Welcome to Locoscript! If you are a web designer, graphic designer, school teacher, business presentation person, or anyone who does any sort of creative projects, then this collection is a must. Sure you could do those projects using fonts like “Arial” or “Tahoma”, but why not jazz up those same presentations with some super fonts.
Computer font (or font) is an electronic data file containing a set of glyphs, characters, or symbols such as dingbats. Although the term font first referred to a set of metal type sorts in one style and size, since the 1990s it is generally used to refer to a scalable set of digital shapes that may be printed at many different sizes.
There are three basic kinds of computer font file data formats:
Raster fonts consist of a matrix (or bitmap) of dots or pixels representing the image of each glyph in each face and size.
Outline fonts (also called vector fonts) use Bezier curves, drawing instructions and mathematical formulae to describe each glyph, which make the character outlines scalable to any size.
Stroke fonts use a series of specified lines and additional information to define the profile, or size and shape of the line in a specific face, which together describe the appearance of the glyph.
Some of the many categories include:
Logo Style (i.e, Coca-Cola)
Wide, Skinny, Tall and Fat fonts
and much much more!
Google Web Fonts (Directly from the Google Webfont Section)
A web with web fonts is more beautiful, readable, accessible and open.
Google Web Fonts makes it quick and easy for everyone to use web fonts, including professional designers and developers. We believe that everyone should be able to bring quality typography to their web pages and applications.
Our goal is to create a directory of web fonts for the world to use. Our API service makes it easy to add Google Web Fonts to a website in seconds. The service runs on Google’s servers which are fast, reliable and tested. Google provides this service free of charge.
Open Source Fonts
All of the fonts are Open Source. This means that you are free to share your favorites with friends and colleagues. You can even customize them for your own use, or collaborate with the original designer to improve them. And you can use them in every way you want, privately or commercially — in print, on your computer, or in your websites.
We are working with designers around the world to publish quality typeface designs that are made for the web. If you are a type designer and would like to discuss this, please get in touch.
Many of Google’s own web pages are already using Google Web Fonts, such as Google’s About page and Google’s World Wonders Project which use Open Sans.
— The Google Web Fonts Team
The list goes on and on! You will never need to locate another font again!