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What's the difference between fonts Meta OT Bold and Meta Pro Bold?

OT Bold vs Pro Bold More generally, when two fonts differ only by the last bit of their name, what does it mean? Is it "the same font", but by different foundries?
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Clearly display small font size

What techniques (or different fonts) could I use to fonts to make small text (about 10px) look nice in Photoshop? Here is what I tried, but every time it looks blurry, or too bold:
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Designing fonts

I'll soon be completing my M.A. in technical and professional communications and will hopefully find employment in that field. However, I have recently developed a passion for fonts and font design ...
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How do I convert leading and kerning expressed to CSS styles

I have been given a design / style guide for a website that has the fonts expressed in point (pt) measurements, and additional leading and kerning adjustments - e.g. 40pt font, 60pt leading, -30pt ...
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How to find font name in Fireworks when font not installed

I have inherited a design in a Fireworks file which I'm turning into a web page. I've never used Fireworks but it seems to be similar (user-interface-wise) to Photoshop so it's going okay. However, ...
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Is there a term for vertically low typefaces?

I am looking for a choice of fonts where (in capitals) the horizontal lines are relatively low. For example in this Martini logo: The horizontal in the A and R are way below the middle of the ...
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Fixed width character subset in proportional fonts?

In many proportional fonts, numerals (i.e. 0123456789) have identical width to facilitate vertical alignment. My question is simple: are there any characters that conventionally share the exact same ...
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How can I keep the font-width consistent in SVG across different operating systems and browsers?

I'm trying to add some text to a SVG file. The text is dynamic and shown over a rectangle which acts as background. Since the text is dynamic, the width of background rectangle also needs to be ...
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Anticipating problems with a Google Webfont's rendering cross-platform

Web fonts can sometimes look great on one machine, but awful on another, due to differences in rendering not just between browsers, but also with the same browser between operating systems. Most ...
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Font licensing for a web app hosted on clients servers

Frutiger 55 was the winner of the crude typo-battle I hosted in my mind this week (I felt really sorry for poor Gill Sans, one of my top-5 of all time). I want to use it for a Web App that is hosted ...
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What Font Is Being Used In This Image?

Can anybody help me figure out what font this is being used in this image?
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This font has evaded me for too long! 'Arvo'? [closed]

there is a link to the page that has 'Arvo' on. I am looking for this font! I checked the css, and it is Avro on font family. Anyone know where I can nab it? ...
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Why does Twitter app use different fonts in two screens?

I'm sure that this is not a coincidence, that it was very well thought out by the designers of this app, but I can't seem to understand why. In the timeline, they use a sans-serif font, while in the ...
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How can I make my photoshop fonts appear like they do on the web?

Do I really have to design everything in photoshop with anti-aliasing set to "none"??? I'm sure there is a better way. I'd like to have a setting so that when picking a basic web-safe (such as ...
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IS ALL CAPS EVER OK?

I'm recreating a Character Sheet for an RPG, but it might as well be a form. In the original sheet I notice that all the text is in capital letters. At first I thought it was in small-caps, but it ...
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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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Is there a font face in which all glyphs are identical?

As strange as it seems, I am looking for a font in which all characters look exactly the same. The goal is to obfuscate the text of passwords generated on http://enlargeyourpassword.com to the casual ...
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How to identify fantasy fonts

I can clearly identify wacky fonts like this one: to be of the "fantasy" type, but some fonts look almost like regular serif or sans serif fonts only with some strange things going on. As an ...
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Where to find a handwritten font with English and Chinese?

I am preparing a book which needs some material to appear like it is hand-written. I see many fonts available which simulate this look, however, I need something which also has hand-written fonts for ...
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Establishing the real copyright owner of a font

An increasing collection of fonts are being released for free, but the majority of fonts require a license. For any given font, it's possible to find many versions online, both legal and not. There ...
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Font or technique needed to recreate newspaper article from 1873

I work for an animal shelter that traces its history back to 1873. With the help of the local library, my colleagues and I were able to find the original newspaper article that discussed the initial ...
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Making a logotype “pop” off the page

I really like the look of the Launchrock logo: It's subtle, but it seems to 'pop' off the background. Being that the background is dark, I can't image that they're achieving this with a simple drop ...
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Replacing a font in many illustrator files

I have several hundred Illustrator files that are formatted similarly, and for legal reasons I need to replace a font in all of them. Even with the 'Find font' tool, that's a hell of a lot of fonts to ...
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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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What's the name of font used in this trailer (David Brin's EXISTENCE)?

What's the name of font used in this trailer: David Brin's EXISTENCE : Official Teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANVT0hYbAfE (the font that appears in the center throughout the first 30 seconds ...
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What makes a font a “gothic” font?

