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How to Group Font Weights [duplicate]

I have a pet peeve when I download free fonts on the web and once they install all the weights are their separate font. Is there a way I can put them under one font that way I can just change the ...
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What are common fonts for TV sports score banners?

I'm working on a project that needs a font very similar to the types used in television broadcasts of sports games to display the score and other info. I would love to know if there are any industry ...
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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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Is it necessary to outline fonts (convert text to curves) before sending them to a printer?

I don’t like to convert text to curves every time I save a PDF for printing. I recently bumped into the article Outlining Fonts: Is it Necessary?, which defends that it’s not only unnecessary, but ...
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Adobe Illustrator Stick Font To Outline

I am attempting to use some single line stick fonts in some tags for engraving purposes. Everything looks good in Illustrator but I need to convert that text to a path for purposes of engraving. When ...
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Problems with Dynamic Text in SVG when font is not SVG

So, I have an graphics automation chain that has been happily running on a headless linux environment using programmaticaly generated/altered SVGs and PhantomJS (currently 1.9.0) as a final rendering ...
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Is there a reverse Font lookup for copyrighted fonts?

I often get font files from other designers. Is there a way for me to check if those fonts are copyrighted and require me to have a license to use them.
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How to make a font thinner?

This font looks like a "thin" Open Sans, how they do it? Or maybe it's a different font?
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Is there a Fraktur font that is thin like Helvetica Neue Light?

Is there any font of the Fraktur style that has a light font style (like Helvetica Neue Light or Ultra Light)? Many Fraktur fonts I have seen on Internet are too thick.
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Does anyone know this font

I've tried "what the font" and didn't get anything really close. Would appreciate if anyone knows this or a similar font.
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Saving a PDF file with Photoshop CS 3 gives error because of the font I use?

I'm trying to save a PDF file and retain text, The problem is that when I use some hebrew fonts that I purchased I get an error while saving the file, The error is the famous: "Could not save as ...
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Can you suggest a font similar to this cursive shoelace style font from the Wale Mixtape

I need to find a font similar to this font: The font is from a mixtape "100 Miles & Running" by Wale. The font does not need to have "shoe lace" at all. Just needs to be cursive and similar ...
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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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Figure size and aspect ratio for scientific publication

In my field of study (Physics), we mainly use EPS/PDF/PNG for figures in scientific publications, which are typically published embedded in text on a PDF of 1 or 2 columns, typically generated by ...
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Exporting from InDesign to PDF - getting weird issues

We have a number of product brochures that we print internally in booklet format using a Ricoh MP C4503 Multi-functional copier. Our document creation process is to create the document in Adobe ...
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Use of an OFL font in a logotype

Can I use a font licensed under the SIL OFL in a logo, and should I add a copyright notice then?
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Branding identity - different font for email

We are developing new identity for our company. For print material we decided to go with Helvetica font. However we get into serious discussion about font for email. To achieve some consistency, we ...
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Editing glyphs in FontForge and related software has no effect – depending on where you look

Preface I'm unsure whether this is the right place to ask this kind of thing but honestly, I'm at wit's end here, so I'll try anything. Feel free to migrate or edit. Actual question In a font I ...
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How should I handle delivery of original design assets to clients?

I'm increasingly having clients request delivery of all native files, including stock photos, fonts, etc. used in a design. Currently I've been using Thinkstock for photography, which only allows ...
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What are differences between digitalized versions of Sabon typeface by different foundries?

Linotype, Monotype, Adobe... There are many versions of Sabon available for choice. What are differences, and then is there any one better than others?
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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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Does altering an existing font breach the copyright of that font?

If I take an existing font and alter it using Inkscape for example, am I in breach of copyright?
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Anybody know this font?

I've tried "what the font" and didn't get anything really close. It has kind of a permanent marker feel to it. Would appreciate if anyone knows this or a similar font.
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How to make Photoshop connect Gujarati characters?

I am using Photoshop of CS6. Recently when I try to type our local language "Gujarati" via Google Input tools(I tried without Google tools also,with Gujarati fonts) ,Typed text not showing "Joint ...
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Font License “free or not” [duplicate]

I don't remember from where I downloaded the font Harlow Solid Italic that was selected for my logo but when I tried to find it on net, I found two sites: One having it for free: Download Harlow ...
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Font management tools for Mac

It's been a few years since I've visited this topic, one which has been one of Apples biggest issues since OS9. Font management. I have been using Font Explorer however I've never been very impressed ...
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Are there “bi-form” fonts that don't have descenders?

