm

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

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  18. 18

    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

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  19. 19

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

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  20. 20

    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

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