Matrix of fonts bundled with Mac and Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. The matrix is available for download.
The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer’s life easier. There's no submit buttons. The text is automatically applied to preview pane as you type.
FontStruct is a free font-building tool sponsored by the world's leading retailer of digital type, FontShop. Once you're done building, FontStruct generates high-quality TrueType fonts, ready to use in any Mac or Windows application.
CSS Type Set is a hands-on typography tool allowing designers to interactively test and learn how to style their web content.
Typechart lets you flip through, preview and compare web typography while retrieving the CSS. Previews captured in Mac OSX 10.5 and Windows Vista.
Colour Contrast Check
The Colour Contrast Check Tool allows to specify a foreground and a background colour and determine if they provide enough of a contrast "when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen".
STC Font Browser is a free online flash application that allows you to preview the fonts active on your system.
Tip: You can use up-down arrows and keyboard letters to quickly browse through your fonts.
The Web Font Combinator
This tool has been built to allow previewing of font combinations in a fast, browser-based manner.
Preview text in all your popular fonts. Type in the word you want to see and instantly view it set in the typefaces on your computer.
Seen a font in use and want to know what it is? Submit an image to WhatTheFont to find the closest matches in our database. The number of characters in your scanned image makes a significant difference in the accuracy of the search results
Find a font by name or identify a font by answering questions about its appearance. Welcome to Identifont, the largest independent directory of typefaces on the Internet. Identify a typeface by answering a series of questions.
Linotype Font Identifier
Answer a few simple questions and the artificial intelligence of the FontIdentifier will help you find your font.