Overview Fonts are
an important part of document formatting. They bring your documents to
life by giving your text a uniform look, size, and color. Some fonts are
designed to be easy to read, whereas others are created to add pizzazz to
headlines and titles. Other fonts are designed specifically for Internet
use. Choosing an appropriate font--for print quality, readability, and
compatibility with other computers--affects the readability of your
document. A large amount of information about fonts, specific uses, and
any compatibility issues is available online. You can also download fonts
for your own use from the Internet.
General Information A
variety of information about fonts is available online, including
different font types, how to install them, and how to use them for maximum
effectiveness. Visit fairbanks-alaska.com/fonts.htm
to read about the evolution of fonts on the Internet, as well as fonts
found on PCs and Macs. At this page, you can learn how to install fonts on your PC.
comprehensive source for viewing the different fonts available can be
found at www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/fonts.html.
Here you can also find an informative article about using fonts in Web
Font Resources The
Internet is a great source of free fonts. For example, at www.acidfonts.com/index1.html,
you can freely download many distinctive fonts, including fonts from
famous movies and television shows. This site provides fonts for Macs and
PCs, a FAQ page, and links to other font pages. Visit the Web site www.sil.org/computing/fonts
for both commercially available fonts and for those available free of
charge. Fonts on this site are for Macs, PCs, and even DOS computers.
There are also fonts available designed for foreign languages. For
possibly the largest free font index on the Internet (over 1000!), visit www.1001freefonts.com.
If you want to learn about TrueType--a common, scalable font technology
built into both Windows and Mac operating systems--visit the TrueType site
Here you can read about the history of TrueType and find useful hints,
tips, and tools.
Additional Links Are
you interested in downloading some really funky fonts? If so, visit
you can access some of the strangest and scariest fonts online. For other
strange fonts, including 3-D characters, go to www.fontsnthings.com.