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How can I open a PDF in illustrator and convert text with a missing font into outlines

I have a PDF that is editable in Illustrator. I have to open the PDF in Illustrator and edit individual parts of the document but I am missing the font that is used in the PDF. When I open the PDF in ...
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Does anyone know of any font families that 6, 9, 8, 0 look the same upside down as right side up?

Does anyone know of any font families that 6, 9, 8, 0 look exactly the same upside down as right side up? The 6 upside down would look like 9 and vice-verse. Thanks!
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How to know which of my fonts do or don't support certain glyphs?

I have a long list of glyphs with various Unicode points across several Unicode blocks that I need to represent in a monospaced form (which mean with a single font). How I can know which glyph the ...
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What's the smallest set of web font formats that covers all browsers?

I'm looking to use a web font that was only published in TTF. I'll need to convert it to other formats, and I'd prefer to reduce the amount of file conversion I need to do (partly so I don't need to ...
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Is the Univers font free?

When we started up our company, our designer recommended the Univers LT STD Roman font, telling us it was free. Now, I've found numerous sites that sell it for money. So, I'm a bit confused. Is it ...
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Designing Fashion Stationary Brand - Commercial Font use

I'm in the preliminary stages of producing a fashion stationary brand with a view to create notepads, organiser sheets, journals, list pads etc. What considerations do i need to take into account for ...
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Using Open Sans family font in website

I want to implement the Open Sans font (a Google font) in a web site. Can I use this font for free? From what I read there is no problem to use it but I want to make sure it's OK.
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Removing vertical padding from OTF fonts

I'm getting weird spacing on my android device. I have a TTF font that I converted to OTF online. When I'm setting it on my system it gets to much default space (maybe line height ore some default ...
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Where can i find icon fonts for currency symbols?

I would like help to finding an icon font package like ionicon for most, if not all, the currency symbols in the world. I currently use ionicon for my kivy app just need the currency symbols now.
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Cognitive Science-Related Font?

Looking for fonts that have anything to do with cognitive science. E.g., a type that somehow evokes either brains, thoughts, science, biology, psychology, connectionist networks, mind, etc. Anyone ...
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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 the digital design of ...
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Recommended font size and font family for website content

What font size and family is recommended for a web site's content to make it more readable for the readers or visitors?
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Difference between Offsite Only and Local Only [closed]

I am using the website Font Squirrel. At the right side, there are three options in FONT FILTER -> DOWNLOADS. They are Show All, Offsite Only and Local Only. I am kind of confused the difference ...
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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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Is Gotham font of 6 pt is well readable in the printed edition of magazine?

Is Gotham font of 6 pt is well readable in the printed edition of magazine ? What is considered to be the best font-size for printed editions? Is it OK using different sizes of fonts on different ...
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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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PDF text has strange mark at end of line of text

I have artwork that has a strange mark at the end of each line of text. This artwork is originally an SVG that was converted to a PDF using cairosvg, then opened with CorelDraw and put into ...
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Inkscape Font-specific Baseline Drop in Flow Region (Text Box)

When I change my font, my baseline drops inside of a flowRegion (text box). Specifically the Cardo font (I have not noticed others); see the image below. How do I adjust the baseline so the font ...
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Strange Webpage Font Rendering on Android

The following screenshot is taken from a Nexus 6 browsing on Chrome 49 on Android 6.0.1. The "s" and "t" --- when they appear together --- are joined by a line. This is not intended. It renders fine ...
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Strange sidebearing problem with a couple of characters on font. (ubuntu titling)

I have a LGPL licensed font, that I am currently using for my website. The font works well, except for a couple of characters (. and ,). At times, depending on which characters are surrounding it, ...
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Should I pick fonts or colors first for my design? [closed]

I always struggle to choose what to pick first, fonts or colors? This applies to website, brochures, pretty much anything that uses both. Any advice on this? Couldn't find anything on Google...!
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Is Adobe the only company that can license usage of Myriad Pro?

I am trying to get Myriad Pro onto my website and I have the use of Adobe's Typekit, but I think that it is stuck in the last decade with its JS loading and FOUT so I am wanting to embed the fonts ...
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Where can I find a legal website to buy a font for my logo?

I want to register my brand as a trademark. I've almost completed my logo design. The only thing left is the font. I've found thousands fonts and websites online. The problem is that I'm not sure if ...
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How do I find a light on dark font?

I'm working on building a sea trading game, with a number of ports that you visit. Right now I am in the very early stages of making the game, using very primitive graphics. Today, I assigned names to ...
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Is possible to create a font in photoshop and convert it later for use in windows?

