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Why Fontspring?

Buy web fonts the way you buy desktop fonts: without a subscription. All of the families offered on Fontspring can be purchased for unlimited use on websites you own. Fontspring does not require any tracking scripts to be installed with the web fonts. All our web fonts are available with unlimited licenses, and all of our licenses are perpetual.

Web Fonts are a unique challenge. In order to use fonts on the web, they should be small, targeted for specific browsers and hinted to improve rendering. Fontspring has been a leading innovator in creating and selling optimized web fonts. We pioneered technology to convert desktop OpenType into fully-hinted, optimized and secure Truetype-based web fonts. We also formulated the globally-accepted @font-face CSS syntax that provides reliable cross-platform web fonts to browsers. Thanks to our technology, web fonts are affordable and reliable for everyone. Download one of our many free web fonts at www.fontspring.com/free to discover the difference.

Our Web Font Model vs. Subscription Models

 FontspringSubscriptions
Payment Model One-time purchase Recurring annual fee
Implementation Download and install yourself Configure and host via third-party
Rendering Quality Good - all fonts are auto-hinted Mixed - hinting is left up to foundry
Font Formats TrueType-based for best overall rendering quality Some CFF OpenType which degrades in windows
Desktop Use Yes - Desktop OpenType are available No - web font only
Domains Unlimited 1-Unlimited
Font Hosting Your own server License provider's servers
Tracking No tracking scripts required Tracking scripts are required
Limitations None* Selection, number of domains, number of fonts per domain, pageviews, SSL support

*Web Font Limits

All of the families offered on Fontspring can be purchased for unlimited use on websites you own. Some foundries offer licenses limited by pageviews for average, and above average websites. Fontspring does not require any tracking scripts to be installed with the web fonts. All our web fonts are available with unlimited licenses, and all of our licenses are perpetual. Pageview limits start at half a million... which is so high it won't apply to 99% of websites. If they do apply to your website, you can purchase a higher limit, or an unlimited license. Limits can be adjusted in your cart. If you aren't sure what pageviews are, or what limit you should purchase, you can read our pageviews FAQs. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions.

Browser Font Support

Fontspring delivers TrueType, WOFF, EOT and SVG fonts for use on the web. When combined in a @font-face declaration, you can target all the browsers listed below.

  • Internet Explorer 5+
  • Firefox 3.5+
  • Safari 3.1+
  • Chrome 6+
  • Opera 10+
  • iOS Safari
  • Android 2.2+
  • Blackberry OS 6

Web Font Packages

If you purchase a web font license, you will receive a special web-ready package that has all the formats and code you need to target all major browsers. Each set includes:

  • stylesheet.css - Prebuilt @font-face declaration with recommended syntax.
  • demo.html - A brief page showing how the font works in an HTML page.
  • TTF WebOnly™ TrueType Font - A real TTF but disabled for desktop use.
  • WOFF Font - The emerging standard format.
  • EOT Font - Targets Internet Explorer.
  • SVG Font - Targets Webkit Mobile platforms including iPhone and iPad.

If you need help installing your web fonts, visit our help section.

Glyph Range

Web fonts can be downloaded in a variety of language packs. Our current system will peek into a font and determine which languages the font supports. If it finds a match, you will be able to download it. You can also browse fonts by language.

Font Rendering Quality

All the web fonts we offer have been auto-hinted for quality rendering. This specifically applies to Windows browsers which require fonts to be hinted. Unhinted fonts may look jagged or blurry. Each font family page has a web font demo tab that shows the actual web font embedded in the page. You can use this to preview in various browsers before you purchase.

Web Font License

Most of our Web font licenses are identical. If they aren't, they have the same nuts and bolts. Each font family page has a license tab that shows the actual licenses for the Foundry. Below is a link to a typical web font license. If you have other usages that you don’t think are covered, contact us, we can negotiate custom licenses for your needs.

Read License E

Fontspring Web Fonts License FAQs

Yes Can I embed the webfonts with base64 technology?
Yes Can I embed webfonts in my clients websites with one license?