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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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Is there any difference between a font converted for web and TypeKit

Let's say I want to use Helvetica Neue on my website. One solution is to convert the font for web use with websites which transforms the fonts through @font-face css property. Other solution is to ...
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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 cross-...
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Font with ZERO spacing

I'm looking for a font with ZERO spacing surrounding the characters, specifically numbers 0-9. Matching math symbols, specifically: +, -, ×, ÷, =, should be centered horizontally and vertically in ...
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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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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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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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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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Which monospaced “slab serif” fonts can be recommended for use as web-font?

For a website project, I need to find a good looking web-font that fits the following parameters: it must be a "slab serif" it must be "monospace" Keeping my question short and simple: Which ...
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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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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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Open Source alternative to “Campton” font

I'm searching for an open source alternative to Campton (Light and Bold) from http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/rene-bieder/campton/. Does anybody know if there is for example a google font that looks ...
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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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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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Using Open Sans family font in website

I want to implement the Open Sans font (a Google font) in a web site. Can I use this font for free? From what I read there is no problem to use it but I want to make sure it's OK.
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Where can i find icon fonts for currency symbols?

I would like help to finding an icon font package like ionicon for most, if not all, the currency symbols in the world. I currently use ionicon for my kivy app just need the currency symbols now.
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Difference between Offsite Only and Local Only [closed]

I am using the website Font Squirrel. At the right side, there are three options in FONT FILTER -> DOWNLOADS. They are Show All, Offsite Only and Local Only. I am kind of confused the difference ...
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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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Strange sidebearing problem with a couple of characters on font. (ubuntu titling)

I have a LGPL licensed font, that I am currently using for my website. The font works well, except for a couple of characters (. and ,). At times, depending on which characters are surrounding it, ...
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Is Adobe the only company that can license usage of Myriad Pro?

I am trying to get Myriad Pro onto my website and I have the use of Adobe's Typekit, but I think that it is stuck in the last decade with its JS loading and FOUT so I am wanting to embed the fonts ...
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Where can I find a legal website to buy a font for my logo?

I want to register my brand as a trademark. I've almost completed my logo design. The only thing left is the font. I've found thousands fonts and websites online. The problem is that I'm not sure if ...
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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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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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Would Using the Star Wars typeface for a Website be considered copyright infringement?

My client wants a logo that uses the Star Wars font called Star Jedi, however I'm sure using a Star Wars font would be copyrighted. Please let me know guys. Is the Star Jedi font only for personal use?...
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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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How can I know what fonts a website is using?

How can I find out what font or fonts a website is using? Are there any tools or browser extensions that can make the job easier?
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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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Vertically centered colon for time

This article discusses the vertically centered colon in Apple's San Francisco font. My webapp uses the Montserrat font, specified in CSS as follows: @font-face { font-family: 'Montserrat-Light'...
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Self-Host Google Fonts PlayFair Display on Windows

I purchased the No Sidebar Pro theme for WordPress from StudioPress. I want to self-host the fonts rather than using Google Fonts for privacy reasons. I downloaded the .ttf files from the Google Fonts ...
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What are some good heading fonts that pair with Merriweather? [closed]

Right now we're using Open Sans, but I'm not a huge fan of it. It falls flat for me (maybe I'm wrong?). We can choose from Google Fonts or maybe a $2.5-5k one-time purchase. We get a few million ...
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Get an overview of the fonts used in a .psd (including weight and italics) so I can optimize my webfont import and exclude unused variations?

When converting a psd to web, it can be tedious to figure out which variations of the font that I'll need to include as a webfont. Currently I just take note of the font as I come across it, but it'd ...
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What are Google Webfonts alternatives to F37 Bella?

I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts, that would look similar to F37 Bella: Any similar-looking fonts, with good cross-browser rendering?
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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? http://lineto.com/The+Fonts/Font+Categories/Text+Fonts/Circular/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...