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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 ...
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Choosing an appropriate font weight and line height

Typically a back-end engineer, I'm venturing into the world of vector design, trying not to hurt myself on the way. I'm aware that I'm struggling to size things, with my home brewed typography style ...
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what font is used in the 100 emoji?

what font is used in the red 100 emoji that is available on our iphones and other devices? I don't need to know the exact font but I'm just wondering if you guys know a similar font i can use. Thanks ...
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InDesign CS6 - Under Find Font: want to change the default font family

I've changed my default font which works now in most places. How can I change it in the "find font" dialog box where it currently shows "Replace with: Font Family - Times (T1). I want to change the ...
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It's safe to install Helvetica Neue in Windows 8.1 with Chrome 37? [closed]

I've been Windows 8.1 about a year. A few months ago I installed Helvetica Neue in my system and it worked on everything except Google Chrome. For some reason it made Google Chrome to start rendering ...
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Bootstrap buttons - text hard to read?

I wonder - is it just me, or the text on the Bootstrap buttons is hard to read: I feel that the text is way too small for the size of the button and the letters are too close to each other, making ...
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Is Proxima Nova a web safe font?

I've been asked to replace the font we use on the web and mobile apps with Proxima Nova. I wanted to ask the community if any of you know if Promima Nova is a web safe font?. Thanks.
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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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Is there a way to audit fonts in Sketch 3? Missing fonts on open

I am using Sketch 3 for my own design work as well as working with a client who has an external graphic designer. When opening the graphic designer's work I am warned of missing fonts, eg: ...
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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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Fonts with ambiguous / similar characters

I'm looking for a font with deliberately ambiguous Latin characters. i.e. where symbols like O0, 8B, Il1, 5S, 2Z, 6b, 9g, are either identical or visually indistinct. Certain fonts like Arial have ...
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Can you tell me which two fonts are used in this image?

Can you tell me which two fonts are used in this image?
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Term for fonts with fixed versus variable stroke widths

Comparisons between "serif fonts" and "sans-serif fonts" generally compare Times-Roman or Times New Roman against Helvetica or Arial. The presence of serifs on the former and lack of them on the ...
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What font does Apple use for its “light” text?

Apple often uses what looks like a "light" version of Lucida Grande or Lucida Sans Unicode, as seen here: I like the font a lot, but neither Lucida Grande nor Lucida Sans has a light version. Is ...
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Name of Font Used on Twitter Android App

Does anyone know what is the name of the font used on the latest Twitter Android app. Here are screenshots of the app : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twitter.android&hl=en ...
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SVG font units-per-em to mm

In an application I'm writing, I need to take a glyph's path from an SVG font and scale it to a particular size, which is specified in millimetres. I take the 'd' path property from the SVG font, ...
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Is it possible to convert PostScript to SVG? (Inkscape)

Is it possible to convert a PostScript file to SVG? Based on an answer in Tex.SE, I tried to use inkscape: inkscape test.ps --export-inkscape-svg=test.svg This indeed produced an SVG file, but ...
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Can someone identify this font?

Could someone help identify what font is used in these screenshots? Thanks. http://zshthem.es/all/
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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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A Layout from an Amateur: Criticism Welcome [closed]

I'm an engineer but I have no experience in web design/development. I'm building my personal website with WordPress just to showcase my work, and I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give ...
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What kind of character/personality is expressed by fonts that mix capitals and lowercase letters?

I'm trying to guage the purpose of using fonts that have random capitals where there should be lowercase letters. The question came about simply because I was looking at a design like the one I'm ...
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What is the difference between a font and a typeface?

Originally, the typeface is a particular design of type, while a font is a type in a particular size and weight. In short, a typeface usually gathers many fonts. Nowadays, with digit design of ...
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Is there a way to select OpenType features in Inkscape?

