[Guide] Open-source Unicode typefaces/fonts

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Stranger Offline
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The Following Fonts are Free to Download, Safe to Redistribute & Compatible with Multiple Languages

Please consider before designing/building a skin



[Image: Open%252520Sans.png]


Available Styles:
  • Light
  • Light Italic
  • Regular
  • Italic
  • Semibold
  • Semibold Italic
  • Bold
  • Bold Italic
  • Extrabold
  • Extrabold Italic
[Image: HIGHLY%252520RECOMMENDED.png]

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Link courtesy of fontsquirrel.com

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[Image: Roboto.png]


Available Styles:
  • Thin
  • Thin Italic
  • Light
  • Light Italic
  • Regular
  • Italic
  • Medium
  • Medium Italic
  • Bold
  • Bold Italic
  • Black
  • Black Italic
  • Condensed
  • Condensed Italic
  • Bold Condensed
  • Bold Condensed Italic

Download
Link courtesy of Android Design
[i](Thanks to Jeroen for the tip-off)[/i]

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[Image: Droid%252520Sans.png]


Available Styles:
  • Regular
  • Bold

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[Image: LiberationSans.png]


Available Styles:
  • Regular
  • Italic
  • Bold
  • Bold Italic

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Link courtesy of fontsquirrel.com

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[Image: IndUni-H.png]


Available Styles:
  • Regular
  • Bold
  • Oblique
  • Bold Oblique

Download
Link courtesy of IndUni fonts

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(This post was last modified: 2012-01-17 14:28 by Stranger.)
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[Image: DejaVu%252520Sans.png]


Available Styles:
  • Book
  • Bold
  • Oblique
  • Bold Oblique
  • Condensed Book
  • Condensed Bold
  • Condensed Bold Oblique

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Link courtesy of fontsquirrel.com

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[Image: Ubuntu.png]


Available Styles:
  • Light
  • Light Italic
  • Regular
  • Regular Italic
  • Medium
  • Medium Italic
  • Bold
  • Bold Italic
  • Condensed

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Link courtesy of ubuntu

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[Image: Freesans.png]


Available Styles:
  • Regular
  • Bold
  • Oblique
  • Bold Oblique

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[Image: Bitstream%252520Vera%252520Sans.png]


Available Styles:
  • Regular
  • Bold
  • Oblique
  • Bold Oblique

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Link courtesy of fontsquirrel.com

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(This post was last modified: 2012-01-16 19:30 by Stranger.)
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Stranger Offline
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reserved...
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Keep them coming, and can we get this stickied?
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Hitcher Wrote:Keep them coming, and can we get this stickied?

+1
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Hitcher Wrote:Keep them coming, and can we get this stickied?

Done

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Updated: Added Open Sans.

After testing all of the typefaces above, I have come to the conclusion that Open Sans is my favourite.

Big Grin
(This post was last modified: 2012-01-16 19:40 by Stranger.)
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You might want to point here for the Roboto font as it has more variations: http://developer.android.com/design/styl...raphy.html
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Jeroen Wrote:You might want to point here for the Roboto font as it has more variations: http://developer.android.com/design/styl...raphy.html

Thanks, I wasn't aware of all of those variations. As well as changing the links I've given credit to you, and moved Roboto up the list.
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Stranger Wrote:Updated: Added Open Sans.

After testing all of the typefaces above, I have come to the conclusion that Open Sans is my favourite.

Big Grin

Thanks, it does look nice. I'll definitely try it out in skin.

My skins:

Amber
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Maybe this can help: http://openfontlibrary.org/
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Robotica Wrote:Maybe this can help: http://openfontlibrary.org/

Jackpot!!!! Omg this is the font heaven. Thanks.
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http://code.newtypography.co.uk/

He made some great font, like Nunito : http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Nunito
It's said in the license that you can use it anywhere, at least if you're not selling it and care to include the license file.

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it would be great if fonts could be installed by addons. Then all those sources could be linked against and users can more easily decide what font to use.
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(2012-10-12 13:23)Robotica Wrote:  it would be great if fonts could be installed by addons. Then all those sources could be linked against and users can more easily decide what font to use.
Wouldn't really work though.
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