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Free Fonts Of The Month: Newcastle, Anziano


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 Newcastle, Anziano, Sovereign and Inconsolata. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts — they can change from time to time.

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The link was removed due to copyright infringement. released Newcastle as the “Free font of the month”. Newcastle is available as TrueType format and PostScript Type 1 format for PC and PostScript Type 1 for Mac.

Newcastle Screenshot

Anziano™ SC (Fountain)
Small caps of the Stefan Hattenbach’s Anziano typeface is available for free download. Formats: Mac PS, PC PS + TrueType.

Anziano Screenshot

Diavlo (new release)
Jos Buivenga has released an improved version of his font Diavlo. The new release contains 5 weights: Light, Book, Medium, Bold and Black. Among new features are the extended language support (Latin, Central European, Croatia, Romanian, Icelandic, Turkish and Esperanto are now supported), improved glyph shapes (such as S, s, W, w, f, t, diactitics, fractions etc.) and extended kerning (over 3.200 kerning pairs).

Diavlo Screenshot

Sovereign is a distinctive font from Nick Cooke’s G-Type foundry. Serif Caps and semi-serif lower case characters make for an unusual blend but one which works well, particularly at larger display sizes. Tapered stems and calligraphically influenced serifs give plenty of movement and character. Mac PostScript and PC TrueType.

Sovereign Regular Screenshot

Inconsolata is a monospace, humanist sans design. Some details will be most apparent in print, such as the subtle curves in lowercase “t”, “v”, “w”, and “y”. Inconsolata also borrows “micro-serifs” from some Japanese Gothic fonts, which enhance the appearance of crispness and legibility. Available in the OpenType-format.

Inconsolata Screenshot

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  1. 1

    The Diavlo looks refreshing… thank you for the same! Nothing can beat Trebuchet MS thou…

  2. 2

    I prefer the “Sovereign”. Thx for the links

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    Pffft… Newcastle…. how about a Sunderland font :D

  4. 4

    Just yesterday I was looking for a fancy monospace font.
    Inconsolata fits perfectly! Thanks. :D

  5. 5

    lol @ ryan
    southampton font ?

  6. 6

    Great list of fonts. the diavlo got better

  7. 7

    mh i dont like newcastle at all, but stockholm is a trajan-like alternative.
    thanks for the article as always

  8. 8

    @ saintpumpkin: it’s a soccer rivalry thing. :)

  9. 9

    Nice set, thanks! What about some funky ding-bats?

  10. 10

    I have already been using Diavlo. Its great! Sovereign looks good too! :)

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    Thanks for Inconsolata, lovely font.

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    @Welcome to Paradise: the font in the header is Trebuchet MS.

  13. 13

    Newcastle looks convenient – will do pretty much anywhere.


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    I was looking for the link to Inconsolata. Thanks for posting it!

  15. 15

    Newcastle looks really nice!

  16. 16

    Awesome, They all look like they have their place in the world. Can’t wait to try them out!

  17. 17

    Nice selection. Inconsolata is just something I’ve been looking for.

    Keep ’em coming, can’t get enough of these posts. :)

  18. 18

    The list is so cool, thanks for the post :)
    I love smashing magazine!

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    Pardon me for saying so, but isn’t Newcastle just News Gothic? I think they look identical, but maybe it’s just me.

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    Regarding Inconsolata, I would say that it also suffers from 0 O issue. Its my personal opinion but I always look for mono space fonts to have clear distinction between Zero and Capital O. It gets confusing many times if both are very similar for eg. when you get a print out of a sample code from a B/W printer.

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    I’m with Abhishek. I really like the look of inconsolata. It’s better than the monofont i’m using on my work computer, vera sans mono, and I even like it better than Dina. But PLEASE would you make sure that you differentiate the ohs and the zeros.


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    I’d never use Inconsolata for code. The lower case “L” and the number one are too similar. I’ll stick with Lucida Console where those are more distinct.

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    Thanks for this selection, I love Sovereign

  24. 24

    You’re right. Softmaker has a grand reputation for “copying” traditional fonts. Some they do so legally, others are more questionable.

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    Creative Solutions

    January 23, 2008 6:05 am

    I like Newcastle more. Its a neat and clean font. Nice collection though.

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    I love Newcastle, thanks for sharing :)

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    I really want to use Open Fonts when publishing print material. I actually like Inconsolata (600dpi and above I can tell ‘l’ and ‘1’, ‘0’ and ‘O’) but when I am writing with lots of code (working on a textbook (or rather surfing when I should be working on the text)) I want something that looks good. Any suggestions on good looking monospace for print work. As I said I prefer Open but I am willing to pay for a good font.

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    I would chose Newcastle and Sovereign (for web use)

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    I wouldn’t use that screenshot for Inconsolata — that’s a draft version of the font and has some minor details wrong (like the 0 without a slash, which would be a blasphemy on a “coding” font).

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    wow, thanks for the Inconsolata font !! now i can do a happy coding again


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