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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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Best sans serif web font display well on Windows and Mac?

I have found that most of the web fonts look great on a Mac, but not on Windows. I am just curious to learn, is there any sans serif web font that are perfect on both Windows and Mac?
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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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What license do I need for a font, which is used as a base for 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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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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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 with using Gotham on the web. Instead of using Arial, which I feel is ...
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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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Is HelveticaNeue a good web/e-mail typeface if it can successfully embedded?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Any font pairing sites outside of Google?

I love how Google fonts allows you to pair fonts for great eye candy when designing but after time I have gotten tired of just seeing what Google suggests. I wanted to know if anyone has scene any ...
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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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Looking for a serif for body text to pair with headings set in Verlag for a website

I've looked at the pairings with other HFJ fonts like Sentinel, Chronicle, and Mercury, and while I prefer Sentinel over the other two, I'm not quite ready to commit to it. Does anyone have any ...
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Do we use web-fonts (for graphics) just like desktop fonts?

I need to design some graphics to be used on the web, and I need to use some fonts in those graphics. I am new to this. I read a few articles about the differences between desktop fonts and web ...
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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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Commercial use of Helvetica Neue for web?

I know there are some alternatives for Helvetica Neue for web usage, but i want to ask, if it is legal to use Helvetica Neue on some commercial website.
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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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Does anyone know of a light icon font similar to The Elegant Icon Font by Elegant Themes?

Basically what I am looking for is a light version of this icon-font: http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/elegant-icon-font Anyone know where I can find something like that? Freebie or not. ...
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Need some font suggestions, please

I have two separate but related needs. First, the website. It is almost mostly forms (data entry) and tables. For many of the tables, I need a narrow or condensed font. I'm currently using OpenSans ...
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Alternative to Helvetica Rounded corners

There are several helvetica alternative questions here, but they don't do the trick. Rounded corners helvetica has letters that are slightly slimmer than regular helvetica and it has rounded tips ...
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Fonts with wide international support

What fonts support the widest range of characters? (Like Helvetica Neue LT W1G) Need to work on an a website present in 25+ countries, and I'm looking for something I can use as a webfont. Update: ...
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Is Wasco Sans font available as a web font? [closed]

Is Wasco Sans font by Jim Wasco available as a web font?
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How to create SVG for good typography on the web without buying Illustrator?

I have a web font which I would like to display using SVG instead of in HTML. The reason for this is that I want to display large typographically beautiful text, and I don't see any way of getting the ...
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RTL support in sIFR, Cufon, and Typeface.js

I want to use some font-embedding technology for a website which uses right-to-left language. I don't know which of these alternative ways of font-embedding support right-to-left languages. If they ...
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Which font conveys a feeling of security and credibility when dealing with banking?

We are building a site which will include actions related to bank accounts and banking in general. We need a good font that conveys a feeling of security and credibility. It's preferred that the font ...
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Alternative to DINPro Bold, Light and Medium for use on web

I am looking for alternative fonts to use on a web site that are similar to DINPro Bold, Light and Medium. They don't have to be free fonts, but can be through a service such as TypeKit or Fonts.com. ...
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Venetion Typeface for Web similar to Adobe Jensen Pro?

I am looking for a free web compatible (e.g. should be possible to use with CSS3) Venetian style typeface. Any idea if there exists one. That would be ideally a typeface looking similar to Adobe ...
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If we pay for a font, are we fully authorized to use it in our website?

I'm finishing a project, and I was thinking to use a font that I liked a lot, but it is paid; I don't mind to pay, because it is not very expensive, and I think it's worth it. On the font website ...
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Can I use OS fonts for a website? How do I know?

I'm creating a layout design for a client's website, but I'm not sure how to tell if I have web licensing. How can I tell? Are the pre-installed fonts web safe?
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What points should we take into consideration when choosing a web font?

I want to deepen my knowledge in typography, more specifically, web typography. I'm looking for good information for this purpose, but I'm not finding anything good. I see many people talking badly ...
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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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Cross platform (PC and MAC) font rendering issue and font conversion to SVG

I just purchased the DIN font, it includes all the following file formats (.otf, .eot, .woff and .ttf) Now these fonts don't look the same on cross platforms like MAC and PC, it looks great on PC but ...
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Serif paragraph font to use along with Doppio One?

I am designing a casual news entertainment website with easy to consume content (cute pets, funny images, stories) and planning to use Doppio One for the headlines and would like to know what ...
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What do the font style names used by Typekit mean?

Typekit offers fonts in a variety of types / suffixes: Std Display Extended Condensed Pro Caption Subhead Wide Black And often these are combined. For example, https://typekit.com/fonts/kepler-std ...
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Advice about fallback font stacks for Proxima Nova and Adobe Garamond Pro

Can anyone suggest a good stack of fallback fonts for Adobe Garamond Pro (serif) and Proxima Nova (sans-serif)? The obvious choices are of course: "Garamond Pro","Hoefler Text","Times New ...