Thousands of fonts have been released under the SIL Open Font License. There are some good sources for OFL fonts. Over the past few years there have been many notable OFL font projects. A selection of these is featured below to illustrate the breadth of people, organizations, and companies that use or produce OFL fonts. We have also listed a few more fonts that may be of interest. You can also search for more fonts.
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A few examples of where to get OFL fonts
The original OFL fonts, supporting hundreds of writing systems that use over twenty scripts. From SIL’s WSTech (Writing Systems Technology) team.
High-performance, global webfont service that also provides fonts for download for self-hosting, desktop use and app bundling. Excellent technical quality and supported by a talented team.
Webfont subscription service from a major design and graphics company, with a special section for open fonts.
Some of the many useful and notable OFL projects
Victor Gaultney, SIL International
The first OFL font, designed to enable the diverse ethnic groups around the world who use the Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts to produce readable, high-quality publications.
Steve Matteson and many others, Google/Monotype
Harmonized collection of high-quality fonts with multiple weights and widths in sans, serif, mono, and other styles. Includes fonts for nearly all of the world’s writing systems.
Irene Vlachou, Veronika Burian, Vera Evstafieva, José Scaglione, TypeTogether
Variable font family for digital text. Originally created as the brand typeface for Google Play Books but greatly expanded since then.
Paul D. Hunt, Adobe
Designed for user interfaces but useful for a broad range of uses, including extended text. A meticulously engineered and effective range of fonts from ExtraLight to Black.
Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan, Pieter van Rosmalen and many others, Bold Monday/IBM
Rich and clear superfamily with four subfamilies, eight weights, two styles, and support for seven scripts.
Khaled Hosny, Aliftype
Elegant revival of a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for typesetting books and other running text. Derivatives and modification encouraged.
George W. Nuss III and SIL designers, SIL International
Warsh-style family designed to suit the needs of languages using the Arabic script in West Africa. Extensive OpenType features that cover languages even in other parts of the world.
Meir Sadan, Google Fonts
Open source version of David Hebrew, based on Helen Brandshaft’s modern digitisation of the original pivotal Hebrew typeface by Ismar David.
Fiona Ross, John Hudson, Fernando Mello and others, Tiro Typeworks
High-quality designs for eight Indian writing systems with more to follow. Based on deep knowledge of typographic traditions but expressed for a modern technical context.
Debbi Hosken, Becca Hirsbrunner Spalinger, SIL International
Multi-weight family that supports the many diverse languages that use the Myanmar script through sophisticated OpenType features and alternate language-specific forms.
Aaron Bell, Saja Typeworks/Microsoft
The default monospace font for Windows Terminal, Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio.
Ross Mills, John Hudson and others, STI Pub
Comprehensive set of fonts that serve the mathematical, scientific, engineering and technical community.
Sol Matas, Google Fonts
Slab-serif based on a hidden pixel grid that gives it high clarity and makes it ideal for web use. Includes Latin, Cyrillic and Devanagari.
Chris Harvey and Noto designers, FirstVoices/British Columbia
Noto derivative with specific coverage for special characters and syllabics found in Indigenous Languages in British Columbia.
Alexis Faudot, Rafael Ribas, ANRT
Wide range of typefaces based on those cut in Germany, Italy and France in the fifteenth century and which are neither Blackletter nor Roman.
