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Introduction

The following list should provide an overview of free and non-free fonts known to behave well on screen and/or in print. Anyone is invited to add his favourite fonts and comment on his experience with them. If you don't feel like playing with the table entries, just hit the Discussion tab and describe your fonts in plain text, and other users will insert an table row for you, then.

The table columns and their meaning:

  • Font Repository -- Source of fonts and link if applicable
  • Fonts -- List of included font families and/or faces
  • Known issues? -- Any problems that may occur. Most fonts with any known problems should simply be avoided, but sometimes there are valid reasons to use them anyway - so long as you know there may be consequences.
  • Coverage -- Notes about the fonts' glyph coverage and, if known, encoding.
  • Licensing -- Extremely brief licensing/availability/conditions and licensing link where possible. E.g. "free," "free for non-commercial use," "commercial"
  • Comments -- Any additional information you consider important

Fonts For Printing

Text Fonts

Font table
Font Repository/Family/Link Fonts/Faces Known issues? Encoding & Coverage Licensing Comments


Alegreya Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Black, Black-Italic, RegularSC, ItalicSC, BoldSC, Bold-ItalicSC, BlackSC, Black-ItalicSC     SIL OFL  
Amble Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, LightCondensed, LightCondensed-Italic,     Apache License v.2  
Andika SIL Regular     SIL OFL  
Antykwa Półtawskiego Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, CondensedLight, CondensedLight-Italic, Condensed, Condensed-Italic, CondensedMedium, CondensedMedium-Italic, CondensedBold, CondensedBold-Italic  ? QX Free Polish traditional font, English description,font preview. For more well designed Polish free fonts refer to this Polish TeX User Group font website.
Antykwa Toruńska fonts Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, CondensedLight, CondensedLight-Italic, Condensed, Condensed-Italic, CondensedMedium, CondensedMedium-Italic, CondensedBold, CondensedBold-Italic  ? Unicode, QX, cp1250, StandardEncoding, Cyrillic, Greek Free Mainly used for typesetting of small prints.
Arimo Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Artifex Ghostscript TTF A028, A030, Antique Olive, Century Schoolbook, URW Clarendon, Coronet, Dingbats, Garamond, Letter Gothic, Mauritius, Nimbus, U001, U001 Condensed, URW Bookman, URW Chancery, URW Classico, URW Gothic, URW Palladio  ? Latin-1 / ISO-8859-1? Free Includes URW fonts shipped with most Linux distros, but also some additional font families, like URW Classico and a Garamond. Donated by URW.
Arvo Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Asap Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Bergamo Std. Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     Free  
Bitter Regular, Italic, Bold     SIL OFL  
Cabin Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, SemiBold, SemiBold-Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Cantarell Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
CartoGothic Std. Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     Free  
Charis SIL Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Chivo Regular, Italic, Black, Black-Italic     SIL OFL  
Cousine Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Crimson Text Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, SemiBold, Semibold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Droid Font Family Droid Sans, Droid Serif, Droid Sans Mono     Apache License v.2  
Duru Sans Regular     SIL OFL  
Enriqueta Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
Fanwood Regular, Italic     Fanwood License  
Fjord Regular     SIL OFL  
Fontin Regular, Italic, Bold, Small Capitals     Fontin License  
Fontin Sans Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Small Capitals     Fontin Sans License  
Gandhi Font Family Gandhi Sans, Gandhi Serif     Librerias Gandhi

S.A. de C.V. Font License

 
Garamond No.8 Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     AFPL  
Gentium Font Family Gentium, Gentium Book Unicode3, see here for more details SIL OFL See the samples
GNU Free Fonts FreeSans, FreeSerif, FreeMono     GPL  
Heuristica Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Junction Regular     CC BY-SA 3.0  
Kameron Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
Lato Hairline, Hairline-Italic, Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Black, Black-Italic     SIL OFL  
Liberation Font Family Liberation Sans, Liberation Serif, Liberation Mono     LiberationFontLicense  
Linden Hill Regular, Italic     Linden Hill License  
Linux Libertine Regular, Italic, SemiBold, Bold, Bold Italic, Small Capitals, Initials, Display western latin, greek, cyrillic, IPA, see comparisson at wikipedia GPL and SIL OFL
Linux Biolinum Regular, Italic, Bold, Keyboard western latin, greek, cyrillic, IPA, see comparisson at wikipedia GPL and SIL OFL
Lusitana Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
M+ Fonts Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Heavy, Black   Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Japanese Free  
Magra Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
Muli Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
News-Cycle Regular     SIL OFL  
Noticia-Text Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Nunito Light, Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
OpenSans Light, Light-Italic, CondensedLight, CondensedLight-Italic, Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, CondensedBold, Semibold, Semibold-Italic, ExtraBold, ExtraBold-Italic     Apache License v.2  
Other SIL fonts Doulos, Nastaliq, Apparatus, Dai Banna, Encore, Sophia, Manuscript, Galatia, Ezra SIL, Tai Dam, Vai, Xishuangbanna, Yi,  ? Mixed SIL OFL A fairly varied collection with lots of scripts covered.
Oxygen Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Petrona Regular     SIL OFL  
Poly Regular, Italic     SIL OFL  
Prociono Regular     License  
PT Sans, PT Serif, PT Mono Sans, Sans Narrow, Sans Caption, Serif, Serif Caption, Mono     PT OpenLicense  
Puritan Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Questrial Regular     SIL OFL  
Roboto Thin, Thin-Italic, Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Black, Black-Italic, Condensed, Condensed-Italic, BoldCondensed, BoldCondensed-Italic     Apache License v.2  
Rokkitt Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
Rosario Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Rosarivo Regular, Italic     SIL OFL  
Share Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Signika Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Sorts Mill Goudy Regular, Italic     Sorts Mill Goudy License  
Source Sans Pro ExtraLight, ExtraLight Italic, Light, Light Italic, Regular, Italic, Semibold, Semibold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic     SIL OFL  
TexGyre Adventor Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
TexGyre Bonum Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
TexGyre Cursor Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
TexGyre Heros Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Condensed, CondensedItalic, CondensedBold, CondensedBold-Italic     GFL  
TexGyre Pagella Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
TexGyre Schola Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
TexGyre Termes Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
Tinos Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  


