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What type of license will allow me to modify a base font with original ligatures and resell it as a commercial icon font?

What licensing is appropriate for a font to be used as a base for an icon font? So basically I need to use the UNICODE table of that font to include custom icons and sell that font. Most of the ...
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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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How to make a font thinner?

This font looks like a "thin" Open Sans, how they do it? Or maybe it's a different font?
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How can I apply webfonts to an email Header [migrated]

I use a pretty standard SaaS Email campaign manager to deliver emails for my client. The issue I come up against is my client uses speciality typefaces so when designing the layouts for these emails ...
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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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What font would compliment Source Code Pro for better readability?

Please see this example: I use Source Code Pro for my website as main font. While I like the look and feel of the font and I chose it specifically for that, I have the impression, that it does not ...
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Is HelveticaNeue a good web/e-mail typeface if it can successfully embedded? [closed]

I need to send some professional/commercial e-mails, my design currently look like this: Helvetica, have a very large use in Printing and from wikipedia: Miedinger and Hoffmann set out to create a ...
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Chinese webfont optimisation

For Latin-based fonts, I will download the font I want to use and run it through Fontsquirrel.com's webfont generator and subset the font accordingly. However, I'm building a Chinese site right now, ...
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Helvetica Neue Equivalent on Google Fonts?

Does anybody know a font on Google Fonts that is very similar to Helvetica Neue?
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Substitute for Avenir (Google webfont or Typekit)

Question I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir. Background I'm building a site using squarespace: http://topgrade.se My friend to me ...
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Best Adobe product for web designing?

I've been using Photoshop for the last 2 years to create mockups for my sites, but the biggest problem I find with Photoshop is its terrible way of rendering text in a web-realistic way. Is there an ...
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Sketch 3 app with Adobe Typekit? [closed]

Is it possible to work with Adobe Typekit's webfonts directly into BohemianCoding Sketch 3 app? The same as in Adobe CC. If it is, how can I enable it? FYI: I already have a Typekit paid account. ...
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What fonts are similar to Candara, but available on Google Docs?

I've got several documents using Candara that I'd like to shift from Microsoft Word to Google Docs for collaboration; which font is going to be the closest match when using Google?
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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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When using fonts in Bootstrap, is it quicker to use the Google Fonts API or to just install the font file on the server?

Normally UX designer, I'm currently also product manager for a range of web tools but my dev skills aren't very strong at all, so forgive me if this is a silly question. We're building a range of ...
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Online Tool to Find Closest Google Font

I find it convenient to use Google Fonts on the websites I build. Quite often I need to find the closest Google Font to a specific commercial font to match a client requirement. This type of ...
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Free webfont similar to Impressum Std Roman

I am looking for a free web font which is as similar as possible to Impressum Std. Roman, I've used it extensively in a design, but now it's come to developing the web page, I am looking for an ...
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How can I condense a Source Sans Pro font so the characters almost touch when 30px size?

I have a web site that is using the Adobe Source Sans Pro font. On the website I would like to create a logo using this or a similar font but I would like to have it so there is almost no spacing ...
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Which font is used in the image [closed]

Can you please advise which font is used in this image? letters are in Portuguese Thanks
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How to convert a WOFF2 webfont into a TTF desktop font?

Googling leads me to everythingfonts . com which is down, at least for the last two days but it may have been down for a while. Googling "woff2 to ttf" -everythingfonts has very few results ...
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How do I embed Google Web Fonts into an SVG?

I'm writing an article on my site about the advantages of new web technologies, among others HTML5, CSS3 and SVGs, one of the advantages of the latter being the ability to select text in what is ...
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Fonts similar to Ubuntu Condensed?

We're experimenting with using Ubuntu Condensed as our website's primary font. The non-condensed Ubuntu font has too much width, and feels splayed out. Previously, we were using Signika. It's ...
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What the font used for this old warehouse sign?

I can't identify this font on an old warehouse in Neuville-de-Poitou from maybe around 1930. The text reads "G. Robin Raffarin". It can be seen here on Google Street View. I seek for a similar webfont ...
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Does this Chinese font fit in with our brand?

We are about to make the Chinese version of our charity website live but I'm not certain about the font we are using. Our Chinese office say they are happy with the system default but they don't have ...
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Webfont alternatives to Gotham

The Brand Guidelines have specified the use of Gotham and Arial as the typeface, and I can see that in the past people have had various experiences with using Gotham on the web. Instead of using ...
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How to evaluate the quality of a font before deciding whether to purchase it for commercial purposes?

