What are good sources for Open-Source fonts?
Note that by “Open-Source” I don’t mean only free, but truly “open, free to modify and published under an Open Source license” fonts. These are still very rare.
I know of two:
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Google font directory
The fonts are free (as in beer and as in speech). Most of them are using the SIL Open Font License, but not all of them.
Fonts included with Linux distros are usually Open Source. This would include these major families:
The Wikipedia page Free software Unicode typefaces list many others. Additionally, another well-known Open Source font is the Ubuntu font, now used as the default sans font in the 10.10 release of the operating system as well as all branding.
Font Squirrel also has a large catalogue of Open Source fonts, though it mostly curates free fonts and there’s no way to filter by licensing.
The Liberation fonts are GPL-licensed and designed to be compatible with the most common fonts shipped in Windows: https://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/
I don’t have any additional aggregate sources beyond what has already been mentioned, but you might want to check out GUST’s TeX Gyre fonts: http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/tex-gyre/
If you are a developer or designing a web application, take a look at NPM typeface packages. This allow you to download and self-host fonts instead of using a CDN like Google Fonts.
- There’s the SIL fonts themselves: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=FontDownloads
- Recently, I’ve found the EB Garamond, which is close to completion: http://www.georgduffner.at/ebgaramond/index.html
- The sortmill project has fonts under the MIT license: http://code.google.com/p/sortsmill/
- I really like the Linux Libertine and Biolinum fonts: http://www.linuxlibertine.org/
The OpenFont Library wiki has a nice list.
I use DaFont.
It’s really free great resource for fonts