Questions about identifying fonts that are not being recognised by font-finding services. Please only use this tag when automatic identification services such as "WhatTheFont.com" haven't provided the answer.

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How can I automatically determine fonts used in an image or PDF?

How is it possible to determine the fonts used by text in PDF and TIFF files?
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How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?

I have no experience regarding Graphic Design, so this is kind of a intro question. If I have a font I'd like to identify, but cannot describe the details/semantics of it, how would I explain it? ...
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I want a font like this but don't know how to search for one

I have an idea for a logo, and an idea of what the font should look like. However, I don't know how to go about describing that to find a font. I know that the lines of the S should be parallel as ...
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Online Tool to Find Closest Google Font

I find it convenient to use Google Fonts on the websites I build. Quite often I need to find the closest Google Font to a specific commercial font to match a client requirement. This type of ...
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What is the style of font called that is typically used in newspaper mastheads?

Does anyone know of a font suitable for the title of a newspaper? It is also the type that's used for the first letter of a chapter of a book (and is so calligraphic, you can't tell if it has serifs ...
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How can I know what fonts a website is using?

How can I find out what font or fonts a website is using? Are there any tools or browser extensions that can make the job easier?
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What font family is this Art Nouveau / Jugendstil letter “A” from?

For the time being I have only this image of A. Can you tell me what the name of this font is? Explaining that a certain answer that easily comes to mind does not work: I tried to use WhatTheFont on ...
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How to manually identify a font when the automatic services fail?

A common problem: Designer has spotted a delicious font being used on/offline, but there are no references what is the name of the font. The designer either gets unsatisfactory results from automatic ...
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Can somebody identify this pixel font? Reminds me of Space Invaders, but can't find it

The closest fonts I've found are Redensek and Kroeger, but they are not the one in the image. I'm looking for the font for "WINNER" and "OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT". I tried several font-identification ...
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What is the name of this classic serif typeface with large round counters?

Can someone help me to find the name of the font in the picture? I’m looking specifically for the capital letters. I've tried all of the websites below but came out with nothing: WhatTheFont! ...
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(Font identification) Univers-like sans-serif

A few days ago, I went to the Round Tower and happened to see an exhibition called Natural State of Mind. The exhibition itself was rather uninspiring, but the font they used for signs and things was ...
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What font is typically used for receipts?

Can someone please help me identify the fonts used in these two receipts. I'm looking for downloadable free fonts that I can use to reproduce the same looking results. The two receipts used different ...
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Help me find a font that looks something like this…

Ok, this is a horrible drawing I know but looking for font recommendations that might get me close. Basically I am looking for a font that uses 3 stripes to create connecting letters. The letters in ...
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Which cut of Gill Sans is it that is included on a Mac?

Like many classic fonts, there are several different cuts of Gill Sans by various publishers. Monotype distribute it as 'Gill Sans MT', and Adobe and ITC have their own versions. Which version is the ...
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Which font is used in this Warranty Rewards logo?

I’m having a hard time identifying this serif typeface used for Rewards in the above logo a client presented to me. They also have no recollection to what the name of the typeface is. I’ve tried ...
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What font is used for the intro of The Joy of Painting?

Exordium I've tried the sites suggested by this meta post: WhatTheFont! Identifont Serif Font Identification Guide What Font is This is the intro screen from Bob Ross', The Joy of Painting. ...
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What is the font used in the new Spotify interface? Looking for an alternative for web

Spotify recently rolled out their some design changes with darker design and new font for their desktop application (version 0.9.8). Can someone tell me what font are they using, and if there is a ...
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Identifying similar font to Futura

Today I watched a Ted Talk, and loved the presentation. In particular the font used. I did some research and found out this looked like Futura. So I did compare the two, but there are subtle ...
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What typeface is used in this magazine?

I found this beautiful Bon Appetit magazine (it's an iPad magazine). But I couldn't quite identify the font used : I've tried Fontspring Matcherator, WhatTheFont! & What Font is.. The ...
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What is this old font like Pacman or Modern Plate from real estate agency?

i'm not really sure if i can ask it, but i'm looking for this font for days now. It is very similar to Modern Plate or font of Pacman title, but with stripes. I'm sure I've seen it in a famous logo ...
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Help identifying the Paperless Post logo font

I've tried to ID this font, using WhatTheFont, but have had no luck. I also did a Google search, trying to find it myself, with the same result. I know that script fonts can be a little tricky, with ...
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What are the common fonts used in music?

I'm looking for the typical fonts appearing in classical music scores, like the ones here: where you can see some Allegretto, and also a leggiero, some numbers too, and mf. And also, what fonts ...
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Sans-Serif fonts with long descenders

I am need of a typeface with descenders that match or come close to the x-height. Can you recommend some? System fonts or free fonts would be ideal.
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What is the font used on the computer in “The Mother of All Demos”?

