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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 is the font used in IE 10 source?

I would like to change my font in Aptana to this font, but i don't know what font family internet explorer source is using. Regards.
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Font identification / recommendation: Cursive serif used for quotes

I'm trying to find this font or something similar as its really perfect for what I'm needing.. I'm looking for a cursive font, clear and italic many thanks! James
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Anyone knows the fonts used in this Resume?

I found a really creative resume when I was surfing the web this morning, and it uses some awesome sans-serif typefaces, but I don't know the fonts. Has anyone seen them before? (WhatTheFont was no ...
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1960s technical charts sans-serif all caps font

I'm trying to identify a font of which I don't even have an image, only a very distinct memory. I remember it having seen used in technical charts of about the 1950s / 1960s, e.g. diagrams describing ...
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What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?

I am trying to identify what looks like a regular typeface for client. This is from their logo, which they only have as an image. I also included the full image, but I am not sure if the "J" is from ...
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What is the name of this semi-slab serif font?

Could anyone tell me what this font is on the following images? It looks like Courier but it is not.
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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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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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Help Identify the Japanese and Chinese Fonts as Pictured

I'm trying to identify the fonts used in the attached images. I suspect that the Japanese sample is a Dynacomware font, but I don't see a match on FontShop. I think it’s been discontinued by the ...
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What's the name of the font used in Ambersoft Labs?

What is the name of this font? I have checked in many sites but could not get a proper answer. In the given picture, the letter T looks modified.
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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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Identify 19th century font with italic uppercase N with ball serifs

I'm trying to identify a typeface from an 1800s book. It has a strange shape to the uppercase N (and also to the A) with a ball serif where I wouldn't have expected one. Does anyone know a font ...
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How does one find missing fonts using Inkscape?

I have an Adobe Illustrator file that I am opening with Inkscape. Everything works great except some of the text is all screwed up because I don't have all of the appropriate fonts available on my ...
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What is the font used in Stackexchange Math?

What is the font family and the sizes used in Stackexchange Math content and headings? I think it is a readable font. It would be nice if we use it also in web pages involving mathjax. If it is not ...
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What font is used in these wooden trail signs?

I originally thought the standard was Helvetica, but looking at these examples we see the font is narrower and the 'R' doesn't look like Helvetica. Also, these signs are typically routed -- so the ...
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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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What sans-serif typeface is used for this “lunch” logo?

What font type is being used on the following page for "lunch", a logo for a Meatless theme? http://themes.meatless.io/lunch/index.php I've been trying to match it and haven't been able to find ...