A few more fonts that may be of interest from creators across the community
Other designers, engineers, and companies that have produced fonts released under the OFL, in no particular order:
- Fred Shallcrass from Frere Jones Type designed Intel One Mono, a monospace font designed for legibility - commissioned by Intel
- Degarism designed Mona Sans and Hubot Sans, two variable fonts: a grotesque and its more geometric companion - commissioned by GitHub
- Just Van Rossum and Arthur Reinders Folmer designed Nabla, an isometric COLRv1 font - commissioned by Typearture
- Morisawa produced BIZ UDGothic and BIZ UDMincho, a set of education, legibility and readability-oriented fonts with support for Japanese and Latin - commissioned by Google
- Stephen Nixon from Arrowtype designed Recursive, a variable monospace font - commissioned by Google
- Borna Izadpanah, Alice Savoie and Simon Cozens designed Gulzar, a contemporary Urdu Nasta’liq typeface - commissioned by Google
- Thomas Phinney designed Science Gothic, a revival of Morris Fuller Benton’s Bank Gothic for ATF - commissioned by Google
- JetBrains released JetBrains Mono, a monospace font for developers
- ENAC and intactile DESIGN created B621, a high-legibility font for airplane avionics interfaces - commissioned by Airbus
- Black[Foundry] designed Inria Sans, a branding font
- Production Type designed Spectral, a screen-optimized reading font for Google Workspace - commissioned by Google
- Typotheque designed Zilla Slab, a branding font - commissioned by Mozilla
- Erik Spiekerman and Ralph du Carrois designed Fira Sans and Fira Mono, a system font for FirefoxOS - commissioned by Mozilla
- Rasmus Andersson designed Inter, a variable font with a focus on legibility
- Charles Daoud, Coppers and Brasses, Alexandre Saumier Demers, Jacques Le Bailly designed Radio-Canada, a branding font, commissioned by Radio Canada
- Jeremy Tribby designed Barlow, commissioned by the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
- Khaled Hosny created Libertinus, a derivative from Linux Libertine and Linux Biolinum by Philip H. Poll, then with Caleb McLennan as maintainer - a Times New Roman inspired font family
- Aaron Bell from Saja TypeWorks designed Selawik, an open font replacement for Segoe UI - commissioned by Microsoft
- DJR (David Jonathan Ross) designed Bungee, a layered and vertical signage color font - commissioned by Google
- Rosetta Type produced Yrsa and Rasa, companion fonts with Latin (with emphasis on supporting Central and Eastern European languages) and Gujarati support - commissioned by Google
- Steinberg Media released Bravura, a music typesetting font using the W3C Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL) standard
- Chester Jenkins designed Cooper Hewitt, a branding font for the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
- Pooja Saxena from MatraType designed Cambay, a font with Devanagari support designed to match Cantarell’s Latin by Dave Crossland - commissioned by Google
- Jens Kutilek designed Sudo, a coding and terminal font
- Frank Grießhammer and Robert Slimbach from Adobe Type designed Source Serif, a serif counterpart to Source Sans - commissioned by Adobe
- Ryoko Nishizuka and Ken Lunde designed Source Han Sans and Source Han Serif (Noto Sans CJK and Noto Serif CJK have the same origins), a pan-CJK font family also available with region-specific variants - commissioned by Google and Adobe
- Andrea Herstowski, Ben Hoepner and Jeremy Shellhorn designed National Park, a digital revival of the iconic US National Park CNC-produced signs
- Pablo Impallari from ImpallariType designed Lobster, a playful lettering-style font - commissioned by Google
- Ed Trager, Danh Hong, Theppitak Karoonboonyanan, Anousak Souphavanh and Andrew Cunningham designed Haripunchai, a font to support the Tai Tham script
- Michael Everson from Evertype produced Dukor and Wakor, two derivative fonts with support for the Vai script
- Andrey V. Panov produced Computer Modern Unicode based on Computer Modern by Don Knuth, a font with Unicode support and a larger character set
- Raph Levien designed Inconsolata, a monospace font for the terminal and for coding - commissioned by TUG and Google
- The Greek Font Society designed various historical revivals of classical designs
- Dennis Moyogo Jacquerye designed Moléngo, a sans-serif font designed to be used in documents but also for screen display with support for African and pre-composed characters
- Dan Reynolds and Matthieu Réguer designed Martel and Biryani, two fonts with support for the Devanagari script - commissioned by Google
- Jan Gerber (Yanone) designed Kaffeesatz, a playful font inspired by coffee packaging designs - later updates commissioned by Google
- Santhosh Thottingal designed Chilanka, a handwriting style Malayalam font - commissioned by SMC (Swathanthra Malayalam Computing)
- Wei Huang designed Work Sans, an early Grotesque revival optimized for the screen - commissioned by Google
- Ben Weiner designed Rollout, a blocky sans-serif
- Nathan Willis designed News Cycle, a revival of News Gothic from ATF
- Łukasz Dziedzic and Adam Twardoch designed Lato, a sleek sans-serif with classical proportions, with support for 100+ Latin-based languages, 50+ Cyrillic-based languages as well as Greek and IPA phonetics
- Ralk Herrmann designed Deutschmeister, a blackletter font family originally released during the 1920s and 1930s by the Ludwig Wagner foundry, crowdfunded on Kickstarter
- Peter Baker designed Elstob, a variable font for medievalists
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