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Combine 2 Unicode letters into 1 in Fontlab Studio

Being new to Fontlab Studio 5, I'm creating a Tifinagh font using its Unicode block... I created all the letters for my font, now I need to add a ligature (if this is the right word?) to certain ...
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What things should I consider when using my own custom fonts on a client's project?

When creating printed media for a corporation/legal entity, what exactly should I consider when using my own, personally created and designed, fonts?
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Looking for small pixel font [closed]

I'm looking for a small pixel font that has western, european and cyrillic characters, something similar in look to the SMALL FONTS font found in windows (around 6/7px) It's for a retro looking ...
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I need a font similar to Press Style Serif but not as condensed

can anyone provide me with a similar font to press style serif, just not as condensed?
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Smallest Bitmap/Pixel Cyrillic font

I'm looking for the smallest Cyrillic font I can find, something similar in size to the SMALL FONTS font found in windows (around 7px) It's for a retro looking russian videogame so must be clean ...
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Identify this font or a good substitute

Can anyone identify this font (font used for the title "'Allo 'Allo") or a suitable substitute ?
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Suggestion for Alternate Font Option?

Would greatly appreciate your help. I had a freelance graphic designer create the below logo for me. It is for a higher-end real estate photography and marketing company in the Los Angeles area, and I ...
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Is there software for comparing fonts side-by-side?

Is there an application (or website) that allows you to select multiple fonts from a list and displays Lorem ipsum side-by-side for test purposes?
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What is so good about Helvetica?

For as long as I have known, a majority of designers have been beyond enamoured with Helvetica. While I can see that it's a nice typeface, I really don't understand the hype. Some research into the ...
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Dimension for very large designs [duplicate]

I'm working on a design which is to be printed and displayed on a 8ft by 2.32ft. What dimension can I use when using photoshop because I can't find any fonts that can extend that large. Thanks.
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Embedding fonts in inkscape

Does any body know what is the current status of embedding fonts into an svg file that is readable by inkscape. I find the lack of embedded fonts severely impedes portability of svg files, particular ...
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In MSWord Document, any edited letters turn to dingbats and cannot be edited on my Mac

The writer sends me Word docs (from a MAC platform). I am supposed to edit them on my MAC in MSWord. (faster than redesigning in InDesign) But if I type anything new, or try to correct any letter, ...
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Compatible fonts for English/Spanish translation

I am using text for a printed document that will have English and then Spanish translation of the English. What is the best font combination?
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Licensing a font for a clients website use?

How does font licensing work for client web usage? Currently I use typekit through Creative Cloud for fonts on my projects. Every font foundry I see charges by the page view for web fonts. If a ...
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How do I properly create a derivative work with a font licensed as SIL Open Font?

Got a font that I want to do a custom subset for on the Web - picking contextual alternates and discarding unneeded characters to help keep the file size down. FontSquirrel has a great generator, but ...
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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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How should I prepare my fonts to support a Chinese version of my website?

Wondering... Should I first make sure the font I selected for English supports Chinese characters as well, or after selecting any font for English then search for other font for Chinese that matches ...
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Exporting from InDesign to PDF - getting weird issues

We have a number of product brochures that we print internally in booklet format using a Ricoh MP C4503 Multi-functional copier. Our document creation process is to create the document in Adobe ...
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Photoshop wrong displaying Roboto font style [closed]

I used the Roboto font for my projects in Photoshop. I donwloaded from here http://developer.android.com/design/style/typography.html . I unistalled the old Roboto and installed the new version of ...
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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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What would be the average value of font height vs font width?

What would be the average value of font height vs font width? If we consider common fonts, do they tend to follow a certain ratio for the height vs the width of each glyph? Is there a standard value ...
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Styles of the Lowercase “a”

I've noticed that many posters, advertisements, etc -- as well as many fonts -- use the lowercase letter "a" as shown in "figure 1". However, I've always hand-written it as what it looks like in ...
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Dharma Type license: Bebas Neue in html5-based app

I want to use Bebas Neue in my commercial html5-based game for mobile devices. My game mechanics implies the use of letters as sprites. The fact that this game is html5-based game means, that I'll ...
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Roboto or Arial for large online service? [closed]

What do you think about the advantages and disadvantages to use Roboto Font (in contrast to Arial) in large online service (mail, chats, files, etc)? Roboto looks more interesting but, for example, ...
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Determining font used in image or close alternative

Can anyone help me identify the font used in this logo?
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Is there a Non-Latin “Pseudo-Latin” Font?

