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Is it legal to convert a not-freely-distributable font to “path” and distribute it?

Suppose, I am creating a logo in a vector graphics editor (for example Inkscape) and I use there the font which cannot be freely distributed (for example Myriad Pro which can be obtained by ...
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What is a quick and concise way to explain online font licensing to a customer?

Customers are usually proud of their (offline) identities. As webdesigner, I regularly find myself having to explain that I can't legally use their licensed font in their webdesign. When I do, it ...
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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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Find a font by tag

This is not a "what font is this" question, but rather a question about how to search for fonts. I usually have an idea of what I want the font to convey, but have trouble finding a font ...
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Strange problem with Photoshop font

I have very strange problem with Photoshop CS4 and CS5 on Windows XP and Windows 7. I've Installed all necessery fonts for template that I receive from graphic designer. This fonts was Sansation and ...
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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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Best practice to creating distorted text?

Trying to practice better on my typographic logos I wanted to challenge myself in creating a distorted text logo but I was unaware if any practices exist when considering pre-existing fonts in regards ...
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Font in Google android emulator?

I've been trying for the past week to find what is the font on google android emulator... : But couldnt find any matches. Any help please?
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Anticipating problems with a Google Webfont's rendering cross-platform

Web fonts can sometimes look great on one machine, but awful on another, due to differences in rendering not just between browsers, but also with the same browser between operating systems. Most ...
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Font licensing for a web app hosted on clients servers

Frutiger 55 was the winner of the crude typo-battle I hosted in my mind this week (I felt really sorry for poor Gill Sans, one of my top-5 of all time). I want to use it for a Web App that is hosted ...
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Good resource for non-Latin character based fonts?

I was wondering if there were any good resources for fonts using non-Latin characters, specifically Japanese or Chinese type (Kanji or any other character-based font). I know plenty of resources for ...
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Is it possible to automate font substitution in Illustrator CS5?

I'm creating a custom PDF catalog by grabbing pages from other companies PDFs (I do have permission to do so) but I'm having problems though because I do not have the same fonts installed on my ...
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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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What's the technical term for groups of glyphs in an OpenType font?

This question is asked with FontForge in mind, but I'm sure that if I get the terminology right then it would help me. Here's my screenshot: See how in this font, you can hold the mouse down and ...
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Custom folder for fonts in Photoshop

Me and my fellow co-workers are using PS and if one of us uses a font that the rest do not have you get those annoying warnings about not having that font... Is there a better way to share that ...
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Compiling a new font from existing fonts and embedding it in a website

I'm working on a project, which is a bilingual project. There are beautiful fonts for each language (I'm talking about free fonts). However, in any special case, only a subset of each font is suitable ...
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Line Height of Font

I am designing my own font with Type 3.2. I have exported the font as an .otf and it is working well. However, for some reason the line height seems to work differently with my new font than the ...
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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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Font Rendering issue [duplicate]

I'm designing the UI for a financial application. I'd usually do high-fidelity mockups using Photoshop and send them to the developers. What I have noticed is that the text in the actual product looks ...
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Should Logotype Be Considered Part of the Heading Hierarchy?

I'm in the process of an identity design for an online magazine and I've come up with what I feel is appropriate logotype, and a heading/body copy pair that I also think work well. But when treating ...
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What is the font used in Stackexchange Math?

What is the font family and the sizes used in Stackexchange Math content and headings? I think it is a readable font. It would be nice if we use it also in web pages involving mathjax. If it is not ...
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What font is used in these wooden trail signs?

I originally thought the standard was Helvetica, but looking at these examples we see the font is narrower and the 'R' doesn't look like Helvetica. Also, these signs are typically routed -- so the ...
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What font to enhance 1-2 words within block of Helvetica/Arial?

I'm trying to find an alternative to simply "bold/italic" words that I want to enhance within a continuous block of Helvetica/Arial text. For example: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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Why are thin webfonts so popular?

