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After purchasing fonts, what further “permissions” are necessary to use them in commercial design work?

There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding font "licensing" and "permissions". Isn't the license to design with it what we are purchasing when buying the font? For basic commercial design work, ...
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Kerning absent in .ttf and .otf files made with with Fontographer 5

I configured my font's kerning for every possible letter combination in Fontographer 5 and when I preview it from there, everything is as it should be, but when I generate the font files (TTF and OTF) ...
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How to revert to Windows original font list

I started working as a freelance graphic designer and I have many fonts installed from the era when I was just doing stuff for entertainment and learning. I don't want to use these fonts for my ...
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What does “PDF-compatible glyph names” mean?

In Fontographer 5, when I want to generate font files, it asks me do I want to "Keep glyph names as they are" or make glyph names "PDF-compatible". What does the "PDF-compatible glyph name" mean ...
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How do I combine bold, italic and regular versions of a typeface so they are grouped together in application font selection menus?

In Fontographer 5, I have made more versions of the same typeface (regular, italic and bold), but they are separate files. How can I make them be one unified file and that when writing in a program ...
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Can anyone suggest an alternative to Copperplate Gothic for web use?

Designer sent comps for a site using copperplate, I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good alternative that exists either on google fonts or as a font squirrel kit (preferably the former). ...
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“Cutout” effect in Fontographer 5

When I paste a thinner version of a letter on a bolder one, I get this cutout effect inside it, somewhat similar to this: (please note that this is not my image, not my font and that I do not claim ...
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What is the best .otf file editor? In your opinion [closed]

What is the best .otf font file editor ? i have try font lab studio but i can' t save in .otf file...
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FontLab Studio and font editing [closed]

I have this problem, how i can solve?
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What's the difference between fonts Meta OT Bold and Meta Pro Bold?

OT Bold vs Pro Bold More generally, when two fonts differ only by the last bit of their name, what does it mean? Is it "the same font", but by different foundries?
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Clearly display small font size

What techniques (or different fonts) could I use to fonts to make small text (about 10px) look nice in Photoshop? Here is what I tried, but every time it looks blurry, or too bold:
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Designing fonts

I'll soon be completing my M.A. in technical and professional communications and will hopefully find employment in that field. However, I have recently developed a passion for fonts and font design ...
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How do I convert leading and kerning expressed to CSS styles

I have been given a design / style guide for a website that has the fonts expressed in point (pt) measurements, and additional leading and kerning adjustments - e.g. 40pt font, 60pt leading, -30pt ...
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How to find font name in Fireworks when font not installed

I have inherited a design in a Fireworks file which I'm turning into a web page. I've never used Fireworks but it seems to be similar (user-interface-wise) to Photoshop so it's going okay. However, ...
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Is there a term for vertically low typefaces?

I am looking for a choice of fonts where (in capitals) the horizontal lines are relatively low. For example in this Martini logo: The horizontal in the A and R are way below the middle of the ...
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Fixed width character subset in proportional fonts?

In many proportional fonts, numerals (i.e. 0123456789) have identical width to facilitate vertical alignment. My question is simple: are there any characters that conventionally share the exact same ...
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How can I keep the font-width consistent in SVG across different operating systems and browsers?

I'm trying to add some text to a SVG file. The text is dynamic and shown over a rectangle which acts as background. Since the text is dynamic, the width of background rectangle also needs to be ...
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Anticipating problems with a Google Webfont's rendering cross-platform

Web fonts can sometimes look great on one machine, but awful on another, due to differences in rendering not just between browsers, but also with the same browser between operating systems. Most ...
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Font licensing for a web app hosted on clients servers

Frutiger 55 was the winner of the crude typo-battle I hosted in my mind this week (I felt really sorry for poor Gill Sans, one of my top-5 of all time). I want to use it for a Web App that is hosted ...
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Why does Twitter app use different fonts in two screens?

I'm sure that this is not a coincidence, that it was very well thought out by the designers of this app, but I can't seem to understand why. In the timeline, they use a sans-serif font, while in the ...
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IS ALL CAPS EVER OK?

I'm recreating a Character Sheet for an RPG, but it might as well be a form. In the original sheet I notice that all the text is in capital letters. At first I thought it was in small-caps, but it ...
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Thin font output

I have an illustrator text in Myriad Pro light 8 pt that I need to output to a png or gif. The quality degrades tremendously. What is the best practice to get a good quality screen output on thin and ...
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Is there a font face in which all glyphs are identical?

As strange as it seems, I am looking for a font in which all characters look exactly the same. The goal is to obfuscate the text of passwords generated on http://enlargeyourpassword.com to the casual ...
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How to identify fantasy fonts

I can clearly identify wacky fonts like this one: to be of the "fantasy" type, but some fonts look almost like regular serif or sans serif fonts only with some strange things going on. As an ...
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Where to find a handwritten font with English and Chinese?

