Here are 20 free fonts for commercial use. Learn where you can get free fonts. How can you tell if a font is free to use? What’s the difference between a typeface and a font? Learn the answers and discover some of our favorite typefaces.
Where can I get free fonts?
There are a lot of places to find fonts on the web. These are our recommendations for finding fonts that are legally free to use.
Are all fonts free?
No, not all fonts are free. Many great fonts come at a premium. Fonts that are not free are called licensed and you can purchase an entire typeface or just indiviual fonts. (We’ll explain the difference below). Fonts can be free or licensed, for a fee, for commercial use.
How can I tell if a font is copyrighted?
Google the name of the typeface with the word ‘typeface’ behind it and you will find the source(s) of the typeface. On the source website you should be able to find the font license and its usage do’s and don’ts.
How to install a font
Download a new font from the Internet. Next, open the folder containing the new font you’d like to install. Right-click the font file, you’d like to install and select Open. In the window that appears, click the Install button in the top, left corner. On a Mac, you download the font you want and then open Font Book. Drag the font from your download folder into Font Book.
What is the difference between a typeface and a font?
This is a very popular question. A typeface is the design of lettering that can include variations, such as extra bold, bold, regular, light, italic, etc. Font designates a specific member of a type family such as roman, boldface, or italic.