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How Free Software Got Its Fonts

A History of Open Source Fonts


With the advent of free software for non-programmers, users ran into a licensing dilemma in a world of proprietary fonts.

The League of Moveable Type

Open Source Fonts


The Free Font Movement is transforming free software, one character at a time.

Free equivalents for standard proprietary fonts

Off the Beat: Bruce Byfield's Blog


11 free-licensed fonts for everyday use

Off the Beat: Bruce Byfield's Blog


Open Font Library: The Font Fountain

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Free Culture in Evolution: Openclipart and The Open Font Library

Openclipart and The Open Font Library


Compared with free software, free culture is often overlooked; however, once you start looking around the Openclipart and Open Font Library sites – two of the oldest and most successful free culture sites – you soon start to realize that free culture has evolved right alongside free software, providing free content to use with free tools.

Type Zebra App for Google Chrome and Chromium

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Extension Watch: Google Font Previewer

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Google Web Fonts prove free fonts are flourishing

Off the Beat: Bruce Byfield's Blog


Install Font from Google Web Fonts on Ubuntu Using a Simple Bash Script

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