I have located most of the sites below with the help of search engines like:
Just a friendly reminder... Remember to backup your font collections from time to time in case of loss on your computer.
Cool Archive Free Fonts (950+) Huge free vault of 1000+ clipart images, 950+ fonts, 4000+ icons, hundreds of animations, buttons, bullets, arrows, bars, html and Photoshop tips, sounds. Plus an online Logo Generator and Button Maker to create your own graphics! http://www.coolarchive.com/fonts.cfm
Create 8 Fonts- We have a large Archive of Freeware, Shareware and Tryout Fonts. We have also Dingbats and Font tools. The Site will be updated weekly and is made in a very special Design. http://www.leuthard.ch/fonts/
DaFont - "Download free and shareware fonts. PC/Mac. You can preview the fonts with your own text straight from the site. You can browse the fonts by themes, by alphabetical order, and preview them with your own text straight from the site before download. Over 3100 fonts! http://www.dafont.com/
FontConnection: The Font Connection is an Award Winning, massive FREE resource for all types of fonts and dingbats. http://www.fontconnection.com/fonts_a.html
Font Freak - Download free fonts Free Fonts -
Download free fonts @ Font Freak; Free True Type Fonts; Font Software;
Free Fonts to Download. http://www.fontfreak.com
Font Go Go - http://www.postmodernvillage.com/fonts.html
Font Thing - Font Organizer The Font Thing is a
freeware program for managing TrueType fonts in Windows 95, Windows 98
and Windows NT 4.0. If you need a free organizer to help you keep your
fonts organized and allow you to use fonts without actually installing
the font. You can load a temporary font in "The Font Thing"
window. I have this and really find it easy to use and very useful! http://members.ozemail.com.au/~scef/tft.html
Fonts for Scrapbooking - This site has fonts that are great to use for your scrapbook journaling. There are quite a few handwriting fonts besides some fun fonts. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Cottage/3119/pageone.htm
NICK's Fonts: http://www.nicksfonts.com/
Pearly Gates Fonts There is an excellent selection of fonts here to use in your scrapbook. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Grove/6997/fonts.html
Pizza Dude Fonts "Bored to death with Times New Roman and Arial? Visit www.pizzadude.dk and enjoy more than 200 FREE fonts!". http://www.pizzadude.dk/fonts.php
Simply the Best Fonts library: Browse through the alphabetical font listings or the font categories to view the available free fonts. Each font has a full preview page with proprietary details. Most fonts are freeware and as such free to use for professional webmasters and hobbyists. If you wish to use them commercially, you may have to register them first. Make sure to see if the font is freeware or shareware. Registration information can always be found in the readme.txt file attached to the font file. http://www.simplythebest.net/fonts/index.html
TypOasis - Fonts By Themes. Century Fonts, By Designers, Dingbats and other catagories. http://www.moorstation.org/typoasis/themes.htm
Remember to backup your fonts you collect!
If you have not installed "The Font Thing" or any other font organizer, this tip might be useful...
If you do not care to install the font, but just want to use it once or twice, drag it onto your desktop after unzipping the downloaded file, open, and minimize it. It will be available as long as it remains opened and in your system tray.
Also another tip:
I closed my Word program if it was already open.
Then I went in to one of my uninstalled font folders and just clicked on a font to open the file (without dragging) and then opened my Word program and it was there to use. Once I closed the font I opened the font was no longer there and changed the font in the word program. So if your making a page topper or journaling, print before closing the font you opened. If you were to save a document. It will not show the font you used unless you opened that one before opening Word.
Hope this all makes sense. To understand any of it, you may have to try these steps yourself. I now like knowing that I can just click on the font and open and can then use it in another program if I opened the program after opening the font file.
Note: FYI...If you do use the Drag method to your desktop to open a font to use. You do need to place it back in your folder you pulled it from if you don't want to keep it on the desktop. Don't send it to the recycle been for you will no longer have the font available.
Speaking about fonts...
IMPORTANT....DO NOT DELETE JUST ANY FONTS FROM YOUR FONT FOLDER TO MAKE ROOM TO ADD OTHERS. THERE ARE CERTAIN FONTS NEEDED TO RUN YOUR WINDOWS PROGRAMS AND IF YOU DELETE THEM IT WILL MESS UP YOUR COMPUTER. YOU CAN SEE THESE CERTAIN FONTS IN YOUR FONT FOLDER. THE ICON IS MARKED WITH A RED "A". DO NOT DELETE THEM!!!!
Also here is an article I saved that was shared by someone else on a list I am on. It is very useful information you will want to read ...
These are font that you do not want to delete. These are fonts that are either used by the operating system or application. Deleting these fonts can cause serious problems for your computer.
Do not delete the following fonts:
Arial Bold (TrueType)
Arial Bold Italic (TrueType)
Arial Italic (TrueType)
Courier 10,12,15 (VGA res)
Courier New (TrueType)
Courier New Bold (TrueType)
Courier New Bold Italic (TrueType)
Courier New Italic (TrueType)
Marlett (Windows 95/98)*
MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res)
MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res)
Small fonts (VGA res)
Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24 (VGA res)
Times New Roman (TrueType) -
Times New Roman Bold (TrueType)
Times New Roman Bold Italic (TrueType)
Times New Roman Italic (TrueType)
Any font with a red A for its icon.
Any font that begins with the letters MS.
*Marlett is a hidden system file and it will not show up in a search,
however, it may show up in your program font lists.
Additionally, some programs have fonts that are required for that
program to display properly. Those fonts that are not listed above
are listed here along
with the program:
Avant Garde Book BT (TrueType)
Avant Garde Oblique BT (TrueType)
Avant Garde Medium BT (TrueType)
Avant Garde Medium Oblique BT (TrueType)
FuturaMedcondBT (Corel's # TT0201M.TTF)
(Also see page 4 of the manual for Windows Draw 6 Print Studio, and
page 27 of the manual for Complete Publisher '99 for a list of fonts
that must be installed for the text styles and templates to appear
(Create-a-card also has fonts that begin with CAC - these can be
removed, however, some of the included projects may not display
Internet Web Browsers
Office 97 (including Outlook 98)
Four fonts that all start with "Quicktype"
Three fonts called Bookshelf Symbols 1-3
Comic Sans and Comic BD
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