List of typefaces

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This is a list of typefaces, which are separated into groups by distinct artistic differences. The list includes typefaces that have articles or that are referenced. Superfamilies that fall under more than one category have an asterisk(*) after their name.


Main article: Serif

Slab serif[edit]

Main article: Slab serif


Main article: Sans-serif



Main article: Monospaced font


Main article: Script typeface

Brush scripts[edit]


Main article: Calligraphy


Main article: Handwriting

Other script[edit]


Main article: Blackletter


Unicode fonts[edit]

This is a list of Unicode fonts showing the number of characters/glyphs included for the released version, and also showing font's license type:

  • Alphabetum (shareware, includes a few SMP character blocks. Over 5,490 characters in version 9.00)
  • Arial Unicode MS (distributed along with Microsoft Office (2002XP, 2003). only supports up to Unicode 2.0. Contains 50,377 glyphs (38,917 characters) in v1.01.)
  • Batang and Gungsuh, a serif and monospace/gothic font, respectively; both with 20,609 Latin/Cyrillic/CJK glyphs in version 2.11. Distributed with Microsoft Office.
  • Bitstream Cyberbit (free for non-commercial use. 29,934 glyphs in v2.0-beta.)
  • Bitstream Vera (free/open source, limited coverage with 300 glyphs, DejaVu fonts extend Bitstream Vera with thousands of glyphs)
  • Charis SIL (free/open source, over 4,600 glyphs in v4.114)
  • Code2000 (shareware Unicode font; supports the entire BMP. 63,888 glyphs in v1.15. Abandoned.)
  • DejaVu fonts (free/open source, "DejaVu Sans" includes 3,471 glyphs and 2,558 kerning pairs in v2.6)
  • Doulos SIL (free/open source, designed for IPA, 3,083 glyphs in v4.014.)
  • Everson Mono (also known as, Everson Mono Unicode. Shareware; contains all non-CJK characters. 4,899 glyphs in Macromedia Fontographer v4.1.3 2003-02-13.)
  • Fallback font (freeware fallback font for Windows)
  • Fixedsys Excelsior (freeware, 5,992 glyphs in v3.01, supports most glyphs in the basic plane except CJK)
  • Free UCS Outline Fonts aka FreeFont (free/open source, "FreeSerif" includes 3,914 glyphs in v1.52, MES-1 compliant)
  • Gentium (free/open source, "Gentium Plus" includes over 5,500 glyphs in November 2010)
  • GNU Unifont (free/open source, bitmapped glyphs are inclusive as defined in unicode-5.1 only)
  • Georgia Ref (also distributed under the name "MS Reference Serif," extension of the Georgia typeface)
  • Gulim/New Gulim and Dotum, rounded sans-serif and non-rounded sans-serif respectively, (distributed with Microsoft Office 2000. wide range of CJK (Korean) characters. 49,284 glyphs in v3.10.)
  • Junicode (free; includes many obsolete scripts, intended for mediævalists. 2,235 glyphs in v0.6.12.)
  • LastResort (fallback font covering all 17 Unicode planes, included with Mac OS 8.5 and up)
  • Lucida Grande (Unicode font included with OS X; includes 1,266 glyphs)*
  • Lucida Sans Unicode (included in more recent Microsoft Windows versions; only supports ISO 8859-x characters. 1,776 glyphs in v2.00.)*
  • MS Gothic (distributed with Microsoft Office, 14,965 glyphs in v2.30)
  • MS Mincho (distributed with Microsoft Office, 14,965 glyphs in v2.30)
  • Nimbus Sans Global
  • Noto, a family of fonts designed by Google
  • Squarish Sans CT v0.10 (1,756 glyphs; Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and more)
  • STIX (especially mathematics, symbols and Greek, see also XITS)
  • Titus Cyberbit Basic (free; updated version of Cyberbit. 9,779 glyphs in v3.0, 2000.)
  • Verdana Ref (also distributed under the name "MS Reference Sans Serif," extension of the Verdana typeface)
  • XITS (especially mathematics, symbols and Greek)

Dingbat/Symbol fonts[edit]

Main article: Dingbat

Display/Decorative fonts[edit]

Simulation/Mimicry fonts[edit]


Typefaces with an asterisk(*) after their name are part of a superfamily that belongs to multiple categories.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harling, Robert (1978). The Letter Forms and Type Designs of Eric Gill. Boston, MA: Eva Svensson and David R. Godine. ISBN 0-87923-200-5.