Re: Font Library - Libre/Open Fonts


Mica Semrick
 

Another excellent resource is https://www.fontsquirrel.com/ which catalogs fonts that you can use commercially for free.

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On 08/27/2018 07:01 AM, David Hollis dhollis@... [dita-users] wrote:
Hi,
Every so often, someone asks about suitable open source fonts for a project.
I recently stumbled across: Font Library <https://fontlibrary.org/en>, which has a staggering number of open source fonts: Font LibrarySupported Licenses <https://fontlibrary.org/en/guidebook/supported_licenses>. It includes a number of Google fonts. Font Library Libre/Open Fonts <https://fontlibrary.org/en/guidebook/libre_open_fonts>.
Language support is excellent: Font Library Orthographies <https://fontlibrary.org/en/orthographies>. Some fonts have a very broad character set, whilst others concentrate on one particular language.
There are a number of monospaced fonts which have been tweaked for code or markup. Also several math fonts.
A few font families include sans and serif, and in some cases, mono & math too: DejaVu <https://fontlibrary.org/en/search?query=DejaVu>, Liberation <https://fontlibrary.org/en/search?query=Liberation>, Libertinus <https://fontlibrary.org/en/search?query=Libertinus>, Noto <https://fontlibrary.org/en/search?query=Noto>.
There are fonts optimised for print, or the web. Every font has instructions for web use.
There are a number of open source versions of 'classic' font designs, which would hopefully keep the 'brand police' happy. Brand police don't always consider fonts for translation.
Whilst it is a bit out of date, there is even a font for pranksters: Open Sans Y2K <https://fontlibrary.org/en/font/open-sans-y2k>.
Finally, it includes many links to other Libre/Open Fonts <https://fontlibrary.org/en/guidebook/existing_libre_open_fonts>.
HTH,
David

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