I would like to create a own font in photoshop like an image, and convert it later to use my font in many cases. Anyone know how can I do this?
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What font is “Lunar XChange” on khronos.org

I ran across a font at this link (https://www.khronos.org/vulkan/) about half way down the page for the "Lunar G" product that says "Lunar XChange". I immediately went to all the popular font ...
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How to know what are the Unicode ranges are covered in webfont?

How can I find out what Unicode ranges a webfont file (may be WOFF2, WOFF, TTF or EOT) covers? For example I am analysing a latin font, is it possible to know what are the Unicode ranges of latin ...
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Illustrator and serif font making

I have started to work with font making via illustrator and have a question about serif typefaces. Below is a serif I have started (the 'A' looking thing): I tried playing around with the stroke ...
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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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Where is this font installed?

I ran a font previewer (PrintMyFonts) which provides a sample of every font you have installed on your computer. It gives me a sample of Helvetica Narrow, but I can't find the font anywhere to use it! ...
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How to create opentype fonts (from mf files)?

I have a general idea of how to create fonts using the metafont programming language. Using mftrace, I also understand how to get the Adobe font metric information (.afm file) and Type1 fonts (.pfa ...
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Creating Open Type font from True Type fonts?

I have a set of True Type font files which are different style of a given font. Say myfnt__.ttf -> regular myfntB_.ttf -> bold myfntI_.ttf -> italic myfntBI.ttf -> bold italic I ...
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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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Lines appear on my outer fonts, its not stroke

The font is Myraid pro and the color is white. There is no stroke or anything added to it. Why is it showing like this? Even if I put another color on, it will still show these lines. Even when I ...
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Which font license should I buy for use in a company logo?

I would like to know which font license I should buy for use in a company logo? I am going to use the logo in my web application, in advertisements and everywhere the company logo appears.
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Search engine to tell where a certain font is being used commercially

Is there a search engine that tells where a certain font is being used commercially? For example which company is using it in their logo, etc. A specific example is that I would like to know where ...
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font use in app called eguru [closed]

I found a app called enguru.I really love how it is written can any one help me to find this font?
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Missing characters Indesign. Some characters from a specific font are omitted

I have a problem with Indesign and Futura PT Font, when I write "f" + "i" like eg. "Confianza","fin","Confidencialidad", the characters "fi" are not display. I have attached some photos so you can see ...
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How to specify that .PDF form fields use specific fonts?

Is there a way to embed a font in an interactive .pdf so that only it can be used to type in fields? I am fairly certain that InDesign doesn't have this capability, but do you know if this is at all ...
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How to use alternative numerals in a font?

There are two ways of laying out numerals in a font: lining figures and text or oldstyle figures. The Former has the height of a capital letter while the latter have varying heights and blend in with ...
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Vertically centered colon for time

This article discusses the vertically centered colon in Apple's San Francisco font. My webapp uses the Montserrat font, specified in CSS as follows: @font-face { font-family: ...
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InDesign document printing in wrong font

I have an Adobe InDesign CS5 document that I'm trying to print. It is set in Gill Sans Light. Here is a snippet of the document: However, when I print the document it comes out like this: Does ...
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Using a Imbedded Japanese Font

Ohiyo. Im trying to get a imbedded Japanese font to display in ja on a website via CSS. The font is already imbedded in the css file, but it still comes out in english. Is there something I'm ...
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Does a dotted font exist? [closed]

Trying to do some new logos using a dotted font liek the image below. Does anyone know of any dotted fonts that exist in Google, Adobe or other? http://postimg.org/image/ebk1nqi7l/
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Should I put all font weights and widths on my brand guidelines?

I'm creating a brand guideline, in which my logo uses one typeface for the logo, and one typeface for the slogan. The logo typeface only has one weight which is bold The slogan typeface has ...
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What are some good heading fonts that pair with Merriweather? [closed]

Right now we're using Open Sans, but I'm not a huge fan of it. It falls flat for me (maybe I'm wrong?). We can choose from Google Fonts or maybe a $2.5-5k one-time purchase. We get a few million ...
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Get an overview of the fonts used in a .psd (including weight and italics) so I can optimize my webfont import and exclude unused variations?

When converting a psd to web, it can be tedious to figure out which variations of the font that I'll need to include as a webfont. Currently I just take note of the font as I come across it, but it'd ...
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Saving font specification in MS office Powerpoint

I'm currently working on a well designed powerpoint theme. I use the slides mask feature to do so. Unfortunately I have some trouble with the fonts. In the mask, the font's characteristics are correct ...
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May I use Google Fonts for creating a logo with commercial purposes?

I want to create a logo for a contest, the winner will be paid and the winning logo will be the institutional logo of an academic entity, so I need a font which can be used freely or at a cheap cost ...
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Font name has '*' added and type has a pink background in Illustrator

I've been using Illustrator for a short time and just now installed some fonts on my computer to use them in my project, only Illustrator doesn't recognize them. The background is getting pink. And ...