I'm looking for a rounded font similar to Quicksand, but I want to have a capital "I" that is distinguished from the lowercase "l", which means I need bars. I've found a font that does the job (Monosten), but unfortunately it's not free. I was wondering if there's a similar font to these two which is free and has this particular characteristic for the "I"?

Edit: I'm looking for a sans serif font in particular. I really like the look of Quicksand, but I was hoping to find one that just had the addition on the "I" as well.

  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. There are keywords you could search for - "monopaced, sans, rounded". Not saying you will find one, but if Monostem is the right kind of font, then these key words apply to that font. – Billy Kerr Oct 5 '20 at 16:55
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    After a quick search I found Courier Sans Prime, which is free, and has a SIL Open Font License v1.10. – Billy Kerr Oct 5 '20 at 17:05
  • @BillyKerr I think your suggestion of Courier Sans Prime is very close to what I'm hoping for. If you add it as an answer, I will accept it! – Germ Oct 5 '20 at 17:56
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    Just be aware Courier is a monospaced font family, which may or may not work for your purpose. – Lucian Oct 5 '20 at 19:00
  • OK, I added it at as an answer. – Billy Kerr Oct 5 '20 at 19:11

You could try Courier Prime Sans, as long as you are aware it is a monospaced font and might not be suitable for everything. It's a free font with a SIL Open Font Licence v1.10.

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When you are looking for a font with a very specific characteristic you might want to try Identifont's "Fonts by Appearance" search.

Here is a link to a search where I chose "No (sans-serif)." to the first question "Do the characters have serifs?", "Not sure" to the following 25 questions and Has serifs/bars. to the 27th question "What style is the upper-case letter 'I'?".

In the right side you can see some suggestions.

You can of course fine-tune your search by answering something different than "Not sure" to the questions. There seems to be more than 100 questions.

  • This is a very good site that I knew must exist, but didn't know where it was. I made some progress in my search using it, but I think Bill Kerr's suggestion of Courier Prime Sans is the best I've seen so far. – Germ Oct 5 '20 at 17:57

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I think Solway is the font that meets all of your needs:

  • A serif capital I
  • rounded
  • free *

*This is not legal advice and I am not a lawyer. Please read the licence carefully.

  • Very close, but not quite what I'm looking for. I'll edit the main post to update my needs, but I guess I'm looking for a sans serif font that just has this edit on the "I". Unfortunately for Solway, it's a serif font so it is messing up the rest of the look I'm going for. – Germ Oct 5 '20 at 15:09

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