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Is the : (colon) and . (fullstop) a bit oversized in Courier font?

Today I came across a blog post on daring fireball about a new font: Courier Prime. From the font preview, I found that the : and . are a bit oversized. Then I checked the Courier font in Mac Font ...
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Problems altering font icon set in Fontlab

I found a nice social icon set as font: http://www.tajfa.com/projects/rondo/ What I now want is to remove the circular borders around them, but when I open them with Fontlab Studio 5 I only see a ...
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CharterBT/CMSans complementary monospaced font

I am writing a technical documentation in LaTeX which will also include code listings and in-text keywords set in Monospace. After reading this post i chose a combination of CharterBT for text and ...
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What Font is Grand St? Good practice to reverse-engineer fonts in General?

https://grandst.com/ I'm really attracted to that kind of vintage look. Does anyone know any similar type fonts that I can play around with? Is there a good practice to go about understanding what ...
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Polish characters indesign CS3

I got a word document translated into Polish which I am supposed to put into an idesign file. The indesign file already exists in English and the font used is Corporate SBQ. When I copy paste the ...
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Why is text on microsoft site not smooth in non-IE browser?

The following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/buy.aspx and possibly all other links in MS site does not render text smoothly in Chrome and Firefox. Why so? IE7: ...
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Convert OpenType (PostScript flavor) to OpenType (TrueType flavor)

I want to convert a OpenType (PostScript flavor) font to an OpenType (TrueType flavor) font. This is because Office Word cannot make pdf´s using a OpenType (PostScript flavor) font. To make it more ...
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Considerations when using multiple font faces (on webpage or CD cover)

I’m experimenting with fonts for learning purposes, and I noticed that using only one font type looks many times plain, but using more can easily make a mess out of my webpage and CD cover (these are ...
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OTF font family styles not showing up in Photoshop

I have a font which has six styles (Black, Bold, Extra bold, Light, Medium and Regular). For each style there's an OTF file. If I install all the OTF files, the font shows up properly in the Fonts ...
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What considerations are there in designing pixel fonts?

I'm designing monospace pixel fonts for a game, and so far I've only been able to work with extremely small sizes (largest I've managed is 5x9) because those ones are the easiest to try and err with. ...
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Can anyone identify the font in this image? [closed]

could anyone identify the font in the image below? I've found a lot of fonts that are very similar, but none that are dead on matches.
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What is the best way to browse a large font collection?

I needed one font...then i found 24000. I installed all of them. My computer started to take minutes to do everything. So ... How do i browse all fonts without crashing everything..not that i think ...
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What font to enhance 1-2 words within block of Helvetica/Arial?

I'm trying to find an alternative to simply "bold/italic" words that I want to enhance within a continuous block of Helvetica/Arial text. For example: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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What can I do with AFM - Adobe font metrics file?

I received zip containing font in .afm format. Is this some sort of source-code of a font that can be converted TTF/OTF or so? How can I actually read and use this file?
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Are Google Web-Fonts okay for printing?

Do Google's fonts function just like any other font? I've only gotten a few but they look a little poor in quality when used in print applications. Has anyone used them for a print design and did it ...
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Freely available old-style serif fonts with multiple weights

When I typeset text, I love to be able to choose from a large array of different weights (and, if possible, expansions). Having light and semi-bold variants in addition to the regular and bold weights ...
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What is this font effect called?

The title says it all. What is the effect used in this image and how are there any good tutorials to do it in Photoshop?
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Help identify this crazy ugly font…please!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90769238@N04/8244823596/ Please help me either identify this font from the Genz-Ryan logo or suggest a company that provides the service of identifying fonts. Please &...
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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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Font (anti)aliasing in Photoshop

I'm using Photoshop for designing websites and whenever I compare a photoshop design with the live browser preview the fonts appear to be rendered differently. Basically any anti-aliasing method I ...
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What is wrong with the type tool with Cambria in Photoshop?

