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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 ...
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How do I find sans/serif pairs of fonts?

A particular project I'm working on (a house style) will need a serif/sans pair of fonts. Currently, I'm at the "Identify some possibles" stage, but I'm not asking for suggestions. Examples of the ...
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Height-Mapped Font

Is there a place, or at least a single font out there that is bump-map friendly? By that, I mean a font that can be like Milano LET, but instead of using color for reflection effects, it's used for ...
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Determine font color in AI

I have an Adobe Illustrator file made-up primarily of text. How do I find out the exact color of a given piece of text? For example, I have the word "PEN" in a certain blue. How do I find out the ...
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Adobe InDesign - Courier Not Fixed Width

We have an InDesign project on a technical topic. Like many such books, we are using using a variable width font (Palatino right now) for the body text and a fixed width font (Courier) for portions ...
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how to collect fonts in illustrator CS5

I find manually collecting fonts to be a tedious, detail oriented job, is there a plug in or script or something that has thumbs up to do this tedious job for me?
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Lato font rendering error

I've come across a strange issue with the Lato font. It seems to be rendering very strangely, but only when you're zoomed in close or if the font is large. Here is a screenshot of the font in ...
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How can I make the rendering of fonts better in Illustrator 2015 [closed]

In the CC 2015 version of Illustrator fonts are not rendered nicely, they look jagged on screen. This started once I updated to CC2015, it's also worth noting I am not currently using a retina ...
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What are Google Webfonts alternatives to F37 Bella?

I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts, that would look similar to F37 Bella: Any similar-looking fonts, with good cross-browser rendering?
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What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts (ideally) or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir Next Pro, specifically, Bold and Demi: Any similar-looking fonts, with good ...
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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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Illustrator knows I have a font but refuses to select it

I need to use a specific font (Nanum Gothic Extra Bold) for a certain project. Illustrator knows I have the font: If I start typing the name in, it autocompletes. But once I hit return, it selects a ...
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What font uses Truckline logo? [closed]

My client wants me to make a vector logo from his old one and before using pen tool I want to ask maybe someone knows what font is used in this logo? It has unique R and S letters.
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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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Tracking in photoshop vs LBearing and RBearing

I wish to modify the spacing in a font such that it matches the look in photoshop. In photoshop I have set the "tracking" to be 200. In FontForge (fonteditor), I can only modify LBearing and Rbearing. ...
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Can anyone help me identify this font? [closed]

I am trying to find out what this font is. I have tried Whatthefont, whatfontis, mactherator and I Bold block results. No where close to the image. I am trying to determine the font for my wedding ...
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How do you call tall, thick fonts, 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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How to I scale my text to past 1269pt in CS6 illustrator?

I've tried the scale function and it doesn't seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Please help.
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Sans Serif Font Anatomy

I'm designing a brand identity guidelines, I've made a change to the "J" letter in the logo, i'm using Museo Sans Rounded and the "J" has a top line that doesn't match with the isotype. There is a ...
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Handwriting font that at random picks characters?

First, I don't know much about creating fonts. I work with a childrens book author and want to create a font from her handwriting. This means that I have to have more then one character per letter ...
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Need help identifying vintage font

Can anybody tell me what this font is? Or something similar? I tried using whatthefont but nothing came up.
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How to replace a character in a font with another character

I have a font in TrueType and OpenType format that I really like. I would like to replace one character of that font with another character. Specifically, I would like to make underscores look like ...
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What font and characters are used for the “line break” symbol used in Microsoft Word

I am wondering which is the symbol used to denote line breaks in Microsoft Word. It can be visualized with the following steps: In MS Word, open empty document. Press SHIFT + ENTER to insert a line ...
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FontForge: Creating simple substitutions in TrueType fonts

I'm trying to create a font that automatically substitutes s with ſ (long s) under the right circumstances (ſ for initial and medial forms, s for terminal forms). However, I can't seem to get it to ...
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How do I make sure the unicode box drawing characters work properly in my font?

Unicode has a set of characters for drawing simple graphics. Here is an example from Wikipedia: ┌─┬┐ ╔═╦╗ ╓─╥╖ ╒═╤╕ │ ││ ║ ║║ ║ ║║ │ ││ ├─┼┤ ╠═╬╣ ╟─╫╢ ╞═╪╡ └─┴┘ ╚═╩╝ ╙─╨╜ ╘═╧╛ There ...
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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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Can a logo using a generic typeface be copyrighted?

