I'm not someone who is searching for and downloading fonts regularly. Actually I only did it once or twice in the last years because I had to create a new logo for my website and the default Windows fonts simply would not cut it. So it's mostly a design thing for me and I try to keep the font count on my system as low as possible because additional fonts slow down the system start.
New fonts can be nice for local websites or documents as well but I honestly was never a huge fan of that. Still, if you are looking for new fonts you should definitely take the time to visit the Font Cubes website which hosts an extensive font collection. Font cubes is a non-commercial website which does not mix free and commercial fonts like so many other font websites do.
A special feature is that the font is shown in its complete form and not only partially which is great if you are looking for a font that does have a specific char. Fonts are rated and the website offers several ways of listing fonts for the users. It is for instance possible to take a look at the most popular fonts, the highest rated fonts or the most downloaded fonts of the day.
Instructions on how to download and install the fonts are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
Update: The site has changed the way fonts can be previewed on it. You do not see the complete character set of the font anymore listed on the site. You can however still enter text or characters on the page to preview the font this way. While it may not be as comfortable as a direct preview, it is not that bad considering that you can speed the process up by using copy and paste.
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