Have you ever seen a font on a web site that you thought was neat and you wanted to use yourself but you had no idea what font it was? If so, I found the answer you’ve been looking for. “What the Font” is a site where you can upload an image of text and the site will tell you what font it is. For some reason I think this site just is amazing.

I tried it out with the Les Miserables font (of course) and the site came back with variations of Caslon, which is correct. Once you find the font, the site has links to purchase the font in several different formats. However, knowing the name of the font, you can also just do a regular web search to find free fonts that are very similar. Within just a few minutes I located several free versions of Caslon that would easily pass as the real thing. Very cool.