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PDF Embedded Fonts - TONS of Duplicates - Why

I am working with a PDF that is showing the following when I look at its font properties. It is like this for every font in the document, repeatedly embedded 10-20 times. What's going on with this? ...
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Using GREP to change to OldStyle figures with Unicode Range

The OTF font I'm using isn't allowing me to change the figure style to Proportional Old Style figures. The only way I have figured out how to it is to use a GREP search and change but only for one ...
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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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Make a character in a font look like multiple characters of the same font

I have a free font in TTF and WOFF form. I want to create a ”multi-character”, by which I mean a character that when entered will be rendered as other (multiple) characters of that font. For example ...
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What sans-serif fonts pair well with Bookman Old Style?

I'm far from knowledgeable about fonts, and I'm dealing with a real beast; Bookman Old Style Bold. I've been looking for hours but I can't seem to find a sans-serif that balances well with it. I ...
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How to create a shadow effect like sketch

I want to know how to how to create a shadow in Adobe Illustrator, like this
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Does this Chinese font fit in with our brand?

We are about to make the Chinese version of our charity website live but I'm not certain about the font we are using. Our Chinese office say they are happy with the system default but they don't have ...
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Font shows a box with an X through it, instead of correct symbol

I copy/pasted "ˈakSH(ə)n" into a text layer, when I'm scrolling through fonts, the text shows up properly. But when I hit enter to select a font, the symbols turn to boxes with an X through them. ...
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How to evaluate the quality of a font before deciding whether to purchase it for commercial purposes?

How can a newbie to graphic design like myself evaluate a the technical design of a font before paying for it? I am unsure as to what things I need to consider and how I can test them without buying ...
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Lining numerals in Photoshop?

The Raleway font has the option to line the numerals so that the bottoms are all aligned. How do I enable this feature in Photoshop?
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can't find Mac CMMI8 fonts for illustrator image create with python (postscript)

I have illustrator in mac and in windows. I have saved a figure as postscript with python matplotlib latex, when I try to open the figure with illustrator in windows it told me that I am missing the ...
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All dots are invisible after repackaging a font, only in Illustrator.

Yesterday I repackaged a set of loose fonts into the same family with the help of Robofont and this tutorial. Now if I use the font in regular in Illustrator, the dots in characters like i, !, ? and ...
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Suggestion for Alternate Font Option?

Would greatly appreciate your help. I had a freelance graphic designer create the below logo for me. It is for a higher-end real estate photography and marketing company in the Los Angeles area, and I ...
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Is Computer Modern a high-quality font?

Computer Modern, a font created by a computer scientist for use with his own typesetting system TeX, has become one of the most frequently used fonts of all time, precisely because of the popularity ...
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Which geometric, rounded, Bauhaus style fonts are similar to this sans-serif 'Abeat by Kai'?

I'm building an iOS 8 app and would really like to use the font A beat by Kai created by Kai Buskirk. Font sample: This font is free for personal use but not for commercial use. I'm wondering ...
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How should I prepare my fonts to support a Chinese version of my website?

Wondering... Should I first make sure the font I selected for English supports Chinese characters as well, or after selecting any font for English then search for other font for Chinese that matches ...
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Cant Change Font Face in CSS [closed]

I am making a Responsive Webpage Using BootStrap. That Have "helvetica neue" Font By Default. But It Doesnt Suit to my Web Page. So I Had used Custom Google Fonts. For Import: ...
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12pt in Photoshop looks totally different in Web

we are creating a website right now in Photoshop and we are using 12pt for the fonts. But when we see the fonts in web with 12pt they look much bigger. It seems that we have to use 12px in web so it ...
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How do you call font types similar to Bebas?

I'd like to find similar fonts to Bebas (below): What do you call these types of fonts? Thick, tall, and usually all in uppercase?
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What is the serif font used in the King's Hawaiian logo?

I was recently enjoying some tasty King's Hawaiian Bread. I noticed their font for their logo and would like find a font with a similar look. I ran their logo through What The Font and it returned ...
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What comic / cartoon style fonts are suitable for a mobile game?

I am currently in the midst of making an iOS game. So far, I created an overall look, i.e. figures and backgrounds. However, I also have to display textual information to the user. This makes me ...
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What is so good about Helvetica?

For as long as I have known, a majority of designers have been beyond enamoured with Helvetica. While I can see that it's a nice typeface, I really don't understand the hype. Some research into the ...
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Which features should I look at when choosing typefaces for classical, text-rich publications?

