The non-distributable, no derivatives, Freeware PC TrueType Font (TTF) file in this archive, "Broadbill" (Broadbill.ttf), hereafter referred to as 'This Font', was created using Fontstruct, the free online font-building tool.

This font was created by & is Copyright 2013, 2018 Doug Peters ( & https://Dougs.Work) of Symbiotic Design ( and this distribution is licensed as Freeware under an all rights reserved Fonstruct digital font software license (see License.txt for more info).

About This Font:
The original release of Broadbill was in 2013 (archive still available at the Font-Journal, URL given below). This rerelease in 2018 includes an expanded character set, including multilingual support, and letter form updates or modifications and kerning to make it more fluid and usable font.

Broadbill is a heavy bold weighted, art deco inspired, blocky 'Broadway playbill', style serif font.

The Broadbill font included in this archive has a glyph count of 367. Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement and Latin-A Extended lettersets are complete, plus there are additional characters in other banks (some extra punctuation, etc).

Special care was taken to address the placement of 'accented letters' used by foreign nations using Summer Institute of Linguistics & Wikipedia documentation found online.

You should only have one version of Broadbill installed on your system. As this is the updated version, I recommend only this one. The differences in the older version and this one are so significant, and the character of the font improved enough, so that this update warrants its own archive, as designers might still require the elder original release to maintain the current look of a logo, etc.

The most up-to-date official public release of this second release font distribution archive by the author is available online at the Font-Journal:

...under a non-redistributable All Rights Reserved Freeware (free for personal, public and commercial use) license (see License.txt for more info).

For those looking for the original release of Broadbill, which had more of a stencil look, you can still find it at the following URL:

This Font also has a homepage where the most up-to-date version (which includes any possible experimental versions of this font):

...under a non-redistributable, no derivatives FontStruct license.

Please note that this copy is the work in progress and may have spacing problems, incomplete characters, or other issues. When working on a font I do not wait until I am done addressing an issue to save it, so make sure it hasn't been updated recently if you download from there.

About This Font Archive:
For more information about this font, see the files in the following original archive file list:

Broadbill.ttf (This Font)
Broadbill_Chars.jpg (This Font's full character set example image)
Broadbill_Samples.jpg (preview image of This Font)
License.txt (This Font's authorized use details, Please Read!)
Broadbill.txt (This file that you are reading now)

This font distribution archive should only be found at Font-Journal.

If you are looking for more high quality freeware TTF fonts, browse Font-Journal, the font repository where this font distro archive is found:

Font-Journal is an online catalog of Freeware TTF fonts maintained by this font's designer, Douglas Peters, as a means of providing his customers and clientel viable options for selecting a font suitable for designing a logo, so particular attention is paid to quality and preference is given to fonts that are free for personal, public and commercial use.

About the Artist:
Author, creator, designer, Copyright holder and artist; Doug Peters:

To contact this font's author/creator/designer, visit his website @:
OR contact him through his FontStruct profile:

In using this font you must comply with the licensing terms described in the file “License.txt” which is included with this archive. Modification of This Font is expressly prohibited except to convert between font, computer or device platforms as required for portability. Otherwise, the alteration of, appending to or subtracting from original visual integrity of This Font is in violation of this agreement, it should only be used intact as distributed. You may not, under any circumstances, redistribute this archive, or the font file in this archive.

To address any issues, contact the authoring designer through the online contact form on any one of his websites mentioned above, or message him privately through his 'SymbioticDesign' profile on FontStruct.

Resource Links...

The Font-Journal:

Font-Journal Web Host & Sponsor: Domain Registration & Sponsor:

SymbioticDesign (my profile) on Fontsruct:

My Art & Photography:
(...and other places)

My Personal Portfolio:

Symbiotic Design (My Company):

--Hey, the font is free, check out my promos!:


# Font Tools: #

Ever want to create your own font?
Try Fontstruct at
It’s free, easy and it’s fun.
Fontstruct © 2018 Rob Meek.

Of course, I have mentioned FontStruct, the free tool I used to make this and many more fonts. Fontstruct is a free font editor available at which was the tool chosen to make this font - it’s fun, free, and easy to learn and use. You can even make your own version of this font with it, and there is a great little community of designers there that share with each other, though if you want, you may well keep to yourself and still use the font editor.

