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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I need a font similar to Press Style Serif but not as condensed

can anyone provide me with a similar font to press style serif, just not as condensed?
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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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Determine font color in AI

I have an Adobe Illustrator file made-up primarily of text. How do I find out the exact color of a given piece of text? For example, I have the word "PEN" in a certain blue. How do I find out the ...
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Can anyone copyright or trademark a punctuation or alphabetical symbol (grapheme) or only a font, typography or typeface which contains it?

I have this doubt after read about the registered (trademarked or copyrighted, I don't know exactly) SarcMark infamous symbol for mark sarcasm in texts. Anyone can register a symbol or the idea of ...
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Libre font databases with fine-grained faceted search

I'm having difficulty finding suitable libre typefaces. Some sites, like Google Fonts, provide a small amount of faceted searching (or search filtering, if you prefer), but I haven't found any sites ...
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What process do you go through when creating a typeface to make sure that it is not too similar to something that already exists?

From the comments and answers I received from a previous question (How much alteration to a font constitutes a new variation?) I thought that this might actually be a more constructive and practical ...
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Old .EPS and .AI just need font change — How?

I have a number of old .EPS files that were created in FreeHand, and some early Illustrator (.AI) files. They use fonts my machine doesn't have. Is there a free app I can use to open them and choose a ...
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Inkscape Font-specific Baseline Drop in Flow Region (Text Box)

When I change my font, my baseline drops inside of a flowRegion (text box). Specifically the Cardo font (I have not noticed others); see the image below. How do I adjust the baseline so the font ...
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Where is this font installed?

I ran a font previewer (PrintMyFonts) which provides a sample of every font you have installed on your computer. It gives me a sample of Helvetica Narrow, but I can't find the font anywhere to use it! ...
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How do I make sure the unicode box drawing characters work properly in my font?

Unicode has a set of characters for drawing simple graphics. Here is an example from Wikipedia: ┌─┬┐ ╔═╦╗ ╓─╥╖ ╒═╤╕ │ ││ ║ ║║ ║ ║║ │ ││ ├─┼┤ ╠═╬╣ ╟─╫╢ ╞═╪╡ └─┴┘ ╚═╩╝ ╙─╨╜ ╘═╧╛ There ...
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Identify Rounded Modern Sans Serif

Can anyone ID this font? It is giving me fits even though I feel like its on the tip of my tongue: I've tried both http://www.whatfontis.com and What the Font Edit: this is from an HVAC ...
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Changing text's font in a graded way

I'm trying to create an image with text that has one font on the left side, and another on right, but instead of just changing the font in the middle of the text, I want it to morph smoothly. My ...
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Shuffle characters in the font file

I am looking for a way to simple shuffle english and cyrillic characters inside the select font. For example "R" should represent "H" and otherwise. Actually I need to shuffle all the letters. I will ...
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Where can I get/buy a Futura containing all original ligatures?

I tried many futura fonts and other ones resembling it. Most of the fonts I tried did not contain proper ligatures (fi, fl, fj, ft etc.) as originally designed by Renner. Can someone tell me a font ...
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What comic / cartoon style fonts are suitable for a mobile game?

I am currently in the midst of making an iOS game. So far, I created an overall look, i.e. figures and backgrounds. However, I also have to display textual information to the user. This makes me ...
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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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Looking for font based on E shape used on French ID Card

I'm looking for a font where the 'E' is similar to this (note the middle stick) Any suggestion ? Edit: It's not OCR_B, as OCR_B is only used in MRZ section. Source of the font: French ID Card
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Removing vertical padding from OTF fonts

I'm getting weird spacing on my android device. I have a TTF font that I converted to OTF online. When I'm setting it on my system it gets to much default space (maybe line height ore some default ...
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How do I find a light on dark font?

I'm working on building a sea trading game, with a number of ports that you visit. Right now I am in the very early stages of making the game, using very primitive graphics. Today, I assigned names to ...
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Using a Imbedded Japanese Font

Ohiyo. Im trying to get a imbedded Japanese font to display in ja on a website via CSS. The font is already imbedded in the css file, but it still comes out in english. Is there something I'm ...
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Saving font specification in MS office Powerpoint

I'm currently working on a well designed powerpoint theme. I use the slides mask feature to do so. Unfortunately I have some trouble with the fonts. In the mask, the font's characteristics are correct ...
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Lato font rendering error

I've come across a strange issue with the Lato font. It seems to be rendering very strangely, but only when you're zoomed in close or if the font is large. Here is a screenshot of the font in ...
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Tracking in photoshop vs LBearing and RBearing

I wish to modify the spacing in a font such that it matches the look in photoshop. In photoshop I have set the "tracking" to be 200. In FontForge (fonteditor), I can only modify LBearing and Rbearing. ...
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FontForge: Creating simple substitutions in TrueType fonts

I'm trying to create a font that automatically substitutes s with ſ (long s) under the right circumstances (ſ for initial and medial forms, s for terminal forms). However, I can't seem to get it to ...
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SVG export for web with fonts

I'm trying to export an SVG image, which contains text from illustrator. I want to use it for a website. For SEO and size reasons I don't want to convert typo into vectors. What are the settings I ...
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Animated Typeface License

I want to make a animated font/typeface in After effects. What kind of license do I need for using a font and making it an animated font and then to sell the template on websites?? Thank you!
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Text dissapears when typing using installed google font

I just installed a google font, and it shows up in the list of available fonts. But when I type in indesign all fonts work except the one I just installed (raleway, light). For example, I select the ...
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best way to import from ArcGIS to Illustrator

My client, a small publisher, uses Illustrator to prepare maps for publishing. Many of their authors generate their maps in ArcGIS. The Illustrator files I receive are broken into 1,000 tiny pieces, ...
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Legal status of “Star Division (c) 1995” fonts that came with Sun Office 5.2

I'm sorry if this is not the right place to ask, but I have seen other "font license" related questions on this site, and no amount of googling has yielded an answer. Some time in 2001, I downloaded ...
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Adobe Photoshop : Display text-selection in correct format

I am working on a photoshop design for a font-design which will be inserted in html. Right now, when the text is selected, it looks differently in Photoshop and differently in browser(FF). As you ...
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Is there a way to use bitmap font with Photoshop?

I have an image file with the font that I have created. Is there a way to map this bitmap font to characters and use it with a typing tool in Photoshop? Maybe there is some kind of a plugin?
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TypeTool: How do I create a glyph for a specified unicode character?

Alright this question may look very stupid, but it's actually confusing me. I'm a new user of TypeTool by FontLab, with which I'm currently creating a custom icon font for a project. Therefore, it's ...
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Using GREP to change to OldStyle figures with Unicode Range

The OTF font I'm using isn't allowing me to change the figure style to Proportional Old Style figures. The only way I have figured out how to it is to use a GREP search and change but only for one ...
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In MSWord Document, any edited letters turn to dingbats and cannot be edited on my Mac

The writer sends me Word docs (from a MAC platform). I am supposed to edit them on my MAC in MSWord. (faster than redesigning in InDesign) But if I type anything new, or try to correct any letter, ...
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Rendering Issues with Proxima Nova Web Font

We recently launched a new website (backtothebible.org) designed by an outside company. The site uses Proxima Nova. The font renders great except for a few sizes on PC's. The issue--which is an ...
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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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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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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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Miller Daily alternative Google font?

I'm looking for an free alternative to the Miller Daily font.