Not two fonts are alike. In Alternatype, we don't offer free clones from commercial fonts, but you will find very similar alternatives that can work just as well for the same project if you cannot afford to pay a commercial license.
Each font that we insert into our database is carefully manually analyzed so that it can be an alternative as reliable as possible to its commercial equivalent. Only this way, we make sure that the fonts we provide are totally free (if you find any restriction of use, please let us know to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will remove the font immediately). Some fonts are more similar than others, but you will always find the recommended option marked with an icon heart as "Best Match!"
Of course, Alternatype is a project born to prevent font piracy, our Monotype desktop license allow us to generate images (.jpg, .gif etc) with fonts including in its great library, this way you can compare for yourself the degree of similarity they have with their commercial equivalents.
We would love it! Alternatype wants to help designers save time when searching for free fonts. If you think you have some free fonts that look similar to a commercial equivalent and you want to contribute to expand Alternatype's data base, please write to email@example.com.
Alternatype is a project created by passionate people, who dedicates a lot of time and energy to make it a reality and any help or support is more than welcome. Additionally, we forecast financial contributions from advertising which will help us to continue improving the project.