ITC Zapf Dingbats

About the font

One of the most widely used dingbat typefaces is ITC Zapf Dingbats. The notable German type designer Hermann Zapf created it in 1978, and the International Typeface Corporation licensed it to use in a variety of products. 

Around 1000 sketches of symbols and signs were created by Zapf in 1977. From the set of ornaments and typographic elements based on the original designs, the ITC selected 360 symbols. In later years, it was known as ITC Zapf Dingbats. 

The dingbats have 205 characters and 2 styles for windows. However, it has 205 glyphs and 2048 units per EM. The dingbats are horizontal, but no kerning yet offers scalability. Additionally, it has no fixed pitch as well. It is only available in one traditional style. You can find this font in two versions: 1.0 and 2.0.


Using this font on your designs and text will give them a crisp look and feel. Modern dingbats designs can be created with this typeface. This typeface can be used to create coded messages. Comics and stylish text can both benefit from this set of special characters. This font can be used for a variety of well-known projects, such as cartoonist posters and movie titles.

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ITC Zapf Dingbats font character map
ITC Zapf Dingbats font

Font Information

NameITC ZAPF Dingbats Font
DesignerHermann Zapf
File FormatOTF, TTF
LicenseFree for personal use

Font Family

  • ITC-ZAPF Dingbats Regular

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License Information

For commercial use of this font you must obtain the license by purchasing. However, you can use it free for personal projects.


You can download the font below for personal use not for commercial usage.


What kind of font is this?

Ans: One of the most widely used dingbat typefaces is ITC Zapf Dingbats.

Who is the designer of this font?

Ans German type designer Hermann Zapf designed this font in 1978.

Is it possible to download it for use on a PC or Mac?

Ans: Yes, you can safely download The ITC Zapf Dingbats Font on your PC and MAC.

What if I want to use this on an online platform?

Ans: This font can be used on any online platform with commercial license.

Is this font free to download and use?

Ans: Yes, for personal purpose using this font is free. However, for commercial usage you’ve to purchase the font.

Is this font compatible with the web?

Ans: To use the font as a web font, you must purchase it from the original license holder.

Are there any other free fonts like this?

Ans: As a free alternative, you could use “Leafs Font.”

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