Free fonts can be sourced from innumerable free font websites these days. Most free fonts, however, are of dubious quality and limited practicality. One of our devoted interests is collecting the most useful free fonts for use in our own projects. And so you, our dear reader, get to benefit from our research that we give away free!
Today we have fourteen of the most popular free sans-serif fonts that meet our criteria for usefulness. Our criteria is very simple, and yet it is very difficult to find free typefaces that meet them. Let’s have a look at the criteria.
A useful free sans-serif typeface must have these qualities or attributes:
- It must be good looking
- It must not have any overly-deviant or idiosyncratic glyphs that limit it’s usefulness
- Have Normal, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic weights
- It must be proven to be already popular: this is an important part of the vetting process. In matters like this, the crowd’s opinion matters tremendously