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Font Library

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superfly.pngLooking for some fancy new fonts to use in your new Blender project? Jacob Randal sent in a link to a really nice font library.

Jacob wrote:

Tired of using the same boring system fonts with Blender? Well check this site out: http://neatfonts.com. Truly amazing fonts from all over the web can be found here. Many of them will inspire you. You might even find yourself starting a whole Blender project because of one font. Enjoy!

I took a look, tested a few fonts and everything works fine. I also looked around for more font sites but I think that this one is better organised and easier to use than many others, so thanks for a great find, Jacob!

Oh, there is one catch (there always is one, isn't there?): the site states that to the best of their knowledge, all their fonts are either freeware, demo versions or shareware. No 100% guarantee, or Open Licenses here, sorry!

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Bart Veldhuizen

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18 Comments

  1. http://fontleech.com/ has also been reasonably good in the past. The problem with those huge 10001 free fonts sites is that the vast majority of them are crap and it takes a long time to wade through them all.

    Also for reference, which is useful to know when looking for fonts, Blender supports all the major fonts supported by the freetype library, including PostScript Type1 and Type3, TrueType, and OpenType. However fancy OpenType features such as automatic ligatures aren't supported, and it seems Blender doesn't even support things like built-in kerning metrics either, but I digress :)

  2. >> to the best of their knowledge, all their fonts are either freeware, demo versions or shareware.

    I think this is pretty much standard on free font sites. Guess there is no way of knowing when they have that many fonts, but for non-commercial projects it really shouldn't be a problem. I would double-check the font before using it in a commercial one.

  3. Dafont is definitely the best font resource out there, but most of the fonts are licensed and you need permission to use them in your project...

  4. Coby (Jacob Randal) on

    I've found many of the fonts on neatfonts.com contain a readme file stating whether or not the font is free to use in commercial projects. But some don't even have a readme, that must mean they're free right? :P I wouldn't risk it though... the most beneficial thing would be to only collect fonts that are free for commercial use. I'm glad dafont.com shows whether or not the font file is free. It's a real time saver. Now if you guys will excuse me, I've got some shareware fonts I need to delete...

  5. Coby (Jacob Randal):

    "the most beneficial thing would be to only collect fonts that are free for commercial use."

    YES !!! Maybe somebody will collect link / fonts - only free for commercial use... This would be GREAT...

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