font-journal is a freeware and shareware TrueType (.ttf) font repository and catalog. All fonts should be free to use for personal use or better (contact us if you have any concerns). Please check for any further license information documentation included in any archive (presented for your convenience when possible in font preview mode). Some freeware and shareware font designers/studios only offer demos as freeware and may require that a user register or obtain a license in exchange for the full font. Many will require a commercial license if the font is not for personal use. Use of this site requires the user agrees to follow or obtain said font use license, if any such license is required. As I am a logo/font/website designer and graphic artist myself, I am seeking out freeware TTF PC fonts that are available for commercial use as logos, in headlines, with copy typography or even those I might create derivatives from. Many of my clients will browse the journal for fonts they might particularly like for me to base their logo on. Hence, 'freeware for commercial use' has become our niche at font-journal, but do check each and every license, as there are many exceptions.
The TTF fonts in these archives are Windows/Linux PC platform fonts, though some archives include the font in other formats (Mac TrueType, PC PostScript Type 1, Mac PostScript Type 1, PC OpenType, Mac OpenType, PC Multiple Masters or Mac Multiple Masters). Mac users will need to convert the PC TrueType fonts over to Mac TrueType for their platform if a Mac format version is not included with the archive. This can easily be done using TTConverter, a freeware utility for the Mac (Download TTConverter for the Mac). Or optionally, you can install a font design tool and convert it...
Font Design Tools
Ever wanted to design your own fonts? Check out the Fontlab font editors. These are the industry standard tools for creating professional fonts on either a Windows or Macintosh platform. Another option is a software suite originally designed for the Unix/Linux platform, Font Forge, which is a freeware outline font creation and conversion tool by George Williams that has been ported to run on many different platforms. I have never been able to get the Font Forge software to run on any of my Windows XP/Vista/7 systems and therefore I personally rely on Fontographer by Fontlab, which is the only font design software that actually has run on any of my Windows or Macintosh systems. Check our Resources section for other online font design and enhancement resources.