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How to reduce the size of a (chinese) .ttf font file?

I have a Chinese font file, the size of the file is 7.693 MB. Due to the size of the ttf file, the site loads only slowly. Is there any way to reduce the size of the .ttf font?
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Why are thin webfonts so popular?

Many modern websites feature very thin fonts whereas – I think – on posters it is not as commonly used. I was just wondering why thin webfonts are so popular. Does it have a reason? And since thin ...
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Highly-legible Font options for Living Room Computer?

I recently had the good fortune to inherit a very small form factor computer (Mac Mini). I've hooked it up to the TV in our living room with an all-in-one keyboard/trackpad combo, and it's working ...
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Difference between Microsoft's and Monotype's Times New Roman fonts?

The font named Times New Roman is trademarked by Monotype, but the font is licensed to Microsoft (perhaps to others too?). These two fonts (MS TNR & Mo TNR) are clearly different in their ...
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Embedding pdf in illustrator

So, I'm using adobe illustrator for creating vectorial figures, mainly for graphs. In illustrator, creating graphs is not so well implemented, so I'm using another tool to make them (e.g. R, xmgrace, ...
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Is there a way to tell if there are any font references in a Photoshop PSD file?

I need to convert all fonts in a PSD file (CS6) to outlines for printing preparation. Unfortunately, fonts aren't just in text objects; there are a lot of Smart Objects and some of them may have text ...
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Smooth faceting of beveled/embossed text in Adobe InDesign?

I have been trying to achieve a text effect similar to this "Hobbit-Inspired" text but I keep getting this strange faceting that I can't seem to get rid of. I'm fairly new to InDesign (CS5) and am ...
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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

Does anyone know any other fonts similar to Helvetica Neue (free for commercial use)? I'm working on a big website project where 'Helvetica Neue' is used heavily. I need a font that looks almost the ...
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Add diacritics to fonts in Illustrator

There are many free fonts, but they often don't include letters with diacritics such as Ă, Â, Ș, etc. Placing those marks by hand in a large text that keeps changing can be a pain. Is there a way to ...
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Commercial use of Helvetica Neue for web?

I know there are some alternatives for Helvetica Neue for web usage, but i want to ask, if it is legal to use Helvetica Neue on some commercial website.
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Which of these font communicates “luxury products” better?

We are about to create a new luxury fashion brand. We researched many trademark logos, and saw they use different font types. We cannot decide between the two different fonts below. We target people ...
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what is the name of the font given in the image?

i had tried to find this font in many web pages but couldn't find the exact font.So please can somebody help me to find this font.
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Trebuchet MS web font alternatives

I have a fairly dated site that uses Trebuchet MS font in Latin and Cyrillic scripts. If I understand correctly, once (a decade ago) this font was available on like 95-99% of computers used for web ...
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Is it bad practice to use non-brand fonts in ads?

I'm working on a set of ads designed to have a social media sort of feel. Generally, these ads have a header and a sub-header on a stock image. The brand has a specific header and body font that must ...
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Is it acceptable to have more than one typeface associated with a brand?

To be more specific, is it acceptable to have two typefaces used for headers, one for web distribution and another for print or more static content where the type won't be at the mercy of someone ...
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How can I automatically determine fonts used in an image or PDF?

How is it possible to determine the fonts used by text in PDF and TIFF files?
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Weird spacing problem with a font - Indesign

I am using a font (custom made)for a title- which never posed any problem in other programs (illustrator, powerpoint, etc) - and it is acting very odly. See for yourself: It gives me this huge space ...
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Is the OCR-A sans-serif?

Can anyone confirm that OCR-A is a sans-serif font? Are the OCR-A capital letters considered to be block-form? Thank you.
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Will the bad rendering fonts on chrome (for windows) be ever fixed [closed]

I know that this has happened to you many times: having to change a font in your project because it's badly rendered on chrome for windows, no matter how many css "tricks" you try. Does someone here ...
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Strange type behaviours, some rounded letters seem larger

I have a weird thing happening with this font. It's Avenir. I've used it in the past with no issues, but this one seems to pop up once in awhile. The issue if not obvious is that some letters appear ...
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Which classic serif font is this one?

