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Free Fonts Of The Month: Moderna, Mido, Liberation

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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 can present you a dozen of them. It’s not quite clear if one is legally allowed to use MyriadPro (Bold, Semibold), Helvetica (Bold) and Humanist Gill 521 (Bold), which are also presented below. Please read the license agreement carefully – it can change from time to time.

  • You can find over 50 more free fonts in our section Fonts1.

Free Fonts Of The Month: Moderna, Mido, Liberation Link

Bonus Link

  • Jumpstart Package (thanks, Chris Apalodimas)Kutenay

    Available fonts:

    • Kootenay™ regular (a sans serif design)
    • Lindsey™ regular (a handwriting style design)
    • Miramonte™ regular and bold (a sans serif design)
    • Pescadero™ regular and bold (a serif design for text)
    • Pericles™ light and regular (a sans serif inscriptional style design)

    The Microsoft HD DVD Interactivity Jumpstart Package12 contains software and utilities to simulate, test and debug HD DVD applications. Ascender13 has licensed a set of OpenType (.TTF) fonts to Microsoft which are included in this package for developers to use and distribute on HD DVD discs.

    The eight fonts were all designed by Ascender’s Type Director, Steve Matteson, for on-screen viewing and to showcase the advanced typographic features of OpenType.

    This download is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Windows.

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
  2. 2 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
  3. 3 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
  4. 4 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
  5. 5 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
  6. 6 http://www.midofont.se/
  7. 7 http://www.midofont.se/
  8. 8 http://www.dafont.com/liberation-serif.font
  9. 9 http://www.dafont.com/liberation-serif.font
  10. 10 http://www.dafont.com/liberation-sans.font
  11. 11 http://www.dafont.com/liberation-sans.font
  12. 12 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F8ADA3F5-0EC6-4392-84AB-CB4860DB30ED&displaylang=en
  13. 13 http://www.ascendercorp.com/HD-DVD.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.

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  1. 1

    thanks guys!
    this made my day!!!

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    The bonus rocks. :)

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    Thanks guys. Great for my webdesigns…

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    Great fonts, but what’s with the russian on the first link ?

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    you guys are awesome. I need to tell my readers about these fonts. Any suggestions as to whether or not they are good for print or screen?

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    Delicious fonts, as usual!

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    I just used Mg Open Cosmetica for a poster design a couple weeks ago. I was working in Ubuntu (I normally work in Windows), and found this font. Apparently, it is standard with Ubuntu. I downloaded it for Windows – I like the set.

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    Really nice! I love them.

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    @wade, that’s Greek, not Russian. Apparently they have acces to the internet as well!

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  10. 10

    JUST what i was looking for. RISPEK.

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    I’m loving the Mido font!

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    Excellent, I love these fonts :D

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    Nice to see some of these, but don’t you think it inappropriate to advertise the highly dubious redistribution of commercial fonts? (Myriad Pro, Helvetica, Gill)

    You admit that the legality of using them is “not quite clear,” but these are obviously commercial fonts from major foundries — with licenses that undoubtedly do not allow them to be redistributed by third parties over the web. Of course, the template maker bears responsibility for including them in package, but should you encouraging this?

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    Leonardo... from Colombia

    October 20, 2007 10:51 am

    Thx a lot guys!!! Cool fonts!

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    I love the myriad font, i’m not sure if i can use it, thanks anyway :D

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    Beautiful fonts, but when I downloaded Moderna it does not look anything like what is displayed here. Any thoughts? I am using Windows.

    The Mido is gorgeous – I wonder how much the full version will cost? The test version don’t have an apostrophe :-(

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    Another fonts! Wow, Thanks to Vitaly and Sven.

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    Absolutely Smashing!

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    Lovely stuff. I’m really considering use of this Mido font for the headers on my website (with sifr of course)

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    Installed the Jumpstart package, but don’t see the fonts installed. How the heck do you get to them?

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    to good to be true. thanks!

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    Another great set of finds. Well done.

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    Oh my goodness, those are really amazing fonts! Free and still so professional! Simply Amazing. Perfect

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    October 21, 2007 9:31 pm

    @Angela: if you’ve installed the package, take a closer look at the folders inside the folder “Jumpstart”. You’ll find the fonts there.

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    great basic fonts, Kootenay™ regular (a sans serif design) is a smooth and great looking font!

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    Just to let you know before you get in trouble MyriadPro is not a free font..you have to buy it, its owned by Adobe

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    So, I’m loving Cosmetica and Mido… but I’m stuffed as far as trying to download the Jumpstart Package on my Mac? That’s a bit ordinary. Thanks for the others anyway, some real beauties.

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    Great … thank you!

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    What’s the word on the legality of the Humanist font? I could replace it with one we’re licensing where I work, but I want to make sure it’s free. And there’s no readme with the template.

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    Russian text when link followed- what is that about?

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