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How can I visually compare OSX fonts with my primary webfont choice to determine fallbacks without an OSX device?

How can a freelance web designer who doesn't own a Mac visually identify and compare fonts similar to their primary webfont choice, that are present on most OSX devices? I need to define a fallback ...
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How should I degitize new fonts that is improperly written in a paper [closed]

What should I do with New Fonts that is written with pencil? Yes, it should be written with a.. I have written alphabet font but I don't know what to do with it further even if it is for sale. What ...
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Where can I find some good low contrast calligraphy and script fonts?

It seems that lot of the scripts and calligraphy font I see have very high contrasts. So I wondering if there are any ones that have medium or low contrast (paid or free fonts). Low contrast uses ...
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When designing a latin-based typeface, how are diacritics handled?

I was looking into designing a font that could include characters with diacritics but outside of knowing any other language besides English I was unsure if there was a reference or method designers ...
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Why does this line appear in my text? [duplicate]

Do you know why this horizontal line appears at the top of this headline text? It shows in Illustrator and when saved as JPG, and in some PDF viewers. This is a single click text line (not a text ...
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What does “Attribution” mean exactly when using downloaded fonts?

The fonts that are free for commercial use are sometimes under Creative Commons licenses, such as CC BY-ND 3.0, which require you to give attribution to the creator. Does this mean you have ...
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Illustrator CS5 converts all the missing fonts of an imported PDF into vectors, how do I substitute the fonts so I can edit the text?

All the missing fonts of an imported PDF are converted into vectors in Illustrator CS5, how do I substitute the fonts so I can edit the text?
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What is a Live font?

My online printer is concerned I that I not use a Live Font. I'm just not sure what that is. I see references to Apple, but I am on a PC. I'm still looking for a definition, but found this site. Can ...
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How can I condense a Source Sans Pro font so the characters almost touch when 30px size?

I have a web site that is using the Adobe Source Sans Pro font. On the website I would like to create a logo using this or a similar font but I would like to have it so there is almost no spacing ...
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How to make Photoshop connect Gujarati characters?

I am using Photoshop of CS6. Recently when I try to type our local language "Gujarati" via Google Input tools(I tried without Google tools also,with Gujarati fonts) ,Typed text not showing "Joint ...
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PDF Embedded Fonts - TONS of Duplicates - Why

I am working with a PDF that is showing the following when I look at its font properties. It is like this for every font in the document, repeatedly embedded 10-20 times. What's going on with this? ...
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Using GREP to change to OldStyle figures with Unicode Range

The OTF font I'm using isn't allowing me to change the figure style to Proportional Old Style figures. The only way I have figured out how to it is to use a GREP search and change but only for one ...
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How to get MS Office fonts?

There are a couple of documents I need to edit (making small changes) from time to time, and I only have them in PDF format. That would not necessarily be a big problem, except they use some fonts I ...
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Why should I ever use Unicode’s special characters for Roman numerals?

This is to answer a question which arose in the comments on this question on the Unicode characters for Roman numerals: Why is this necessary or preferred over the usual way of typing ai, ai-ai, ...
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Use Matlab 2014b figures (via Inkscape) in pdfTeX

I know there are many threads related to this topic, but I still could not find a satisfying solution. Summary Matlab 2014b figures -> export as .eps or .svg -> load into Inkscape (problem is in here:...
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Font shows a box with an X through it, instead of correct symbol

I copy/pasted "ˈakSH(ə)n" into a text layer, when I'm scrolling through fonts, the text shows up properly. But when I hit enter to select a font, the symbols turn to boxes with an X through them. ...
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Make a character in a font look like multiple characters of the same font

I have a free font in TTF and WOFF form. I want to create a ”multi-character”, by which I mean a character that when entered will be rendered as other (multiple) characters of that font. For example ...
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Does this Chinese font fit in with our brand?

We are about to make the Chinese version of our charity website live but I'm not certain about the font we are using. Our Chinese office say they are happy with the system default but they don't have ...
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How to evaluate the quality of a font before deciding whether to purchase it for commercial purposes?

How can a newbie to graphic design like myself evaluate a the technical design of a font before paying for it? I am unsure as to what things I need to consider and how I can test them without buying ...
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Is Computer Modern a high-quality font?

