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Fonts of PDF look different in Preview (made in InDesign CS6)

I am making an interactive pdf in Indesign CS6, using Quicksand (from Google fonts) as main font. In InDesign, at 100% view, everything looks fine and the text is easy to read. (left text in the image ...
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Recommended font size for Titles and subtitles on A4 print outs [closed]

I'm making some printable resources for schools and am wondering what the recommended font size would be for the titles and subtitles of these pages please? These would be printed on A4, and for ...
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How can I get smooth fonts in mock ups?

I am mainly a coder but have to do design mockups from time to time. For this I have Fireworks CS5 which is great because I know how to use it and can just chop up various supplied media into a ...
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Tykewriter Font from Scholastic

I have been searching for the font "Tykewriter," often used by Scholastic Publishers. I've been in contact with the creator of the font, Josh Korda, who sadly no longer has a copy of the font. ...
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Using Open Sans family font in website

I want to implement the Open Sans family font (a Google font) in a web site. Can I use this font for free? Of what I read there is no problem to use it but I want to make sure it's OK. Please ...
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How to create this 3D gummibear font effect?

When I have some font, how can I make it look more 3D, like for example the letters in the gelini logo? I imagine one part is pumping them up and the other one to add shadows and highlights. Could ...
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Critique : logotext font pairing

Beyond the fact that Times New Roman is an overused font, technically speaking, could be a good pair for Montserrat like we have in this web logotext negative kerning example? I know that there ...
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Somebody help me find this Japanese font? I already have an idea for what it is

So I have a font similar to this installed on my phone, called "cherrybomb" that I got from this website (I'll post the link below) but the thing about that font and the one in the picture is that the ...
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Splitting a vectorized image of letters into individual letters

I'm trying to digitize a handwritten font. In various tutorials, it says to ungroup and then click on the rectangular background's blue box and press delete and it should leave all the characters as ...
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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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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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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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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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Does anyone know this font [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I find some good low contrast calligraphy and script fonts?

It seems that lot of the scripts and calligraphy font I see have very high contrasts. So I wondering if there are any ones that have medium or low contrast (paid or free fonts). Low contrast uses ...
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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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Why does this line appear in my text? [duplicate]

Do you know why this horizontal line appears at the top of this headline text? It shows in Illustrator and when saved as JPG, and in some PDF viewers. This is a single click text line (not a text ...
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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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Illustrator CS5 converts all the missing fonts of an imported PDF into vectors, how do I substitute the fonts so I can edit the text?

All the missing fonts of an imported PDF are converted into vectors in Illustrator CS5, how do I substitute the fonts so I can edit the text?
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What is a Live font?

My online printer is concerned I that I not use a Live Font. I'm just not sure what that is. I see references to Apple, but I am on a PC. I'm still looking for a definition, but found this site. Can ...
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How to design Open E Ɛɛ and add it to a font?

What I'm searching for is an idea for designing this letter (Open E) by combining two existing letters for example. Is that possible? I saw a video for a designer who mixes e and o to make the letter ...
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How can I condense a Source Sans Pro font so the characters almost touch when 30px size?

I have a web site that is using the Adobe Source Sans Pro font. On the website I would like to create a logo using this or a similar font but I would like to have it so there is almost no spacing ...
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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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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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How to get MS Office fonts?

There are a couple of documents I need to edit (making small changes) from time to time, and I only have them in PDF format. That would not necessarily be a big problem, except they use some fonts I ...