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Like it or not, Impact is now associated with image macros and memes throughout the web. As the Impact font itself is not free to distribute, I was wondering if there were similar fonts available under more permissive licenses? I haven't been able to find one that felt right enough.

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It's not the same design, but League Gothic is a good free bold grotesque sans that may give you the feel you want.

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Thanks! It tuned out to work best for me. –  Mr. S Sep 8 '13 at 19:12

Coda looks very similar to me, however it is much more vertically condensed.

Coda font example

If you un-scrunch it, it looks much more similar:

un-scrunched

Try it out

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The best alternative I know of, that is free for commercial use is Bebas Neue.

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That looks nice, but I'm looking for one that allows for redistribution. Thanks, though! –  Mr. S Aug 31 '13 at 21:07
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Oswald is a good alternative too:

Oswald font

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Oswald appears to be another revival of the same typeface as League Gothic, but in a less finished state (some of the stroke widths are uneven and non-symmetical, see "g", "s", "$", and "&"). In fact that uneven "s" is quite bad - once you've seen it, you can't un-see it. –  thomasrutter Sep 4 '13 at 1:13

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