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How to fix buggy anti-alias font in Photoshop CS5?

Look this pic: The font looks wrong, it shouldn't have black background with alpha letters, i had no idea what happened to this font system. The font is Arial, the size is 80 pixel and the ...
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Getting fonts for design mockups

I'd like to expand my use of fonts in my web designs. I know that there are a variety of services available like Google Web Fonts to include fonts onto my site, but I would also like to be able to use ...
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What's wrong with Droid fonts?

I have seen on various places that people consider Droid font family with contempt. In latest Android it has been replaced with another family called Roboto. I'm interested in why is that, from ...
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CSS - Using different fonts within a typeface?

After exploring typography more I've learnt the different between a typeface and a font :) I'd like to know how I can call the fonts 'Arial Black' or 'Arial Narrow' within CSS? The font-family ...
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Which Avenir Next typefaces are most versatile?

Having a limited budget, which 2-3 out of the 24 Avenir Next typefaces are most useful for web design?
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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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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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What Font does the logo of Soundtracker.com Use

Trying to determine which font is used in this logo: Anyone have a good eye?
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To What Extent Should Overused Fonts Be Avoided?

Conventional wisdom says to avoid overused fonts, because they start to lose their flair, and then your work ceases to stand out from the crowd, or adopts unwanted connotations. But what if an ...
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Font identification, again

Can anyone identify this font in the image? It's also here : http://livedemo00.template-help.com/wordpress_34886/
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What font is this in the image?

Sorry for the lame question, but I can't figure out what font is used in image below?
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Problem with using Google fonts - Coda, the font looks not rendered and unreadable

i have a problem with using Google fonts - Coda, the font looks not rendered (without sharp) . I cant understand if its something connected to Windows or Browser type. Im using mac so it looks great. ...
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Should Logotype Be Considered Part of the Heading Hierarchy?

I'm in the process of an identity design for an online magazine and I've come up with what I feel is appropriate logotype, and a heading/body copy pair that I also think work well. But when treating ...
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Help me identify this font or something close to it?

I'm looking for the font 1:30 in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plhgyp0KNQQ: The Adam Tensta text is in a font that I think is used in the old game Street Fighter, but I'm not sure, and I ...
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Photoshop Fonts Always Italic

I've recently exported an image from Microsoft Expression Design to a .psd format, but when I open the exported .psd & attempt to create a new font layer, any font I choose will be italicized but ...
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Font used as stripe.com logo

I am trying to find out, but I am having a hard time. I would like to know what the font type used to create the logo at http://stripe.com is? Does anyone happen to know?
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Have the IPA characters from Sylfaen ever been released?

Sylfaen as originally designed had a full set of International Phonetic Alphabet characters, and they appear in a paper on the designers' website. But the version that was free with Windows XP ...
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What does “letterfit” mean?

I started reading The Elements of Typographic Style and found the term "letterfit". I'm unsure as to what it means. It doesn't appear in the glossary of terms of the book. Is it related to kerning?
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What are the various fonts / typefaces used here?

I love kinetic typography, and the latest video by David Guetta, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO9THtRWb2s uses it in an interesting way. Instead of just using text as a 2D element, they've made ...
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How to manually identify a font when the automatic services fail?

A common problem: Designer has spotted a delicious font being used on/offline, but there are no references what is the name of the font. The designer either gets unsatisfactory results from automatic ...
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What is the font used in this logo?

What is the font used on this logo or any similar to it?
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Create a font comparison sheet

Is there an application that will take a string, like my company name, and produce a comparison of that string in many different typefaces?
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How to mimic this text in Gimp?

I found this really cool text, and would like to use the style but for a different word. How can I do it in GIMP or pixlr.com?
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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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Why do some letters look odd at 100% but not 200%?

I'm looking at a document both in InDesign and, after exporting to PDF, in Acrobat, and the strangest thing is happening to my font; some letters are looking different than they should when shown at ...
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What is the state of cross platform web safe fonts in 2011?

