Century Gothic Web Font Alternatives

By Gabriel Harper Posted in

Century Gothic is one of the most popular and appealing modern sans-serif fonts. Sadly this gorgeous geometric font doesn’t have a free Web font alternative. Fortunately for us Web designers, there are some great Web fonts similar to Century Gothic that we can fall back on.

centurygothicIf you’re determined to use Century Gothic and not just a similar font, the best approach is to use a font stack that uses Century Gothic if it’s installed on the client’s computer. To do this, we just use a font stack with Century Gothic on top, and then we can add our Web font alternatives in case it’s not available.

Of course, keep in mind that every additional web font you’re loading is another resource the client needs to download, even if they never use it.

Here’s a Century Gothic font stack to use for starters:

font-family: "Century Gothic","Apple Gothic",AppleGothic,"URW Gothic L","Avant Garde",Futura,sans-serif;

And now, some web font alternatives similar to Century Gothic:

Didact Gothic

Despite a slightly more condensed character set, Didact Gothic is still a decent alternative to Century Gothic. You can get the Didact Gothic font kit for free on Google Web Fonts:


Questrial is a free Web font authored by Joe Prince. You can get Questrial for free on Google Web Fonts:


Muli is a minimilast sans-serif font similar to Century Gothic. You can access Muli on Google Web Fonts:

Futura PT

Not an exact replacement for Century Gothic, and not free, but still a great looking geometric font that can replace Century Gothic in a pinch. Futura PT is available on Adobe TypeKit:

What fonts are you using to replace Century Gothic? Please share your suggestions or personal favorite in the comments section below!

About The Author

Gabriel Harper

Gabe is the owner and founder of Intavant, and contributes to Intavant Blog regularly with his expertise in design, development & business.

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