When using Cambria (included with Office for Mac 2011) in PS, I get this huge insertion bar (err...). But seriously, in the left hand example the cursor is positioned after the number 1, and the ...
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Custom folder for fonts in Photoshop

Me and my fellow co-workers are using PS and if one of us uses a font that the rest do not have you get those annoying warnings about not having that font... Is there a better way to share that font(s)...
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Is this an effect or a type of font?

I have seen a lot this type of fonts (the ones in the bar). It is a relief effect or the font is just like that?
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What's the best software/service for classifying fonts by height, ascender/descender, aperture, etc?

Is there any font classification service (web page, app, book) that classifies fonts by x-height, ascender and descender lengths, stroke contrast, apertures and counters, besides the basic serif and ...
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Font management tool across multiple machines

I have mac pro, imac and mac air and all of which I use at various times in the work flow creating a range of media. I have various fonts across all three and have been trying to manage with font ...
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How do I sell a typeface I've made?

Does anyone have experience selling a typeface they've made? What are some foundries that buy from individuals? Any advice? Asking price? It's a full set of glyphs with some ligatures. Thanks!
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Extract glyphs and make a new font

I have a web font that i'm using but I only need 0123456789. Is there a way to extract glyphs from that font and generate a new font?
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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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How can I compare fonts not on my computer?

What is a service where I can perform side by side comparison of all fonts? Not just fonts on my computer, as most services seem to offer.
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Are there typographic methods of rendering a document traceable?

I seem to recall an anecdote on how one branch of the British government had designed a way to circulate seemingly identical for-your-eyes-only documents to a small circle of high-level collaborators, ...
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Modern design - What's that?

I am working on redesigning my website and iterating through fivesecondtests. The overall feedback is improving but no matter what I change, several people have mentionned that my designs look "...
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Adobe Source Sans Pro in a website?

I love the new open source font by Adobe, the Source Sans Pro. But I am not sure what's gonna happen if I use the font in a website, and the font isn't installed on the visitor's machine?
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What is the Font used in Amazon Kindle Android?

What is the font used by Amazon Kindle in the image below?
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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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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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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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I need help finding this font

I'm working on a website and the client want this font to be used for the logo: But he has no idea what the font is and the guys who created his old design are no longer in business. So if anyone ...
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How to preview installed fonts?

I'm completely new on a Mac. I would like a pointer as to how to visualize a preview of a given headline in as many fonts as possible from those installed on the system. What I need to accomplish is ...
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Can anyone recongize the font from showoff.io

I like the font (or style of font) used for the logo of the site: https://showoff.io/. Is there a place to find such fonts?
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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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Why do html/css texts appear so “pixelated” compared to texts from photoshop or gimp?

Here is an example to explain what I mean: Text created in Gimp: Text created in html/CSS code: font: 60px "anchor-web-1","anchor-web-2", 'Impact', sans-serif; font-weight: 900; Why do html/...
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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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How to Make Letters Like This?

I'd like to know how to make these in photoshop or fireworks, but with a slight preference for fireworks. If I can find a tutorial in photoshop, I can probably get it to work in fireworks. What is ...
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Different types of fonts

First, my apologies if this question has been asked before. I did search here but found nothing and the almighty google was more than confusing (I mean the websites I got from the search). So I was ...
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Looking for a japanese font to match Garamond

Question: I'm currently taking a Japanese History course, and typing up (what I believe to be) a very pretty set of course notes. However, I'm having trouble finding an appropriate font. I'm currently ...
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Font with large spacing suggestion

I'm using a software that has a very annoying auto-reduce-spacing feature, so that all the characters are close each other, that is highly unreadable. I can't change the spacing, but I can change the ...
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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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Font conversion from (unknown file type - maybe .pfa) with .afm

I have been given a font that has a .afm file with another file that doesn't actually have a file type. I'm unsure what the file type is meant to be but, on my Mac, when it installs it, it can read ...
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Should I use specialist “titling” fonts for headings and titles?

I once read, that one should use optimized/specialized fonts for headings and titles. The claimed reason was, that a kerning which is good for reading is not good (or optimal) for titles. I tried to ...