Any idea what this font is? See more of it: http://archive.org/details/XD300-23_68HighlightsAResearchCntAugHumanIntellect
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Does anyone know of any font families that 6, 9, 8, 0 look the same upside down as right side up?

Does anyone know of any font families that 6, 9, 8, 0 look exactly the same upside down as right side up? The 6 upside down would look like 9 and vice-verse. Thanks!
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What font is used on Geographic Information Systems.SE?

What's the font name used in the Geographic Information Systems.SE logo?
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What font does Super Skeleton use for its logo?

Can you tell me which font is used for the logo of this web site? How can I create my logo using the same font and same pattern? What 's the font used for the capital text?
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What are the fonts used for this WWII Jolly Roger sign?

Can anybody help me identify the fonts used here? The sign is WWII, circa 1943 if that helps. I've been digging around for hours and I can't seem to get it. Tried matching heavy on what the font - ...
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What font does the logo for East Photographic use?

See the website for the logo. I tried What the font, but it didn't recognize the "s" and "t". This might be custom vector work.
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How do I make a drop shadow with a halftone effect?

I have already tried doing with Drop Shadow settings and i could only produce a black smudged shadow, not the spotted one. Look at this text. Can you see that spotted shadow behind the text? I want to ...
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Which hand-drawn/calligraphic style font is used in this restaurant logo?

I need some fontphiles! Which font is being used for the restaurant name? Any ideas? I'm sorry the image is so small, it's the best one I could fine. Apologies if this is not the right SE to ask ...
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Font identification, similar to Helvetica Condensed

I'm looking for the font used in the word "Honor" from the posters below (click for larger size, image taken from the brilliant designers at Watson from The Jungle Book Social on Behance): ...
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What font is used for Batman: The Animated Series?

Can somebody tell me what font the word "BATMAN" is in this image? Or what any very similar font style to that.
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What typeface is used in this brand identity concept for Gem Bakery?

I found this bakery concept on Behance. But I couldn't quite identify the font predominantly used I've tried Fontspring Matcherator, WhatTheFont! & What Font is.. with no luck so far!
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Is this Comic sans MS?

Could somebody tell me if this text is written in Comic sans MS? It looks like that. It is a quote from a famous Québec premier (René Lévesque) which is engraved on a monument in Québec city, Canada. ...
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What font is used here on David Guetta's T-shirts?

What is this font on David Guetta's T-shirts? "Its the way you love me - I wanna go crazy". The same streaky-paint style font is used on the David Guetta album, "One more love".
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What's the font name of the new iOS 7 note app?

What's the name of the font used in the new iOS 7 note app?
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Font in Google android emulator?

I've been trying for the past week to find what is the font on google android emulator... : But couldnt find any matches. Any help please?
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What is the font used in the Elysium movie code editor?

What is the font used in code editor in the Elysium movie? See here if the image link broke.
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What typeface was used for the titles of early Venetian Jewish books?

For some time, I've been looking for a typeface like the one pictured below. The font above was used in some of the earliest Jewish presses in Venice. As it is not a Latin alphabet typeface, none of ...
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What Latin fonts are used in Apple's Chinese fonts?

Many Chinese fonts seem to use other fonts for the Latin text. For e.g., Adobe Song Std uses a light version of Minion Pro. What Latin fonts are used in Apple's Chinese fonts, such as STFangsong, ...
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Help identifying font used on signage

I need help identifying the font used on this sign. This is the clearest photo of it I have, and the shadows are throwing off all the font-matching tools I've tried. I have tried Identifont, What ...
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Which fonts were used in this presentation?

Lessons learned defying Joel Spolsky with Django by Nick Bruun I love the fonts - would really appreciate help in identifying the fonts.
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Looking to identify the font used for the River Road Ice House logo

I need to identify the font in the logo below. I read the meta post on font identification questions, and tried several of the recommended online identifiers. What The Font gave me 5 choices, but ...
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What font does Apple use for its “light” text?

Apple often uses what looks like a "light" version of Lucida Grande or Lucida Sans Unicode, as seen here: I like the font a lot, but neither Lucida Grande nor Lucida Sans has a light version. Is ...
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I'm looking for this gothic / blackletter font (or a very similar one)

I would like to know what font this is, or the name of a similar font. I've already tried with font from an image recognition services and also sites with step by step font identification. It's not a ...
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Searching for an odometer / mileage counter / rounded rectangle numbers font

I am in need of a font with numbers that look like this: Does anyone know of a font with numbers like these?
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Looking for Myriad Pro Extra Light used by Apple

I believe that an extra-light or Thin version of Adobe's Myriad typeface exists, because Apple's been using it on their website. Here's Myriad Pro Light and Extra Light/Thin used on the iPad Mini ...
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Trying to figure out what this ornamental period font is

I have these two fonts and I would like help identifying each one please. 1st font 2nd font
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What font is used on this Danube Dragons T-shirt?

I would like to know which font is used on this T-shirt of my local football team. Unfortunately they don't use it anywhere else - neither on the website nor on any other merchandise... Not sure if ...