Newsgroups About Fonts
Below you'll find an annotated listing of newsgroups all about fonts, along with helpful FAQs created for and by these fonts-related newsgroups.
On this page:
- Newsgroups About Fonts
Also within Fonts:
- Fonts Home
- Freeware, Shareware Font Sites (2 pages)
- 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)
- About the Fonts Section Listings
Important: be on the lookout for pirated fonts when visiting fonts-related newsgroups. If you come across any pirated fonts, it's best to delete them from your computers.
- Alt.binaries.font Newsgroup
This link will open up your browser or newsgroup software to the alt.binaries.font newsgroup (if your server accesses newsgroups, and this newsgroup in particular). This newsgroup can help you find fonts, whether TTF, T1, OpenType, for Windows or Mac fonts. While people readily send each other shareware, freeware fonts, be careful about the potential of pirated fonts on this list. If you download any fonts, be sure they're not pirated.
- Alt.binaries.fonts FAQ website (unofficial)
Fabulous resource and FAQ for a variety of newsgroup and font information, such as newsreader programs, how to download and install multi-part files, how to post messages, copyright issues, how to download, install, manage fonts on your computer, definitions of the different kinds of fonts (what is T1, TTF, pfb, pfm, etc.), font creation software, font foundries, online font libraries, converting fonts (and conversion software), font troubleshooting, font terminology.
- comp.fonts Newsgroup
Another good font newsgroup. Many questions answered, fonts and related info, somewhat more oriented to font foundries rather than freeware or shareware fonts than alt.binaries.fonts. Once again, though, there's potential for piracy, so be on the lookout and avoid any pirated fonts.
- comp.fonts Newsgroup FAQ Web site
Norman Walsh's FAQ for comp.fonts. Lots of good questions answered here. Valuable resource.
- comp.text.tex Metafont: All fonts available in .mf format
Huge repository of information here with links.