Is there a font that displays the entire image of each and every one of the 52 English alphabet shapes ➝ and ➝ above (on) the baseline? Clarification: Examples of shapes that ...
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Can you help me find font where is this letter? [closed]

I have no idea if there is any web app that identifies fonts, but I have been seeking for ages and I cannot find a font that has got this type of capital "A". Or at least something similar.
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Which font is the quickest to read? Which font is the least misread? [closed]

Are there scientific experiments, measurements on these? Which fonts make you read certain words twice, sometimes letter by letter? Fonts might also differ in how tiring they are for the eyes and ...
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Establishing the real copyright owner of a font

An increasing collection of fonts are being released for free, but the majority of fonts require a license. For any given font, it's possible to find many versions online, both legal and not. There ...
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Font Awesome as Photoshop Custom Shape Set

Everytime I need to use font awesome in photoshop, I'll always copy an icon from website and paste in photoshop. I can print it into pdf and copy into illustrator as vector but I want them as ...
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Why should I ever use Unicode’s special characters for Roman numerals?

This is to answer a question which arose in the comments on this question on the Unicode characters for Roman numerals: Why is this necessary or preferred over the usual way of typing ai, ai-ai, ...
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Indicate that text is a proper noun (such as a product name)

How do I indicate that certain words are a product name (in cases where it's not obvious)? "Delightful apple cake" is excellent. Delightful apple cake is excellent. Delightful apple cake is ...
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What does “Attribution” mean exactly when using downloaded fonts?

The fonts that are free for commercial use are sometimes under Creative Commons licenses, such as CC BY-ND 3.0, which require you to give attribution to the creator. Does this mean you have ...
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Why can't I display all glyphs in some fonts?

Why some glyphs are not working from some fonts? They are showing "No Unicode" in the Glyphs panel and I can't access them. I tried also to edit the font and add codes for the glyphs I want, but this ...
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How to make a non-latin font? [duplicate]

I have some experience in design, but no experience in creating fonts. However, recently I've come up with an idea of creating a font for my friend. Doesn't sound too difficult, does it? ...
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How to identify fonts in iOS apps, from iOS?

Often I want to find out what font I'm seeing in an iOS app. And I want to do it without going to a computer. Is there a way to do this? I know there's the great WhatTheFont website, but that ...
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Icon font stroke sometimes renders too thick

I created a small custom set of thin outlined icons in Illustrator and want to use them in production as a font. I exported then all out as individual SVGs. I used Fontastic to build a custom font. ...
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Webfont alternative to Segoe UI [closed]

Need to find a replacement for Microsoft fonts for a 'metro-style' UI design project. Just wondering what the best replacement might be because of Segoe's evolution from Fruitger. In terms of a ...
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Why are fonts from the 19th century not in the public domain?

(This is probably more a "copyright" question than anything, but I have not found an appropriate StackExchange site for this kind of question.) Why are fonts like Akzidenz-Grotesk, that were made way ...
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iOS font with monospace digits 0…9?

This is for an app displaying rows of numbers that change dynamically. A monospace font would be ideal to prevent distracting alignment jumps as digits change. I really only care about digits, so ...
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How do I use an SVG “icon font” within Illustrator?

Trello uses an icon font and I'd like to figure out how to bring in some of the glyphs into an Illustrator project. Admittedly, this is going a bit backwards (usually you want to import Illustrator ...
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Font GM Londinium

I need to use the font "GM Londinium" in a certificate header. But I can't find the downloadable font. Could anyone suggest some alternate fonts similar to GM Londinium or else suggestions as to where ...
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Add an outline around type in Illustrator and then delete it from the letterform?

I have a font that I want to be marginally thinner. I've typed out the word and then added a white outline around it. What I want to do is delete the outline, whilst maintaining the thinner font. How ...
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How should I degitize new fonts that is improperly written in a paper [closed]

What should I do with New Fonts that is written with pencil? Yes, it should be written with a.. I have written alphabet font but I don't know what to do with it further even if it is for sale. What ...
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Facebook “Like Button” Typeface Options

When you ask Facebook for code to put a "Like" button on your website, you are given a choice of these typefaces: arial, lucida grande, segoe ui, tahoma, trebuchet ms, and verdana. Given that they are ...
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How can I visually compare OSX fonts with my primary webfont choice to determine fallbacks without an OSX device?

How can a freelance web designer who doesn't own a Mac visually identify and compare fonts similar to their primary webfont choice, that are present on most OSX devices? I need to define a fallback ...
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Font identification for Cavailes

Can anybody help me find the font of the attached photo? I could not find it on WhatTheFont or similar services.
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Cooperhewitt (or other) font family loading issue in Illustrator running on windows!

I have been trying to load the Cooperhewitt font family on Windows 7 running Illustrator CS6. But it fails to load any font from the family most of the time or sometime only few of the fonts from the ...
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Use Matlab 2014b figures (via Inkscape) in pdfTeX

I know there are many threads related to this topic, but I still could not find a satisfying solution. Summary Matlab 2014b figures -> export as .eps or .svg -> load into Inkscape (problem is in ...