Font Editor Software:
If you would like to get yourself a decent font editor to create your own font(s) on your PC or Mac, I recommend Fontographer, although TypeTool might do the job, too. FontLab is the flagship typographic tool of the Fontlab company. However, do note that I do use Fontstruct online.

Submit Your Font:
Be sure to submit any font you might create or legally modify that we could use here. Any font that has a complete letterset (A-Z, a-z, 0-9 &+~!@#$%^&*()_=-`"':;<>?/|\[{}],.) that is freely distributable would be greatly apprectiated, especially if it is OK for commercial use. We also love fonts that can be used as web fonts. Be sure to use a unicode letterset when you save your work or the font simply won't display right here at Font-Journal. It's our most important requirement.

About Font-Journal:
Font-Journal is a cataloged archive of freeware and shareware fonts that I maintain for my small business, start-up and freelancing clients. I try to collect PC truetype freeware fonts that can be used for commercial purposes, and shareware fonts that can be used for commercial purposes upon registration and/or payment of the shareware fee. I also try to collect freely distributable web fonts of the same variety. The end result is a pretty decent font repository, although I can only work on it in my spare time, which I have little of. Short Link:

Submit to Google Fonts:
You can also submit your own font to Google Fonts. You can either use FontStruct to submit your finished SIL Open Font Licensed font which fulfills the required Google's required 215 basic basic glyphs (Google Font submission info is available on FontStruct), or you can submit it yourself. More info is available here, on how to submit your font to Google Fonts on GitHub:
(-I will update this Short Link at W3N.US if/when I find a better page on for this info.)

Font Cloud:
Font Cloud is a great place to store your fonts online so that if you need them, you can get them wherever you are as long as you have internet web access. This is a big deal with designers, publishers, printers, or absolutely anyone who relies on a custom font for a logo, letterhead, headline, content, documents, website UI, and all those appropriate webfonts. If you are designing fonts yourself, this may well be a necessity for you, so you can always access your projects. You will get considerable free space just for signing up with Font Cloud, and there are all sorts of options to expand your storage limits.

Collecting Quality Fonts:
If you are interested in grabbing commercial fonts for your own work, I am often showcasing commercial fonts that are free for a limited time, and quality freeware fonts that are OK for commercial use, at one of my fonts groups on Google+ or Facebook: Primary Fonts community at Google+ Communities.

And I have a blog where I often announce my latest font creations or showcase the fonts I like: FontMaster blog on Google's Blogger.

More About Me (Doug Peters, Font Authoring Designer):
There is always a lot behind an old tired face...

I started out as an motorcycle racer and mechanic. That didn't work out and I never got in a race car as planned. I wound-up as an illustrator, animator, doing some programming and tech support. Plus I have always been amatuer artist, photographer and videographer. I was designing logos, posters and graphics in college with Illustrator and Photoshop, and wound-up making a website portfolio just afterwards. A few people liked it and I wound-up as a freelance web design studio. Then I expanded into web hosting, then domain name registrations and servers, offering a complete set of webmaster tools as Domain Hostmaster. I then added the Domainance store in an effort to keep .name registrations and transfers available when our vendor dropped it. HD Web Hosting offers great domain hosting, cloud hosting and web server solutions with a free domain name for each paid hosting account, and a free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate for each and every domain in your account. Site Domains has been added to the list ensuring that I offer the best deals on domains between all the major registrars. Short Link: Short Link: Short Link: Short Link:

Nowadays, I am just trying to corner a peice of the domain name registration and website hosting space, offering more for less than most with better customer/technical support. Professional domainers, designers, developers, optimizers and webmasters do like how I keep prices as low as possible and that I add my expertise and value where I can. In my spare time I have other projects, such as designing my own fonts.

I do love to help where I can, so if you feel like reaching out to me, contact me via:

Free Informational Websites:
I mentioned that I like to create free informational websites. Font-Journal is just one of these sites.

