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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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Which Serif font will pair well with Lato? [closed]

I'm looking for a Serif font for h1 title which will pair well with Lato 300,400
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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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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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How to know what are the Unicode ranges are covered in webfont?

How can I find out what Unicode ranges a webfont file (may be WOFF2, WOFF, TTF or EOT) covers? For example I am analysing a latin font, is it possible to know what are the Unicode ranges of latin ...
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How can I know what fonts a website is using?

TEMPORARY NOTE: This is a reference question, so we can link or close as duplicates the font-id of websites. This note will be removed once this question gets enough attention / answers. Feel free ...
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What web fonts work with Māori macrons?

We are currently developing a website which uses the Māori language (from New Zealand): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ori_language For correct pronunciation the written form of Māori uses ...
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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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Which google font is closest to this? [closed]

Can someone help me to find a google font closest to this one?
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is it okay to mix two font styles on the front page of a web site?

I am developing a static website which has to look professional. I found a font (Quicksand) that looks good as a short introductory kind of message / slogan that goes just under the header on the ...
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Garamond / Garamont with bold words?

I am using EB Garamond as body font on my blog. In the articles I want to emphasize words by setting them bold. The bold Garamond looks really ugly. After investigating I found out, that there is no ...
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Can I use the Google font 'Lato' for a logo design?

I am creating a logo and would like to use the Google Font 'Lato', can I use this font in my logo design or are there copyright/limitations I need to worry about? I can't find anything online other ...
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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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Fonts similar to Muller Bold

I am currently creating display Ads. We have been using Muller Bold for some of our other branding but I cannot use that font for the display Ads as Google fonts does not offer it. Does anybody know ...
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Is there a ressource that evaluates the quality of webfonts?

I am a web developer, for a current project I use the font the designer has asked to purchase (the company CI font), but in my opinion it looks hard to read. I want to argue why this is a good or bad ...
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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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How to find out what a font on my computer's web font name is?

I've got a font installed on my computer. I want to check it doesn't look terrible in common browsers before deciding whether to set it up as a web font, buy they appropriate license, etc etc. How do ...
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What's the smallest set of web font formats that covers all browsers?

I'm looking to use a web font that was only published in TTF. I'll need to convert it to other formats, and I'd prefer to reduce the amount of file conversion I need to do (partly so I don't need to ...
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Why does Boostrap 3 use Helvetica Neue?

My understanding currently is: "Helvetica Neue" is Linotype font. That means it needs to be paid for and is not free to use. It is also a font that is not for web, it is for print. It will not render ...
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Are non-web safe fonts safe to use?

I would like to use DIN Engschrift as a headline font on my website, however it is not a web-safe font and does not appear as desired on different browser and operating system combinations. How safe ...
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Question about Nexus Fonts Features

I am looking for a free font management system to use for Adobe Illustrator (Windows): I wanted to use Nexus fonts but I had the following issues with it: I couldn't find a way to access google ...
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Googlefonts: Change font only for just one character throughout the website

I don't know how this happened, but every instance of the ampersand is in one specific font and style on my website (something like Times Roman italic). My site is all about ampersands, so this is ...
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How to get all supported opentype settings for a font?

I’m using often open source fonts from the web for my web projects. One thing I’d like to do, is activating opentype settings like ligatures or kerning (and in some cases, it would be helpful to check ...
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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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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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How can I use icon fonts in my photoshop projects?

I've been found a really good icon pack that is distributed for free like font awesome. I want to use that icons in my project but I can't find a way. I have some .ttf and .svg files but I have no ...
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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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What is the font used in the NYFW application?

It looks like Roboto but the 'S' and width seems different.
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Font for representing Unicode non‐printable characters

I need a good font for representing control characters. And it seems one is installed on my system and that my keyboard layout creator software use it as it’s default installed font (I have thousands ...
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Sizes for a website mock up [duplicate]

Anyone can suggest me a proper size to start with ? and then hopefully I will be able to resize it :) according to screen sizes .and also some fonts
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How to use a Web font with more than 65,535 glyphs

SVG font seems to be the right choice here because it uses XML. However it has been deprecated everywhere. So is there an alternative (or an alternative format) for representing a long text which use ...
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Web font that includes both alphanumeric characters and icons

There are lots of icon fonts, like FontAwesome, ionicons and others. But is there any web font that includes both text and icons? If not, do you know why? My motivation to ask this is to be able ...
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Version of Helvetica Neue distinguishing I and l

I’ve heard that Helvetica Neue has a version specifically for web use that resolves the issue of the capital I and lowercase L looking the same. I am trying to find this version to be ADA compliant ...
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What does the number mean on the Google web font “Page load” meter?

I'm weighing up the pros and cons of using a particular web font combination, and am looking to see exactly how much weight it'll add to this site for first time visitors. It's a Google font, and they ...
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What am I missing if I have a font created from SVGs using some online application?

I have love for fonts, especially in web and print typography, though my background is not in this regards. Recently I came to know that, I can make SVG images in Illustrator, and can upload them to ...
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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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How to properly set the css leading

I have a situation trying to figured it out how o properly use and set the css leading when we have something like this: Even if the line-height is the same, the first 2 lines look pretty far away ...
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Best fonts for improving reading experience

I am building a website whose major purpose is to serve content (legislature) and I want to give best reading experience to users. You can take a look at the example page at: http://iura.cl/cc/44 As ...
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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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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 ...