Andrew Steele

Notes on Typefaces

Included on this page are some notes compiled on fonts that I’ve come across, while trying to identify equivalents and variants. The Font Versions page lists many common fonts (both free and proprietary) and their latest known version if you are attempted to track them down.

Equivalents

Below is a set of free rough equivalents to reasonably well-known proprietary fonts. There are various arguments as to how similar the free fonts are, however the general size and shape should be a close match.

Proprietary Font Free Font(s) Equivalents
Times New Roman Liberation Serif, Tinos
Helvetica / Arial Arimo, Lato, Libersation Sans, Nimbus Sans L, FreeSans
Courier New Cousine
Calibri Carlito
Cambria Caladea
Comic Sans Comic Neue
Segoe UI Selawik
Verdana DejaVu Sans, Legendum
Futura Beteckna
Interstate Overpass
Consolas Inconsolata
Joanna Fanwood
Garamond EB Garamond

Notes

Recommendations

Sans

Serif

Monospace

Handwriting

Display

Websites

Some websites which provide typefaces to download, many of which are free.