FAQs

On this page you can find the most frequently asked questions and their answers. If you are unable to find an answer to your question you may also email us.
Can I use all the fonts in my web site?

Most fonts on this site are freeware, however, some are shareware or linkware. Please review the file included with your download, which includes information on the usage of the fonts. If no information is provided, please use at your own discretion or contact the author.

How do I install a font for Windows?

Before you install any fonts, make sure that all your applications are closed.

Windows 7:

  • Unzip the file that you downloaded. To unzip, right click on the file and choose to “extract” the contents to a folder.
  • Right click on the extract font file and choose the option to install the font.

All other versions of Windows:

  • Unzip the file that you downloaded. To unzip, right click on the file and choose to “extract” the contents to a folder.
  • You should find the .ttf font file(s) inside the folder of the extracted zip file.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel
  • Double-click the Fonts folder.
  • Browse in your hard drive for the fonts you wish to install.
  • Select the fonts (.ttf files) that you want to install and drag them into your fonts folder.

How do I install a font for Mac?

Before you install any fonts, make sure that all your applications are closed.

  • Extract the .sit file that you downloaded using Stuffit Expander.
  • Locate the fonts you want to install inside the extracted sit file.
  • Select the fonts that you want to install.
  • Locate the System Folder and drag and drop the font files into the Fonts folder.
  • If you have the Font Book application, you may wish to install the fonts using Font Book instead.

What’s the font used in the Urban Fonts logo?

It’s called FF DAX WIDE MEDIUM.

Can I use all the fonts for my web site?

Most fonts on this site are freeware, however, some are shareware or linkware. Please review the file included with your download, which includes information on the usage of the fonts. If no information is provided, please use at your own discretion and contact the author.
UrbanFonts assumes no responsibility for the improper use of the fonts provided on its website.

How to use this website?

Click on the links in the main navigation area at the top of the site to access the main areas of this website: Free Fonts, Free Dingbats and Buy Fonts. You can then browse by category or alphabetically. The Our Favorites features hand picked selection of fonts on our site, while the Top 100 Fonts is an automated list of the most downloaded fonts on our site. The Font Blog features news and articles about fonts and typography while the Font Forum is a great place to interact with people interested in fonts.

How do I customize the website and font previews?

You can customize the look of the font previews by typing your own text in the input text field provided in all the font pages, or choose the AsBbCc button to switch to an alphabetical view. The Names button switches your preview back to the name of the font. The colors of the text and background can be easily changed using the built in color picker. The pull down menu lets you choose how many fonts you’d like to have displayed in your page. Note that the more fonts you choose, the slower the page will load. The All Styles option shows the fonts with all the weights provided inside the files. Many fonts only have one style. This option is turned off by default to provide faster loading and browsing of the site.

How can I find a font by name?

Simply type the font name in the search box at the top of the site.

How can I find a font if I don?t know its name?

The websites listed below are useful to find commercial typefaces.

  • What The Font: Upload a scanned or digital image of the font you?re looking for into this website, and an automated system will help you find the closest match.
  • Identifont: This site shows helps you find your font by asking you a series of simple questions about the font that you?re looking for.