Web Sites with Free Fonts or Shareware Fonts, Page 1 of2
High quality free fonts or dingbats, shareware fonts or dingbats, or a combination of these can be found via the Web sites listed below (page 1 of 2). All or nearly all are available for immediate download. You'll find only good, top quality, well-organized Web sites listed here.
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- Link Resources to More Freeware, Shareware Font Sites
Also within Fonts:
- Fonts Home
- Font Foundries (2 pages)
- Pixel Fonts, Screen Fonts (1 page)
- Fonts for Education, Teaching, Learning (1 page)
- Euro Symbol Fonts and Information (1 page)
- Foreign Language Fonts, Non-English Language Fonts (1 page)
- Music Fonts: Music Notation Fonts, Music Dingbats, Band Fonts (1 page)
- Font, Typography Tools, Software, Utilities (1 page)
- Newsgroups About Fonts (1 page)
- About the Fonts Section Listings
Below you'll find Web sites from A through I. Web Sites with Free Fonts or Shareware Fonts, Page 2 continues the listing with sites from J through Z.
- 25 Best Free Quality Fonts
Wonderful collection of free, high quality, fonts that are appropriate for professional use. You'll also find samples of them at the site, links to more information and where they can be downloaded. Fantastic. [Article dated 10/15/2005, by Vitaly Friedman Blog. hat tip: Vitaly Friedman.]
- A-Z Font Library
from About.com's Desktop Publishing area, Jacci Howard Bear. About 150 free fonts available through About.com for download. Good collection.
- Acid Fonts
Hundreds of fonts, dingbats, dingfonts, font utilities, updated biweekly. Well done site, easy to view and navigate. Archived by categories, alphabetically.
- Blue Vinyl Free Fonts
Great original fonts, dingbats, and dingfonts here in True Type, Mac, and PostScript (TI), (45+ original fonts with full character sets), free and commercial fonts. Unique, fun, interesting, and high quality. Quickly gaining in popularity (understandably). Some of the names: Trick or Treat BV, Candy Store BV, Eeronauts BV, Webstar BV, Learning Curve BV (cursive handwriting), Princess, Stereo Lab, Sonic Reverb, Print Clearly, 60's Chic, Pocket Calculator.
- Christmas Holiday Symbol Fonts and Picture Fonts
Lightbox of Christmas fonts, including several free Christmas symbol fonts and picture fonts as well as commercial Christmas holiday fonts. Holly, Santa Clause, gift packages, gift tags, seasons' greetings symbols, Christmas lights, candles, Christmas ornaments, candy canes, Christmas trees, stockings, reindeer, snowmen, snowflakes, and much more. Editor note: Font used in the graphic sample to the right is one of the free Christmas symbol fonts, Yule Like This NF, by Nick's Fonts via this Christmas Holiday Symbol Fonts and Picture Fonts lightbox collection. [Lightbox collection by Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns, via MyFonts.com.]
- Coron's Sources of Fonts
Stephan Baitz's font archive of hundreds of fonts. His collection is quite unique, and I found fonts here I've never seen anywhere else that are beautiful and interesting. Excellent resource. Categorized, samples of each font or index of names only. "Fantasy fonts (e.g. Tolkien, Ultima), ancient fonts (runes, hieroglyphic, cuneiform), Alien fonts, symbolic fonts, Fraktur, and information about many ancient and exotic scripts."
- Creative Spirit Fonts
Collection of more than 500+ free fonts, including dingbats, with new fonts added frequently. Organized alphabetically, with dingbats and number fonts listed separately (also alphabetically). Included are graphic examples of each font, font ratings, comments, “Top Fonts,” “New Fonts,” “New since last visit,” and a helpful Search feature. Well done.
- Desktop Publisher's Favorite Website
Postscript (T1) fonts by Dieter Steffmann (AKA Typographer's Homepage). Wonderfully high quality postscript fonts available. English version of site. German version also. Also try Moorstation.org: Dieter Steffman.
Well done and extensive (over 6,000!) free fonts collection with examples of each font. For PC and Mac. Browse by category, by alphabetical listings, by themes, by font designer, by “Top 100”. You'll also find a good collection of bitmap fonts, aka pixel fonts or screen fonts.
- dincTYPE (girlswhowearglasses.com)
Small foundry with dozens of interesting, unique fonts available. Some are free, and some are shareware. Buy sets or individual fonts, and also available on CD. Made "for people who own computers." Nice, retro theme for many, but a variety is available. [Thanks to Makiko Itoh for sending us this URL!]
- The Ding Ring
Webring listing of sites with dingbat font pages (many of which are sites of the dingbat font designers offering their dingbat fonts).
- Dingbat Crazy
Over 1,000 freeware, shareware dingbat fonts categorically listed with samples. Site by Ozmee.
- Dingbat Depot
Well organized site with a large collection of dingbat fonts. Their description: “DingbatDepot.com is the largest archive of free dingbat fonts on the internet today. All fonts are absolutely free and available for immediate download. Organized by alphabetical and by category: Animals, Business, Cartoon, Creative, Cultural, DingFonts, Food, Funky, Holidays, Horror, Machines, Games, Nature, Outer Space, People, Romance, Sport, TV & Movies, Various. Site also includes the following features: Font Forum, Top 10 Dingbats and New Dingbats.”
