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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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Help with choosing a good font combo for a business survey

Could anyone suggest a good font or combination of fonts that I can use for my online business survey? I have access to typekit, so would be great if the font choice was available from them. I'm ...
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How to replace an embedded font with a standard system font in Acrobat X?

In a large PDF document with several hundred pages there are abour 10 embedded fonts used. Can I exchange a specific embedded font against a system font (like Arial or Courier) with a single command ...
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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 ...
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Museo Font get distorted in browser

I am facing some problems with font rendering in different browsers. I tried to add a custom font and font get distorted in browser like firefox, chrome, IE ...
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Hollow fonts on android

I use the typeface "Lobster_1.0_.otf" in my Android application, but the problem is, that some of the letters appear "hollow", with a black&white outline. You can see the problem on the following ...
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Photoshop - finding a font

I don't know if any of you had this problem, I'm using photoshop CS3, And sometimes in order to choose a font quickly, while the text tool is selected, I click on the text field that shows the ...
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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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Which cut of Gill Sans is it that is included on a Mac?

Like many classic fonts, there are several different cuts of Gill Sans by various publishers. Monotype distribute it as 'Gill Sans MT', and Adobe and ITC have their own versions. Which version is the ...
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Pixels in PSD not accurate for fonts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the size of the font translate to exactly? I'm trying to figure out why my fonts in a PSD are not telling me the accurate pixel height. I set up a new ...
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Font with transparent holes-fill in and outline in illustrator

I'm using a font called Nashville. I want to outline only the most outside of the paths. If I try to use the outline tool, it outlines all of the small holes in the font, too. I want to fill in the ...
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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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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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Text Alignment Issues When Opening Adobe Illustrator CS5 File in CorelDRAW X6

I have a file in Adobe Illustrator CS5 (AI-CS5) which I open in CorelDRAW X6 (CD-X6) because it has to go to commercial printers which only accept CD-X6 files. The problem is that when I open the file ...
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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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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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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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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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Building hand-written fonts for lettering

I am looking to build a custom font from my handwriting for lettering a comic. what professional tools exist to build such a font and export it into one of the mainstream formats (TTF, OpenType, or ...
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FontLab Studio and font editing [closed]

I have this problem, how i can solve?
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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help me find a font that looks something like this…

Ok, this is a horrible drawing I know but looking for font recommendations that might get me close. Basically I am looking for a font that uses 3 stripes to create connecting letters. The letters in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What is the best way to obtain physical letterpress metal fonts?

(Note: This is an odd question to be asking on a website in this day and age. But it is something that those with a historical bent might care about, and I'm not sure where else to ask!) As a ...
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Possible fonts for tabs in technical site heading hierarchy [closed]

As we sort of came to accept as an axiom - the heading fonts for any document should be arranged in an hierarchy, and the hierarchy font choices should make sense and match. I have a design that ...