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Automatically apply different fonts based on text/symbol

I'm working on layout for a 300-page trilingual “coffee table” style textbook, and one of the languages uses a glottal stop symbol which the chosen body text font can't handle. This means that for ...
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How can I search for a unicode character if I'm not sure it exists?

I'm looking for a Unicode character that will be as similar as possible to the Avengers logo. Even without the circle. Anything that will hint at that logo for people who know it I'm not sure ...
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Is it legal to embed the fonts that come with Adobe Reader in a PDF and distribute that PDF? [duplicate]

By downloading Adobe Reader I obtain these fonts: Adobe Pi Std (regular) Courier Std (regular, bold, italic, bold-italic) Minion Pro (regular, bold, italic, bold-italic) Myriad Pro (regular, bold, ...
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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'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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Font overload in academic documents

I'm a researcher in cryptography and regularly read and write acedemic papers which are, to say the least, not objects of great beauty. Recently I've noticed that the guideline not to use more than ...
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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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Does anyone know a good pixel font 7px tall?

I'm looking for a pixel font which I'll use later on to convert/use on an lcd type of display and the maximum height is 7px. I've started by checking out dafont's bitmap fonts, but it takes quite a ...
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Is there a way to generate a spline centered within a font? [duplicate]

I would like to do something that seems simple, but I can't find anything on the web. Does anyone know of a way to take a font and generate a spline that follows the center of the font's stroke? I ...
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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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What is the best font for use in legal contracts?

What are the best font for legal contracts, and why?
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Trying to figure out what this ornamental period font is

I have these two fonts and I would like help identifying each one please. 1st font 2nd font
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Why does my shape have a tiny horizontal line?

I need to remove the horizontal bar of an A char so it looks like a V upside down. What I did is: I opened Illustrator and typed the character A, then I clicked "create outlines". Then I joined bottom ...
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Improper kerning in iOS app, using Helvetica Neue

I think I'm posting this question in the proper SE site, as it pertains more to designers than programmers. I developed an iOS app with a programmer (I'm the artist), and we're using Helvetica Neue. ...
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What's the font used in the game Return to Ravenhearst?

I am trying to find the font used in Return to Ravenhearst game. A screenshot of the text of which I am looking is: I have tried WhatTheFont and similar services, but they are very sensitive.
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What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?

I got a psd comp for a website and the titles are in ITC Avant Garde Std. What's a good replacement font? It should be available for the web, either free or on TypeKit.
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What's the name of the font used in alphanet?

What is the name of this font? I have checked in many sites but could not get a proper answer. Might be this the same font used in oracle logo.
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Are there any free tools to convert .eot files to .ttf, .otf or any other font formats?

I've been given a .eot font file that needs to be used in a desktop program. So far none of the programs that I use (Gimp, Scribus, Inkscape) can read this font type. Are there any ways to convert it ...
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How to fix buggy anti-alias font in Photoshop CS5?

Look this pic: The font looks wrong, it shouldn't have black background with alpha letters, i had no idea what happened to this font system. The font is Arial, the size is 80 pixel and the ...
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What are the good and free alternative to Helvetica when use as web font? [duplicate]

Sans-serif typeface is usually in web, so what are the free/open/cross-platform choices that can replace Helvetica? By replacing Helvetica I mean are there any font which is better than Helvetica for ...
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Trying to id a font

This font was created using Adobe CS4 and I am using Corel Draw 6. I cannot id this font and need to do so to create more graphics using it. What is this font?:
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Need name for font used for the Office 2013 Icons

I need to create a logo design similar to the icons for Office 2013: Can anyone help me with font name as I am not able to find it
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How can I extend an existing font to include punctuation and numbers?

I'm in the process of developing a site for a client, and she really likes the font Sell Your Soul for the main headings. Only problem is that it's incomplete - it doesn't contain numbers or any ...
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Which fonts were used in this presentation?

Lessons learned defying Joel Spolsky with Django by Nick Bruun I love the fonts - would really appreciate help in identifying the fonts.
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I am trying to identify this font used in RSK Group's logo

Can anyone identify the font in the graphic below? Thank you.
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Should fonts always be very “formal” on a legal page?

