I am looking for a free alternative to PT Serif that supports old style number figures, good kerning, and some optional ligatures. I intend to use for personal usage in an academic blog.


I'd probably go with Merriweather. It's a serif Google font that has 8 weights and old style figures.

Fonts Sample Merriweather Download it here


Stix 2 Text is excellent. It has all the normal number styles as well as small caps and ligatures, and a very suitable build for onscreen display.

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