How can a newbie to graphic design like myself evaluate a the technical design of a font before paying for it? I am unsure as to what things I need to consider and how I can test them without buying ...
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Is there a version of the Everson Mono Bold font that's suitable for web pages?

The Everson font TTF files from the official page are approximately 16MB in total, or ~4 MB each, when uncompressed. I'm interesting in using this font for a web page. For this purpose, I'd like to ...
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A good monospace, condensed and open-source typeface?

I'm looking for an optimal typeface for report tables that will contain many columns (the reason for condensed). The reason for monospace is that these reports will contain a lot of numbers and we ...
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What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?

I have a PSD comp for a website and the titles are in ITC Avant Garde Std. What's a good replacement font? It should be available for the web, either free or on TypeKit.
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Cant Change Font Face in CSS [closed]

I am making a Responsive Webpage Using BootStrap. That Have "helvetica neue" Font By Default. But It Doesnt Suit to my Web Page. So I Had used Custom Google Fonts. For Import: ...
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Free webfonts visually similar to Lineto Circular

Anybody know of any free webfonts visually similar to the new sans-serif Circular from Lineto that's being used at the new Airbnb site? ...
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How do I use a custom font in an SVG image on my site?

I created a custom Facebook icon using Inkscape and saved it as an svg. It uses the same font as the title of my page, which uses the font "ubuntutitling-bold-webfont", which I have referenced as a ...
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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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Does the typographic baseline grid manage images and other elements as well?

Since we build a baseline grid to rule our copy on the web, on articles I read, it's not clear if we should use this base line for giving spaces to other elements of the web as well, such as images ...
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Critique: Typography combination for heading and subheading

I'm designing a one page website and trying different typography combinations for the headings and subheadings. I eventually chose what you see below. I'm using Open Sans for the heading and Lato ...
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SVG files render differently in browsers - typography

I have a problem with svg backgrounds that render differently in browsers.In Chrome the letters are correctly gill sans light and two words are bold. That's not the case in Firefox. How do I fix this, ...
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Best serif web font for wide variety of scripts/glyphs

I'm developing a site with mixed content in a bunch of different scripts, mainly Latin, Cyrillic and Hebrew. There's also content in languages such as Lithuanian with an interesting variety of ...
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Web design for Legal pages: What are some things to keep in mind?

So I have been looking around but cannot find any good advice on how to go about designing a page for legal matters. These pages would clearly state Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, etc. I think ...
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Is there a good sans serif condensed safe font for web?

I'm looking for a web safe font that looks like this: Of course I can find tons of fonts which look like this that are available, but they are not web safe. I need a common font (e.g.Arial, Times ...
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Dharma Type license: Bebas Neue in html5-based app

I want to use Bebas Neue in my commercial html5-based game for mobile devices. My game mechanics implies the use of letters as sprites. The fact that this game is html5-based game means, that I'll ...
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How can I reduce the aliasing that occurs around my custom icon web font when it is scaled?

I am trying to make my own icons and embed them in a custom Web font. For that, I'm using Illustrator & Icomoon. I design the icons in a 14x14px square, then I create my Web font using Icomoon ...
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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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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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How to support the font ITC Avant Garde or replacement for web?

I'm coding the redesign (css+html) for a webapp in India where my artist designied a mockup for me to code. I now wonder how I can adjust a font "ITC Avant Garde" to make it look as close to the ...
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When A Font “Fills In” - Does That Have A Specific Definition?

I have a font that just won't cooperate. At certain sizes the font fills in the a and e loops whenever bold. I was wondering if there was a specific term for this so I can more easily search for a ...
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Identify this font

Could anyone tell me what font is used on the navigation menu of this site: http://www.clementineandbloom.com/
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How can I search for fonts which support specific characters?

How can I search for fonts which support specific characters? For example, how can I find a font which has the character U+1000?
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Are there any free tools to convert .eot files to .ttf, .otf or any other font formats?

I've been given a .eot font file that needs to be used in a desktop program. So far none of the programs that I use (Gimp, Scribus, Inkscape) can read this font type. Are there any ways to convert it ...
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Web design critique

I feel like this particular example has a lot of good elements. I think visually the colors work well. I like the logo design. I like the home page. But I am struggling with how to layout the rest of ...
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Will my web site's type in the web browser look exactly as it does in Photoshop?

Are there specific web font guidelines to use in Photoshop files for web design? I am having issues with line spacing and fonts not showing correctly in HTML.