I don’t use a lot of extra fonts on my computer. For me, the standard fonts are good enough for my needs. However, a lot of my friends are font-crazy and love to have different fonts on their computers.
Fonts500 is a website that claims to have 500 of the best fonts available. The good part about this is that all of these are free for your use. An initial visit to the page displays the first 100 fonts, with links to the other 400 at the bottom of the page.
The fonts are displayed such that each font’s name is written in that font itself. If you want, you can use custom text to view how the same text looks in different fonts. The fonts themselves are varied and interesting. Some of them actually tempted me to download and add to my font collection.
Each font can be downloaded in a zip file. Then, you can extract it to the Fonts directory in your Control Panel. If you want all the fonts, I suggest you use the Downthemall Firefox extension. All 500 fonts together come to only 26 Mb.
It is important to remember that too many fonts can slow your computer down. However, it’s still worth checking out all the different fonts available.
Are you satisfied with the standard Windows fonts or are you always on the lookout for unique fonts to add to your collection? Where do you go when you want good fonts? Do you know of any other sites offering free fonts?
You can download all fonts individually free of charge from the site, or pay less than $3 to download them all at once in a package. Note that you can preview any of the fonts by selecting the preview option at the top of the page. This way you can enter your own characters that you want to test to see how the font displays them.Advertisement
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