Tips – Fonts & Typography

Font Download Sites

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  • Adobe Type – commercial fonts.
  • Agfa| MonoType – commercial fonts.
  • Astigmatic One Eye – shareware and freeware fonts.
  • Bitstream – commercial fonts.
  • Chank – freeware and commercial fonts.
  • Emigre – commercial fonts.
  • Fonts – commercial fonts.
  • Free Font Archive from Luc Devroye, School of Computer Science, McGill University
  • Fontalicious – freeware fonts.
  • Fontastic! – shareware or freeware fonts.
  • Fontpool – shareware or freeware fonts.
  • Identifont A font identifier site that enables you to identify a font from a sample by answering a series of simple questions. It is ideal if you want to match an existing typeface, or identify a typeface you have seen in a publication. Identifont includes information about fonts from most of the major type libraries, including Adobe, Agfa-Monotype, Berthold, Bitstream, FontFont, ITC, Linotype, and P22.
  • Larabie Fonts – shareware or freeware fonts.
  • Mac Font Vault – shareware or freeware fonts.

Articles, Sites, Guides & Newsletters

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  • Apple’s Font and Typography Pages – Truetype reference manual, truetype reference manual download, font quality specification, font feature registry, white papers, recipes, free font tools, links.
  • Internet Type Foundry Index – The Index (links), showings, bookstore, reviews, features, interviews, news, web tours, showings, archives, free news and reviews.
  • Adobe Fontographer – Easily expand existing fonts to include fractions, symbols, foreign characters, and logos in Type 1, Type 3, and TrueType fonts, or create an entire typeface from scratch. Fonts created with Fontographer can be used in any program with a font menu on Windows and Macintosh platforms.
  • Microsoft Typography – Links, news, contacts, features of truetype & opentype, site link of the day…, font availability, free utilities and truetype fonts, typography on the web, developer information.



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