I am working on a HIPAA page (legal disclaimers in the medical industry). I am including a screenshot of the bottom portion of the page. I think this looks good but wondering if I should perhaps go ...
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How can I make these links more obvious to click on?

Currently working on a redesign for a dental laboratory. While testing the home page with a user, they never clicked on the links in the subnavigation. They clicked on the larger buttons in the links ...
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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 ...
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Can anyone identify the font in this logo we just bought? [duplicate]

We just purchased a logo from stocklogos.com. The logo was listed in 2011 and the original designer has proven hard to reach. Does anyone know what the font used in this logo is? ...
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What computer subsystem is responsible for font kerning?

Kerning - adjustment of the space between two specific letters. I am just wondering what computer subsystem is responsible for font kerning. Is it font engine? Or it is quality of specific font? If ...
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Photoshop CS6 displaying incorrect glyphs

So I've downloaded a google font known as 'Didact Gothic' from here: http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Didact+Gothic It works perfectly when embedded in a website. However, Photoshop CS6 does ...
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Can anyone suggest a free equivalent of the Hoefler Text font?

Can anyone suggest a free equivalent of the Hoefler Text font On Identifont
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How to find open source alternatives to commercial fonts?

What is the best way to find an open source alternative to a commercial font? I was thinking as some service as alternativeto.net or a whatthefont.com that would spit out fonts that are similar to the ...
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Rules for adding colors to a black and white palette in web

I am working on a fashion website for my own portfolio, that allows users to have their own account where they save fashion related items. A sort of Pinterest for fashion items. Now, I know that the ...
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What font is used in this logo for “MigrosMagazine”

I am trying to find the fonts used in the following Logo for the Swiss magazine "MigrosMagazine". I've been trying to use whatthefont.com, but haven't had much success.
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Help identifying this newspaper font

I am trying to find the fonts used in the following Logo for the Swiss newspaper "La Liberté". I've been trying to use whatthefont.com, but haven't had much success.
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Identify font for the logo of “Le Matin” newspaper

I am trying to find the fonts used in the following Logo for the Swiss newspaper "Le Matin". I've been trying to use whatthefont.com, but haven't had much success.
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Identify font for the logo of web site “Les Passeurs”

I am trying to find the fonts used in the following Logo for web site "Les Passeurs". I've been trying to use whatthefont.com, but haven't had much success.
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Identify font for the logo of the French website “Psychologies.com”

I am trying to find the fonts used in the following Logo for the French website "Psychologies.com". I've been trying to use whatthefont.com, but haven't had much success.
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Can't find font for the newspaper “Le Temps”

I need to identify the logo font for "Le Temps", a swiss newspaper. It is similar to a times-like font, but not exactly sure. Whatthefont doesn't help me...gives me over 60 matches.
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What retro font is this? All the sites I tried could not identify it

Im not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but what font is this? I am only interested in the numbers 0-9. Thanks!
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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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Can I commercially use a logo that was made using URW Chancery L?

I am making a webshop (hence commercial) for someone. I would like to make the logo using "URW Chancery L". (According to an unofficial site I found, its license is GPL+FontException. Is that really ...
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Font GM Londinium

I need to use the font "GM Londinium" in a certificate header. But I can't find the downloadable font. Could anyone suggest some alternate fonts similar to GM Londinium or else suggestions as to where ...
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Identifying font type

I tried searching on WhatTheFont Site and asked in the forum to identify the font. Here is the Logo: The font type of the "MSB" 3D text needs to be identified.
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Help identifying a font family

I'm all new at Graphic Design, so correct me if you can. I found this graphic picture today from Earth Hour's website for 2012: I really want some fonts that looks a bit like them. Someone having a ...
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Ascender and descender heights: all equal?

Are all ascender and descender heights typically equal in well-designed typefaces? Does using identical ascenders and descenders increase readability, or is it not an issue at all?
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Is it ok to mix fonts in Japanese documents?

If careful, reading, understanding, and form can be improved when mixing fonts carefully. For example, using carefully matched sans-serif fonts for titles with serif-fonts for text can achieve a ...
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What font can I use for a Japanese book? [duplicate]

(I already asked the question on graphicdesign but people redirected me here. I guess there are people with that kind of expertise here.) I have a PDF book to be translated in Japanese, and what ...