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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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Fonts for technical reports

I'm building an MS Word template for my reports. I am not sure what to use for fonts. I see lots of reports from clients and others using Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Calibri, Cambrai, ...
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Font name has '*' added and type has a pink background in Illustrator

I've been using Illustrator for a short time and just now installed some fonts on my computer to use them in my project, only Illustrator doesn't recognize them. The background is getting pink. And ...
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Looking for this font - looks like a 20's-30's font

Desperately looking for this font! The font appears in a wedding invitation: I feel like I have searched everywhere. The closest I could find was Whitby Brewers, but it's just not it. Any help ...
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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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Organizing fonts and restoring default ones

Almost a year ago I started studying graphics design, and as a classic graphics newbie I installed each and every font that I saw was for free and I liked it. Now, after a year of studying and ...
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Adobe Illustrator - arabic text typing improper

am facing some problems in my pc while using illustrator, two weeks before i had changed my pc os and also the version of the illustrator from CS5 to CS6 from then onwards am facing problems in typing ...
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Building hand-written fonts for lettering

I am looking to build a custom font from my handwriting for lettering a comic. what professional tools exist to build such a font and export it into one of the mainstream formats (TTF, OpenType, or ...
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ASCII box-drawing characters as PNG images?

I'm looking to acquire PNG versions of ASCII's box-drawing characters. ╣ ║ ╗ ╝ ╚ ╔ ╩ ╦ ╠ ═ ╬ Ideally the black lines would extend to the edge of the image and the background ...
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Tool to compare designs

I am looking for a tool (not Software / Programm) to compare corporate designs consisting of colors, fonts, logo and lines etc. I have something in mind like a onepager / card / palette with a ...
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Is there any difference between a font converted for web and TypeKit

Let's say I want to use Helvetica Neue on my website. One solution is to convert the font for web use with websites which transforms the fonts through @font-face css property. Other solution is to ...
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How can I check if some OpenType font supports ligatures?

I am using two fonts, STSong and STHeiti. I want to know if these fonts support ligatures, such as f + i becoming one character, or at least having two characters nearby. I made a ConTeXt document, ...
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Is there a website to compare font prices?

Most commercial fonts are available on different websites for different prices. Is there a webservice that compares those prices and displays the cheapest price for a specific font?
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What are the more respected sans serif fonts that come standard on most computers?

I've been tasked with making a powerpoint theme for the company I work for and one of the requirements is that it uses a font that comes standard with most computers. What are some of the built-in ...
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Creating old neon advertisement

Good day everyone. I am trying hard to create a high resolution computer made image of an old German "Plaste und Elaste" neon advertisement (see below). After thinking a lot, the way to go I have ...
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How can I use just Roboto font with SVG's?

I am using Adobe Illustator to make some SVGs. I need the font-family to be ONLY roboto for the web. However every time I save it shows other roboto fonts like Roboto-Regular and Roboto-Light. I ...
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How do I go change the order/position of characters in Unicode fonts when a language demands it?

When designing a font for another language in Unicode, how do you change the position of the characters to show up how they need to show up? Edit: Since the characters don't seem to be showing up for ...
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What font is used in this banner?

I need to know what font is used in this banner, which comes from the FAO website.
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Line Height of Font

I am designing my own font with Type 3.2. I have exported the font as an .otf and it is working well. However, for some reason the line height seems to work differently with my new font than the ...
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Does changing a “regular” font with font-weight in CSS make it actually bold? (i.e. another font file)

I am a web developer and I am working on a project which uses Quicksand Light/Regular/Bold as font. The web application's standard font is Quicksand regular but there is also text which is lighter and ...
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Does anyone know this font? [closed]

Found this really cool font and I am unable to figure out what it is, looks like some monster font
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Resizing Fonts in Illustrator

I took a screen shot of a webpage, and put that screen shot into illustrator. I resized the screenshot to the my Illustrator webpages dimensions. But now when I add new text into the illustrator ...
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Adobe Illustrator Embed Fonts in SVG File

Is there a way to embed a font in an SVG file from Adobe Illustrator or do I need to convert the fonts to outlines prior to exporting? Thanks.
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Adjust font size reltive to another font size in InDesign

Is it possible in InDesign to globally adjust the size of font A relative to the size of another font B so that given the same "Font Size" they have always the same height of their lowercase letters? ...
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Editing a document in Adobe Acrobat XI – The font changes

I am trying to edit an existing Adobe Acrobat document. The document uses one font, but when I write text in, the text is written in mono or some nonsense. The document tells me the font the ...
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Miller Daily alternative Google font?

