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Do all monospace sans-serif fonts look the same?

I am trying to find a very good monospace sans serif font to meet the requirements of a client. However, despite there being a number of them out there, such as Deja Vu, Droid Sans Mono, Cousine, ...
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Is there no such thing as OCR-B font in bold?

I have been looking for a good monospace font in order to meet the criteria of a client. One I found that I think has suitable qualities is OCR-B. However, as near as I can tell, it only comes in ...
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What's an appropriate body font to couple with Bebas Neue

I'm in the process of redesigning my website, and I've selected Bebas Neue as a font for my logo and major features (navigation etc), but due to its blocky nature and the fact that it's 100% capitals, ...
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Which angles look good

A friend of mine had a poster made for his business. Here is a segment of it: I can't tell for sure, but I think the angle of the logo is not quite right... (I don't mean any pun with the ...
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Strange problem with Photoshop font

I have very strange problem with Photoshop CS4 and CS5 on Windows XP and Windows 7. I've Installed all necessery fonts for template that I receive from graphic designer. This fonts was Sansation and ...
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Fonts for technical reports

I'm building an MS Word template for my reports. I am not sure what to use for fonts. I see lots of reports from clients and others using Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Calibri, Cambrai, ...
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Which font is the one used for the Euro 2012 Logo?

I need to know which font is used (or another similar one) for the UEFA Euro 2012 Logo? UEFA Euro 2012
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What font is used in the first slide of this slidedeck? [closed]

Really would love to know the name of this font, and where to get it, or a similar free equivalent? First slide: Here is all presentation.
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Replacement for Hoefler Text

I have a resume that was designed on a Mac, which came with Hoefler Text pre-installed. I no longer have access to the Mac, but I need to edit the resume (done in Open Office Draw). It's not really an ...
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What font is this?

Anyone know what is the below font name ?
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Where can I find a similar font?

I created this (partial) logo at least 3 years ago. I'm a programmer, not a designer, so when the site was complete all the image files were handed off to an actual designer. The designer has left the ...
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Where could I find free PostScript Type 1 font?

Where could I find free PostScript Type 1 fonts? Nowadays, the font are either TrueType or OpenType format. There are few Type 1 fonts. Thanks.
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What font can I use for a Japanese book? [duplicate]

(I already asked the question on graphicdesign but people redirected me here. I guess there are people with that kind of expertise here.) I have a PDF book to be translated in Japanese, and what ...
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What font can I use for a Japanese book?

I have a PDF book to be translated in Japanese, and what wondering which fonts to use. My main languages are French and English and I have no experience with asian fonts. I would not be able to say ...
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What font might this be?

I'm designing a website for a client for which I need to redesign his (same) logo based up on the scanned letter head. I'm not that good at identifying fonts. Can anyone kindly tell what might this ...
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Whatever happened to opensourceampersand.com

It's gone, which is a real shame, I should've made more use of it. Where's the best place to go to get free ampersands that I can then embed using @font-face in CSS?
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How do I get this font/dropshadow effect?

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Tools for comparing logo fonts

I'm starting with a logo design and want to know what tools are available that an quickly compare different fonts. Take the word "Google" for example how can i quickly compare how it appears using ...
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How to fix buggy anti-alias font in Photoshop CS5?

Look this pic: The font looks wrong, it shouldn't have black background with alpha letters, i had no idea what happened to this font system. The font is Arial, the size is 80 pixel and the ...
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Getting fonts for design mockups

I'd like to expand my use of fonts in my web designs. I know that there are a variety of services available like Google Web Fonts to include fonts onto my site, but I would also like to be able to use ...
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What's wrong with Droid fonts?

I have seen on various places that people consider Droid font family with contempt. In latest Android it has been replaced with another family called Roboto. I'm interested in why is that, from ...
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CSS - Using different fonts within a typeface?

After exploring typography more I've learnt the different between a typeface and a font :) I'd like to know how I can call the fonts 'Arial Black' or 'Arial Narrow' within CSS? The font-family ...
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Which Avenir Next typefaces are most versatile?

Having a limited budget, which 2-3 out of the 24 Avenir Next typefaces are most useful for web design?
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Good resource for non-Latin character based fonts?

I was wondering if there were any good resources for fonts using non-Latin characters, specifically Japanese or Chinese type (Kanji or any other character-based font). I know plenty of resources for ...
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How can I select a good font to contrast with my body text?