I've run into an issue with my printer denying printing, one of my designs is a parody of Hotline Bling and contains the familiar text in Helvetica Neue in the background. The reasoning is because ...
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Identify Rounded Modern Sans Serif

Can anyone ID this font? It is giving me fits even though I feel like its on the tip of my tongue: I've tried both http://www.whatfontis.com and What the Font Edit: this is from an HVAC ...
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SVG export for web with fonts

I'm trying to export an SVG image, which contains text from illustrator. I want to use it for a website. For SEO and size reasons I don't want to convert typo into vectors. What are the settings I ...
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Animated Typeface License

I want to make a animated font/typeface in After effects. What kind of license do I need for using a font and making it an animated font and then to sell the template on websites?? Thank you!
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What does 'content: “\e61e”' mean in CSS?

Wonder what content:"\e61e" is in the .icon-trash:before class' CSS. I know that they use a font to make icons but I don't know what "\e61e" is? Any explanation? Thank you in advance.
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Name of this font that is shown in the image [closed]

I really need to get the name of this font .I had tried to find the name of this font using some of the sites like http://whatfontis.com/ and http://www.myfonts.com but couldn't succeed.So Can any ...
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Is the Google logo a good example for basic trends in logo design?

Last year one of the most popular logos changed significantly by introducing a controversial "'new logo and identity family 'designed to work across multiple devices.": I remember that I was ...
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Reserved Font Names for SIL/OFL & Registering/Trademarking Commercial Fonts

In the last few years I've shifted the focus of my design career from marketing and advertising to typography: everything from custom lettering and logotypes for in branding to entire font families ...
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What were major font rendering improvements in the last ten years?

So here am I, average Internet consumer sitting and sipping coffee, doing nothing but wondering why my fonts look so much better almost everywhere I look. I still vaguely remember those disgusting, ...
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1976 TRW Defense and Space Systems Group font

Is there a freely available rendering of the font used in this Paper? Is it some "standard" typewriter font used in 70s by any chance?
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Could anyone tell me what font this is? [closed]

I came across this font and I really want to use it. Does anyone know it?
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I want a font like this but don't know how to search for one

I have an idea for a logo, and an idea of what the font should look like. However, I don't know how to go about describing that to find a font. I know that the lines of the S should be parallel as ...
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Fonts question [need help] [duplicate]

I have been reading around and trying to find a solid answer about Fonts and their Licensing. What I don't understand is what type of license do I get with software such as my Mac, and CS6, Office, ...
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Why does browser add bluish and brownish colors to a solid font color?

I'm wondering why my browser (Firefox) add blue tints on the right and brown tints on the left of a solid grey (#333333) font color as shown in the image below. Could somebody explain to me why ...
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Adobe Reader X changes the spacing on my text [duplicate]

When I add a text to my sheet and do spacing in between my sentences it will change it and compress it all back. How do I keep it from do this. We had a letter head created and this is what I am ...
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How can I make a font monospaced?

Suppose that I have a font in a modestly popular format (.ttf, .otf, etc.), and I have the legal rights to modify it. As it stands, it is a normal font with different charaters (glyphs?) varying in ...
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Name of this Font? Body text in the series of books by Time-Life

I am trying to identify a font from a series of books by Time-Life that has gone out of print. A sample of the particular is given in the image below: OCR, image processing and correlation with ...
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Can TrueType fonts contain color?

Google's Noto Fonts include, in addition to Noto Emoji, the color TTF font called Noto Color Emoji. Can TrueType fonts have built-in colors?
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What are the various fonts / typefaces used here? [closed]

I love kinetic typography, and the latest video by David Guetta, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO9THtRWb2s uses it in an interesting way. Instead of just using text as a 2D element, they've made ...
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How do you underline text in PS?

Where in the tools will you be able to add a stroke under the font? I cant find it in styles. Is there a toolbar to simply, underline text?
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Changing text's font in a graded way

I'm trying to create an image with text that has one font on the left side, and another on right, but instead of just changing the font in the middle of the text, I want it to morph smoothly. My ...