Fonts available for @font-face embedding


This page was originally published in May 2008 as a rather short list of fonts that permitted embedding using the @font-face method, or that had an open font license.

We've moved on since then, and a list of fonts that allow @font-face embedding is entirely impractical, so we thought we would share an overview of the web font licensing industry, including other services from the Monotype family and, for the sake of completeness, as many of our competitors as we could bring ourselves to mention. We hope this provides a useful picture of how quickly things have moved on.

Service License model Service type Total fonts (Summer 2012) Free fonts? Embedding method
MyFonts Webfonts One-off per font license Self hosting +45k (weights/styles) +600 CSS & Javascript webfonts Subscription plans Hosted +20k (font products) +3k CSS & Javascript
Fontdeck Annual per font licenses Hosted 895 (families) All fonts available free for dev period CSS
YouWorkForThem One-off per font license Self hosted 10k (weights/styles) Occasional offers available CSS
Typekit Subscription plans Hosted 729 (families) 205 in trial plan CSS & Javascript
Fontspring One-time purchase Self hosted 4013 (families) 199 (families) CSS
Fontsquirrel Free for commercial use Self hosted 783 (families) 783 (families) CSS
Webtype Annual per font licenses Hosted ca 400 All fonts can be trialed for free CSS
WebINK Subscription plans Hosted 945 (families) Free for site dev CSS
Google Webfonts Open Source Hosted 501 501 CSS