Titillium Text Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, XBold     SIL OFL  
Ubuntu Font Family Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Condensed     SIL OFL  
UnFonts UnBatang, UnBom, UnDotum, UnGraphic, UnGungseo, UnJamoBatang, UnJamoDotum, UnJamoNovel, UnJamoSora, UnPen, UnPenheulim, UnPilgi, UnShinmun, UnTaza, UnYetgul  ? Korean? Free - GPL. IMPORTANT: See FSF on the GPL and fonts. Caution is advised when using these in documents you don't want to license under the GPL. While the project page is listed as pre-alpha, the fonts are >= 1.0 and seem solid.
Volkhov Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  


Display Fonts

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Font Repository/Family/Link Fonts/Faces Known issues? Encoding & Coverage Licensing Comments
Abril Fatface Regular     SIL OFL  
Aller Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Aller Display     Aller Font Liecense  
Almendra Regular, Bold, Small Capitals     SIL OFL  
Alpha-Echo Regular     Alpha-Echo License  
Alpha Slab Regular     SIL OFL  


Amaranth Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Anton Regular     SIL OFL  
Bevan Regular     SIL OFL  
Blackout Blackout Midnight, Blackout Sunrise, Blackout Two AM     SIL OFL  
Boogaloo Regular     SIL OFL  
Bowlby One SC Regular     SIL OFL  
Boycott Regular     License  
Bree Serif Regular     SIL OFL  
Cabin Sketch Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
Candal Regular     SIL OFL  
Capture-it Regular     License  
CarterOne Regular     SIL OFL  
ChangaOne Regular, Italic     SIL OFL  
Chango Regular     SIL OFL  
Chewy Regular     SIL OFL  
Chicle Regular     SIL OFL  
Chicle Regular     SIL OFL  
Chunk Regular     SIL OFL  
Chunk Regular     SIL OFL  
Comfortaa Thin, Regular, Bold     CC BY-ND 3.0  
Coda Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
ConcertOne Regular     SIL OFL  
Diavlo Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black     License  
Erica One Regular     SIL OFL  
Exo Thin, Thin-Italic, ExtraLight, ExtraLight-Italic, Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, DemiBold, DemiBold-Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, ExtraBold, ExtraBold-Italic, Black, Black-Italic     SIL OFL  
Fertigo Pro Regular     Fertigo Pro License  
Fredoka One Regular     SIL OFL  
Fugaz One Regular     SIL OFL  
Goblin One Regular     SIL OFL  
HVD Comic Serif Pro Regular     License  
HDV Poster Regular     License  
Jockey One Regular     SIL OFL  
League Gothic Regular     SIL OFL  
Lemon Regular     SIL OFL  
Lilita One Regular     SIL OFL  
Limelight Regular     SIL OFL  
Maven Pro Regular, Medium, Bold, UltraBold     SIL OFL  
Medula One Regular     SIL OFL  
Mystery Quest Regular     SIL OFL  
Nosifer Caps Regular     SIL OFL  
Orbitron Light, Medium, Bold, Black     SIL OFL  
Ostrich Sans Light, Regular, Bold, Black, Sans Rounded     SIL OFL  
Passion One Regular, Bold, UltraBold     SIL OFL  
Patua One Regular, Bold, UltraBold     SIL OFL  
Play Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
Playfair Display Regular, Italic, SemiBold, Semibold-Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Black, Black-Italic     SIL OFL  
Poiret One Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
Quicksand Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Dash     SIL OFL  
Raleway Regular     SIL OFL  
Resagnicto Regular, Italic, Bold     SIL OFL  
Shojumaru Regular     SIL OFL  
Sniglet Regular     CC BY-SA 3.0  
Spicy Rice Regular     SIL OFL  
Spirax Regular     SIL OFL  
Squada One Regular     SIL OFL  
Titan One Regular     SIL OFL  
Ubuntu-Title Regular     GPL  
Ubuntu-Titling Regular     GPL  