This seems like simple question... but I cannot track down any useful answers. It's easy to find lots of fonts with "gothic" in their names. But what makes a font a "gothic" font?
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How do I create text with a sense of depth?

I like the appearance on a button used by this site. Here is an example: Is this effect achieved graphically or are there fonts available? If there are fonts like this, what search terms should I ...
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Fonts for styling a blog that includes lots of code samples

I'm trying to style a personal site that includes many code listings, with text commentary; many of the code samples are written in the Python language, so they look best a fixed-width font. There ...
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Why is photoshop not taking in my fonts?

I downloaded this psd file with fonts I did not have. That's fine. I looked at free font sites and found it. Once I downloaded it, it still has that exclamation mark next to the layer. I have the font ...
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How to create a Bitmap Font, with Photoshop?

I want to create a custom font to use for a game, and it must be a Bitmap font. So the spacing etc between characters must be equal. Now I don't know much of Bitmap fonts. The font itself will be a ...
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Font that looks like plastic lettering on a sign with “diagonal” words

I need to find a font that looks like the lettering on a movie sign. I will be using a background to give the lines in the background. Now I need to find a font that looks like the text on the sign. ...
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What is the best Font with less empty Space (ultra fat)

I search a good looking font which has small empty space, means the characters are full and nearly quadratic. Or in other words, if you draw a rectangle or quadre around a letter, nearly 80 % should ...
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Why do some fonts make I, l, 1 look the same?

Why do some fonts make the I,l,1 characters look identical? There are fonts where they don't just look similar - they are the same exact pixel locations. Why were they ever created? I'm guessing ...
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Looking for a font with leaning A (image attached)

tried the site what the font with no luck. I am looking for a font (Free since for one time use in a title) that has this leaning "A". I know the font is a popular one as I've seen it in many ...
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Can anyone name the font in this 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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What font is this? Trying to find a similar, free Western Style Slab Serif font

I'm curious what font is used for the word "TYPE" in the poster below. Any Ideas? I already tried such services as WhatTheFont and What Font is, but I still couldn't identify the exact font. Any ...
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What font is used in this picture:

I was just wondering if anyone could place a font for me? I need it for a font-face on a website. What font is used for "Good food compliments great beer" text? Thanks in advance.
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Does anyone know this font?

Does anyone know if there is a font I can buy simliar to this one, or do I need to create this 3 Dimensional type effect myself?
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Web font that supports some basic music symbols

I am working on a web page that displays some music note names such as "B", "Bb" (B flat), or C# (C sharp). For a better readability I would prefer to display the correct flat and sharp symbols. It ...
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What's the font(s) used in the App Store badge?

What's the font used here?
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PSD fonts and Html Page fonts

I am a web developer. What happens is that the Client sends a PSD (Photoshop designs) to the company. Then the designer needs to create a HTML page from the PSDs What happen every time is that the ...
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Can i use Mrs Eaves premium font in my logo?

I have Mrs Eaves premium font. Its the same font which is used in WordPress Logo. Can i use it in my logo?. What is premium font mean?. Do i have to purchase license for each website's logo?
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Can I manage the fonts that appear on Illustrator's Type drop down

On mac, I have many more fonts on my computer than I use daily. Is there a way to control which ones appear on Illustrator etc.'s menus? I see that I can use Font Book to 'disable' the fonts. Is that ...
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Google Web Fonts or Typekit?

As a graphic designer, I do website designs, but not the development. Someone asked me today if I know about Typekit, and I hadn't heard of it so I googled it, and it seemed pretty much like a paid ...
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How can I convert an FFIL suitcase file or PS1 file without an extension to otf or ttf?

I'm using a Mac (Snow Leopard) and have been given a file in FFIL format which I need to convert to ttf or otf so that I can use it to generate @font-face fonts. I also have the font as postscript ...
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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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Exporting to High Quality Print InDesign - preserving all fonts/text - Create Outlines?

I'm just about to export a brochure for printing in InDesign (CS4) What is the correct way to export the document so that the fonts used throughout will display properly at the printers. I have used ...
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Why are fonts from the 19th century not in the public domain?

(This is probably more a "copyright" question than anything, but I have not found an appropriate StackExchange site for this kind of question.) Why are fonts like Akzidenz-Grotesk, that were made way ...
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What are the rights of the font “Marcelle”?

I found this amazing font that i want to use for my application. It is called "Marcelle" and it's available on almost any font website. Some say it's free, others say it's "free for personal use". ...
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Trying to find a certain font

I'm trying to find a certain font to use it in a t-shirt. I see the font clearly in my mind although have great difficulties actualy describing it. Here's a picture that kinda resembles the font i ...