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Looking for a geometric, straight font that packs a punch

I'm looking for a fat, punch packing font that's very straight and geometric. it needs to accompany a font like https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/northernblock/borda/ , but have the thickness and presence ...
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can anyone help identify this font? [on hold]

trying to identify this font. There are many similar fonts out there but slightly different. This font was used in Crane's stationery and listed as Colonnade Script font in their album but can't ...
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What font is used widely for mobile app ui mockups? [on hold]

I need to design a UI/UX interface for my Android application, and I have been surfing the web for inspiration, from mockups and other design concepts. I have noticed that a vast majority of mobile ...
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Best fonts for printing [on hold]

I would like to know which are the best fonts to use in the UI of printable designs like brochures and leaflets.Or let it be which are the best good looking modern readable fonts.
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Creating a mobile font maker application? [on hold]

I am planning to create a personalized font maker mobile application where users will just draw their fonts. I want to know the process on how to render fonts.
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Which are the most common typefaces used for typographic logo designing? [on hold]

I would like to know the most common fonts used for creating typographic logos.
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How to copy a character from Font Book on Max OS X Yosemite? [on hold]

I will like to use a symbol font character. How to copy from the font book?
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How do I achieve this distorted text effect in photoshop or illustrator? [closed]

is it simply just messing around with the distortion filters?
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How do I create a bold version of my custom font?

I am not a graphic designer but a teacher. :) I created a font using my handwriting for some of my materials to use in my classroom so it was consistent. Because I do not have a bold option for my ...
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Fonts of PDF look different in Preview (made in InDesign CS6)

I am making an interactive pdf in Indesign CS6, using Quicksand (from Google fonts) as main font. In InDesign, at 100% view, everything looks fine and the text is easy to read. (left text in the image ...
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Recommended font size for Titles and subtitles on A4 print outs [closed]

I'm making some printable resources for schools and am wondering what the recommended font size would be for the titles and subtitles of these pages please? These would be printed on A4, and for ...
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How can I get smooth fonts in mock ups?

I am mainly a coder but have to do design mockups from time to time. For this I have Fireworks CS5 which is great because I know how to use it and can just chop up various supplied media into a ...
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Client wants font as logo

I wrote the business name of my client's using a font in a design I created. The client wants me to send him "that" - the name of his business in "that type of fancy/cool" font - as a logo to him. In ...
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How to use / convert / see .AFM / .INF / .MCY / .PFY / .SCR / .TTY font files? [migrated]

I just purchased a very old font book with three CDs inside of it. The names of the files are quite obscure to me (and I've been designing fonts since 2003), .AFM / .INF / .MCY / .PFY / .SCR / .TTY. ...
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Tykewriter Font from Scholastic

I have been searching for the font "Tykewriter," often used by Scholastic Publishers. I've been in contact with the creator of the font, Josh Korda, who sadly no longer has a copy of the font. ...
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Using Open Sans family font in website

I want to implement the Open Sans family font (a Google font) in a web site. Can I use this font for free? Of what I read there is no problem to use it but I want to make sure it's OK. Please ...
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How to create this 3D gummibear font effect?

When I have some font, how can I make it look more 3D, like for example the letters in the gelini logo? I imagine one part is pumping them up and the other one to add shadows and highlights. Could ...
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Why these dot printer printed pages fonts are looking same? [duplicate]

Here is scanned images of dot printer printed pages. Font that is used in these prints is looking similar but what is this font? My bank passbook and Gas connection book also printed in this same ...
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What font is used by this dot printer printed page image? [duplicate]

Here is scanned page that was printed using a dot printer and generated by a embedded software machine. What font is used in this? The used font is also in this image too- My bank passbook and ...
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Critique : logotext font pairing

Beyond the fact that Times New Roman is an overused font, technically speaking, could be a good pair for Montserrat like we have in this web logotext negative kerning example? I know that there ...
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Somebody help me find this Japanese font? I already have an idea for what it is

So I have a font similar to this installed on my phone, called "cherrybomb" that I got from this website (I'll post the link below) but the thing about that font and the one in the picture is that the ...
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Splitting a vectorized image of letters into individual letters

I'm trying to digitize a handwritten font. In various tutorials, it says to ungroup and then click on the rectangular background's blue box and press delete and it should leave all the characters as ...
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How to Group Font Weights [duplicate]

I have a pet peeve when I download free fonts on the web and once they install all the weights are their separate font. Is there a way I can put them under one font that way I can just change the ...
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Adobe Illustrator Stick Font To Outline

I am attempting to use some single line stick fonts in some tags for engraving purposes. Everything looks good in Illustrator but I need to convert that text to a path for purposes of engraving. When ...
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Is it necessary to outline fonts (convert text to curves) before sending them to a printer?

