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I still think that for web, the best free option out there is Liberation Sans. It renders perfectly with @font-face. But you can get Helvetica Neue for web from Fonts.com for web use for a fair price too. I would probably use font-family:"Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Liberation Sans, Arial, sans-serif"; so those pcs with the font installed can see it, and ...


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Roboto is a good neo-grotesque sans that can replace Helvetica. Commissioned by Google and released for free. Used as Android's answer to iOS' Helvetica (Neue). More about Roboto's similarity to Helvetica here. It's slightly more humanised I think. I wouldn't overstate its similarity, but I would say it's a good free alternative. I also agree with ...


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You might be able to find something similar in the Google Fonts directory. All you have to do is include their link in your html page's head and you can use the fonts in your CSS. PT Sans is pretty similar (compared to the rest of the list)


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According to Wikipedia Myriad Pro is bundled with Adobe Reader not with Windows. And a quick Google search shows you can use it on the web using Typekit (with a $24.99/year subscription): http://typekit.com/fonts/myriad-pro


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Google font directory https://www.google.com/fonts The fonts are free (as in beer and as in speech). Most of them are using the SIL Open Font License, but not all of them.


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If your website targets the designer crowd, many of them will have the Adobe Suite installed (don't ask by what means). Kottke.org uses it without css embedding, and this is his font family rule: font-family: MyriadPro-Regular, 'Myriad Pro Regular', MyriadPro, 'Myriad Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;


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Fonts included with Linux distros are usually Open Source. This would include these major families: Liberation Bitstream Vera Nimbus DejaVu The Wikipedia page Free software Unicode typefaces list many others. Additionally, another well-known Open Source font is the Ubuntu font, now used as the default sans font in the 10.10 release of the operating ...


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I have been looking for this also, my findings are: Noteworthy is Filmotype Brooklyn, available at Font Bros (and other font shops) for about $29 http://www.fontbros.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=FILM-BROO Filmotype Alice is a lighter weight: http://www.fontbros.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=FILM-ALIC They ...


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counters in C, c and e have similarly closed feeling bowls in a, b, d, g, p & q are relatively wider arches in m & n are sharper x-height slightly lower slightly more condensed distinct Q has the Helvetica arrowyness in G and overall many similar letters And as Philip Regan already pointed out: slightly wider, except a x-height slightly ...


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For a block of text(speech) Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro is a great choice. For shorter text for emphasis(onomatopoeia e.g.) I recommend Hiragino Kaku Gothic Std font, part of OS X. A good place to get inspiration is from manga. You will notice most manga don't actually use "cartoony" fonts. Edit: I forgot to mention that you should pair up the Japanese and ...


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Taking a look at the Wikipedia entry for Georgia, they mention that it is influenced by Clarendon typefaces. Here's Georgia: Here's URW Clarendon: Update Not knowing your exact purpose, you might also want to consider simply using numbers from a more commonly available similar font. Times New Roman, for example, isn't too different, and mixing the ...


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I like Myriad, and I've been using it a lot lately in my layouts. It is what Apple is currently using for all of its header text in their branding, and by casual observation I see it a lot in advertising in the UK. I think it offers the same readability and clean style as Helvetica, but with a bit of character that is more restrained than some of the ...


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I'd simply use a small, unobtrusive "New Window" icon....


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Bitstream Charter has three things in common with Georgia: (1) it's about the same size; (2) its upper-case letters are less tall than lower-case ascenders; (3) it was designed by Matthew Carter. But Bitstream Charter has lined (non-descending) numerals. Unfortunately I have no experience with @font-face, so I can't help you with that part of the problem. ...


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Here are some similar fonts to Georgia with lining numerals: Ingeborg News 706 Escrow Just look around in web fonts services, these are just 3 of the many examples yu can find in http://www.identifont.com


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Vectors iStockphoto "filigree" illustration search (commercial, royalty free) Vectorstock "filigree" (commercial, royalty free) Shutterstock "filigree" vector search (commercial, royalty free) GraphicRiver "filigree" (commercial, royalty free) Dreamstime "filigree" search (commercial, royalty free) Fotolio filigree search (commercial, royalty free) ...


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The Liberation fonts are GPL-licensed and designed to be compatible with the most common fonts shipped in Windows: https://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/


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Coda looks very similar to me, however it is much more vertically condensed. If you un-scrunch it, it looks much more similar: Try it out


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If it's staying on your PC, MS's Symbol and Wingdings fonts provide some good choices. If you want something a little more modern with a nice set of icons and a really permissive license, why not use Font Awesome? There are some other icon sets out there - Glyphicons and Entypo come to mind, that were made for the screen but, depending on the icon and your ...


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I don't know how close you need to come to the DIN typeface, but I found a couple possibles on Google Web Fonts. Using the letters aGgQqlJ to narrow down the letter shape matches, I found: Wire One - http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Wire+One The lowercase letter shapes are quite similar. The overall font is a bit more more condensed than DIN and ...


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If you need a small number of barcodes, and have some time but no budget, it's simple to produce vector-based barcodes using an online barcode generator and Illustrator (or whatever your tool of choice is). For example, http://www.barcoding.com/upc/ will produce an EAN-13 barcode for you for free. The cool thing about their images is that they are snapped ...


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I don't know much about barcodes, but I don't think this code is conducive to a typeface solution, because there seems to be an algorithmic process for creating the barcode. from wikipedia: To encode an EAN-13 barcode, the digits are first split into 3 groups, the first digit, the first group of 6 and the last group of 6. The first group of six is ...


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Tex-Gyre-Heros is for me the best one. Enjoy it!


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It's not the same design, but League Gothic is a good free bold grotesque sans that may give you the feel you want.


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I agree with the ideas above. Serif faces are easier to read in large text blocks than sans-serif faces (I think that's why the serifs are there, right?)... Serifs (at least for the body - use Sans-serifs for your headings, if you like) Proper leading, kerning Proper font sizes (larger/bolder heads, etc.) I think if you look at your CV/Resume as a ...


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Of course someone is going to look more professional and knowledgeable using Corbel if the rest of the candidates used those other typefaces. They might as well have compared Corbel to Comic Sans. Makes you wonder if people actually use script and decorative type for resumes. Corbel: Tempus Sans: Vivaldi: My recommendations for your interest would ...


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You have various choices: One day in the future you could use @font-face loading any font that you want (which license is free to distribution). If you use it only for titles, you could use the SIFR technique that use flash, or a simple Image Replacement technique Or you could use, like already suggested payment hosting servers for font Typekit.


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Perhaps a slightly oblique answer, but I recommend you buy The Non-Designer's Design and Type Book by Robin Williams. There is no better resource, and you'll find all the answers you need to get you rolling, both for typography and layout. This is especially true for the "instructions on how to use these typefaces" -- that's a book length answer ...


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Fonts don't say anything that specific. At most, they can give off a broad, general vibe. But in terms of saying anything specific, it's going to depend heavily on context. For example Bodoni may say 'classic' in general, and when applied to the cover of Elle it now says something more specific: 'high fashion'. Futura may say 'industrial' in general, ...


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As far as I am concerned the effect of low resolution on e-ink screens is quite similar to the appearance of the newspaper where low-quality paper with high soaking ability tends to distort fine details of letter shapes. So I would probably recommend the same typefaces that are used for setting the text in newspapers - low-contrast, with thicker serifs and ...



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