Tutorial: Register and download free Chinese fonts from Founders Type

Founders Type (方正字库), one of the biggest type foundries in China, has open up registration where you can download their fonts for free for personal and non-commercial use. Below is the step by step tutorial on how to become a member and also how to download a font.


1. First, go to the registration page.

2. Then, choose “designer” as account type as shown below.

3. You will see registration box appears below. You can either register with phone number or email address. Here are the steps of using email address for registration.

4. Once done, you will see success page below with instruction to verify your email address. You should be getting an email from Founders Type. Click on the verification link to continue. Once done, you basically registered an account with them!

Download a font

1. After browsing the font library, you can get the font by clicking the “Get Font” button as shown below.

2. Then go to your cart, and you will see the fonts that you would like to get. You should see the price there is now 0, and then you can click on the pink button to check out.

3. Then you will see the terms of usage. Agree and click on the button below to continue. On the last step, you will click on the pink button again to confirm your order.

4. Once done, you are successfully bought the font for free. You will land on your order history page with fonts that you bought. Just click on the blue link pointed as below to download.

5. Lastly, a popup will show up. Click on the blue link again to start the download. The browser should be started downloading your font now. Once finished, install the font and start using it!

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