Latin fonts that imitate the appearance of other scripts have been around for a while. Here are a few examples: (Link), imitates Devanagari (Link), imitates Kufic Arabic (Link), imitates ...
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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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how to use open-sans font family to my Tamil website

I am going to develop a website in Tamil language using Photoshop and I wish to use open-sans font family to my website(Tamil language site), I already installed open-sans font family in my system but ...
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How use ' helvetica neue condensed bold' in logo

I used helvetica neue condensed bold in a logo project. Now I need to deliver the original files with font. The font was free but not licensed. If necessary I will buy it before sending files but I'm ...
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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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Working off an external harddrive?

I'm really interested in doing design work from other computers throughout my day. Instead of installing programs and fonts onto each location's computer, I was wondering if I could do all of this ...
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Font requirement with large Spacing

I am currently using custom spacing for a design that I am working on. But further discussion with an app developer, I was told that custom font spacing would not be possible. I just want to confirm ...
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Optimal font color on #fff body (esp. mobile, web fonts) [closed]

I've always used #333 or #444 body font (even lighter for headings) instead of pure black on an #fff background - Arial certainly looks better this way on an LCD screen. However, the last time I ...
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Not using comic fonts on comic?

I am planning to make a scientific poster with the comic style. The idea is inspired of the comic poster from Michael Barton's blog: Everything is fine. However I kinda feel that this font is not ...
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SVG font-weight changes when rendered in html

I have a logo in SVG format that I am using on a UI Prototype I'm creating using HTML5. I created the SVG using Inkscape. Today I noticed the logo's font-weight has changed, and I can't seem to change ...
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Exporting style sheets from InDesign 5.5

Is there a way to export style sheets from InDesign 5.5? Even a list of style sheets that can be printed or exported to Word will be okay.
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Definition of font weight

Wikipedia says this about font weight: The weight of a particular font is the thickness of the character outlines relative to their height. Seeing this from the point of a mathematician, the ...
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What's the font used on this T-shirt?

What is/are the font/s used on this T-shirt? I've tried WhatTheFont!, but so far without definite success. UPDATE In practical terms, I am looking for the actual (or a similar) font that is ...
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Cooperhewitt (or other) font family loading issue in Illustrator running on windows!

I have been trying to load the Cooperhewitt font family on Windows 7 running Illustrator CS6. But it fails to load any font from the family most of the time or sometime only few of the fonts from the ...
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Can someone help identify this font? [closed]

I know these questions come up all the time, but im really stuck - Ive tried all variations of "Helvetica" as I thought it looked most similiar, in addition to all standard MS Word Fonts ...
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Adobe Acrobat Pro X can't use font for text field, which Indesign 6 can

I've exported an InDesign 6 (on Mac OSX) file to PDF (not for print, but for interactive), the PDF file has embedded several subfonts of Helvetice Neue already used in the InDesign 6 (on Mac OSX) ...
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Creating a Font w/o New Software [duplicate]

I recently asked this question and I left out a few things. As I mentioned in that question, I have psd files for each letter as well as svg files for each letter. I do not want to use some other ...
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When Clients ask for all of the fonts you use in their branding materials

What is the correct way to handle a client if they ask you for all of your native design files and specifically the FONTS. Do you charge them for the native files if they have already paid for the ...
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font detect software

I want to know if there is any software out there that works on the same principle as myfonts.com and whatfontis.com with the difference that the database of fonts it a searches from is from the ...
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Rendering Issues with Proxima Nova Web Font

We recently launched a new website (backtothebible.org) designed by an outside company. The site uses Proxima Nova. The font renders great except for a few sizes on PC's. The issue--which is an ...
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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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How to align a serif font

I'm using a serif font 16px for a name in a business card. The 1st letter is 'L' and the last is 'O', its quite long as is standard South American convention double 1st name and double surname this ...
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How to prevent font blurring when scaling an image down

I'm creating a logo for a Youtube channel and it's a text logo. Youtube suggests you upload the logo at 800x800, so that's what I've been designing at in GIMP and it looks fine: However, the actual ...
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How to use font variants within Inkscape

I'm trying to use Inkscape to design a logo, the issue is that I can't use any variants of one of my fonts, Quicksand Light: I know I have the font and its variants installed because GIMP notices ...
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Need help with identifying the font of “abc” in the shown logo

I need help with identifying the font of "abc" in the "abc web consulting" logo. I am guessing it's Brandish but the "c" and the thickness of Brandish does not match the one in the logo. Any help ...