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Is there any difference between a font converted for web and TypeKit

Let's say I want to use Helvetica Neue on my website. One solution is to convert the font for web use with websites which transforms the fonts through @font-face css property. Other solution is to ...
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How can I check if some OpenType font supports ligatures?

I am using two fonts, STSong and STHeiti. I want to know if these fonts support ligatures, such as f + i becoming one character, or at least having two characters nearby. I made a ConTeXt document, ...
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Is there a website to compare font prices?

Most commercial fonts are available on different websites for different prices. Is there a webservice that compares those prices and displays the cheapest price for a specific font?
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What are the more respected sans serif fonts that come standard on most computers?

I've been tasked with making a powerpoint theme for the company I work for and one of the requirements is that it uses a font that comes standard with most computers. What are some of the built-in ...
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How do I go change the order/position of characters in Unicode fonts when a language demands it?

When designing a font for another language in Unicode, how do you change the position of the characters to show up how they need to show up? Edit: Since the characters don't seem to be showing up for ...
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What font is used in this banner?

I need to know what font is used in this banner, which comes from the FAO website.
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Line Height of Font

I am designing my own font with Type 3.2. I have exported the font as an .otf and it is working well. However, for some reason the line height seems to work differently with my new font than the ...
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Does changing a “regular” font with font-weight in CSS make it actually bold? (i.e. another font file)

I am a web developer and I am working on a project which uses Quicksand Light/Regular/Bold as font. The web application's standard font is Quicksand regular but there is also text which is lighter and ...
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Adjust font size reltive to another font size in InDesign

Is it possible in InDesign to globally adjust the size of font A relative to the size of another font B so that given the same "Font Size" they have always the same height of their lowercase letters? ...
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Editing a document in Adobe Acrobat XI – The font changes

I am trying to edit an existing Adobe Acrobat document. The document uses one font, but when I write text in, the text is written in mono or some nonsense. The document tells me the font the ...
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What is a polynomial kerning table?

From Robert Bringhurst's The Elements of Typographic Style: Names like T.V.R. Murti and T.R.V Murti, for example, pose microscopic typographic problems that no binomial kerning table can solve. ...
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Can anyone suggest a free alternative to Corbel font for web use

Corbel: I've been searching for hours and hours, now days for a font that would fit my website as Corbel does. I know it might not look like the best font, but it fits my needs. I've found ...
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Help identifing font of isolated character in historic documet and find modern match

This image below shows a few lines from the July 1948 Bell System Technical Journal. The 'p' character in the second line, used to typeset the "p0 = p1 = 1/2" equation is the character in question. ...
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Where to download Sketch's version of SF font?

I've been using Sketches default iOS UI library, which uses Apple's SF font. I already have a version of the SF font, but it doesn't seem to be the same one Sketch defaults to. I'm sick of getting the ...
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How to exchange individual glyphs between fonts

I am using the font Trajan Pro in a logo that also includes an ampersand (&). I would like to use the same font in paragraphs of text documents; unfortunately Trajan Pro does not feature lower-...
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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 business'...
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What does “HC” signify in a font name?

Examples: Arial HC, IDAutomationHC39M. It seems to show up most strong textfrequently with free fonts.
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Open web font that is somewhere between Roboto and Ubuntu

At my company, we are doing some rebranding and are having some trouble deciding on a font. We want to use a sans-serif, open web font, so we don't have to worry about licensing issues, and would like ...
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Does anyone know of a free font with angled, tapered serifs similar to Golden Type Bold?

I'm planning on making invitation cards and a simple webpage for my friend's birthday. I've been trying to find a free webfont alternative for Golden Type Bold for a while. I might just be ok with a ...
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Having some issues with missing fonts

I have several InDesign/Illustrator files to edit and I am repeatedly getting a missing fonts issue. I'll have the fonts on my computer but they will be named slightly differently than what InDesign ...
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How to package all faces of a font into one family file (Mac)

I've got a few fonts I've purchased over the past few years. These are decent quality fonts with, on average, 8-15 different faces for the family. The problem I have is each face is listed ...
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Central, simplified, “pen” strokes of a font glyph

Take a look at this picture: The red lines inside a glyph is what I'm referring to as "central" or "pen" strokes. Imagine you drawing the letter using a pen, so you only have thin strokes which ...
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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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How one finds out the alphabet length or individual character width of a typeface?

I would like a quick way to determine the column width necessary to create the optimal 65 characters per line rule. Glyph width differs between typefaces, so this article suggested: The alphabet ...
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Missing fonts when exporting PDF from InDesign

I'm trying to export a PDF from InDesign and there are a few fonts which are missing (they are replaced with another font). I don't have the fonts installed (in Windows/Fonts), is this the issue? Do ...
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What is the top left point of a character in a font?