I'm not a graphic designer, but I'd like to make my site look nice. I've read the primers on picking fonts that match and contrast well. Once I've chosen the font I want for the body of the site, how ...
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What Font does the logo of Soundtracker.com Use

Trying to determine which font is used in this logo: Anyone have a good eye?
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To What Extent Should Overused Fonts Be Avoided?

Conventional wisdom says to avoid overused fonts, because they start to lose their flair, and then your work ceases to stand out from the crowd, or adopts unwanted connotations. But what if an ...
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Font identification, again

Can anyone identify this font in the image? It's also here : http://livedemo00.template-help.com/wordpress_34886/
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What font is this in the image?

Sorry for the lame question, but I can't figure out what font is used in image below?
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Problem with using Google fonts - Coda, the font looks not rendered and unreadable

i have a problem with using Google fonts - Coda, the font looks not rendered (without sharp) . I cant understand if its something connected to Windows or Browser type. Im using mac so it looks great. ...
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Should Logotype Be Considered Part of the Heading Hierarchy?

I'm in the process of an identity design for an online magazine and I've come up with what I feel is appropriate logotype, and a heading/body copy pair that I also think work well. But when treating ...
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Help me identify this font or something close to it?

I'm looking for the font 1:30 in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plhgyp0KNQQ: The Adam Tensta text is in a font that I think is used in the old game Street Fighter, but I'm not sure, and I ...
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Photoshop Fonts Always Italic

I've recently exported an image from Microsoft Expression Design to a .psd format, but when I open the exported .psd & attempt to create a new font layer, any font I choose will be italicized but ...
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Font used as stripe.com logo

I am trying to find out, but I am having a hard time. I would like to know what the font type used to create the logo at http://stripe.com is? Does anyone happen to know?
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Have the IPA characters from Sylfaen ever been released?

Sylfaen as originally designed had a full set of International Phonetic Alphabet characters, and they appear in a paper on the designers' website. But the version that was free with Windows XP ...
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What does “letterfit” mean?

I started reading The Elements of Typographic Style and found the term "letterfit". I'm unsure as to what it means. It doesn't appear in the glossary of terms of the book. Is it related to kerning?
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What are the various fonts / typefaces used here?

I love kinetic typography, and the latest video by David Guetta, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO9THtRWb2s uses it in an interesting way. Instead of just using text as a 2D element, they've made ...
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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 is the font used in this logo?

What is the font used on this logo or any similar to it?
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Create a font comparison sheet

Is there an application that will take a string, like my company name, and produce a comparison of that string in many different typefaces?
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How to mimic this text in Gimp?

I found this really cool text, and would like to use the style but for a different word. How can I do it in GIMP or pixlr.com?
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Font suggestion(motion/speed/sports)

I am looking for an oblique, slanted font that suggest motion/speed/sports but in a very subtle way. What I was thinking of is something like any font in italic mode but instead of the text leaning ...
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Why do some letters look odd at 100% but not 200%?

I'm looking at a document both in InDesign and, after exporting to PDF, in Acrobat, and the strangest thing is happening to my font; some letters are looking different than they should when shown at ...
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What is the state of cross platform web safe fonts in 2011?

You can see the traditional cross platform system fonts like Arial and these , but in 2011 with Leopard/Lion and Vista/7, surely there are a load more fonts we can use reliably? Thanks!
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Web safe font for Chinese similar to Trebuchet?

I have created a Flash banner to be used on a site that is localised across Asia-Pacific region, and according to provided brand guidelines I need to use Trebuchet as the base font and theres 3 ...
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Do a lot of freelance designers buy fonts?

A lot of the fonts I see are pretty darn expensive, of course you can find some awesome ones for free, but do freelance designers usually buy fonts? Or is buying fonts a practice reserved mostly for ...
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Can you help me with a font licensing question (AKA what is the licensing for my font)?

I'm asking this question on behalf of the occasional new members who ask questions in the following categories (fill in the blanks as appropriate): Does anyone know the licensing terms for ______ ...
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Compiling a new font from existing fonts and embedding it in a website

I'm working on a project, which is a bilingual project. There are beautiful fonts for each language (I'm talking about free fonts). However, in any special case, only a subset of each font is suitable ...
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Can anyone name this font?

WhatTheFont and Identifont have been unable to recognize it. I'm sure it's something really obvious. Thanks!
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Simplifying an initial before tracing it

In order to trace an initial to make a font, I need to simplify the original picture as much as possible. I've already vectorized it, but I wonder how I could clean it up a bit more to make it easier ...