You can see the traditional cross platform system fonts like Arial and these , but in 2011 with Leopard/Lion and Vista/7, surely there are a load more fonts we can use reliably? Thanks!
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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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Do a lot of freelance designers buy fonts?

A lot of the fonts I see are pretty darn expensive, of course you can find some awesome ones for free, but do freelance designers usually buy fonts? Or is buying fonts a practice reserved mostly for ...
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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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Compiling a new font from existing fonts and embedding it in a website

I'm working on a project, which is a bilingual project. There are beautiful fonts for each language (I'm talking about free fonts). However, in any special case, only a subset of each font is suitable ...
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How to make a font with Adobe Illustrator?

I have recently created my own font/typeface with Adobe Illustrator, and I would like to use it as a real font (e.g I would like to use it as I type something). Is this possible in Adobe Illustrator ...
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Can anyone name this font?

WhatTheFont and Identifont have been unable to recognize it. I'm sure it's something really obvious. Thanks!
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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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Can't see all the font styles installed in Windows 7

I've installed a font that has different styles (bold, italics, thin, medium, ultra and so on...), but I can't use them all because I can't see them in Photoshop. The fonts are installed, but seem in ...
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Could you please help me out identifying the typeface (font)?

Could you please help me out identifying the typeface (font) used to design the logo presented below? What about ornaments/emblems? Is there any font I could use to design similar style ...
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What is the Font used in Amazon Kindle Android?

What is the font used by Amazon Kindle in the image below?
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Free/libre equivalent fonts for a cover

I'm working on a book cover for a translated book. I want to keep the style of the original book, but I'd also like to use free/libre fonts if possible. Using the original fonts, this is what it ...
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Help me find a font that looks something like this…

Ok, this is a horrible drawing I know but looking for font recommendations that might get me close. Basically I am looking for a font that uses 3 stripes to create connecting letters. The letters in ...
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What is the best font for use in legal contracts?

What are the best font for legal contracts, and why?
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What is the best way to obtain physical letterpress metal fonts?

(Note: This is an odd question to be asking on a website in this day and age. But it is something that those with a historical bent might care about, and I'm not sure where else to ask!) As a ...
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PDF font embedding; any utility to batch test font collection?

Question Is there a utility that will batch test fonts to check which CAN and/or CANNOT be embedded in an Export to PDF? Why? I want to organise a (too large) collection of fonts so that when ...
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What can I do with AFM - Adobe font metrics file?

I received zip containing font in .afm format. Is this some sort of source-code of a font that can be converted TTF/OTF or so? How can I actually read and use this file?
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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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Can I use OS fonts in logos?

When I design a logo, can I use a font that was included in my OS? That I downloaded for free? I'm perhaps less concerned with wordmarks than with other types of logos.
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Free, downloadable Helvetica small caps? Well, then, how about Arial or even Tahoma?

I'm looking for Arial non-fake small-caps. Free, downloadable, and TrueType or OpenType. A free Helvetica would be great but I don't know that Mono ever made small caps for this typeface. I will also ...
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Does anyone know what font this is?

Tried searching on MyFont's 'What the font' but no luck. Hoping it's a free font. Thanks.
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Can anyone recongize the font from showoff.io

I like the font (or style of font) used for the logo of the site: https://showoff.io/. Is there a place to find such fonts?
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Can anyone recognize this font (or know the similar one) ?

I would like to know the name of this font and where can I get it. Can anyone recognize it or advise me the similar one ? I found this just as an image preview in one document. Thanks a lot
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Headlines font choices for Graphics and/or CSS Embedding?

I'm trying to identify the attached image font so we can use for artwork and web embedding. Any other similar or better fonts for headlines will be great as well that could be used for embedding or ...
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How to create a new glyph = letter + ogonek in InDesign

I've got a font, which doesn't have polish diacritic chars which I need. I'm trying to construct them, by merging two glyphs - a letter and ogonek or acute accent, which are provided by my font. I ...