6,760 Fonts
Fonts
Description:

The Absolute Fonts Archive created a page that will let you download many fonts one at a time, or for a fee you can download them all as a zip file.

Upon careful inspection of their site I found a multitude of corrupted font files. After removing all the corrupted files I was left with 6,760 fonts. I have chosen to turn them into a tarball and offer them as a free download.
Last changelog:

7 years ago

Previously a perl script was available here for download, but as I am now hosting the fonts myself, it is no longer necessary.

If you are on a dial-up connection try using a program like kget to download them, in case there is a disconnect.

thearch

8 years ago

Why don't you create the torrent yourself?

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gilbertemano

9 years ago

Hello friend

it would be nice if you upload your file as a torrent so the download speeds would increase..same time, its good if this becomes a torrent,..

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64digits

9 years ago

I am willing to seed this torrent if you would like!

-Ian

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elnetotaca69

9 years ago

after the nightmare i had installing the 6 thousand and something fonts, this works way much better, i love them

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ThinkPader

10 years ago

The list is sorted according to alphabetical order, it's not a Top 50 list, however it's a Best 50 list, with Maximal Beasts ranking number one, enjoy :

911 Porscha
As seen on TV Skew
Maximal Beasts
Mechanic
Mepis Phat
New Brilliant
New Detroit
New Horizons
Nu School Militia
Omicron Zeta Pressed
Omni Girl
Outer Limit Solid Extended
Peon
Perfect Pixel
Phutura
Pind
PixelPerfect
pornohouse
Qswitch Ax
Radioaktivitet
Radioland
Rave
Ravefire 2.0
Rubbed
Saved By Zero
Sci Fied
Shazbot
SirClive
Sonic Superpowers
Space Frigate
Square Unique
Star Down
Stasmic
Tele Marines
Thundergod II
TR-909
TrapperJohn
Truck Transmission
Tycho
Ultra 911
Unispace
Univox
Usuzi
Wide Glide
Xenotron
Zekton
Zeroes
Zero Threes

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ThinkPader

10 years ago

Nice package, I can't beleive that I have that many fonts right now on my main system to choose from :D

Oh BTW that Maximal Beasts font kicks ass bigtime :)

Thanks Alot for going through the effort of making this package available for everyone over here !

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lobais

11 years ago

I looked through all the fonts, and cooked it down to about 30. That really took some time!
Lots of them look exactly the same.

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SeanParsons

11 years ago

Which 30 did you choose? Theres about forty that I use on a semi-regular basis. I'ld like to try and gather the best 50 and offer them in a seperate tarball and maybe as an easy to install DEB file.

If you want, you can look up my email in my profile.

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Campland

11 years ago

man that is a lot of fonts, after untaring them it took for ever to just look and see what was in folder, i don't think i'll ever have to down load another font as long as i live

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reyneke

11 years ago

Hey, guys.
Just wanted to mention that installing that ammount of fonts really slows down the KDE startup.

Cheers,
rey.

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angrykeyboarder

11 years ago

That's pretty much a given. Anyone would be nuts to install that many fonts at once.

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Fearan

11 years ago

you mean to tell me that these fonts are dependent on what distro you have? not likely. and if they are, what do i do for ubuntu?

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Fearan

11 years ago

sorry, didn't read your site well enough. i found it!

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cypherpunk

11 years ago

Isnt this slowing down the system a lot? :/

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wolphin

11 years ago

Hi,

How do you install these fonts? Whenever I try to open the folder in Nautilus it crashes (lol), and when I did the following in terminal:
__wolphin@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo cp downloadFonts/ /usr/share/fonts/truetype
cp: omitting directory `downloadFonts/'__

Why does this happen? Thanks,

Wolphin

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peterpan

11 years ago

Try cp -Rv directory

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Fearan

11 years ago

cp -r [folder from] [folder to]

type that, replacing the the 'folder from' and 'to' with your folders and remove the brackets.

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catmandu

12 years ago

Seems like this is just a glorified advertisement link. Sort of like adware when you choose to go after fonts but you wind up at his distro.

But there is a link on his site to some other site for fonts.

The site that he links to below his is to a site designed to make money off the fonts. Even though the price is cheap it is still a money making scheme. These also have nothing to do with kde nor are they the concept of GPL, imho.

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scaliermagi

12 years ago

That's not true. The site offers a free download, but also offers a link to buy the fonts if you can't download a file that big. People do the same with .iso's of linux, for the cost and hassle of burning cd's. There's nothing wrong with making money off of GPL software...you're confusing 'free' as in open source with 'free' as in costing nothing. The truth is, it costs money to host a site, or burn a cd and mail it...

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i3dmaster

11 years ago

I can agree no more.

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penguinpowered

11 years ago

I agree completely. He is offering the fonts free as well as a "pay service" for a more convenient method of obtaining them. There is nothing wrong with that at all, many Linux vendors do the same. He isn't breaking the GPL as, just like Richard Stallman said, "Don't confuse free software with free beer". Free in the GPL sense of the word doesn't mean "without cost" it means "freedom from limitations".

Sorry if it sounds like I'm preaching to the converted or telling you all what you already know but I don't like people using flawed arguments to mock or bash other peoples work.

BTW- The fonts are great and are well worth downloading. Now my OpenOffice.org documents look less sparse and boring. Thanks.

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CGP-Saint-OP

12 years ago

That rocks on so many levels... Now the last problem I face on linux (few fonts :( ) is gone. Great work!

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SeanParsons

12 years ago

Sorry everyone,

The Linux Box was down for awhile. The site is currently being rebuilt and the above link should once again be valid, although not everything on the site is up quite yet.

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v3rb0

12 years ago

now it is ~$8 to download em all in one bundle.

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v3rb0

12 years ago

my bad, found them at http://thelinuxbox.org/files/fonts.tar.gz

but [download] url should be updated :)

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7 years ago

Previously a perl script was available here for download, but as I am now hosting the fonts myself, it is no longer necessary.

If you are on a dial-up connection try using a program like kget to download them, in case there is a disconnect.

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