When it comes to typography and the digital age, things couldn't be more confusing. Between the different foundries and all the licensing, most of the time people don't really know where to turn.
Thankfully, there are some resources out there that are aimed at helping you out.
Font Squirrel is an amazing resource and one that I easy reach for with every project. There are two things that make Font Squirrel great.
Free fonts have met their match. Font Squirrel knows how hard it is to find quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. They have done the hard work, hand-selecting these typefaces and presenting them in an easy-to-use format.
You own the font? You own the rights to use as a web font? Don't have the proper formats? No worries, Font Squirrel's Webfont Generator is the greatest tool next to a bread slicer. Simply upload your fonts and it will process and provide you your fonts in all the necessary font formats.
The missing font generator for your Mac!
FontPrep takes your TTF and OTF font files and generates all of the respective font-formats for the web: WOFF, EOT, and SVG.
FontPrep allows you to take a font with thousands of characters and create a font with 1, 10, 67, 100, or however many glyphs you need. With the subsetter, you can extract a certain character set like Latin or Cyryllic, or you can create your own custom range
FontPrep fires up a server running on port 7500 where you can see what your fonts will look like in production - we call it the FontPrep Playground. Here, you can instantly preview each individual character, scale them, and test various color schemes.
and many many more features ......