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*'''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.
 
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Revision as of 12:07, 15 June 2012


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


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.
Asap Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     SIL OFL  
Bergamo Std. Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     Free  
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  
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  
Liberation Font Family Liberation Sans, Liberation Serif, Liberation Mono     LiberationFontLicense  
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
M+ 1C Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Heavy, Black   Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Japanese Free  
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.
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  
TexGyre Adventor Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
TexGyre Bonum Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
TexGyre Cursor Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  
http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/tex-gyre/heros/index_html [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  


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.


Display Fonts

Script/Handwriting/Calligraphic Fonts

Font table
Font Repository/Family/Link Fonts/Faces Known issues? Encoding & Coverage Licensing Comments
TexGyre Chorus Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic     GFL  


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  
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.