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A note on free fonts,

There is nothing wrong with free stuff, just make sure you know what you are getting. For example,
http://free-fonts.sustainedhits.com/byletter/F/download-free-fonts.htm

The first one doesn't have any numbers or exclamation marks, the thrid one is missing the lowercase g, etc.

Many free fonts lack special characters such as accents. It is not fun to have set a page on a free type-face only to realize that you'll have to change it because 2 words in the page require special chars that your font lacks.

There are other considerations as well, such as the thoughtfulness with which the face has been planned, the way letters interact with each other, etc. Free fonts tend to give you exactly what you payed for - although you can find a gem here and there.

BTW, another site for free fonts:
http://simplythebest.net/fonts/

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A note on free fonts,

There is nothing wrong with free stuff, just make sure you know what you are getting. For example,
http://free-fonts.sustainedhits.com/byletter/F/download-free-fonts.htm

The first one doesn't have any numbers or exclamation marks, the thrid one is missing the lowercase g, etc.

Many free fonts lack special characters such as accents. It is not fun to have set a page on a free type-face only to realize that you'll have to change it because 2 words in the page require special chars that your font lacks.

There are other considerations as well, such as the thoughtfulness with which the face has been planned, the way letters interact with each other, etc. Free fonts tend to give you exactly what you payed for - although you can find a gem here and there.

BTW, another site for free fonts:
http://simplythebest.net/fonts/

There are over 6,000 fonts at http://free-fonts.sustainedhits.com/ and to be honest if one font is missing a character then I consider that pretty good. I mean its free after all and if you live by you get what you pay for I still think its a bargain...

There are always mroe fonts that are close to that missing one that you could use as well no?

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Quoting myself from above:

There is nothing wrong with free stuff, just make sure you know what you are getting.
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There are other considerations as well, such as the thoughtfulness with which the face has been planned, the way letters interact with each other, etc. Free fonts tend to give you exactly what you payed for - although you can find a gem here and there.

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Thanks for providing important resource in we designing. One cn not imaging going for designing website without having proper fonts handy available at reach.

With regards,
Mandar Thosar

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