Where can I find free font alternatives to commercial ones?

Daniel January 24, 2011
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I need a few fonts for a video I’m editing, but buying them is off budget. I know there are a bunch of free fonts out there, but I can’t figure out how can I find them by likeness.

Example: I need something near Kabel font, but how I find it without looking hundreds of pages of free fonts? Is there any font comparison service that includes free fonts?

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  1. Sidney
    August 17, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I use the WhatTheFont service then google "fontname.ttf + torrent"

  2. pceasies
    January 29, 2011 at 2:43 am

    MyFonts has a great collection of high-quality, free fonts available for download. You're best option would be to search by the type of font (sans, sans-serif, slab, handwriting/script)

    You can use filters on the site and make sure you add one with Price At Most 0 so it will only come up with free options.
    http://new.myfonts.com/search/lowest_price%3A%5B%2A+TO+0%5D/fonts/

    • Daniel
      January 29, 2011 at 7:56 am

      Thank you! I didn't know that, it will greatly help.

  3. Aibek
    January 27, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Over the last couple of years we have covered lots of websites offering free fonts. See the articles below.

    10 Cool Free Computer Fonts That Will Make You Stand Out
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-cool-free-computer-fonts-stand/

    5 Excellent Sources To Download Free Text Fonts
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-top-5-best-online-sources-for-fonts/

    Fontex: Amazing Free To Use Fonts
    http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/fontex-directory-of-amazing-handpicked-free-fonts/

    AceFreeFonts: Free Font Archive
    http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/acefreefonts-free-font-archive/

    ffonts: Free Fonts Directory
    http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/ffonts-free-fonts-directory/

    Fawnt: Free Text Fonts
    http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/fawnt-fonts/

    FontSquirrel: Get Great Fonts Free To Use In Commercial Projects
    http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/fontsquirrel-commercial-use-free-fonts/

    1001FreeFonts: Free Quality Fonts For Windows & Mac
    http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/1001freefonts-free-quality-fonts-for-windows-and-mac/

    • Daniel
      January 29, 2011 at 8:00 am

      Thank you Aibek! I'm affraid I'm suffering "the-search-lazyness-of-the-asking-people" :)

  4. Daniel
    January 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you for your sugestions. Identifont is near to what I'm looking for. Unfortunately, it doesn't include free fonts. But combining with free font sites would be a good idea.

  5. Anonymous
    January 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    also have a look at http://www.cooltext.com for fonts or http://www.fontso.com

  6. Osama
    January 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    yup http://www.dafont.com is a very big collection

  7. Gustavo Ibarguengoytia
    January 25, 2011 at 5:57 am

    http://www.identifont.com/

    This could be what you are talking about. You could mix it with http://www.dafont.com/ to dl the free versions or free variations.

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