Many modern websites feature very thin fonts whereas – I think – on posters it is not as commonly used. I was just wondering why thin webfonts are so popular. Does it have a reason? And since thin ...
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Font Similar to Casablanca Book Condensed

I'm trying to find a font similar to Casablanca Book Condensed which you can test drive. What I'm trying to find to match the 'S': Ultimately I'm looking for something free but the cheaper the ...
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PSD fonts and Html Page fonts

I am a web developer. What happens is that the Client sends a PSD (Photoshop designs) to the company. Then the designer needs to create a HTML page from the PSDs What happen every time is that the ...
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What font does Great Lakes Motorcoach use for their logo?

I'm looking to find this unique font in this logo: I can't seem to find it anywhere since most of the letters are unique. I've tried uploading it to the first 5 links on Google for "find font by ...
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Font that looks like plastic lettering on a sign with “diagonal” words

I need to find a font that looks like the lettering on a movie sign. I will be using a background to give the lines in the background. Now I need to find a font that looks like the text on the sign. ...
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What font can I use for a Japanese book?

I have a PDF book to be translated in Japanese, and what wondering which fonts to use. My main languages are French and English and I have no experience with asian fonts. I would not be able to say ...
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Which classic serif font is this one?

Hello! I'm looking for the name this font! Any ideas?
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Which monospaced “slab serif” fonts can be recommended for use as web-font?

For a website project, I need to find a good looking web-font that fits the following parameters: it must be a "slab serif" it must be "monospace" Keeping my question short and simple: Which ...
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Free for commercial font like windows metro

I need a "free for commercial use" font that looks like the font used in Windows Metro. It will be used for display on website, both titles and text. With bold and 'slim' version. Do you know of ...
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What font does bitly use in their logo?

What font is used in this logo? Editor's note: while this was their logo at the time this question was written, bit.ly have since adopted a new logo.
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Which fonts are used in this image?

Could someone please tell me which fonts are used in 1st and 2nd row of below image? Thanks!
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What sans-serif fonts pair well with Bookman Old Style?

I'm far from knowledgeable about fonts, and I'm dealing with a real beast; Bookman Old Style Bold. I've been looking for hours but I can't seem to find a sans-serif that balances well with it. I ...
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Where do I stand from a legal perspective using Helvetica Neue in my logo?

What is the legal perspective of using specific fonts for your company logo? Which fonts CAN you use in your logo?
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What font is used in this banner?

I need to know what font is used in this banner, which comes from the FAO website.
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Best font for programming?

I am looking for the best font for not only programmers but all people which are "forced" to sit long hours in front of a computer and staring at screen. I expect less distraction, less eye tiredness, ...
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How to copy a character from Font Book on Max OS X Lion?

I'll like to use a symbol font character (upper right in the image, Glyph 5081). How can I copy the character from the Font Book and paste to another app? UPDATE: I can find the character at left, ...
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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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Clearly display small font size

What techniques (or different fonts) could I use to fonts to make small text (about 10px) look nice in Photoshop? Here is what I tried, but every time it looks blurry, or too bold:
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Designing fonts

I'll soon be completing my M.A. in technical and professional communications and will hopefully find employment in that field. However, I have recently developed a passion for fonts and font design ...
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Why do some letters look odd at 100% but not 200%?

I'm looking at a document both in InDesign and, after exporting to PDF, in Acrobat, and the strangest thing is happening to my font; some letters are looking different than they should when shown at ...
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Can I use OS fonts in logos?

When I design a logo, can I use a font that was included in my OS? That I downloaded for free? I'm perhaps less concerned with wordmarks than with other types of logos.
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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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Can anyone tell me what this sans serif font is?

I really need to know what font is in this image:
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Yahoo's second day font

Yahoo is currently changing its logo's font every day and I particularly liked this font: Would anyone know if this font is a custom development of Yahoo or if it is some (possibly paid) public ...
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What's the name of the font used in Cape Charles?

What is the name of this font and it's family ?
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Is the : (colon) and . (fullstop) a bit oversized in Courier font?

Today I came across a blog post on daring fireball about a new font: Courier Prime. From the font preview, I found that the : and . are a bit oversized. Then I checked the Courier font in Mac Font ...
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How to Make Letters Like This?

I'd like to know how to make these in photoshop or fireworks, but with a slight preference for fireworks. If I can find a tutorial in photoshop, I can probably get it to work in fireworks. What is ...