Best License-Free Quality Fonts

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Joshua Lawson's picture
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Best License-Free Quality Fonts
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Im looking to gather everyones top list. What license-free fonts would you say are on top right now.

Im looking for some the best serif fonts out. Do any of you know of any great quality fonts.

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Check out Lido from Storm Type Foundry: http://www.stormtype.com/free.html

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Gentium is probably the best, most complete free serif. More here:
http://www.alvit.de/blog/article/20-best-license-free-official-fonts

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Thanks guys. Keep'em coming.

David, nice find. I like that one.

Stephen, great site, I saw that blog a while back. Kinda inspired me to post this thread. Curious to see what other serif fonts are out there.

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FAQ_Free

http://www.identifont.com/free-fonts.html

and FontShop periodically offers a freebie, but i don't think they're license-free. I don't think Lido is license-free either, if you're going to be using it commercially.

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I don’t think Lido is license-free either, if you’re going to be using it commercially.

I was just about to come back and post this, sorry for the mis-informed reply.

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Curious to see what other serif fonts are out there.

Due to the labor involved in creating such a work, I think you'd be hard-pressed to find any complete serif families beyond that list.

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http://www.fontfont.com/downloads_right.html

'Maiola' is sweet. Pick up 'Dingbests' while you're there.

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Almost none of these fonts are "license-free" - they have a license, even if there is no charge for the font.

If you do find "license-free fonts" you are unlikely to find a usable serif family of decent quality. Even in the broader category of no-charge fonts, you'd be hard-put to find a really high quality serif family, with the entire family available, that would be great for general text usage.

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T