Ever wonder what exactly is inside a font? We know it contains letters — or actually, drawings of letters, but what else is in there? Well, why not crack one open and see, and while we’re there, find a way to make this world a little less buzzwordy?

Anonymous Pro (2009) is a family of four fixed-width fonts designed with coding in mind. Anonymous Pro features an international, Unicode-based character set, with support for most Western and Central European Latin-based languages, plus Greek and Cyrillic. Anonymous Pro is based on an earlier font, Anonymous™ (2001), my TrueType version of Anonymous 9, a Macintosh bitmap font developed in the mid-’90s by Susan Lesch and David Lamkins. Anonymous Pro is distributed with the Open Font License (OFL).

Painted letters from 1882, found while browsing Patricia's uploaded ephemera on Flickr. I digitised Monstre to use across titles, logos, layouts and animations. Designers can manipulate five layers of lighting and shading to achieve the right look. Monstre retains original slight imperfections so as not to completely erase the feeling of the human touch when it was first coloured and shaded in 1882. Download the font, share it with friends, and email me if you use it in one of your projects. I'd love to see what you can do with it.

In this selection, we’re pleased to present Signika, Plastic Type, Bariol, Alegreya, Metropolis, Typometry and other quality fonts. Please note that while most fonts are available for commercial projects, some are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such. Also, please read the licensing agreements carefully before using the fonts; they may change from time to time. Make sure to check the free quality fonts round-up from January 2011, too.

In this fifth part of the free font series about the various categories of typefaces, we’ll now be featuring the Monospaced Typefaces. Monospaced fonts, which are fonts whose characters have equal horizontal widths, are suitable for programming because they make source code easier to read.

For now Vollkorn supports English, German, Spanish, French, Scandinavian, Italian and more languages. It comes in two weights Normal and Bold (in fact, it’s a bit bolder!), each in Antiqua and Italic.

Very nice free font, available for download or for use via Google's Font API.

[I]t all started with my love for U. One day this uppercase letter U just came to me as an image in a daydream. I saw the top of both stems bended into semi-slab serifs.

From this principle I worked out the rest of the uppercase letters. My first intention was to make it an all-caps display font but after a few months I changed my mind. I wanted it to be a bit more versatile, so I decided to add lowercase and adjusted spacing and kerning to increase legibility.

Design fonts in your web browser.

There are 15 serif fonts and 15 sans-serif fonts. These fonts will last you your whole career!

sIFR is meant to replace short passages of plain browser text with text rendered in your typeface of choice, regardless of whether or not your users have that font installed on their systems.

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