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How to distress a font in Illustrator?

I'm trying to distress a font. I have created outlines on the text, then using brush, drew a line of charcoal brush. Select All, Expand Appearance, Pathfinder minus. It works but only the first ...
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Photoshop Fonts Always Italic

I've recently exported an image from Microsoft Expression Design to a .psd format, but when I open the exported .psd & attempt to create a new font layer, any font I choose will be italicized but ...
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Fonts with ambiguous / similar characters

I'm looking for a font with deliberately ambiguous Latin characters. i.e. where symbols like O0, 8B, Il1, 5S, 2Z, 6b, 9g, are either identical or visually indistinct. Certain fonts like Arial have ...
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Term for fonts with fixed versus variable stroke widths

Comparisons between "serif fonts" and "sans-serif fonts" generally compare Times-Roman or Times New Roman against Helvetica or Arial. The presence of serifs on the former and lack of them on the ...
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What font does Apple use for its “light” text?

Apple often uses what looks like a "light" version of Lucida Grande or Lucida Sans Unicode, as seen here: I like the font a lot, but neither Lucida Grande nor Lucida Sans has a light version. Is ...
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Name of Font Used on Twitter Android App

Does anyone know what is the name of the font used on the latest Twitter Android app. Here are screenshots of the app : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twitter.android&hl=en ...
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SVG font units-per-em to mm

In an application I'm writing, I need to take a glyph's path from an SVG font and scale it to a particular size, which is specified in millimetres. I take the 'd' path property from the SVG font, ...
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Is it possible to convert PostScript to SVG? (Inkscape)

Is it possible to convert a PostScript file to SVG? Based on an answer in Tex.SE, I tried to use inkscape: inkscape test.ps --export-inkscape-svg=test.svg This indeed produced an SVG file, but ...
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Can someone identify this font?

Could someone help identify what font is used in these screenshots? Thanks. http://zshthem.es/all/
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A Layout from an Amateur: Criticism Welcome [closed]

I'm an engineer but I have no experience in web design/development. I'm building my personal website with WordPress just to showcase my work, and I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give ...
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What kind of character/personality is expressed by fonts that mix capitals and lowercase letters?

I'm trying to guage the purpose of using fonts that have random capitals where there should be lowercase letters. The question came about simply because I was looking at a design like the one I'm ...
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What is the difference between a font and a typeface?

Originally, the typeface is a particular design of type, while a font is a type in a particular size and weight. In short, a typeface usually gathers many fonts. Nowadays, with digit design of ...
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Is there a way to select OpenType features in Inkscape?

Today's OpenType fonts have a lot of features included like: kerning, capital spacing, ligatures, old style figures and stylistic sets. I miss these features a lot. Is there a way to select ...
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Vector Infographic - Why does it render differently in the web browser?

I made an infographic in Adobe Illustrator, and saved it as a .svg file. But then when I tried to open it in the Google Chrome browser, some of the fonts and some italicized fonts were not even ...
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Serifs In Sans Serif Fonts

There are sans serif fonts where serifs are used sporadically: My questions are: Do these parts are real serifs, i.e. will typeface designers call them serifs or by any other names? Is there a ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6. Glyphs doesn't work [closed]

Here is images to show a problem: Why it paste default symbol?
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Is there any open-source alternative to Fontlab out there?

I used to work with Fontlab Studio to design and compile my fonts. Years have passed and my former Fontlab install vanished into the voids of a crashing harddisk. Now that I'm gaining interest in ...
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Difference between Microsoft's and Monotype's Times New Roman fonts?

The font named Times New Roman is trademarked by Monotype, but the font is licensed to Microsoft (perhaps to others too?). These two fonts (MS TNR & Mo TNR) are clearly different in their ...
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comprehensive list of all commercial fonts, including foundry and license type?

Is there a list of ALL commercially available fonts? Ideally, this list indexed by font name, foundry, font CDN (i.e., Typekit or Google Fonts) and type of license. With >5K fonts now in ...
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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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What's a replacement for Univers Condensed?

I'm failing to find a replacement for Univers Condensed to use on the Web. I'm using Typekit (portfolio), and right now using LFT Etica Web which is much wider than Univers. I tried Googleing but no ...
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Folder to put fonts for Illustrator CS6 without having to install fonts in system

I remember there used to be a folder I could just put fonts in and they would work for Adobe InDesign. I thought it was a folder called fonts in the same directory the InDesign document was. I tried ...
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Anybody know the name of this tattooed fancy Gothic font?

I need to find the font for these names so I can tell my tattoo artist. I found one called 'Ancient German Gothic' but that only looked similar. I can't find the right one where the J's have the ...
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What font is used on this embossed card?

