There are loads of free fonts out there, I sometimes use them in my work especially for headings though generally steer clear of them for body copy as they don’t always have a full character set or kern very well. Dafont is one of my favourite free font sites.

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I was looking at Smashing magazine’s article on their free fonts of the month and really like one of the fonts which is available for personal use only. While I appreciate that these fonts have been made for free, I have come across the license “for personal use only” when I was looking for fonts before and have always wondered why they didn’t offer (or openly offer) a paid commercial use. I would be happy to pay a few pounds to use some of these fonts commercially if I wanted them for a job.

What are your thoughts on this?