I don’t like to convert text to curves every time I save a PDF for printing. I recently bumped into the article Outlining Fonts: Is it Necessary?, which defends that it’s not only unnecessary, but ...
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Problems with Dynamic Text in SVG when font is not SVG

So, I have an graphics automation chain that has been happily running on a headless linux environment using programmaticaly generated/altered SVGs and PhantomJS (currently 1.9.0) as a final rendering ...
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I wand to identify the font in this image? [closed]

Please identify the font in this image.
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Is there a reverse Font lookup for copyrighted fonts?

I often get font files from other designers. Is there a way for me to check if those fonts are copyrighted and require me to have a license to use them.
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Does anyone know this font

I've tried "what the font" and didn't get anything really close. Would appreciate if anyone knows this or a similar font.
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can anyone tell me what font is used in this file [closed]

So I've been doing some designing in Photoshop CC and at one point through my design, came across a problem. My problem is failing to identify the font in the picture.
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Can you suggest a font similar to this cursive shoelace style font from the Wale Mixtape

I need to find a font similar to this font: The font is from a mixtape "100 Miles & Running" by Wale. The font does not need to have "shoe lace" at all. Just needs to be cursive and similar ...
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Figure size and aspect ratio for scientific publication

In my field of study (Physics), we mainly use EPS/PDF/PNG for figures in scientific publications, which are typically published embedded in text on a PDF of 1 or 2 columns, typically generated by ...
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Use of an OFL font in a logotype

Can I use a font licensed under the SIL OFL in a logo, and should I add a copyright notice then?
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Branding identity - different font for email

We are developing new identity for our company. For print material we decided to go with Helvetica font. However we get into serious discussion about font for email. To achieve some consistency, we ...
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Editing glyphs in FontForge and related software has no effect – depending on where you look

Preface I'm unsure whether this is the right place to ask this kind of thing but honestly, I'm at wit's end here, so I'll try anything. Feel free to migrate or edit. Actual question In a font I ...
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What are differences between digitalized versions of Sabon typeface by different foundries?

Linotype, Monotype, Adobe... There are many versions of Sabon available for choice. What are differences, and then is there any one better than others?
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How should I handle delivery of original design assets to clients?

I'm increasingly having clients request delivery of all native files, including stock photos, fonts, etc. used in a design. Currently I've been using Thinkstock for photography, which only allows ...
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Is there a Fraktur font that is thin like Helvetica Neue Light?

Is there any font of the Fraktur style that has a light font style (like Helvetica Neue Light or Ultra Light)? Many Fraktur fonts I have seen on Internet are too thick.
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Anybody know this font?

I've tried "what the font" and didn't get anything really close. It has kind of a permanent marker feel to it. Would appreciate if anyone knows this or a similar font.
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Does altering an existing font breach the copyright of that font?

If I take an existing font and alter it using Inkscape for example, am I in breach of copyright?
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Font License “free or not” [duplicate]

I don't remember from where I downloaded the font Harlow Solid Italic that was selected for my logo but when I tried to find it on net, I found two sites: One having it for free: Download Harlow ...
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Can you help me find font where is this letter? [closed]

I have no idea if there is any web app that identifies fonts, but I have been seeking for ages and I cannot find a font that has got this type of capital "A". Or at least something similar.
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Which font is the quickest to read? Which font is the least misread? [closed]

Are there scientific experiments, measurements on these? Which fonts make you read certain words twice, sometimes letter by letter? Fonts might also differ in how tiring they are for the eyes and ...
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Indicate that text is a proper noun (such as a product name)

How do I indicate that certain words are a product name (in cases where it's not obvious)? "Delightful apple cake" is excellent. Delightful apple cake is excellent. Delightful apple cake is ...
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How to make a non-latin font? [duplicate]

I have some experience in design, but no experience in creating fonts. However, recently I've come up with an idea of creating a font for my friend. Doesn't sound too difficult, does it? ...
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How to identify fonts in iOS apps, from iOS?

Often I want to find out what font I'm seeing in an iOS app. And I want to do it without going to a computer. Is there a way to do this? I know there's the great WhatTheFont website, but that ...
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Icon font stroke sometimes renders too thick

I created a small custom set of thin outlined icons in Illustrator and want to use them in production as a font. I exported then all out as individual SVGs. I used Fontastic to build a custom font. ...
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Why can't I display all glyphs in some fonts?

Why some glyphs are not working from some fonts? They are showing "No Unicode" in the Glyphs panel and I can't access them. I tried also to edit the font and add codes for the glyphs I want, but this ...
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Webfont alternative to Segoe UI [closed]

Need to find a replacement for Microsoft fonts for a 'metro-style' UI design project. Just wondering what the best replacement might be because of Segoe's evolution from Fruitger. In terms of a ...
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iOS font with monospace digits 0…9?

This is for an app displaying rows of numbers that change dynamically. A monospace font would be ideal to prevent distracting alignment jumps as digits change. I really only care about digits, so ...