List of typefaces

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This is a list of typefaces, which are separated into groups by distinct artistic differences. The list includes typefaces that have articles or that are referenced. Superfamilies that fall under more than one category have an asterisk (*) after their name.


Slab serif[edit]





Brush scripts[edit]



Other script[edit]



  • Baloo for Devanagari (Hindi and other north Indian languages)
  • Baloo Bhai for Gujarati
  • Baloo Bhaijaan for Urdu
  • Baloo Bhaina for Oriya
  • Baloo Chettan for Malayalam
  • Baloo Da for Bengali
  • Baloo Paaji for Gurumukhi
  • Baloo Tamma for Kannada
  • Baloo Tammudu for Telugu
  • Baloo Thambi for Tamil
  • Latin (extended including: "Latin 2" for eastern Europe, Turkish, and Vietnamese)[6]
  • Arabic[6] (extended character set covering Urdu, Pashto, Kurdish, and others)
  • and other alphabets: Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Thai.[6]

Unicode fonts[edit]

A Unicode font is a computer font that maps glyphs to code points defined in the Unicode Standard.[8] The vast majority of modern computer fonts use Unicode mappings, even those fonts which only include glyphs for a single writing system, or even only support the basic Latin alphabet. Fonts which support a wide range of Unicode scripts and Unicode symbols are sometimes referred to as "pan-Unicode fonts", although as the maximum number of glyphs that can be defined in a TrueType font is restricted to 65,535, it is not possible for a single font to provide individual glyphs for all defined Unicode characters (149,813 characters, with Unicode 15.1). This article lists some widely used Unicode fonts (shipped with an operating system or produced by a well-known commercial font company) that support a comparatively large number and broad range of Unicode characters.

This list of more comprehensive Unicode fonts, including open-source Unicode typefaces, showing the number of characters/glyphs included for the released version, and also showing font's license type:

  • Alphabetum (shareware, includes a few SMP character blocks. Over 5,490 characters in version 9.00)
  • Arial Unicode MS (distributed along with Microsoft Office (2002XP, 2003). only supports up to Unicode 2.0. Contains 50,377 glyphs (38,917 characters) in v1.01.)
  • Batang and Gungsuh, a serif and monospace/gothic font, respectively; both with 20,609 Latin/Cyrillic/CJK glyphs in version 2.11. Distributed with Microsoft Office.
  • Bitstream Cyberbit (free for non-commercial use. 29,934 glyphs in v2.0-beta.)
  • Bitstream Vera (free/open source, limited coverage with 300 glyphs, DejaVu fonts extend Bitstream Vera with thousands of glyphs)
  • Charis SIL (free/open source, over 4,600 glyphs in v4.114)
  • Code2000 (shareware Unicode font; supports the entire BMP. 63,888 glyphs in v1.15. Abandoned.)
  • DejaVu fonts (free/open source, "DejaVu Sans" includes 3,471 glyphs and 2,558 kerning pairs in v2.6)
  • Doulos SIL (free/open source, designed for IPA, 3,083 glyphs in v4.014.)
  • EB Garamond (free/open source, includes 3,218 glyphs in 2017)
  • Everson Mono (also known as, Everson Mono Unicode. Shareware; contains all non-CJK characters. 4,899 glyphs in Macromedia Fontographer v4.1.3 2003-02-13.)
  • Fallback font (freeware fallback font for Windows)
  • Free UCS Outline Fonts aka FreeFont (free/open source, "FreeSerif" includes 3,914 glyphs in v1.52, MES-1 compliant)
  • Gentium (free/open source, "Gentium Plus" includes over 5,500 glyphs in November 2010)
  • GNU Unifont (free/open source, bitmapped glyphs are inclusive as defined in unicode-5.1 only)
  • Georgia Ref (also distributed under the name "MS Reference Serif," extension of the Georgia typeface)
  • Gulim/New Gulim and Dotum, rounded sans-serif and non-rounded sans-serif respectively, (distributed with Microsoft Office 2000. wide range of CJK (Korean) characters. 49,284 glyphs in v3.10.)
  • Junicode (free; includes many obsolete scripts, intended for mediævalists. 2,235 glyphs in v0.6.12.)
  • Kurinto Font Folio (open source (OFL), pan-Unicode, 21 typefaces, 506 fonts; v2.196 (July 26, 2020) has coverage of most of Unicode v12.1 plus many auxiliary scripts including the UCSUR)
  • LastResort (fallback font covering all 17 Unicode planes, included with Mac OS 8.5 and up)
  • Lucida Grande (Unicode font included with macOS; includes 1,266 glyphs)*
  • Lucida Sans Unicode (included in more recent Microsoft Windows versions; only supports ISO 8859-x characters. 1,776 glyphs in v2.00.)*
  • MS Gothic (distributed with Microsoft Office, 14,965 glyphs in v2.30)
  • MS Mincho (distributed with Microsoft Office, 14,965 glyphs in v2.30)
  • Nimbus Sans Global
  • Noto, a family of fonts designed by Google: nearly 64,000 glyphs as of 2018.
  • PragmataPro, a modular monospaced font family designed by Fabrizio Schiavi, Regular version includes more than 7000 glyphs
  • Squarish Sans CT v0.10 (1,756 glyphs; Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and more)
  • STIX (especially mathematics, symbols and Greek, see also XITS)
  • Titus Cyberbit Basic (free; updated version of Cyberbit. 9,779 glyphs in v3.0, 2000.)
  • Verdana Ref (also distributed under the name "MS Reference Sans Serif," extension of the Verdana typeface)
  • XITS (especially mathematics, symbols and Greek)

Dingbat/Symbol fonts[edit]

Display/Decorative fonts[edit]

Ethnic fonts[edit]


Typefaces with an asterisk(*) after their name are part of a superfamily that belongs to multiple categories.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Aldhabi – Typography".
  2. ^ "Arial font family – Typography".
  3. ^ "What is Special About Awami Nastaliq? – Awami Nastaliq".
  4. ^ a b "Google Noto Fonts". Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  5. ^ Harling, Robert (1978). The Letter Forms and Type Designs of Eric Gill. Boston, MA: Eva Svensson and David R. Godine. ISBN 0-87923-200-5.
  6. ^ a b c d "Tahoma font family – Typography". Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Urdu Typesetting font family – Typography".
  8. ^ "Fonts and keyboards". Unicode Consortium. 28 June 2017. Archived from the original on 18 October 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.