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Frequently Asked Questions

Problems downloading fonts or registering

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How to download and unzip a file

When you see a font you want to use, click the Download link on FontSpace and save the file to your computer. Right-click on the file (it will be a zip file) and click the "Extract To" option.

Installing fonts in Windows

Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista
Right-click on the font and choose Install
Windows XP
Go to Start > Control Panel
Open the Fonts folder.
Browse for the font you want to install (you extracted this from the zip file earlier)
Click OK
All Windows versions
Drag and drop (or copy and paste) the font file to the folder C:\Windows\Fonts

If you want to temporarily install a font, just Double-click the font file and you can use it in your applications (Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, etc..) while it is left open. To uninstall the font, close the Font Viewer.

Installing fonts on a Mac

Installing fonts in Linux

Font formats

FontSpace has both OpenType (otf) and TrueType (ttf) fonts available.

License Info

The license type of a font determines how you may use it.

Personal Use typically refers to any use that is not meant to generate profit, such as:
  • Scrapbooking
  • Graphic design for personal websites, blogs, etc..
  • Flyers or invitations to friends and family
  • Churches, charities, or non-profit organizations
  • Making T-shirt for yourself or friends at no charge
Commercial Use is for companies or individuals that may profit from the use of the font, such as the following cases:
  • Flyer or poster for an event that charges admission
  • Printing a T-shirt that you will be selling
  • Text or graphics in a book
  • Graphic design work (logo, business card, website)
  • And any other situations where you are getting paid
In the majority of the licenses, the font designer or author still retains Copyright, which means that you are not allowed to sell the font itself or claim it as your own.

The following table will help you choose the license type you need.

License Personal Use Commercial Use # Fonts
Freeware, Non-Commercial
In most cases, you may purchase a commercial license for a small fee or a donation to the creator.
6,260
Freeware
Free to use for both Personal and Commercial
5,525
Freeware, commercial use requires donation 4,714
Unknown License 891
Demo 834
SIL Open Font License (OFL) 720
Public Domain 685
Shareware
Try before you buy. Similar to <i>Freeware, Non-Commercial</i>, but any continued use of the font means you should buy a license.
667
Creative Commons (by-sa) Attribution Share Alike 194
Shareware, Non-Commercial 148
Creative Commons (by) Attribution 99
Creative Commons (by-nc-nd) Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 92
Creative Commons (by-nc-sa) Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 89
GPL 85
Creative Commons (by-nd) Attribution No Derivatives 69
Creative Commons (by-nc) Attribution Non-commercial 68
Apache License 2.0 63
Postcardware 57
GUST Font Licence (GFL) http://www.gust.org.pl/projects-1/e-foundry/licenses/index_html 9
Design Science License 8
Ubuntu Font License 1.0 http://font.ubuntu.com/ufl/ 7
LGPL http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html 2
Regardless of the license, if you use a font and enjoy it please consider making a small donation (anything helps) to the font author.

Bitmap / Pixel Fonts

Certain fonts, such as bitmap or pixel fonts, are best viewed at a specific size.  Be sure to turn off anti-aliasing in any software you are using.

To convert from pixel to point:
px * .75 = pt (example: 8px is equivalent to 6pt)

To convert from point to pixel:
pt / .75 = px (example: 6pt is equivalent to 8px)