I also have others that are small websites and blogs which have specific little bits of info that are related to domains, cloud hosting, web design, website promotion, social media and online marketing. I try to keep these sites up-to-date, as well:

https://Valuate.Info Intellectual property & digital asset valuations. My domain name industry blog (complete w/ the odd rant).
https://Domainers.Name My premium domain name portfolio & info.
https://PremiumBrand.Name Premium brand names showcase website. 3D logo and website header image creation. Simple dictionary word (& soon tech term) lookup tool. HTML character code reference lookup table. Meta Tag SEO: Optimizing meta tags for better search recognition. Using the rrobots.txt file to optimize SE web crawler effeciency. Find your webhost config without waiting for tech support. Add your logo/photo as your website favorites icon (a 'favicon').

I am also currently working on a rather large and very cool website that will eventually unveil at:

'Mobile-First' Responsive Website Design:
If you are interested in getting a website designed for yourself or your business, I still do that at Salamader Design. Stop by and check me out there. I have a growing portfolio of sites I need to add there...

https://Salamander.US Short Link:

Intellectual Properties:
I also design logos and complete brand identity packages, as well as consult and educate people on business branding, including how to conceive, create, design, develop, manage, and protect their own intellectual properties and brand names. This is my primary interest and the whole reason I took control of my own names and brands when others failed me (miserably).

To further promote my business websites, I established a T-shirts & gear products sales page at:

That site also has a few slogan and cartoon style Tees, as well as gear that is available for purchase. The store also acts as a showcase for some of my own logos and brands.

Stock Photography:
Additionally, I try my hand at stock photography every so often. I especially like to take photos of wildlife, but it is hard to always get a good shot with wild critters like deer, turkey, pheasant, etc. But I try to get a few good shots now and again and submit them. My DreamsTime stock photography profile. Dreamstime stock photography website. Free stock photography on DreamsTime. Sell your own images & photos on DreamsTime.

This Archive Presented by the Font-Journal:
This particular official & enhanced freeware font distribution archive has come to you (either directly or indirectly) by way of Font-Journal... Short Link:

Connect with me & my brands:
BeHance My professional freelance designer profile on BeHance. My Domainer profile on BeHance from my Adobe ID.
GitHub My 'Domainer' profile on GitHub.
LinkedIn My 'sitedesigner' profile on LinkedIn.
YouTube My YouTube home page. Domain Hostmaster on YouTube.
Blogger Fontmaster blog where I announce my fonts & others. My 'Web Design Artist' blog on Blogger.
Tumblr Website Webmaster blog. Windows Notebook blog (Windows OS & apps). Android tools & reviews blog.
Twitter My personal Twitter profile. Salamander Design profile on Twitter. Web Design and Development group on Twitter.
Google Plus My personal profile on Google Plus. Fonts group on Google Plus Communities. Web Design And Development Group (WD&D) on Google Plus. Domainers (buy, speculate, invest, develop & sell) on Google Plus. Domain and Network Resellers community on Google Plus. W3 Domain Names & Networking ( community on Google Plus. Domain Hostmaster community on Google Plus. Domainance community on Google Plus. Site Domains community on Google Plus. HD Web Hosting community on Google Plus. Webmastering Community on Google Plus. Webmastering Community II on Google Plus. S. Dakota Community on Google Plus.
Google Groups Photoshop Pros discussion group on Google Groups. Web Design and Development group (sitedesign) on Google Groups. Domainers group on Google Groups (speculate, invest, develop & sell). Website Hosting discussion group on Google Groups. Search Engine optimization discussion group on Google Groups.
Facebook My personal profile on Facebook. Symbiotic Design on Facebook (design articles). Salamander Design page on Facebook. W3DN's 'BusinessServers' profile on Facebook. The Digital Fonts group on Facebook. Web Design and Development Group on Facebook. Domainers discussion group on Facebook Groups. S. Dakota ('S.Dakotan') page on Facebook. My profile ("SymbioticDesign") on FontStruct.

However, I do not recommend setting up any new profiles on any social media/networking site as it is clear that US corporations are spying on our interests, compiling our personal data, raiding our lives, betraying our privacy and using artificial intelligence to conduct espionage on each individual in order to monetize their digital lives, all under the noses of a do-nothing government. This is a sorry state of affairs in mid-2018. 'Nuff sed.

Thanks for reading... remember to VOTE.
Have a Blessed Day & Night! -DP