High quality multilingual fonts at a low price - for professional (non-english) designers with a small budget!
CheapProFonts offers a wide selection of mainly display-fonts with a large character set supporting 65 languages requiring more that the basic A-Z: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian (Lacinka), Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English ;), Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galican, German, Greenlandic, Guarani, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Kashubian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgian, Malagasy, Maltese, Maori, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Saami (Inari), Saami (Lule), Saami (North), Saami (South), Scots (Gaelic), Serbian (latin), Slovak(ian), Slovene, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Ulithian, Walloon, Welsh and Yapese.
What I have done is to team up with several well-known freefont designers, and use their fonts as a starting point to make updated professional quality multilingual Unicode fonts - and then offer them at a very low price and with very generous licensing terms.
All the reworking is done under agreement with the original designers, and they receive royalties from the sales.
It is a bit more work making these fonts than first meets the eye - I do not simply make some generic diacritics, slap them together with the existing letters and generate the fonts. That would be sloppy ;)
First I check the outlines of the existing letters, fixing any bad nodes, often normalizing the spacing and adjusting some glyphs. Then I take a close look at the kerning, improving it where necessary and preparing it for OpenType class kerning. Only when the basic font is OK do I start expanding the character set, always using diacritics that matches the design of the letters - usually all diacritics are totally redesigned. Finally I generate and test the fonts, make graphics and text for their presentation and prepare the files for download.
I hope many “foreign language” users find CheapProFonts a valuable resource for cheap and cheerful display fonts supporting their specific language needs.