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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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How do you call font types 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Which font is the one used for the Euro 2012 Logo?

I need to know which font is used (or another similar one) for the UEFA Euro 2012 Logo? UEFA Euro 2012
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What is this Font?

I ran the below image through What the Font without any luck. Can someone help me identify what font this is, or a very close substitute? Note: The effect on the font may be the font or may be ...
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What font is used for Pandemobium's logo?

Can anybody help me figure out what font used in this image? I had tried using myfonts.com as well as whatfontis.com but couldn't get the exact font. Ubuntu font and FF Dax are close, but not ...
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Advice about fallback font stacks for Proxima Nova and Adobe Garamond Pro

Can anyone suggest a good stack of fallback fonts for Adobe Garamond Pro (serif) and Proxima Nova (sans-serif)? The obvious choices are of course: "Garamond Pro","Hoefler Text","Times New ...
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What's the difference between fonts Meta OT Bold and Meta Pro Bold?

OT Bold vs Pro Bold More generally, when two fonts differ only by the last bit of their name, what does it mean? Is it "the same font", but by different foundries?
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What is the best way to obtain physical letterpress metal fonts?

(Note: This is an odd question to be asking on a website in this day and age. But it is something that those with a historical bent might care about, and I'm not sure where else to ask!) As a ...
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What is the name of this semi-slab serif font?

Could anyone tell me what this font is on the following images? It looks like Courier but it is not.
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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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What is the font used for Spanish HBO subtitles?

Hi someone can help to identify this font, it is used in HBO subtitles in spanish. Thanks
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How can I render Thai strings in Photoshop?

Can anyone tell me how I can use Thai strings on Mac OSX in Photoshop? More than 45 different languages, including all the Asian languages, seem to render just fine. I can also render Thai in other ...
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What's the name of the font used in the given picture?

from an unknown source i have found this image.The font looks cools .I had searched in http://whatfontis.com/ and http://www.whatfontis.com sites but could not exact font.So please could help to find ...
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Almost Avant Garde Bold - but not quite (Boards of Canada: Tomorrow's Harvest cover)

I'm listening to the new song by Boards of Canada, and looking at the fine artwork. –Avant Garde, that's a nice one, I think to myself. But when I try it out on the poster I'm working on I notice a ...
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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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Database of font information

I'm looking for a database of font information, specifically limited to those found on Linotype. For example, given the typeface CRONOS, I'd like to be able to know if it is: (sans/slab) serif? ...
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What's the best software/service for classifying fonts by height, ascender/descender, aperture, etc?

Is there any font classification service (web page, app, book) that classifies fonts by x-height, ascender and descender lengths, stroke contrast, apertures and counters, besides the basic serif and ...
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Fixed width character subset in proportional fonts?

In many proportional fonts, numerals (i.e. 0123456789) have identical width to facilitate vertical alignment. My question is simple: are there any characters that conventionally share the exact same ...
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Where to find a handwritten font with English and Chinese?

I am preparing a book which needs some material to appear like it is hand-written. I see many fonts available which simulate this look, however, I need something which also has hand-written fonts for ...
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CSS - Using different fonts within a typeface?

After exploring typography more I've learnt the different between a typeface and a font :) I'd like to know how I can call the fonts 'Arial Black' or 'Arial Narrow' within CSS? The font-family ...
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How can I select a good font to contrast with my body text?

I'm not a graphic designer, but I'd like to make my site look nice. I've read the primers on picking fonts that match and contrast well. Once I've chosen the font I want for the body of the site, how ...
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Can you help me with a font licensing question (AKA what is the licensing for my font)?

I'm asking this question on behalf of the occasional new members who ask questions in the following categories (fill in the blanks as appropriate): Does anyone know the licensing terms for ______ ...
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What's a good resource on learning Opentype?

So in my spare time I like working with fonts. During the creation process it's hard to remember all the possible features offered by Opentype at one time. What's a good resource (maybe a primer of ...
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Thick “Initial” font, with a particular “S”

I want wondering if anyone knew of any commercial-free fonts where the "S" doesn't curve down, but instead the ends go horizontally? I'm having a hard time searching for something with that kind 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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How do you avoid license problems when using fonts in published works? (US Law)

As I understand it, if I create a font and give you a copy, that doesn't give you the right to publish a billboard/flyer/book/etc using my font. There is an additional license required. Many fonts ...
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What are common fonts for TV sports score banners?

I'm working on a project that needs a font very similar to the types used in television broadcasts of sports games to display the score and other info. I would love to know if there are any industry ...
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What fonts does iPad have? Or Omnigraffle on iPad?

I'm interested in getting an iPad to use Omnigraffle. I'm a 5-year+ Omnigraffle fan on Mac, and so far it looks like reviews say that Omnigraffle on iPad has all the same features, except for ...
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DejaVu Sans Condensed not showing up in Inkscape, despite installed

My system came with DejaVu Sans and DejaVu Sans Condensed installed by default. PROBLEM: Inkscape only shows DejaVu Sans. Do I have to configure something special in Inkscape? Or is DejaVu Sans ...