This is a scan of an embossed plastic card. I'm trying to figure out what font is this, if it is available at all! EDIT: Click here for a higher resolution file 19 megabait!.
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Outlined illustrator poster appears to have degraded font

I made a poster in AIllustrator for a scientific conference and was told by the printer to outline it before converting to pdf for printing. I was looking through the outlined and regular pdf and it ...
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Embedding pdf in illustrator

So, I'm using adobe illustrator for creating vectorial figures, mainly for graphs. In illustrator, creating graphs is not so well implemented, so I'm using another tool to make them (e.g. R, xmgrace, ...
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Add diacritics to fonts in Illustrator

There are many free fonts, but they often don't include letters with diacritics such as Ă, Â, Ș, etc. Placing those marks by hand in a large text that keeps changing can be a pain. Is there a way to ...
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Is it acceptable to use different but similar typefaces for print content and web content?

To be more specific, is it acceptable to have two different typefaces used for headers? One will be used for web content and the other for print or more static content where the type won't be at the ...
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Any automated system to compute the linear length of a letter(s) in a word or phrase?

I may be way out of league asking this question but is there a way to get the linear length of a letter or words. That is, if you were to take the word "super" and measured the outside border of the ...
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On which sites can I sell fonts I've created?

I made a typeface that I would like to sell non-exclusively on several online stores. I have been searching and found a few nice outlets so far. What are the font shops you know of? Where do you ...
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Is there a better way than sans-serif font to separate captions from the document?

Scope This is a question about looks in a written document. I has nothing to do with LaTeX, although I create my documents with that. Is this the right site then? Current state I write lab reports ...
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What´s the best sites to search and view good TTF? (FREE)? [closed]

I´m lookinig for any free TTF, What´s the best options? Or webs to find the TTF what you are looking for.
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What font does Benchmark email use?

Benchmarkemail uses a nice font for the logo. I've already tried with several image to font services but no one is accurate. The url is: http://www.benchmarkemail.com/
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Instructions to give a print designer looking to use non-system fonts for websites

So we often run into print designers who choose all these crazy fonts that don't look good for the web. As a backend web programmer, what do I tell print designers to help them select non-system ...
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Open type sans serif fonts with true small caps

I am designing the front cover page for my book in Adobe Illustrator. I would like to have a nice sans serif font for my main title. I chose Lucida Sans (font style = Demibold Roman). However, I have ...
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What are great fonts for information-heavy data tables?

I'm designing a web application which has lots of data tables with business information both as numbers (sales, hours etc) and text (product names, region names etc). What fonts are great for dense ...
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Cross platform (PC and MAC) font rendering issue and font conversion to SVG

I just purchased the DIN font, it includes all the following file formats (.otf, .eot, .woff and .ttf) Now these fonts don't look the same on cross platforms like MAC and PC, it looks great on PC but ...
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How to find the Author of a Font?

I'm working on a Android app project where i use Malayalam fonts (ML-TT-Revathi, ML-TT-Karthika, ML-TT-Ayilyam) and i need to know whether i need a license to use those fonts. All the fonts i use were ...
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What font is used for the Kotaku logo

Any ideas on what font this is? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/KotakuLogo.jpg
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How can I find font references in a Photoshop PSD file?

I need to convert all fonts in a PSD file (CS6) to outlines for printing preparation. Unfortunately, fonts aren't just in text objects; there are a lot of Smart Objects and some of them may have text ...
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Difference in glyphs of I and l

In many fonts I come across, I see that the glyph uppercase i - I is same as lowercase l. Why is it so? Why don't font designers add a differentiating factor between the two glyphs? This specially ...
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What is the font used in Capital in the SunWise Capital logo?

Does anybody know what that elongated sans-serif font is used for the word CAPITAL? I'm sure I've used it before I just can't remember what it was. Any help is appreciated! Thanks! :)
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what Font used by sharpedgeIT company?

I was just wondering if anyone could find this font for me.
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Font to use in iOS social network application [closed]

I am almost in the final step of the design of a social network application, I am just not sure what would be the best font type for that type of applications, instead of using the system font type.
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What does 'One' mean in the name of various fonts?

I am not much of a typography expert. Unfortunately the word 'one' is very common so Google/Bing return no reasonable results. Common examples include: Francois One, Fjalla One, Days One, etc.
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Recommendations for acquiring (affordable) font bundles

I have never - technically - bought a font for personal use (I can state that in shame, all the fonts I've bought were for clients or came with software I own). It's now time to spend some gold coins ...
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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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How to reduce the size of a PDF with embed fonts (Calibri)

I need to reduce a PDF form's size to at least 500 KB from 1,117 KB. A client gave me this form already created and they just have to use Calibri as a company standard. I am aware that Calibri is ...
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1 letter used - do I need to buy the entire font?

I am about to finish designing logo. I use two fonts. One I already bought, but the other... I need just one letter from this font but it is not free. Do I need to buy the entire font?