Squirrel fonts: can't find web font kits anymore

I can’t find the web font kits Squirrel used to have (you know, where they used to have this “package” that contained the stylesheets and everything… now it’s just a plain font download to use with Photoshop and such…)

am I missing something?

thank you…

Hi there maya90,

do you mean the @font-face font generator kit”,
created from a single uploaded .otf or .ttf file?

If so, it is still there…



thank you for your response…

they ask you to upload a font… then it says:

Usage: Click the “Upload Fonts” button, check the agreement and download your fonts.

sound a bit contradictory, no? (click “upload”, then “download”???)

sorry, I don’t get how this is supposed to work…

You upload a .otf or .ttf file, “fontsquirrel” weaves
a little bit of magic and then you download a .zip
file which contains .eot, .svg, .ttf, woff and .woff2
font files, plus a CSS file that may look like this…

/* Generated by Font Squirrel (http://www.fontsquirrel.com) on January 27, 2016 */ @font-face { font-family:'skywing bold italic'; src:url('../fonts/skywingw00-bolditalic-webfont.eot'); src:url('../fonts/skywingw00-bolditalic-webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'), url('../fonts/skywingw00-bolditalic-webfont.woff2') format('woff2'), url('../fonts/skywingw00-bolditalic-webfont.woff') format('woff'), url('../fonts/skywingw00-bolditalic-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'), url('../fonts/skywingw00-bolditalic-webfont.svg#skywingw00-bolditalicregular') format('svg'); font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; }
…and a host of other useful files and information. :sunglasses:

What is it all for?

Well some people like to put “arty farty” fonts on their sites
instead of the regular arial or helvetica.

Also there seems to be a liking for icons which also require
this method.


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Only some fonts have the web font kit attached (depending on the font license). Those that do look like this:

The generator is different, in that you can BYO fonts and get them converted into a web-ready format.

Basically, those which have the “world” icon associated with them:

(So not the middle one in the above examples.)

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Yes, many people think the world of web fonts.

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ok great… thank you Coothead for all your info… will try it…

Ralph, yes I do remember when all fonts used to have this “webfont kit” link… that’s what I was looking for, but I never see it now (maybe the free fonts don’t have it?) certainly here

none of them have it…

thank you…

Hm, my memory is that there have always been some with and some without web fonts, depending on their license.

Most of the “hot” ones for today seem to have the web font option. :slight_smile:

I’m seeing it on quite a few on that page - or you could try https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/list/hot_web specifically for web fonts. (You need to visit the main page for each font to get it, as per @ralphm’s screenshot.)

Turns out my comment above was inaccurate. The “world” icon symbolises the font is licensed for the Web, but some of them only come in one format. If you need the others,
you could use the Font Squirrel generator.

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thank you Ralph…

here, https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/quicksand

it seems they can’t distribute it as a web font, due to licensing issues?

This license does not allow us to redistribute derivative versions of the font without wholesale name changes inside and out of the font…

(I certainly don’t see a link to download entire webfont kit…)
it’s precisely a font like this that I’m looking for…;~)

I downloaded where it says “download OTF”, but it’s not a web font kit…

thank you…

Yes, that’s always been the case with many fonts on FontSquirrel. There are lots of other options, though. Google has a nice range of free fonts, and then there are other paid services like TypeKit that have stunning fonts. Of course, you can buy many other fonts licenses that include web fonts. People put a lot of work into creating a font, so it’s fair enough that you have to pay for most of them.

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thank you Ralph…

so Ralph,

here, https://www.fontsquirrel.com/tools/webfont-generator

what do you upload? folder with all the fonts?
I mean how do you upload all fonts in a folder? (wanted to upload font .zip that I downloaded, but it wouldn’t let me…)

thank you…

Hopelessly vague, isn’t it! I’ve never actually used it, but I assume you upload each font separately.

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