Today's OpenType fonts have a lot of features included like: kerning, capital spacing, ligatures, old style figures and stylistic sets. I miss these features a lot. Is there a way to select ...
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Creating a title with an icon font in Adobe Premiere Pro

i would like to create an icon inside Adobe Premiere Pro with the "Title Creator" and an "Icon Font" (e.g. Font Awesome") I installed the font and tried to copy an icon into the editor. For some ...
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Use Icon font in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

i would like to create an icon inside Adobe Premiere Pro CC with the "Title Creator" and an "Icon Font" (e.g. Font Awesome") I installed the font and tried to copy an icon into the editor. For some ...
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Vector Infographic - Why does it render differently in the web browser?

I made an infographic in Adobe Illustrator, and saved it as a .svg file. But then when I tried to open it in the Google Chrome browser, some of the fonts and some italicized fonts were not even ...
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Serifs In Sans Serif Fonts

There are sans serif fonts where serifs are used sporadically: My questions are: Do these parts are real serifs, i.e. will typeface designers call them serifs or by any other names? Is there a ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6. Glyphs doesn't work [closed]

Here is images to show a problem: Why it paste default symbol?
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Is there any open-source alternative to Fontlab out there?

I used to work with Fontlab Studio to design and compile my fonts. Years have passed and my former Fontlab install vanished into the voids of a crashing harddisk. Now that I'm gaining interest in ...
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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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comprehensive list of all commercial fonts, including foundry and license type?

Is there a list of ALL commercially available fonts? Ideally, this list indexed by font name, foundry, font CDN (i.e., Typekit or Google Fonts) and type of license. With >5K fonts now in ...
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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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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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What's a replacement for Univers Condensed?

I'm failing to find a replacement for Univers Condensed to use on the Web. I'm using Typekit (portfolio), and right now using LFT Etica Web which is much wider than Univers. I tried Googleing but no ...
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Folder to put fonts for Illustrator CS6 without having to install fonts in system

I remember there used to be a folder I could just put fonts in and they would work for Adobe InDesign. I thought it was a folder called fonts in the same directory the InDesign document was. I tried ...
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Anybody know the name of this tattooed fancy Gothic font?

I need to find the font for these names so I can tell my tattoo artist. I found one called 'Ancient German Gothic' but that only looked similar. I can't find the right one where the J's have the ...
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What font is used on this embossed card?

This is a scan of an embossed plastic card. I'm trying to figure out what font is this, if it is available at all! EDIT: Click here for a higher resolution file 19 megabait!.
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Outlined illustrator poster appears to have degraded font

I made a poster in AIllustrator for a scientific conference and was told by the printer to outline it before converting to pdf for printing. I was looking through the outlined and regular pdf and it ...
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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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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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Is it acceptable to use different but similar typefaces for print content and web content?

To be more specific, is it acceptable to have two different typefaces used for headers? One will be used for web content and the other for print or more static content where the type won't be at the ...
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Can anyone suggest an alternative to Copperplate Gothic for web use?

Designer sent comps for a site using copperplate, I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good alternative that exists either on google fonts or as a font squirrel kit (preferably the former). ...
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Any automated system to compute the linear length of a letter(s) in a word or phrase?

I may be way out of league asking this question but is there a way to get the linear length of a letter or words. That is, if you were to take the word "super" and measured the outside border of the ...
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On which sites can I sell fonts I've created?

I made a typeface that I would like to sell non-exclusively on several online stores. I have been searching and found a few nice outlets so far. What are the font shops you know of? Where do you ...
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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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What´s the best sites to search and view good TTF? (FREE)? [closed]

I´m lookinig for any free TTF, What´s the best options? Or webs to find the TTF what you are looking for.
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What font does Benchmark email use?

Benchmarkemail uses a nice font for the logo. I've already tried with several image to font services but no one is accurate. The url is: http://www.benchmarkemail.com/
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Instructions to give a print designer looking to use non-system fonts for websites

So we often run into print designers who choose all these crazy fonts that don't look good for the web. As a backend web programmer, what do I tell print designers to help them select non-system ...
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Open type sans serif fonts with true small caps

I am designing the front cover page for my book in Adobe Illustrator. I would like to have a nice sans serif font for my main title. I chose Lucida Sans (font style = Demibold Roman). However, I have ...