How to design a font in a way that there will be no margin from its sides. basically when I draw the letter "H" in the top=0, left=0 position, The top-left of this letter must be on the top left of ...
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What font has no descent? or How remove the descender of individual characters?

I need a font for a project that has no descenders below the baseline. Here is a link that explains font terminology: The descent is the part of a letter that dips below the baseline. For example, ...
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Which monospaced “slab serif” fonts can be recommended for use as web-font?

For a website project, I need to find a good looking web-font that fits the following parameters: it must be a "slab serif" it must be "monospace" Keeping my question short and simple: Which ...
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What process do you go through when creating a typeface to make sure that it is not too similar to something that already exists?

From the comments and answers I received from a previous question (How much alteration to a font constitutes a new variation?) I thought that this might actually be a more constructive and practical ...
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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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How to get all supported opentype settings for a font?

I’m using often open source fonts from the web for my web projects. One thing I’d like to do, is activating opentype settings like ligatures or kerning (and in some cases, it would be helpful to check ...
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What is the difference between small caps and capitals?

In this font landing page "small caps" and "capitals" are being differentiated. Why? What is the difference in appearance and utility? See for example this font that includes both capitals and small ...
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How to make “symbol” typeface italic in illustrator?

I want to type $Omega$ $\omega$ (in Latex) as italic in Illustrator. I found that there are such fonts under "symbol" typeface but there is only "Medium" setting instead of "italic". Thank you for ...
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Open Source alternative to “Campton” font

I'm searching for an open source alternative to Campton (Light and Bold) from http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/rene-bieder/campton/. Does anybody know if there is for example a google font that looks ...
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How do I create a bold version of my custom font?

I am not a graphic designer but a teacher. :) I created a font using my handwriting for some of my materials to use in my classroom so it was consistent. Because I do not have a bold option for my ...
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Manually italic fonts inkscape

In the Transfer-Mode (CTRL+t) in Photoshop i can hold CTRL and drag the Edge of my font element to get it italic. I can't figure out how to do that in inkscape. (Italic is not available for my ...
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Sans vs Serif: Research Studies Only

I hear all the time that "serif is better in print and sans is better on screen", but I've never seen any research backing that up. It seems like it's just based on people seeing serif in print their ...
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Single stroke font letters disappear when I export from Illustrator to Auto-cad

I have a file in Illustrator with text on a path. The font is a single stroke text. I am wanting to use this to engrave with a machine so I can't have the font be outlined. When I export it to auto-...
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Identifying similar font to Futura

Today I watched a Ted Talk, and loved the presentation. In particular the font used. I did some research and found out this looked like Futura. So I did compare the two, but there are subtle ...
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Looking for font based on E shape used on French ID Card

I'm looking for a font where the 'E' is similar to this (note the middle stick) Any suggestion ? Edit: It's not OCR_B, as OCR_B is only used in MRZ section. Source of the font: French ID Card
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Looking for font where 6 is very different from upside-down 9

This question is the opposite of what was asked here: Does anyone know of any font families that 6, 9, 8, 0 look the same upside down as right side up? I'm searching for fonts where the numbers 6 and ...
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Can anyone suggest a free equivalent of the Hoefler Text font?

Can anyone suggest a free equivalent of the Hoefler Text font On Identifont
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Is Typeface and Type Family the same thing?

I'm currently taking a graphic design course on Coursera, and the instructor uses these words interchangeably. Therefore, does Typeface and Type Family mean the same thing?
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Typekit font in SVG icon

I am trying to achieve my logo to be properly displayed on my website. I have created an SVG icon in Illustrator with a font from Adobe Typekit, it's Proxima Nova. The SVG Icon with text in it show's ...
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Trying to find “distinctive” font for undistinctive letters - O N T I U [closed]

Freelance work for a friend, shirts for a small group starting a startup. After a wild goose chase he now wants a "distinct" font. He gave me sample fonts where the "distinct" marks are all in letters ...
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Exporting from Sketch for icon font

I am trying to export SVG icons from Sketch to import into Fontello, however the SVG's don't appear to be correct for the app (they also do not work in IcoMoon). The icon I am trying to create as a ...
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Extra emphasis on boldface, sans-serif font, with constraints on colour

I am writing a pdf report. I have the following list. The problem I have is the underline to add extra emphasis. It seems out of fashion to underline for emphasis, though I admit there's not much ...
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What is the name of the font used in this logo?

i am looking for this type of typeface for my new logo, i try to upload this image on whatfont(image to font chacker by myfont) but i can't get specific result(https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/...
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Linking font properties on different text layers in photoshop

I'm looking for a technique in Photoshop which allows me to have a master text layer that's linked to other text layers and changes applied to it are applied to all liked layers (regarding font ...