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What is the Aldus® font?

Hermann Zapf designed Aldus for the Stempel foundry in 1954 as a companion to his Palatino typefaces. Originally designed as a display typeface, Palatino gained popularity as a text typeface as well. Believing Palatino to be too bold for settings at small point sizes, Zapf designed the lighter weight Aldus to better suit text settings.
The typeface is named for Aldus Manutius, the innovative fifteenth-century Italian printer/publisher.

Aldus® Font families

The Aldus® includes the following font families:

  • Aldus LT Std Roman
  • Aldus LT Std Italic

Aldus® Preview

Here is a preview of how Aldus® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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Is Aldus® a free to download font?

I'm afraid not. Aldus® is not free to download. You will need to pay for it with your hard earn money. Most fonts that we feature on is a premium font. We do have a Free Fonts category where we showcase all of the best free fonts that you can download. Trust me when I say, don't waste your time searching for a free download of Aldus®. You will not find a link anywhere.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Aldus® for free. You might see a few websites that will say "Free Download" of Aldus® font, but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Aldus® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Aldus® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)