Script/Handwriting/Calligraphic Fonts

Font table
Font Repository/Family/Link Fonts/Faces Known issues? Encoding & Coverage Licensing Comments
Aguafina Script Regular     SIL OFL  
Aladin Regular     SIL OFL  
Alex Brush Regular     SIL OFL  
Allura Regular     SIL OFL  
Architects Daughter Regular     SIL OFL  
Bad Script Regular     SIL OFL  
Bonbon Regular     SIL OFL  
Calligraffiti Regular     Apache License v.2  
Coming Soon Regular     Apache License v.2  
Cookie Regular     SIL OFL  
Covered By Your Grace Regular     SIL OFL  
Damion Regular     SIL OFL  
Dancing Script Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
Delius Regular, SwashCaps     SIL OFL  
Engagement Regular     SIL OFL  
Euphoria Script Regular     SIL OFL  
Felipa Regular     SIL OFL  
Fondamento Regular, Italic     SIL OFL  
Gochi Hand Regular     SIL OFL  
Handlee Regular     SIL OFL  
Herr Von Muellerhoff Regular     SIL OFL  
Italianno Regular     SIL OFL  
Janda Swirlygirl Regular     Free  
Janda Quick Note Regular     Free  
Janda Manatee Regular     Free  
Janda Love and Rain Regular     Free  
Janda Happy Day Regular     Free  
Janda Everyday Casual Regular     Free  
Janda Capslock Regular     Free  
Julee Regular     SIL OFL  
Just Another Hand Regular     SIL OFL  
Kaushan Script Regular     SIL OFL  
Kiss Me Slowly Regular     Free  
Leaugue Script Regular     SIL OFL  
Learning Curve Pro Regular, Dashed     SIL OFL  
Marck Script Regular     SIL OFL  
Montez Regular     SIL OFL  
MrDafoe Regular     SIL OFL  
Neucha Regular     SIL OFL  
Niconne Regular     SIL OFL  
Norican Regular     SIL OFL  
Overlock Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Black, Black-Italic, Small Caps     SIL OFL  
Pacifico Regular     SIL OFL  
Parisienne Regular     SIL OFL  
Patrick Hand Regular     SIL OFL  
Pinyon Script Regular     SIL OFL  
Playball Regular     SIL OFL  
Princess Sofia Regular     SIL OFL  
Qwigley Regular     SIL OFL  
Rancho Regular     SIL OFL  
Redressed Regular     Apache License v.2  
Rochester Regular     Apache License v.2  
Rouge Script Regular     SIL OFL  
Ruge Boogie Regular     SIL OFL  
Sail Regular     SIL OFL  
Satisfy Regular     Apache License v.2  
Schoolbell Regular     Apache License v.2  
Scriptina Pro Regular     License  
Shadows Into Light Regular     SIL OFL  
Sofia Regular     SIL OFL  
Tangerine Regular, Bold     SIL OFL  
TexGyre Chorus Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
Vanberg Regular     License  
Yellowtail Regular     Apache License v.2  
Yesteryear Regular     SIL OFL  


Monospaced Fonts

Font table
Font Repository/Family/Link Fonts/Faces Known issues? Encoding & Coverage Licensing Comments
AnonymousPro Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Cousine Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
DejaVu Mono Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     Free License  
Droid Sans Mono Regular     Apache License v.2  
GNU FreeMono Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GPL  
Inconsolata Regular     SIL OFL  
Lekton Regular, Italic, Bold     SIL OFL  
Liberation Mono Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     LiberationFontLicense  
M+ 1M Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold   Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Japanese Free  
Oxygen-Mono Regular     SIL OFL  
PT Mono Regular, Bold     PT OpenLicense  
TexGyre Cursor Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
Ubuntu Mono Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  


Fonts for On-Screen Use

Font table
Font Repository/Family/Link Fonts/Faces Known issues? Encoding & Coverage Licensing Comments
DejaVu Font Family DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Serif, DejaVu Mono     Free License  
Droid Font Family Droid Sans, Droid Serif, Droid Sans Mono     Apache License v.2  
Istok Web Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Luxi Font Family Luxi Sans, Luxi Serif, Luxi Mono     Luxi License (Free)  
OpenSans Light, Light-Italic, CondensedLight, CondensedLight-Italic, Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, CondensedBold, Semibold, Semibold-Italic, ExtraBold, ExtraBold-Italic     Apache License v.2  
PT Sans, PT Serif, PT Mono Sans, Sans Narrow, Sans Caption, Serif, Serif Caption, Mono     PT OpenLicense  
Roboto Thin, Thin-Italic, Light, Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Black, Black-Italic, Condensed, Condensed-Italic, BoldCondensed, BoldCondensed-Italic     Apache License v.2  

Other Sources

Here you can find information about other possible sources of fonts and links to information about fonts.