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Being the holidays, many of you may decide to skip buying expensive greeting cards and make your own “custom” designed cards Make Beautiful Christmas Cards In 5 Minutes With Canva Make Beautiful Christmas Cards In 5 Minutes With Canva As the Yuletide season nears, you’ll be faced with the unfortunate reality of sending Christmas cards. Sending personalized Christmas cards that actually look good is really easy with Canva. Read More . Or maybe place settings for the table, a poster with a festive greeting, a voucher as a gift for someone…what do these things have in common? They all require fonts in order to type and arrange the text on the page.

The Internet is awash with font sites Spruce Up Your Website With These 12 Beautiful Google Web Fonts Spruce Up Your Website With These 12 Beautiful Google Web Fonts Over the past decade, I've started a number of personal blogs that I never really followed through with, but some of my fondest memories rest on theme design and font tweaks. There’s something satisfying when... Read More , some excellent, some OK, and a lot mediocre. We here at MakeUseOf have covered countless font sites over the years, but here are 5 which we haven’t covered yet, which I think are rather good.

Font Palace

And so we start off our collection of font sites by looking at Font Palace. This site has fonts for both Windows and Mac OSX, and can either be downloaded as freeware, shareware, or under an Open Source licence. People can also submit their own fonts (provided of course the font belongs to them).

Some of the fonts are rather weird and not worth downloading. But some are great. You just have to browse.

LostType

This is a very unique site because it is a “pay what you want” site. If you see a font you want to download, just enter the amount you want to donate, and then you will get the “download” button. If you don’t want to pay, you can just enter “0” and you will still get the download link. But before you do that, think of the starving font artists!

FontZone

FontZone has over 50,000 cool fonts which you can freely download for your own purposes, all of them totally free, gratis, free of cost. The designs are really good too. In fact, this is one of the first places I check when I am looking for a specific font for my own computer How To Download Free Fonts & Manage Them In Windows How To Download Free Fonts & Manage Them In Windows Fonts are the building blocks of digital aesthetics. Since Windows doesn't come with a font manager, we've looked at third-party alternatives. Read More . Browse through the detailed category listings to get to the font you want.

FontFabric

FontFabric is a collection of paid and free fonts, but the free ones are really really good. They are very high quality, and a brand new one comes out every Monday. It is definitely worth keeping an eye on this site.

FontSite

Finally we come to a site which is also totally 100% free, and should be also one of the first places to look for a font. This site enables you to enter a sample text and then see what that text looks like in each font, so you can choose the right one. The fonts are really nice and worth trying out.

Which font sites do you depend on? Let us know in the comments.

  1. tiago fernandez
    December 23, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    you forgotten dafont

  2. Johnny
    December 23, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Not even a mention of dafont.com and it is superior to everyone of the listed font sites.

    • Mark O'Neill
      December 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Hi there Johnny, at CWA, we are trying to mention sites and apps which we have not covered before, to bring you new original helpful content. We have mentioned dafont.com before :-)

  3. Bruno Casarini
    December 23, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    You should add FontSquirrel (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/) to this list.

  4. kelar
    December 23, 2014 at 11:18 am

    ???? w­w­w­.­B­i­g­-­R­e­v­i­­e­w­.­c­o­mONLY

  5. Michael Rhodes
    December 23, 2014 at 4:40 am

    For personal (noncommercial) or indie comics my goto for free fonts is http://www.blambot.com. Great selection of comic and display fonts. And the pay fonts are reasonably priced.

    And http://www.comicbookfonts.com will be running their annual never-to-be-repeated font sale on Jan 1st -- all fonts are just $20.15 each! I've picked up fonts that would otherwise be $120+ for pennies over $20.00 in earlier never-to-be-repeated sales (last January the price was $20.14 per font). True, not free, but darn affordable any way one looks at it. :)

    • Saikat
      December 23, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Blambot is a superb site. Thanks so much for the link. Filed away for future reference. I can imagine a lot of uses with educational materials and visual content.

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