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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 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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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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How to convert a WOFF2 webfont into a TTF desktop font?

Googling leads me to everythingfonts . com which is down, at least for the last two days but it may have been down for a while. Googling "woff2 to ttf" -everythingfonts has very few results ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can any tell what are the fonts name used in this logo

The owner of this juice bar wants me to make a visiting card for him but he dont know the font name. please if anyone knows tell me asap
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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?
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Looking for small pixel font [closed]

I'm looking for a small pixel font that has western, european and cyrillic characters, something similar in look to the SMALL FONTS font found in windows (around 6/7px) It's for a retro looking ...
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I need a font similar to Press Style Serif but not as condensed

can anyone provide me with a similar font to press style serif, just not as condensed?
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Smallest Bitmap/Pixel Cyrillic font

I'm looking for the smallest Cyrillic font I can find, something similar in size to the SMALL FONTS font found in windows (around 7px) It's for a retro looking russian videogame so must be clean ...
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What font does Zite use for titles on iOS app? [closed]

How can I see what font some application on iOS uses? I googled it but they don't have information on their website: http://www.zite.com
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Identify this font or a good substitute

Can anyone identify this font (font used for the title "'Allo 'Allo") or a suitable substitute ?
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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 there software for comparing fonts side-by-side?

Is there an application (or website) that allows you to select multiple fonts from a list and displays Lorem ipsum side-by-side for test purposes?
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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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Dimension for very large designs [duplicate]

I'm working on a design which is to be printed and displayed on a 8ft by 2.32ft. What dimension can I use when using photoshop because I can't find any fonts that can extend that large. Thanks.
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Embedding fonts in inkscape

Does any body know what is the current status of embedding fonts into an svg file that is readable by inkscape. I find the lack of embedded fonts severely impedes portability of svg files, particular ...
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In MSWord Document, any edited letters turn to dingbats and cannot be edited on my Mac

The writer sends me Word docs (from a MAC platform). I am supposed to edit them on my MAC in MSWord. (faster than redesigning in InDesign) But if I type anything new, or try to correct any letter, ...
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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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Licensing a font for a clients website use?

How does font licensing work for client web usage? Currently I use typekit through Creative Cloud for fonts on my projects. Every font foundry I see charges by the page view for web fonts. If a ...
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How do I properly create a derivative work with a font licensed as SIL Open Font?

Got a font that I want to do a custom subset for on the Web - picking contextual alternates and discarding unneeded characters to help keep the file size down. FontSquirrel has a great generator, but ...
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How do I italicize fonts that don't have an italic variant in Illustrator?

For example, how do I italicize the font Impact (Regular) in Illustrator CS 6? I can't find the italicize option in the character panel window.
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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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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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Photoshop wrong displaying Roboto font style [closed]

I used the Roboto font for my projects in Photoshop. I donwloaded from here http://developer.android.com/design/style/typography.html . I unistalled the old Roboto and installed the new version of ...
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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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What would be the average value of font height vs font width?

What would be the average value of font height vs font width? If we consider common fonts, do they tend to follow a certain ratio for the height vs the width of each glyph? Is there a standard value ...
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Styles of the Lowercase “a”

I've noticed that many posters, advertisements, etc -- as well as many fonts -- use the lowercase letter "a" as shown in "figure 1". However, I've always hand-written it as what it looks like in ...
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Dharma Type license: Bebas Neue in html5-based app

I want to use Bebas Neue in my commercial html5-based game for mobile devices. My game mechanics implies the use of letters as sprites. The fact that this game is html5-based game means, that I'll ...
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Roboto or Arial for large online service? [closed]

What do you think about the advantages and disadvantages to use Roboto Font (in contrast to Arial) in large online service (mail, chats, files, etc)? Roboto looks more interesting but, for example, ...
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Determining font used in image or close alternative

Can anyone help me identify the font used in this logo?
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Is there a Non-Latin “Pseudo-Latin” Font?

Latin fonts that imitate the appearance of other scripts have been around for a while. Here are a few examples: (Link), imitates Devanagari (Link), imitates Kufic Arabic (Link), imitates ...
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Why won't a font allow embedding in a .pdf? Will it print right anyway?

When I export to PDF from InDesign I keep getting this error message: "This font could not be embedded due to licensing...The PDF will not be created if the glyphs cannot be represented." Yet the ...
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how to use open-sans font family to my Tamil website

I am going to develop a website in Tamil language using Photoshop and I wish to use open-sans font family to my website(Tamil language site), I already installed open-sans font family in my system but ...
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How use ' helvetica neue condensed bold' in logo

I used helvetica neue condensed bold in a logo project. Now I need to deliver the original files with font. The font was free but not licensed. If necessary I will buy it before sending files but I'm ...
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How should I proceed after hours of not finding balance in this design?

Problem / Question: I designed a logo for a little project I just began contributing on, but there's a problem: The F was unbalanced, meaning there was no way I could use this logo on rectangular ...
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Working off an external harddrive?

I'm really interested in doing design work from other computers throughout my day. Instead of installing programs and fonts onto each location's computer, I was wondering if I could do all of this ...
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Font requirement with large Spacing

I am currently using custom spacing for a design that I am working on. But further discussion with an app developer, I was told that custom font spacing would not be possible. I just want to confirm ...