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Can anyone identify this font? [closed]

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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Why is text on microsoft site not smooth in non-IE browser?

The following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/buy.aspx and possibly all other links in MS site does not render text smoothly in Chrome and Firefox. Why so? IE7: ...
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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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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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EPS File Text Image Adobe Illistruator [closed]

I am just wondering if there is a way to easily edit this text. It appears to be an image??
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Does anyone know the name of this typography/design style?

Does anyone know of a label that could be applied to the style of typography/design above?
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Is there a Fraktur font that is thin like Helvetica Neue Light?

Is there any font of the Fraktur style that has a light font style (like Helvetica Neue Light or Ultra Light)? Many Fraktur fonts I have seen on Internet are too thick.
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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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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 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 ...
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What font face is Apple.com using for the title in their Mac Pro subsite/page?

If you visit apple's little subpage for the upcoming Mac Pro (http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/), they are using a wonderfully thin yet crisp and legible font for all the title (all rendered as image ...
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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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Font used in 'Home Team: Global Domination' game board?

The territory names are very small, no results with 'WhatTheFont!'. Slightly larger original image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/RS9LU.jpg
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How to revert to Windows original font list

I started working as a freelance graphic designer and I have many fonts installed from the era when I was just doing stuff for entertainment and learning. I don't want to use these fonts for my ...
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What font is used in this Savoy Take Away sign?

Can anyone name the font used in the three images below? I know they are from poor angles but hopefully someone can name it. Also if someone with more than 10 rep points could repost them as ...
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Simplifying an initial before tracing it

In order to trace an initial to make a font, I need to simplify the original picture as much as possible. I've already vectorized it, but I wonder how I could clean it up a bit more to make it easier ...
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Lines appear on my outer fonts, its not stroke

The font is Myraid pro and the color is white. There is no stroke or anything added to it. Why is it showing like this? Even if I put another color on, it will still show these lines. Even when I ...
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Why does Consolas scale so well on Windows?

I was trying to make a font from scratch. I always admired Consolas and I wanted a clean style similar to it. The problem is that my font doesn't scale as well as Consolas. This is an example of my ...
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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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Font, letter E sans vertical bar

Is there a font where the capital E has no vertical bar? I got the idea from the font used in the movie Elysium, but I think it only appears in the credits. Any help is appreciated. Best, Loque
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Creating fancy script text without using a font

I am looking to create a site for a musician so some eye catching logo for their band is in order. I want to just do a script type, calligraphy type, if you will, version of the band name. I'm fairly ...
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Cross platform (PC and MAC) font rendering issue and font conversion to SVG

I just purchased the DIN font, it includes all the following file formats (.otf, .eot, .woff and .ttf) Now these fonts don't look the same on cross platforms like MAC and PC, it looks great on PC but ...
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Fonts/Webfonts + My website

This question might be kind of stupid... but I am looking into creating multiple websites featuring a couple different fonts from Typekit and other places. I was just wondering... if I have a font on ...
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How does font size translate on a Retina Display in Photoshop?

I was wondering, now that I am designing on a retina display in photophop, I've doubled my screen resolution from 72 to 144. I've been keeping my document pixel size the same. For example, for ipad ...
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What's the difference between the font rendering in these two pictures?

I’m comparing font display on Ubuntu vs Windows. Here are two screenshots taken from the same code file displayed in Sublime Text. Both are using Consolas, size 10. Ubuntu: Windows: I’ve ...
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How can I open a PDF in illustrator and convert text with a missing font into outlines

I have a PDF that is editable in Illustrator. I have to open the PDF in Illustrator and edit individual parts of the document but I am missing the font that is used in the PDF. When I open the PDF in ...
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What am I missing if I have a font created from SVGs using some online application?

I have love for fonts, especially in web and print typography, though my background is not in this regards. Recently I came to know that, I can make SVG images in Illustrator, and can upload them to ...
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Consistent vertical alignment of self-made font

I have created a custom font using Font Studio. However, at certain zooms in Excel the letters of the font do not align correctly. Here is the font at 160 % zoom: And here is the font at 115 % ...
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Is there a reverse Font lookup for copyrighted fonts?

I often get font files from other designers. Is there a way for me to check if those fonts are copyrighted and require me to have a license to use them.
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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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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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When A Font “Fills In” - Does That Have A Specific Definition?

I have a font that just won't cooperate. At certain sizes the font fills in the a and e loops whenever bold. I was wondering if there was a specific term for this so I can more easily search for a ...
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How to find the Author of a Font?

I'm working on a Android app project where i use Malayalam fonts (ML-TT-Revathi, ML-TT-Karthika, ML-TT-Ayilyam) and i need to know whether i need a license to use those fonts. All the fonts i use were ...
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Is there a monospaced font similar to GothamNarrow-Book?

I have a timer running on a video overlay in a mobile application. The font used throughout the app is GothamNarrow-Book. While it looks nice, it is distracting to see the running timer constantly ...
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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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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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Add an outline around type in Illustrator and then delete it from the letterform?

I have a font that I want to be marginally thinner. I've typed out the word and then added a white outline around it. What I want to do is delete the outline, whilst maintaining the thinner font. How ...
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What is this font effect called?

The title says it all. What is the effect used in this image and how are there any good tutorials to do it in Photoshop?
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Extract glyphs and make a new font

I have a web font that i'm using but I only need 0123456789. Is there a way to extract glyphs from that font and generate a new font?
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Should I use specialist “titling” fonts for headings and titles?

I once read, that one should use optimized/specialized fonts for headings and titles. The claimed reason was, that a kerning which is good for reading is not good (or optimal) for titles. I tried to ...
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Looking for a good, video game retro (pixel-like) web safe font

Does anyone know of a good pixel-like, retro video game font that is web-safe? I am having trouble finding one. Thanks
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Where can I find a similar font?

I created this (partial) logo at least 3 years ago. I'm a programmer, not a designer, so when the site was complete all the image files were handed off to an actual designer. The designer has left the ...
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Font suggestion(motion/speed/sports)

I am looking for an oblique, slanted font that suggest motion/speed/sports but in a very subtle way. What I was thinking of is something like any font in italic mode but instead of the text leaning ...
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Vertically centered colon for time

This article discusses the vertically centered colon in Apple's San Francisco font. My webapp uses the Montserrat font, specified in CSS as follows: @font-face { font-family: ...
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May I use Google Fonts for creating a logo with commercial purposes?

I want to create a logo for a contest, the winner will be paid and the winning logo will be the institutional logo of an academic entity, so I need a font which can be used freely or at a cheap cost ...
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Recommendations for Slide Title Design

I'm looking for design recommendations for titles on slides. My inclination is to treat it like I would a section header on a website or in print - that it should be bold and grab the reader's ...
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Why do fonts set to the same (pixel) number of size differ drastically in actual size when displayed on screen? [duplicate]

Something that has always puzzled me is the fact that when I change the font used in a program, even though in theory the font size is remains the same, the actual displayed size differs dramatically. ...
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What's the difference between Display and Serif Fonts

On Google Fonts they allow you to filter between Serif & Display fonts, I've only ever known about Serif vs SansSerif. Are display fonts just fonts inteneded for bigger font sizes and can either ...