I'm looking for an free alternative to the Miller Daily font.
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Which Font will Compliment Neuropol

We have a new logo using the Neuropol Font. I am looking for a complimentary font that we can add the words Photography and/or Studio for extra signage we now require. What would be the ideal font to ...
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What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts (ideally) or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir Next Pro, specifically, Bold and Demi: Any similar-looking fonts, with good cross-...
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How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

I'm doing all graphic design in a startup company of some friends, and a major part of our product is developing an app that should run on everything afer iphone 4. So after some researching ( I have ...
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Acrobat Reader form Chinese font issues [on hold]

This is what is happening in Acrobat Reader: I have some old forms filled out fine but for some reason Reader is not a happy camper anymore. This is the original, already filled out: and this is ...
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What is a polynomial kerning table?

From Robert Bringhurst's The Elements of Typographic Style: Names like T.V.R. Murti and T.R.V Murti, for example, pose microscopic typographic problems that no binomial kerning table can solve. ...
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Keeping a consistent 'branding' while using more than two different font families

While this is not an uncommon situation for legacy systems to deal with a motley mix of fonts, I have found a situation where dependencies on the different systems resulted in three different fonts to ...
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Font outlines for svg file with the smallest size?

I noticed that when turning a image with many texts into svg file, it'd be larger than its png file. The strokes of the outlines, which are part of font before we turning it into outlines, takes the ...
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Fonts: Exporting from Indesign

How can I preserve font characteristics when exporting from InDesign? When I export from InDesign using settings such as these: my text comes out very clunky on the generated pdf. The colors ...
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Can anyone suggest a free alternative to Corbel font for web use

Corbel: I've been searching for hours and hours, now days for a font that would fit my website as Corbel does. I know it might not look like the best font, but it fits my needs. I've found ...
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Help identifing font of isolated character in historic documet and find modern match

This image below shows a few lines from the July 1948 Bell System Technical Journal. The 'p' character in the second line, used to typeset the "p0 = p1 = 1/2" equation is the character in question. ...
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Are there any fonts which research shows result in more accurate reading of phone numbers?

I've found that for a phone number that begins 508-886-60xx, it is a common occurrence to misread it as 508-888-60xx, therefore, I'm wondering if there are any fonts we could use in written material ...
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Where to download Sketch's version of SF font?

I've been using Sketches default iOS UI library, which uses Apple's SF font. I already have a version of the SF font, but it doesn't seem to be the same one Sketch defaults to. I'm sick of getting the ...
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How to exchange individual glyphs between fonts

I am using the font Trajan Pro in a logo that also includes an ampersand (&). I would like to use the same font in paragraphs of text documents; unfortunately Trajan Pro does not feature lower-...
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Which angles look good

A friend of mine had a poster made for his business. Here is a segment of it: I can't tell for sure, but I think the angle of the logo is not quite right... (I don't mean any pun with the business'...
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What does “HC” signify in a font name?

Examples: Arial HC, IDAutomationHC39M. It seems to show up most strong textfrequently with free fonts.
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Open web font that is somewhere between Roboto and Ubuntu

At my company, we are doing some rebranding and are having some trouble deciding on a font. We want to use a sans-serif, open web font, so we don't have to worry about licensing issues, and would like ...
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Does anyone know of a free font with angled, tapered serifs similar to Golden Type Bold?

I'm planning on making invitation cards and a simple webpage for my friend's birthday. I've been trying to find a free webfont alternative for Golden Type Bold for a while. I might just be ok with a ...
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Having some issues with missing fonts

I have several InDesign/Illustrator files to edit and I am repeatedly getting a missing fonts issue. I'll have the fonts on my computer but they will be named slightly differently than what InDesign ...
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How to package all faces of a font into one family file (Mac)

I've got a few fonts I've purchased over the past few years. These are decent quality fonts with, on average, 8-15 different faces for the family. The problem I have is each face is listed ...
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Central, simplified, “pen” strokes of a font glyph

Take a look at this picture: The red lines inside a glyph is what I'm referring to as "central" or "pen" strokes. Imagine you drawing the letter using a pen, so you only have thin strokes which ...
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Problems with Dynamic Text in SVG when font is not SVG

So, I have an graphics automation chain that has been happily running on a headless linux environment using programmaticaly generated/altered SVGs and PhantomJS (currently 1.9.0) as a final rendering ...
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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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How one finds out the alphabet length or individual character width of a typeface?

I would like a quick way to determine the column width necessary to create the optimal 65 characters per line rule. Glyph width differs between typefaces, so this article suggested: The alphabet ...