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(s)||Service type||Total fonts (Summer 2014)||Free fonts?||Embedding method|
|Fontdeck [↗]||Annual per font licenses||Hosted||1257 (Families)||All fonts available free for dev period||CSS|
|YouWorkForThem [↗]||One-off per font license||Self-Hosted||25,567 (Weights/Styles)||Occasional offers available||CSS|
|Fontspring [↗]||One-time purchase||Self-Hosted||4013 (Families)||199 (Families)||CSS|
|Webtype [↗]||Annual per font licenses||Hosted||ca 400||All fonts can be trialled for free||CSS|
|WebINK [↗]||Subscription plans||Hosted||1103 (Families)||Free for site dev||CSS|
|Service||License model(s)||Service type||Free fonts (Summer 2014)||Embedding method|
|Google Fonts [↗]||Open Source||Hosted & self-hosted||635||CSS|
|Fontsquirrel [↗]||Free for commercial use||Self-hosted||783 (families)||CSS|