I am thinking about self-publishing some of Søren Kierkegaard's works (mainly because I realised that I can release them at a much cheaper price than what they currently cost). In order to keep costs ...
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Avenir OS Font use for Web Logo [duplicate]

The fonts I want to use for a embedded logo are Avenir Medium, Avenir Next Condensed. They are fonts part of my Mac OS that I did not install myself. When I look up their agreements online--that is ...
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Handling non-standard fonts in corporate identity

How do organizations successfully manage their corporate identity when their brand guidelines incorporate non-standard fonts? In particular, external-facing materials that are not developed by the ...
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OpenType Features - Adaptable typefaces

I have a typeface I've developed that comes in two variations, one spans horizontally whilst the other vertically. At the moment they sit as two OTFs. What I would like to do is create an OpenType ...
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How can I position glyphs within their containing box?

I don't do much work with fonts, so please forgive me if my terminology is a little off. A client has asked me to create a few custom glyphs to add to an existing font. Two of those glyphs are for ...
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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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How to use the Japanese fonts on my mac?

I've been using font book to browse my fonts. Every once in while I fall in love with Heiti. Every time I go into Illustrator to use that font, I'm always unable to select it from the fonts menu, ...
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Font licensing for PDF on website

I am considering buying Servus Slab from MyFonts for use in a newspaper with a "Desktop License", but since we have a website, we would like to upload the finished PDFs online for viewing. However, in ...
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Choose new font encoding

I'm about to make a new font and I'm not sure which encoding to use. I will only have latin characters + some custom ligatures + alternate versions + small capitals. Should I use ISO-8859-1 with ...
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How can I “font-browse” while in design programs?

I have noticed that certain applications provide a font sample when you use a drop-down to choose a new font. For example, when I'm working in InDesign CS5 I see what the word 'Sample' looks like in ...
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“Serifs improve fast, easy readability for long text” - myth or truth?

It's an old question, but an important one. Let's see if we can get a good, nuanced, ideally evidence-based answer. So, old-school wisdom (certainly, how I was taught back in the day) says that serif ...
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Can't see all the font styles installed in Windows 7

I've installed a font that has different styles (bold, italics, thin, medium, ultra and so on...), but I can't use them all because I can't see them in Photoshop. The fonts are installed, but seem in ...
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Which fonts don't come with Windows 8 that would come with a new MAC?

I'm a beginning graphics designer and I currently own a Macbook Pro that I got in 2010 that is really on the fritz and basically I need a new computer. I am comfortable using both Mac's and PC's, so ...
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What makes a font a “gothic” font?

This seems like simple question... but I cannot track down any useful answers. It's easy to find lots of fonts with "gothic" in their names. But what makes a font a "gothic" font?
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What is wrong with Comic Sans?

There's a great TEDxExeter talk by a colleague of mine, Simon Peyton-Jones, about the recent advances in the English lower school 'computer science' curriculum. Like all of his slide decks he uses ...
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Why is this font damaged in SVG?

I have a logo which has a symbol and some text. The stroke on the text is about 15px, so nice and fat. When I use it as an SVG image in a page, it works fine, except that when I increase the size, ...
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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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What advantages/disadvantages do specific font formats have for print production?

Fonts can be purchased or downloaded in several formats: TrueType OpenType Postscript Type 1 Postscript Type 3 Multiple Masters I realize that OpenType and TrueType are universal formats which ...
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How do you convert a regular font such as Gotham into an outline font?

This is an example of what I mean by outline font: I would like to make an outlined version of Gotham using Photoshop.
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What is the difference between Glyph and Font?

I was going through one document and I came across this term 'glyph'. The term was new to me so looked into wiki for its definition. I felt both glyph and font is same. Am I correct? Else please tell ...
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Compatible fonts for English/Spanish translation

I am using text for a printed document that will have English and then Spanish translation of the English. What is the best font combination?
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Name for type that has the same width and height

I know monospaced type (font) means all characters have the same width. Is there a similar name for fonts where all character have the same width and height?
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Odd uneven spacing between some words in Indesign, unable to adjust using paragraph styles pannel

I'm having problems as Indesign acts kinda stubborn. It keeps giving me an odd space between a word. I've tried to readjust the spacing using paragraph styles, font size, changing the font, spacing, ...
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Scrapbook Graphics

I have been using Photoshop/Illustrator to design my own graphic scrapbook logos and designs. I create my own styles from tutorials, but I do use the tools & fonts that come with the program. My ...
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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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Combine 2 Unicode letters into 1 in Fontlab Studio

Being new to Fontlab Studio 5, I'm creating a Tifinagh font using its Unicode block... I created all the letters for my font, now I need to add a ligature (if this is the right word?) to certain ...
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What things should I consider when using my own custom fonts on a client's project?

When creating printed media for a corporation/legal entity, what exactly should I consider when using my own, personally created and designed, fonts?