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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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What's the name of this grungy “hand-drawn” font?

I made this image a few years ago and no longer have the computer I made it on. Now I can't for the life of me figure out what I used for "SAM FATHERS". Although it looks hand-drawn, it's ...
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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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Is it possible to add new characters to a font?

I've got a font called Lato, and I need to add the characters İ, Ğ, ğ, Ş and ş. How can I do this? 1st photo is the original. 2nd photo is the same font that I upgraded:
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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 ...
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Is a 10 point font big enough to use for small descriptions in a cv?

I am creating my CV on an A4 and I am wondering whether a 10 point font size is big enough. here is screenshot and I am talking about the content next to the crosses: http://d.pr/i/LDKK. in fact do ...
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Polish characters indesign CS3

I got a word document translated into Polish which I am supposed to put into an idesign file. The indesign file already exists in English and the font used is Corporate SBQ. When I copy paste the ...
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Creating a font for a new language

Suppose somebody develops a new language, with totally new characters. And a font for the same has to be created. How does one do that?
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Facebook “Like Button” Typeface Options

When you ask Facebook for code to put a "Like" button on your website, you are given a choice of these typefaces: arial, lucida grande, segoe ui, tahoma, trebuchet ms, and verdana. Given that they are ...
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Using Apache 2 Licensed fonts in a Logo

This matter seems to be quite unclear since Apache License v2 is normally used for software. There are actually quite a few fonts that I find interesting and, I would like to use them in some company ...
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Determining Relative Font Width (Proportion)

I am working on a web application that sends print data to a newspaper system - we do not actually load and store font information we just create an approximation of the article to be printed. I am ...
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A safe Chinese font similar to Facsimile (monospace) font

I am looking for a safe web font for chinese, similar to Facsimile font. The concept is old fashion arcade games.
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What is the best way to browse a large font collection?

I needed one font...then i found 24000. I installed all of them. My computer started to take minutes to do everything. So ... How do i browse all fonts without crashing everything..not that i think ...
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Free Font similar in style to verlag

Was wondering if anyone could suggest a free font that is similar in style to Verlag. http://idsgn.org/posts/know-your-type-verlag/ Just looking for an experienced eye's opinion for something that ...
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Is there no such thing as OCR-B font in bold?

I have been looking for a good monospace font in order to meet the criteria of a client. One I found that I think has suitable qualities is OCR-B. However, as near as I can tell, it only comes in ...
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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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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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Help/docs for using Inkscape for SVG icon font creation

I was deliriously happy to find this blog post about using Inkscape and one or another online converter to create web font kits. My interest is specifically in icon fonts. While that article was ...
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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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Are there “bi-form” fonts that don't have descenders?

Is there a font that displays the entire image of each and every one of the 52 English alphabet shapes ➝ and ➝ above (on) the baseline? Clarification: Examples of shapes that ...
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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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CharterBT/CMSans complementary monospaced font

I am writing a technical documentation in LaTeX which will also include code listings and in-text keywords set in Monospace. After reading this post i chose a combination of CharterBT for text and ...
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Pixels in PSD not accurate for fonts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the size of the font translate to exactly? I'm trying to figure out why my fonts in a PSD are not telling me the accurate pixel height. I set up a new ...
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Web safe font for Chinese similar to Trebuchet?

I have created a Flash banner to be used on a site that is localised across Asia-Pacific region, and according to provided brand guidelines I need to use Trebuchet as the base font and theres 3 ...
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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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Anyone know the name of this serif font?

Anyone know this font? Or a similar one?
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Identify the font in the King's Hawaiian logo

I was recently enjoying some tasty King's Hawaiian Bread. I noticed their font for their logo and would like find a font with a similar look. I ran their logo through What The Font and it returned ...
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Which font is used in G+ social?

Any ideas which font is being used for Google Plus social "g"?
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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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Whatever happened to opensourceampersand.com

It's gone, which is a real shame, I should've made more use of it. Where's the best place to go to get free ampersands that I can then embed using @font-face in CSS?
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What font is used in the Best Western Hotels logo?

I'm interested in making a joke t-shirt for a friend that changes the text on the "Best Western" logo. Does anyone know what font that is (pictured below), or what font most closely simulates it? ...
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How do I combine bold, italic and regular versions of a typeface so they are grouped together in application font selection menus?

In Fontographer 5, I have made more versions of the same typeface (regular, italic and bold), but they are separate files. How can I make them be one unified file and that when writing in a program ...
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Why won't a font allow embedding in a .pdf? Will it print right anyway?

When I export to PDF from InDesign I keep getting this error message: "This font could not be embedded due to licensing...The PDF will not be created if the glyphs cannot be represented." Yet the ...
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What is this table-like way of presenting fonts called?

I often find this kind of table to present a font, showing a sample of characters, the name of the font, a word (random?), and the alphabet. There's a lot of them in the Wikipedia page about the ...
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Can anyone identify this font?

Sorry for such a poor question but the font in question is: I tried using http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ to identify it but no joy.
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Which font should I use when I do not have a lot of real estate , and anti-aliasing turned off

I have been developing a lot of Windows 7 gadgets lately. The max suggested height and width are 400x400 but ideally 300x400 is the area I develop a gadget in. Now a lot of rendering is being done in ...
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How do I italicize fonts that don't have an italic variant in Illustrator?

For example, how do I italicize the font Impact (Regular) in Illustrator CS 6? I can't find the italicize option in the character panel window.
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Fonts used by The New Yorker's iOS app?

Can somebody perhaps identify the exact fonts in use by The New Yorker's iOS app, esp. those shown the sample below? I find the whole app very well designed (both in terms of graphic design, ...
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What is the font used in the logo of Stack exchange beta sites?

I am quite curious.. I already have seen it elsewere and I like it.
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How to use alternative numerals in a font?

There are two ways of laying out numerals in a font: lining figures and text or oldstyle figures. The Former has the height of a capital letter while the latter have varying heights and blend in with ...
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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 fonts are similar to Candara, but available on Google Docs?

I've got several documents using Candara that I'd like to shift from Microsoft Word to Google Docs for collaboration; which font is going to be the closest match when using Google?
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Thin font output

I have an illustrator text in Myriad Pro light 8 pt that I need to output to a png or gif. The quality degrades tremendously. What is the best practice to get a good quality screen output on thin and ...
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How should I proceed after hours of not finding balance in this design?

Problem / Question: I designed a logo for a little project I just began contributing on, but there's a problem: The F was unbalanced, meaning there was no way I could use this logo on rectangular ...
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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 ...