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Where can I get a Webfont of "Corbel Light" or a free alternative font for selfhosting?


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Hi,
a client want to have the MS font Corbel Light for the website. I found the font Corbel at Micr*s*fts fonts.com, but not Corbel Light. Does anybody know where to get this, or a free alternative? But only for self hosting the files!

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1 hour ago, fliwire said:

This is Corbel and not Corbel Light. ANd it is TrueType and not Webfonts (woff woff2).

 

2 hours ago, Klenkes said:

Seems to be part of Win-10, inclusive Corbel Light.
An Online converter should provide woff and eot. Or not?

Yes it is part of Win10, but is it legal to use them in a website of a professional freelancer without a license from MS?
A license for Corbel (Webfonts and usage with self hosting) can be bought at www.fonts.com, for example. 

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13 minutes ago, horst said:

Yes it is part of Win10, but is it legal to use them in a website of a professional freelancer without a license from MS?

Oh, you are right!
Then you would go to Microsoft jail, and during shower, if you drop the soap you might find out where the PowerPoints... 😁

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It doesn't look as if Corbel Light is available as a legitimate webfont so honestly you should just explain that to your client.

Since it does come with Windows 10 though then a lot of your website visitors will have it installed natively; So you could just use a font-stack with that at the top and then fall back to something similar for users who won't have it - Helvetica isn't a million miles away on a Mac. It'll involve a bit more testing and tweaking but then you could avoid having to load a web font at all (hooray).

Just looking at Google Fonts then as @fliwire says Nunito isn't bad or Catamaran looks fairly close too.

And just in case you aren't aware of it, the Google Webfonts Helper https://google-webfonts-helper.herokuapp.com/fonts is very handy for grabbing Google Fonts for local hosting.

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2 hours ago, millipedia said:

Since it does come with Windows 10 though then a lot of your website visitors will have it installed natively; So you could just use a font-stack with that at the top and then fall back to something similar for users who won't have it - Helvetica isn't a million miles away on a Mac. It'll involve a bit more testing and tweaking but then you could avoid having to load a web font at all (hooray).

Thats an interesting approach! Thanks.  🙂
And there is this tool that can help a lot by finding alternative fonts for the stack:
https://font-match.netlify.app/

 

@all: Many thanks for the help and thoughts! 🙂

 

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