- The Dingbat Pages
Not updated for several years, but still a good source for dingbat fonts. Previously one of the best dingbat font sites out there, and one of the first places to check for dingbats. Many font designers featured here. Extensive collection, well organized by categories. Find font designers listing, lots of links, too. Great site.
- Divide by Zero
Because of such fun characters, especially his dingbats and doodles, Tom Murphy's website, divide by zero, has remained one of my favorite font designers' sites to visit for quite a long time now. (The graphic to the right is made with several of Tom's dingbats.) You may recognize such names as Codon, Colophon, Tombats, TomBots, Action Jackson, and many more. The quality of all the fonts I've tried have been terrific, too, and in a variety of sizes. Want to smile and laugh while you check out some fun fonts and dingbats with tons of personality? Visit Tom's fabulous website where you venture into his fonts and many other realms.
- Famous Fonts
Fonts from TV shows, movies, music, publications, more.
- Font Garden
Beautifully done site with hundreds of fonts, dingbats, dingfonts. Categorized, displayed well, for PC and MAC.
- Font River
Free, downloadable fonts, font tools. Character maps for each font - fantastic feature! Main categories: New Fonts, Most Popular Fonts, Buy Fonts, Font Tools. Basic Fonts, Dingbats, Fancy Fonts, Foreign Look, Holiday Fonts, Script Fonts, Techno Fonts. “FontRiver's goal is to provide our visitors with the most popular downloadable fonts and useful font tools for both PC and Mac. This includes offering useful content, easy font finding features and a huge selection of original typefaces and font families recently organized by categories.” [fontriver.com.]
- Fontasy Fonts
Site in Germany with over 1,000 freeware fonts. Listed with samples and in alphabetical order. Also listing of new fonts, font rings, links to more font sites, a newsletter (if you can speak German). This site has some fonts that I haven't seen on US font sites, so it's worth the visit. Good site, well done.
Over 1,300 TrueType and Type 1 Postscript fonts and dingbat fonts for PC, font utilities.
A delightful Retro display font site with lots of fabulous, high quality fonts since 1996. I've watched this site evolve and grow (blossom!). In addition to their commercial fonts, they do offer some free fonts, too. You may recognize Fontdiner.com Sparkly, for example. Great font site.
Categorized, well presented collection of free fonts. Great site and resource.
Over 1,000 free fonts available at this very well organized site. They're organized alphabetically and include images so you can see what they each look like. There's also a “Top 25” page that shows their most popular font downloads and a “Font of the Day” featured font. You can even subscribe to have the Font of the Day emailed to you each day. In addition, you'll find links to font tools for font creation, font management, font conversions, and a page with links to more font collections. Well worth a visit! Great Web site. Fonts are for both PC and Mac formats. [Fontface owned by Steve Young.]
- The Fontpool
from Redsun. Over 1,000 categorized fonts (Windows PC and Mac fonts), tutorials, utilities, font management, more.
- Fonts & Things
Well done font site and was once one of the very best out there. Definitely a first place to look for fonts. Many font designers featured here, good resource of free fonts, font tools and utilities (including conversion programs), links to designers' sites and more. New fonts used to be added every month, but at this point the site seems stagnant (June 2007). Well organized site, still worth a visit.
- The Fonts Zone
Good selection of TrueType fonts in the following categories: display fonts, blackletter fonts, handwriting fonts, Star Trek fonts, famous fonts, more.
- Freeware Fonts and Dingbats, by Joan M. Mas
A wonderfully unique collection of free fonts and dingbats by Joan M. Mas. Site in Catalan and English. Also has information on typography, type management, freeware and shareware programs to manage and design fonts, links, more.
- Free Fonts by Christoph Mueller
Several free fonts here crafted by Christoph Mueller, including Mom's Typewriter, the font used for the text within the graphic shown to the right.
- GemFonts Archive
Archive at TypeOasis of 179+ original fonts and dingbats by Graham Meade. His fonts are found all over the Internet. Find the original source here. Good variety here. (Note October 2000: Graham's original GemFonts Archive site is gone, so I've added the above archive that includes all or nearly all of his fonts. Graham has no immediate plans to continue his own archive, although he's creating new fonts when he can.).
- Harold's Fonts
Very gifted Harold Lohner, artist, art professor, and designer, offers a wide variety of fonts, dingfonts, and at least 4 dingbats offered, all made by Harold. Take his font tour, check them out by category, or alphabetically. Art nouveau, corroded, curvy, deco, dimensional, dingbats, distressed, experimental, famous artists, hand lettered, historic styles, revivals, suitable for text, more. Browse by category or alphabet.
- Heavenly Fonts
Over 10,000 free fonts, including free dingbat fonts. Find by category or by alphabetical listing. Graphic samples of each font, well organized site.
- High Fonts
A collection of over 3,000 free fonts available for download. Organized alphabetically, by “Top Downloaded,” “Random,” and “Mac Users.” Site also includes a helpful search feature. They also list over 25,000 commercially available fonts.