I am preparing a book which needs some material to appear like it is hand-written. I see many fonts available which simulate this look, however, I need something which also has hand-written fonts for ...
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Font or technique needed to recreate newspaper article from 1873

I work for an animal shelter that traces its history back to 1873. With the help of the local library, my colleagues and I were able to find the original newspaper article that discussed the initial ...
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Making a logotype “pop” off the page

I really like the look of the Launchrock logo: It's subtle, but it seems to 'pop' off the background. Being that the background is dark, I can't image that they're achieving this with a simple drop ...
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Replacing a font in many illustrator files

I have several hundred Illustrator files that are formatted similarly, and for legal reasons I need to replace a font in all of them. Even with the 'Find font' tool, that's a hell of a lot of fonts to ...
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What's the name of font used in this trailer (David Brin's EXISTENCE)?

What's the name of font used in this trailer: David Brin's EXISTENCE : Official Teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANVT0hYbAfE (the font that appears in the center throughout the first 30 seconds ...
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Fonts for styling a blog that includes lots of code samples

I'm trying to style a personal site that includes many code listings, with text commentary; many of the code samples are written in the Python language, so they look best a fixed-width font. There ...
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Why is photoshop not taking in my fonts?

I downloaded this psd file with fonts I did not have. That's fine. I looked at free font sites and found it. Once I downloaded it, it still has that exclamation mark next to the layer. I have the font ...
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How to create a Bitmap Font, with Photoshop?

I want to create a custom font to use for a game, and it must be a Bitmap font. So the spacing etc between characters must be equal. Now I don't know much of Bitmap fonts. The font itself will be a ...
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Font that looks like plastic lettering on a sign with “diagonal” words

I need to find a font that looks like the lettering on a movie sign. I will be using a background to give the lines in the background. Now I need to find a font that looks like the text on the sign. ...
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What is the best Font with less empty Space (ultra fat)

I search a good looking font which has small empty space, means the characters are full and nearly quadratic. Or in other words, if you draw a rectangle or quadre around a letter, nearly 80 % should ...
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Why do some fonts make I, l, 1 look the same?

Why do some fonts make the I,l,1 characters look identical? There are fonts where they don't just look similar - they are the same exact pixel locations. Why were they ever created? I'm guessing ...
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Looking for a font with leaning A (image attached)

tried the site what the font with no luck. I am looking for a font (Free since for one time use in a title) that has this leaning "A". I know the font is a popular one as I've seen it in many ...
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What font is used in this Savoy Take Away sign?

Can anyone name the font used in the three images below? I know they are from poor angles but hopefully someone can name it. Also if someone with more than 10 rep points could repost them as ...
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What font is this? Trying to find a similar, free Western Style Slab Serif font

I'm curious what font is used for the word "TYPE" in the poster below. Any Ideas? I already tried such services as WhatTheFont and What Font is, but I still couldn't identify the exact font. Any ...
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What font is used in this picture: [closed]

I was just wondering if anyone could place a font for me? I need it for a font-face on a website. What font is used for "Good food compliments great beer" text? Thanks in advance.
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Web font that supports some basic music symbols

I am working on a web page that displays some music note names such as "B", "Bb" (B flat), or C# (C sharp). For a better readability I would prefer to display the correct flat and sharp symbols. It ...
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PSD fonts and Html Page fonts

I am a web developer. What happens is that the Client sends a PSD (Photoshop designs) to the company. Then the designer needs to create a HTML page from the PSDs What happen every time is that the ...
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Can i use Mrs Eaves premium font in my logo?

I have Mrs Eaves premium font. Its the same font which is used in WordPress Logo. Can i use it in my logo?. What is premium font mean?. Do i have to purchase license for each website's logo?
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Can I manage the fonts that appear on Illustrator's Type drop down

On mac, I have many more fonts on my computer than I use daily. Is there a way to control which ones appear on Illustrator etc.'s menus? I see that I can use Font Book to 'disable' the fonts. Is that ...
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Google Web Fonts or Typekit?

As a graphic designer, I do website designs, but not the development. Someone asked me today if I know about Typekit, and I hadn't heard of it so I googled it, and it seemed pretty much like a paid ...
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How can I convert an FFIL suitcase file or PS1 file without an extension to otf or ttf?

I'm using a Mac (Snow Leopard) and have been given a file in FFIL format which I need to convert to ttf or otf so that I can use it to generate @font-face fonts. I also have the font as postscript ...
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Looking for a good, video game retro (pixel-like) web safe font

Does anyone know of a good pixel-like, retro video game font that is web-safe? I am having trouble finding one. Thanks
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Exporting to High Quality Print InDesign - preserving all fonts/text - Create Outlines?

I'm just about to export a brochure for printing in InDesign (CS4) What is the correct way to export the document so that the fonts used throughout will display properly at the printers. I have used ...
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Why are fonts from the 19th century not in the public domain?

(This is probably more a "copyright" question than anything, but I have not found an appropriate StackExchange site for this kind of question.) Why are fonts like Akzidenz-Grotesk, that were made way ...
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Help/docs for using Inkscape for SVG icon font creation

I was deliriously happy to find this blog post about using Inkscape and one or another online converter to create web font kits. My interest is specifically in icon fonts. While that article was ...
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Free Font similar in style to verlag [closed]

Was wondering if anyone could suggest a free font that is similar in style to Verlag. http://idsgn.org/posts/know-your-type-verlag/ Just looking for an experienced eye's opinion for something that ...