Hello! I'm looking for the name this font! Any ideas?
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Advice about fallback font stacks for Proxima Nova and Adobe Garamond Pro

Can anyone suggest a good stack of fallback fonts for Adobe Garamond Pro (serif) and Proxima Nova (sans-serif)? The obvious choices are of course: "Garamond Pro","Hoefler Text","Times New ...
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Organizing fonts [duplicate]

I have 550+ fonts installed in my Windows 7, which is annoying, because they all are appear in Adobe Illustrator font's menue. Its really difficult to find appropriate fonts when it needed, also i am ...
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Font Awesome as Photoshop Custom Shape Set

Everytime I need to use font awesome in photoshop, I'll always copy an icon from website and paste in photoshop. I can print it into pdf and copy into illustrator as vector but I want them as ...
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How to create an EAN-13 barcode font

I've googled for over 30 mins now, I can't find a free barcode font for EAN-13. Anyone know of any? fontsquirrel have none, Dafont have a few, But none of them are EAN-13 (as far as I know).
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What is the style of font called that is typically used in newspaper mastheads?

Does anyone know of a font suitable for the title of a newspaper? It is also the type that's used for the first letter of a chapter of a book (and is so calligraphic, you can't tell if it has serifs ...
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What is the font used in scala logo

I am trying to create scala logo in HTML however could not find the font for the logo. Can someone help me with it.
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Font Similar to Casablanca Book Condensed

I'm trying to find a font similar to Casablanca Book Condensed which you can test drive. What I'm trying to find to match the 'S': Ultimately I'm looking for something free but the cheaper the ...
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Font for sections, subsections and subsubsection titles (in scientific thesis)

I've seen in some questions (Fonts for technical reports and What font types are good for a technical document?) that there are many answers to the "what types of font should I use". Since there is ...
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Similar font to Lithos Pro

I'm searching a free alternative for Adobe's Lithos Pro. Anyone?
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Do you know what font this is?

Please can anyone help me. I have been searching for hours using all sorts of font finder applications and cannot figure out what this font is! Could anyone please help? PS Additional logo example ...
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how to use custom font as Genericons

I want to use custom Genericons please guide me the way I should do this.I have done a quick searching but didn't found any good example it would be great if any one can share any link related to ...
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is it possible to merge two fonts into one?

I have a font that supports only one language, when using the font with English I get the default English font for the language. I want to be able to add a specific English font to my language font. ...
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Anyone know the name of this serif font?

Anyone know this font? Or a similar one?
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Why is illustrator CS6 not seeing some of the Google fonts I have installed

I have been downloading google fonts for the last few months and not been aware of any issues. They normally work fine. However, today I downloaded 3 more - I am using suitcase to manage these fonts ...
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How can I get Farsi/Arabic text to render correctly in Photoshop?

I downloaded a number of Farsi fonts and they render individual characters fine but but don't join multiple characters together at all. Does anyone know how to get whole words to appear correctly? If ...
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Fonts licenses and images question

I'm creating a website of a friend of mine. He really likes the font "Century Gothic". Now I'm having hard time figuring out what is legal to use and what not etc. I tried googling it but the more I ...
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What is the name of this light sans-serif typeface?

Can anyone help me to identify the font of this letters. Thanks in advance.
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What font is used for the Kotaku logo

Any ideas on what font this is? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/KotakuLogo.jpg
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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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Font with equal spacing between letters

I am just beginning to learn about fonts and typography so pardon if my question seems naive. I really like the look of Futura Bold for titles in a powerpoint presentation I'm making but the unequal ...
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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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Searching for a font that's similar to Lato

I need to find a font just like Lato font that includes a Latin Extended version. I like Lato font but it doesn't include the Latin Extended so I can't type "ş, ğ" etc. characters. Which font are ...
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Font identification / recommendation: Cursive serif used for quotes

I'm trying to find this font or something similar as its really perfect for what I'm needing.. I'm looking for a cursive font, clear and italic many thanks! James
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Recommend a good font management software for Windows 7

I am looking for a good Font Mangement Software for Windows 7. Can you guys please recommend a good professional one, something that has options like: install/uninstall a font at the touch of a ...
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How can I render Thai strings in Photoshop?

Can anyone tell me how I can use Thai strings on Mac OSX in Photoshop? More than 45 different languages, including all the Asian languages, seem to render just fine. I can also render Thai in other ...
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What is the font used inthe Pocket logo?

What font is used in this logo? I'd love to have this or a similar one.
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font with diagonal shadow

i would like to know the name of this classic font.The best part of this font is, it have diagonal shadow font.
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“Serifs improve fast, easy readability for long text” - myth or truth?

It's an old question, but an important one. Let's see if we can get a good, nuanced, ideally evidence-based answer. So, old-school wisdom (certainly, how I was taught back in the day) says that serif ...
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Fonts with wide international support

What fonts support the widest range of characters? (Like Helvetica Neue LT W1G) Need to work on an a website present in 25+ countries, and I'm looking for something I can use as a webfont. Update: ...