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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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How do I italicize fonts that don't have an italic variant in Illustrator?

For example, how do I italicize the font Impact (Regular) in Illustrator CS 6? I can't find the italicize option in the character panel window.
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PDF Embedded Fonts - TONS of Duplicates - Why

I am working with a PDF that is showing the following when I look at its font properties. It is like this for every font in the document, repeatedly embedded 10-20 times. What's going on with this? ...
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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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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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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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Photoshop CC (for retina display) fonts blurry when exported to jpg or pdf

I have a retina display mac, and I'm using Photoshop CC, which is really crisp when I'm working on a PSD file. But once I export the file to a PDF or a JPG, the image stays crisp but the fonts (not ...
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How to create a new glyph = letter + ogonek in InDesign

I've got a font, which doesn't have polish diacritic chars which I need. I'm trying to construct them, by merging two glyphs - a letter and ogonek or acute accent, which are provided by my font. I ...
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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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What is wrong with Comic Sans?

There's a great TEDxExeter talk by a colleague of mine, Simon Peyton-Jones, about the recent advances in the English lower school 'computer science' curriculum. Like all of his slide decks he uses ...
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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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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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What is the difference between a font and a typeface?

Originally, the typeface is a particular design of type, while a font is a type in a particular size and weight. In short, a typeface usually gathers many fonts. Nowadays, with digit design of ...
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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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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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What rounded bold cursive font looks like the “Dunked” logo?

I have been seeing a major trend in these types of fonts, the bold cursive ones. I have been going through many and so far I have found Pacifico an Honey Script. I have tried using font identification ...
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What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts (ideally) or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir Next Pro, specifically, Bold and Demi: Any similar-looking fonts, with good ...
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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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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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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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What are common fonts for TV sports score banners?

I'm working on a project that needs a font very similar to the types used in television broadcasts of sports games to display the score and other info. I would love to know if there are any industry ...
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When designing a latin-based typeface, how are diacritics handled?

I was looking into designing a font that could include characters with diacritics but outside of knowing any other language besides English I was unsure if there was a reference or method designers ...
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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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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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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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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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How to make a font thinner?

This font looks like a "thin" Open Sans, how they do it? Or maybe it's a different font?
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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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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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Saving a PDF file with Photoshop CS 3 gives error because of the font I use?

I'm trying to save a PDF file and retain text, The problem is that when I use some hebrew fonts that I purchased I get an error while saving the file, The error is the famous: "Could not save as ...
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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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Exporting from Sketch for icon font

I am trying to export SVG icons from Sketch to import into Fontello, however the SVG's don't appear to be correct for the app (they also do not work in IcoMoon). The icon I am trying to create as a ...
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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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Exporting from InDesign to PDF - getting weird issues

We have a number of product brochures that we print internally in booklet format using a Ricoh MP C4503 Multi-functional copier. Our document creation process is to create the document in Adobe ...
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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 ...