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OpenType:
Best for desktop publishing and is the most full-featured font format (although OT-savvy apps such as InDesign are required to access advanced typographic control).

Office:
Created for use with Microsoft Office.

Web:
Optimized for use exclusively on web pages. Self-hosted or hosted through Typekit, these fonts are perpetually licensed based on the number of pageviews per month for all sites in an organization using the font.

App+:
For embedding into mobile apps, eBooks, games, editable PDFs, embedded applications, and more. Unlimited usage for the duration of the licensing term.

Favorite Underused Fonts

A FontList

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FontShop Staff

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Alternatives to Common Fonts

FontShop supports typographic diversity. There will always be a place for classic type in contemporary design, and it’s safe and easy to rely on the same old standards, but using type that is underused is often the best way to stand out in an increasingly crowded and homogeneous design landscape.

With that in mind, we hope to lift the curtain on a few of the many interesting, usable, well-made typefaces beyond those standbys we all know and love. In addition to our staff recommended alternatives to common fonts, we’re asking our Twitter followers for the typefaces they wish they would see more often. Here are the results.

Click the “Reset” button below to see all the fonts in the same sample text at the same size. Or input your own sample text.

Learn more about many of these typefaces and see samples in our Favorite Underused Typefaces newsletter »

 
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