A Fine Free Font: Ubuntu Family
Fonts, I love ‘em. I used to go in for wild, flashy fonts, and you can download these by the dozens. Here are some good resources for you right now in that respect:
I’m old and boring now, and more than anything, what I crave from a font has changed. I like:
- legibility at any size
- a monospace option
- elegance of design
And I like the Ubuntu font.
Ubuntu is a professionally designed font for use in the Ubuntu Linux operating system, but you can use it anywhere. And, like the OS itself, it’s free.
Also, unlike a lot of free fonts, it’s complete. You won’t be finding many unsupported characters. It comes complete with a:
- Regular (normal font)
- Light (skinny font)
- Monospace (every letter is exactly the same width, great for looking at code or log files)
- Condensed (similar to the Impact font)
- bold, italic, and bold+italic versions for all of the above (trust me, not every font has this support)
- support for lots of languages (no ‘s show up for unsupported characters)