Web Fonts from Fontspring

Web Fonts Unchained... no subscriptions, no tracking scripts, fully optimized web fonts

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. Most of our web fonts are available with unlimited licenses, and all of our licenses are perpetual.

In A Nutshell

A web font license allows you to embed font files into your CSS code. When a user accesses your website, their web browser will automatically download your embedded fonts temporarily for them to use. We will provide you will instructions and special files that are tuned specifically for the web. Web font licenses are limited by monthly “pageviews”, which is a unit used to measure traffic to your web pages. Pageview limits can be adjust in your shopping cart if needed. The total pageviews per month of all your websites must be less than the pageview limit you purchased. Limits can be upgraded later.
 
All of Fontspring licenses are perpetual, which means you pay once and use it forever. Fontspring does not require you to install any cumbersome pageview tracking scripts. We trust you.

@font-face

You can embed the font in your HTML/CSS allowing your viewers to see your custom typography even if they don't have the font installed on their computer. We provide you with all the files you need and embedding instructions.

Website Embedding

You can embed the font in your HTML/CSS allowing your viewers to see your custom typography even if they don't have the font installed on their computer. We will provide you with all the files you need and embedding instructions.

What Are Webfonts?

 
Webfonts Unchained

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.

Why Buy From Fontspring?

Worry Free

We go through every font license and flag any onerous requirements so you don't have to. A Worry-Free badge guarantees that the font license covers the most common rights and uses a typical designer would expect. Now you can browse fonts without your lawyer.

Fair Fonts

Fontspring loves our customers and our font designers. And we love customers who love font designers. We pay the highest royalty rates (70%) to our designers and our affiliates (17%). Buy your fonts from us and know that the people who deserve it are getting the largest cut of the sale.

Try Then Buy

Many of our fonts now have free demo versions. These demo fonts are fully installable versions of the font with a reduced character set. You can try the font in any program for testing and comping.

Kick-Ass Support

Expert licensing and troubleshooting assistance is only a chat, email or phone call away. We pride ourselves on the support we provide. And if we fail to live up to your satisfaction, we will give you your money back.

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

The Nitty Gritty

*Web Font Limits

Nearly 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 website traffic. Fontspring does not require any tracking scripts to be installed with the web fonts. Nearly all of our web fonts are available with unlimited licenses, and all of our licenses are perpetual. Most of our pageview limits start at half a million... which is so high it won't apply to a majority of websites. If your website recieves more than 500,000 pageviews per month, 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/WOFF2, 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/WOFF2 Fonts - 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

YES Can I embed the web fonts with base64 technology?
YES Can I embed web fonts in my clients websites with one license?
YES Can I embed the web fonts on more than one domain?

John Giardiniere

Custom Font License Extraordinaire

John eats, drinks and breathes font licenses. There is no question too big or too small for him. If John can't answer it, he has a great relationship with all our font designers. He'll have the answer in a jiffy.

(302) 479-7922

support@fontspring.com

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