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20 Best Free and Paid Number Fonts for UI/UX Designers

2020-08-06
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Fonts are an essential part of visual design. When designers select a font for their projects, they want to ensure that the font will help them create good usability for their users. However, fonts can work not only for text blocks but also for numbers. Designers want to use number fonts for cases like displaying digital clocks, currency exchange rates, or score information. In this article, I will review ten excellent free number fonts, ten paid number fonts, and three rules to follow when selecting number fonts for your project. 

10 Best free number fonts

1. Roboto

by Christian Robertson

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Christian describes Roboto as a font that has a dual nature. It has a mechanical skeleton, and the forms are largely geometric. But at the same time, the font features friendly and open curves. It’s a versatile font that can be used in various types of products.

Roboto font

Roboto font

2. Open Sans

by Steve Matteson

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Open Sans has a friendly appearance. It was optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces, and has excellent legibility.

Open Sans font

Open Sans font 

3. Numberpile

by Typodermic

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Numberpile is a very elegant number font that can be used in various contexts—from business to entertainment. Its origins are an enigma wrapped within a riddle. This design will make a fine addition to your product aesthetics.

Numberpile font

Numberpile font

 

4. Handwritingg

by Samantha Ranlet 

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Handwritingg is a nice font that can convey the feeling of handwritten letters. Good for interfaces that want to create a sense of hand-made design. This font is free for personal use, but if you plan to use it for commercial purposes, you need to donate $5. 

Handwritingg font

Handwritingg font

5. The Black Bloc

by Exclamachine Type Foundry
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The Black Bloc is a good option for designers who want to create an unusual yet lovely look.  

The Black Bloc font

The Black Bloc font

6. Crass Roots OFL

by Exclamachine Type Foundry

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You might want to use Cras Roots when you want to convey a military look in your design. Note that this font is released under the SIL Open Font License, not GPL.

Crass Roots OFL font

Crass Roots OFL font

7. 04b_08 

By 04

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This is a perfect font for game designers who want to convey old pixelated-looks in their products. 

04b_08 font

 04b_08 font

8. Crimson Text

by Sebastian Kosch
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Crimson Text is a font family for book production in the tradition of beautiful old fashioned typefaces. It was inspired by the works of Jan Tschichold, Robert Slimbach, and Jonathan Hoefler.

Crimson Text font

Crimson Text font

9. Lobster

by Impallari Type

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Creators of Lobster searched for the best possible variation of each letter. Below you can see the results of their work. It’s a nice and elegant font.

 Lobster font

Lobster font

10. Antic Slab

by Santiago Orozco 
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Antic Slab was designed for use in the headlines of newspapers and magazines. It helps designers to create rhythmic and dynamic typography in their works.

Antic Slab font


Antic Slab font

 

10 Paid number fonts

1. Sport Numbers

by Gerald Gallo

Price: 18.99 Euro

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If you’re designing a product with a strong focus on sport, then you should consider Sport Numbers. Sport Numbers is an excellent font for digital scoreboards. 

 Sport Numbers font 

 

Sport Numbers font

 

2. Numbers3 Shadow

by Intellecta Design

Price $4.00

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Numbers3 Shadow font relies on heavy shadows to give more visual weight to numbers. This font can be used to prioritize some important numerical information in your UI.  

Numbers3 Shadow font

Numbers3 Shadow font

3. Numbers with Rings Digital

by Typodermic

Price: $19.00
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Do you want to convey a purely-digital feel in your interface? If the answer is yes, then you need to try Numbers with Rings Digital. This font conveys the feeling of digital watches. 

Numbers with Rings Digital font

Numbers with Rings Digital font

4. Square Numbers

by Masterfont

Price: $59

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Square Numbers can be an excellent choice for business apps. The font has good legibility—all characters are easily digestible. 

Square Numbers font

Square Numbers font

5. Clement Numbers

by Impllary Type

Price $10

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The author describes this font as “a unique set of numbers rescued from a forgotten 1838 Type Specimen Book issued by the Fonderie Clement, Bruxelles.” It’s a nice-looking but slightly old fashioned font. 

Impllary Type font

Impllary Type font

6. Numbers Font

by Threz 

Price $6

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This font was designed in a retro/funky style. It’s a good option for anyone who wants to convey 80s aesthetics. 

Numbers Font font

 Numbers Font font

7. Vintage Number

by Jackrabbit Creative

Price $5

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This font is perfect for giving a handmade vintage flair to any project involving numerals.

Vintage Number font

 Vintage Number font

8. Gamble

by Anna

Price $12

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This is a vintage gothic font in retro style drawing. It's a good option for anyone who wants to convey a chalkboard feel. 

Gamble font

 Gamble font

9. Supr fly numerical set

by Brandon Moore

Price $10

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This font was inspired by fonts found on the underside of a 1929 Davis D-1 airplane’s wings in the Wayne County Historical Museum of Richmond, Indiana.

Supr fly numerical set

Supr fly numerical set

10. Yuma

by Drew Melton

Price $9

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These numerals are made up of heavy slabs contrasted by graceful curves based on the classic western film, 3:10 to Yuma.

Yuma font

Yuma font

3 Tips on how to choose a number fonts for your design

When you select number fonts, ensure that the number font you want to use:

1. Look good both on small and large screens

The font you select should scale well and has great readability both on the large TV screens and tiny screens of mobile devices. Each character should be clearly distinguishable. 

2. Look good both on light and dark backgrounds

The font should cause any legibility and readability problems for users who prefer to choose a dark mode in their app. 

3. Works well with existing fonts 

The number font you choose should work well with other fonts that you use in your design. Your goal is to create a UI that will look well-balanced. Thus, at the time when you select a number font, you need to try it and see whether the overall design looks from an aesthetic point of view. The number font should create an impression of an essential ingredient of design. 

Nick Babich

UX architect and writer who's passionate about user experience.

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