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Good free fonts for Body text

  • # December 4, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Hi again.

    What are some good FREE fonts for body text?

    And which is better, use the Google Web Font API or download the Fonts and use @font-face?

    Thanks.

    # December 4, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Hi @chester

    There’s no point re-inventing the wheel, so check out [this thread](http://css-tricks.com/forums/discussion/10949/typekit-vs-google-web-fonts#Item_27 “”) on here. Obviously you can just ignore the TypeKit comparison.

    # December 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

    @chester Georgia is most likely the best ‘free’ typeface. I’m personally not willing to sacrifice quality over a price tag which you receive with most Google Web Fonts. If I had no other choice I would go with Droid Sans and Droid Serif. But I highly recommend using Webtype.

    # December 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    @Watson90, @chrisburton.. thanks guys. I’ll check those fonts but first I’ll review on ‘typefaces’ because honestly I don’t know what a ‘Webtype’ is.

    # December 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    @chester when others speak of “fonts”, most people are actually referring to the design, not the software.

    fonts = software (e.g. mp4)
    typefaces = the design/appearance

    Webtype is a high quality webfont distributor. http://webtype.com

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