Computer Modern, a font created by a computer scientist for use with his own typesetting system TeX, has become one of the most frequently used fonts of all time, precisely because of the popularity ...
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Which geometric, rounded, Bauhaus style fonts are similar to this sans-serif 'Abeat by Kai'?

I'm building an iOS 8 app and would really like to use the font A beat by Kai created by Kai Buskirk. Font sample: This font is free for personal use but not for commercial use. I'm wondering ...
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Cant Change Font Face in CSS [closed]

I am making a Responsive Webpage Using BootStrap. That Have "helvetica neue" Font By Default. But It Doesnt Suit to my Web Page. So I Had used Custom Google Fonts. For Import: http://fonts....
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What comic / cartoon style fonts are suitable for a mobile game?

I am currently in the midst of making an iOS game. So far, I created an overall look, i.e. figures and backgrounds. However, I also have to display textual information to the user. This makes me ...
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Which features should I look at when choosing typefaces for classical, text-rich publications?

I am thinking about self-publishing some of Søren Kierkegaard's works (mainly because I realised that I can release them at a much cheaper price than what they currently cost). In order to keep costs ...
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Avenir OS Font use for Web Logo [duplicate]

The fonts I want to use for a embedded logo are Avenir Medium, Avenir Next Condensed. They are fonts part of my Mac OS that I did not install myself. When I look up their agreements online--that is ...
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Handling non-standard fonts in corporate identity

How do organizations successfully manage their corporate identity when their brand guidelines incorporate non-standard fonts? In particular, external-facing materials that are not developed by the ...
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OpenType Features - Adaptable typefaces

I have a typeface I've developed that comes in two variations, one spans horizontally whilst the other vertically. At the moment they sit as two OTFs. What I would like to do is create an OpenType ...
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Font licensing for PDF on website

I am considering buying Servus Slab from MyFonts for use in a newspaper with a "Desktop License", but since we have a website, we would like to upload the finished PDFs online for viewing. However, in ...
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How can I “font-browse” while in design programs?

I have noticed that certain applications provide a font sample when you use a drop-down to choose a new font. For example, when I'm working in InDesign CS5 I see what the word 'Sample' looks like in ...
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How to convert a WOFF2 webfont into a TTF desktop font?

Googling leads me to everythingfonts . com which is down, at least for the last two days but it may have been down for a while. Googling "woff2 to ttf" -everythingfonts has very few results ...
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Which fonts don't come with Windows 8 that would come with a new MAC?

I'm a beginning graphics designer and I currently own a Macbook Pro that I got in 2010 that is really on the fritz and basically I need a new computer. I am comfortable using both Mac's and PC's, so ...
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How to create a shadow effect like sketch

I want to know how to how to create a shadow in Adobe Illustrator, like this
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What advantages/disadvantages do specific font formats have for print production?

Fonts can be purchased or downloaded in several formats: TrueType OpenType Postscript Type 1 Postscript Type 3 Multiple Masters I realize that OpenType and TrueType are universal formats which ...
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How do you convert a regular font such as Gotham into an outline font?

This is an example of what I mean by outline font: I would like to make an outlined version of Gotham using Photoshop.
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Odd uneven spacing between some words in Indesign, unable to adjust using paragraph styles pannel

I'm having problems as Indesign acts kinda stubborn. It keeps giving me an odd space between a word. I've tried to readjust the spacing using paragraph styles, font size, changing the font, spacing, ...
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Name for type that has the same width and height

I know monospaced type (font) means all characters have the same width. Is there a similar name for fonts where all character have the same width and height?
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Choose new font encoding

I'm about to make a new font and I'm not sure which encoding to use. I will only have latin characters + some custom ligatures + alternate versions + small capitals. Should I use ISO-8859-1 with ...
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Scrapbook Graphics

I have been using Photoshop/Illustrator to design my own graphic scrapbook logos and designs. I create my own styles from tutorials, but I do use the tools & fonts that come with the program. My ...
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12pt in Photoshop looks totally different in Web

we are creating a website right now in Photoshop and we are using 12pt for the fonts. But when we see the fonts in web with 12pt they look much bigger. It seems that we have to use 12px in web so it ...
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What is the difference between Glyph and Font?

I was going through one document and I came across this term 'glyph'. The term was new to me so looked into wiki for its definition. I felt both glyph and font is same. Am I correct? Else please tell ...
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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.