Freely distributable fonts

Dotan Cohen edited this page Jul 12, 2018 · 4 revisions

These fonts can be freely distributed, as proved by their license information. You can help:

  1. If you find any other font, please add a comment below and we will add it to the list. Supported writing systems are not important (we can find out), but license information is very important.
  2. If you notice a font that actually is not freely distributable, please add a comment below and we will remove it.

Latin

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
Tuffy public domain Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Indian http://tulrich.com/fonts/ http://tulrich.com/fonts/tuffy-20110822.zip
Foglihten No 03 public domain Latin http://www.dafont.com/foglihtenno03.font?fpp=50&l[]=10
Certege italic OFL (SIL Open Font License) Latin, Cyrillic http://openfontlibrary.org/font/certege-italic
Strato OFL (SIL Open Font License) Latin http://openfontlibrary.org/font/strato
Scriptina http://apostrophiclab.pedroreina.net/info.html Latin http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/0158-Scriptina/scriptina.html
Banana Brick OFL (SIL Open Font License) Latin http://openfontlibrary.org/font/banana-brick
Pecita OFL (SIL Open Font License) Latin, others http://openfontlibrary.org/font/pecita

Hebrew

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
Asakim OFL (SIL Open Font License) Hebrew http://openfontlibrary.org/font/asakim http://openfontlibrary.org/assets/downloads/asakim/147953fe481073aca3e206e361fd7a00/asakim.zip
Tnua Libre GNU General Public License Hebrew http://openfontlibrary.org/font/tnua-libre http://openfontlibrary.org/assets/downloads/tnua-libre/a3bd7e43878f1d3deb87369d8d06706c/tnua-libre.zip
Stop Motion OFL (SIL Open Font License) Hebrew, Latin http://openfontlibrary.org/font/stop-motion-- http://openfontlibrary.org/assets/downloads/stop-motion--/8800d4124e2a4370239e4444707dc8d4/stop-motion--.zip
Pfennig OFL (SIL Open Font License) Hebrew, Cyrillic, Latin http://openfontlibrary.org/font/pfennig http://openfontlibrary.org/assets/downloads/pfennig/c7a52585a64a0a92857914b5a49da5f9/pfennig.zip
Hebrew Multimode Font public domain Hebrew http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/hebrew/fonts/hebrewmm.html http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/hebrew/fonts/hebrewmm.zip

Cyrillic

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
Tuffy public domain Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Indian http://tulrich.com/fonts/ http://tulrich.com/fonts/tuffy-20110822.zip
Certege italic OFL (SIL Open Font License) Latin, Cyrillic http://openfontlibrary.org/font/certege-italic http://openfontlibrary.org/assets/downloads/certege-italic/0d7b7d50088242f15128fbd5ed3fa5a4/certege-italic.zip
Pfennig OFL (SIL Open Font License) Hebrew, Cyrillic, Latin http://openfontlibrary.org/font/pfennig
Neocyr OFL (SIL Open Font License) Cyrillic, Latin http://openfontlibrary.org/font/neocyr http://openfontlibrary.org/assets/downloads/neocyr/ab264f5199213ec554b0eaa11ce18286/neocyr.zip
Triod Postnaja OFL (SIL Open Font License) Cyrillic, Latin http://openfontlibrary.org/font/triod-postnaja http://openfontlibrary.org/assets/downloads/triod-postnaja/064a178a89d1ff5a304797c08b75fa76/triod-postnaja.zip

Chinese (simplified)

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
Wang Fonts GNU General Public License Chinese (Jiantizi/Simplified Han Ideographs, Bopomofo), Greek, Latin https://code.google.com/p/wangfonts/ https://wangfonts.googlecode.com/files/wangfonts-1.3.0.zip

More fonts available below, license unknown:

http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_ChineseSimplified.html

Chinese (traditional)

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
Wang Fonts GNU General Public License Chinese (Fantizi/Traditional Han Ideographs, Bopomofo), Greek, Latin https://code.google.com/p/wangfonts/ https://wangfonts.googlecode.com/files/wangfonts-1.3.0.zip

More fonts available below, license unknown:

http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_ChineseTraditional.html

Japanese

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
Kochi Substitute Freely distributable with some caveats (In Japanese) Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji, Latin, Greek, Cyrillic http://en.sourceforge.jp/projects/efont/releases/ http://en.sourceforge.jp/frs/redir.php?m=jaist&f=%2Fefont%2F5411%2Fkochi-substitute-20030809.tar.bz2 (need to extract with 7zip)

More fonts available below, license unknown:

http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_Japanese.html

Korean

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD

More fonts available below, license unknown:

http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_Korean.html

IPA

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
Doulos SIL SIL Open Font License IPA http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=DoulosSILfont http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/render_download.php?format=file&media_id=DoulosSIL-4.110.zip&filename=DoulosSIL-4.110.zip
Constructium SIL Open Font License Mixed Latin/Greek/Cyrillic, IPA, and conlang text http://www.kreativekorp.com/software/fonts/constructium.shtml see project site
Judson SIL Open Font License Basic Latin, Western European, Euro Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Vietnamese, Pan African Latin, Dutch, Afrikaans, Pinyin, IPA, Igbo Onwu http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/judson see project site

Arabic

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
unknown GNU General Public License unknown http://ankidroid.googlecode.com/files/fonts_cm.zip

Greek

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
unknown GNU General Public License unknown http://ankidroid.googlecode.com/files/fonts_cm.zip

Persian

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
unknown GNU General Public License unknown http://ankidroid.googlecode.com/files/fonts_cm.zip

Thai

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
unknown GNU General Public License unknown http://ankidroid.googlecode.com/files/fonts_thai.zip

Khmer

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
KhmerOS LGPL Khmer http://sourceforge.net/projects/khmer/files/Fonts%20-%20KhmerOS/KhmerOS%20Fonts%204.0-%20LGPL%20License/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/khmer/files/Fonts%20-%20KhmerOS/KhmerOS%20Fonts%204.0-%20LGPL%20License/khmerOS.ttf/download

Tibetan

NAME LICENSE WRITING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED PROJECT WEBSITE DOWNLOAD
Jomolhari Open Font License Tibetan, Tibetan rendering of Sanskrit https://sites.google.com/site/chrisfynn2/home/fonts/jomolhari https://sites.google.com/site/chrisfynn2/jomolhari-alpha003c.zip

Others

Many fonts can be found at the link below, they seem to be freely distributable, but the specific license information is often unavailable: http://www.wazu.jp/

Comments

  • The Hebrew fonts "Asakim" and "Stop Motion" are stylized fonts, not suitable for study. They should be removed.
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