Using free (open-source) fonts

Open-source fonts are among the top choice for digital designers. Open-source fonts are free to obtain, free to use and free to share. Very often, they come with the ever-increasingly standard Open Font License by SIL International, an international language expert.

The OFL is “a free, libre, and open source license specifically designed for fonts and related software based on our experience in font design and linguistic software engineering.”

Google Fonts, for example, the site and font service used by a huge number of designers for the web uses this type of font license. 

But there are many other online sites that provide free fonts. Here are some suggestions which you can consider: 

Learn more about how typeface personalities set the tone of your infographics and tips on how to pair fonts on your designs.

You can also learn more about how to upload custom fonts.

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