Fonts & Typography   Net lab

&  Typography

FontForge - make your own TrueType fonts, free.

Dp4 Font Viewer - displays and installs fonts, free.

Luc Devroye's font pages - reference work of font resources.

Displaying foreign characters with Unicode.

Font creators who made many interesting free fonts
Larabie Fonts | Shy Fonts


Some fonts for direct download

The fonts are from various sources and are usually
designated for free personal non-commercial usage.
For details see documentation enclosed with the fonts.
The examples are in 11 point size.

The abreviations behind the sentences are:
W-TT = Windows TrueType Font
W95-TT = Windows 95/NT TrueType Font
W-PS = Windows PostScript Font
A-TT = Apple TrueType Font
A-PS = Apple PostScript Font

We introduce the fonts with a few lines
of William Blake.

Font Verdana      W-TT (no Euro symbol)  W95-TT  A-TT 
Font Trebuchet      W-TT (no Euro symbol)  W95-TT  A-TT 
Font Georgia      W-TT (no Euro symbol)  W95-TT  A-TT 
Font Impact      W-TT (no Euro symbol)  W95-TT  A-TT 

Font Arial Black      W-TT (no Euro symbol)  W95-TT  A-TT 
Font Comic      W-TT (no Euro symbol)  W95-TT  A-TT 

We continue with an advise by Rudyard Kipling.
(Click here for whole text).

Font Stalker2      W-TT 
Font Stalker1      W-TT 
Font Primer Print      W-TT 
Font Onani      W-TT 
Font Soenderfistad      W-TT 
Font Shakespeare      W-TT  A-TT 
Font Bajsmaskin      W-TT 
Font Epilog      W-TT 

The 'golden' rules of typography.

Legibility, legibility,.. else do what you like.

... (But don't show this your boss when you have typed
a whole business letter in 24 point Comic font. : )

Common charactersets:

Western Europe: iso-8859-1
Central Europe: iso-8859-2
Russia: koi8-r
Korea: euc_kr
Japan: iso-2022-jp (JIS)

US keyboard layout

 ~  !  @  #  $  %  ^  &  *  (  )  _  +
 `  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  0  -  =  backspace

{ } | tab Q W E R T Y U I O P [ ] \
caps- : " lock A S D F G H J K L ; ' enter
< > ? shift Z X C V B N M , . / right-shift