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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 ...
Roboto is a good neo-grotesque sans that can replace Helvetica. Commissioned by Google and released for free. Used as Android's default font. Google re-designed Roboto in July 2014. The above sample has now been updated. More about Roboto's (pre-redesign) similarity to Helvetica here. I wouldn't overstate its similarity, but I would say it's a good ...
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)
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.
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
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;
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 ...
Tex Gyre Adventor is a really nice replacement for both Avant Garde and Century Gothic. Useful if you also target devices that are not a pc or Mac. It's available as a @font-face kit at FontSquirrel: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/TeX-Gyre-Adventor
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 ...
You're asking for a lot here. Unfortunately my expertise is restricted to Japanese. Japanese In Japanese, a great candidate for Comic Sans is 創英角ポップ体 sōei kaku poppu tai. This font is extremely informal, is widely used (for example in leaflets in government offices, whatever), comes with Windows, is widely frowned upon (read: ...
I think the best approach is to use the advanced search tool on your web font service. For example, if you're using Google Fonts, you'd search for "Latin Extended" fonts, and use "ā a" as the test text, to confirm that it contains the macron'd a in the font.
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 ...
Tex-Gyre-Heros is for me the best one. Enjoy it!
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
For what it's worth, I found something for chinese that seems to be their equivalent of Comic Sans, at least to their designers. Because as for Comic Sans, people seem to actually love the font and use it everywhere... except designers. The font is called "Young Lady Font" but Google often translate it to "Girls Body" and I've also seen them call another ...
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 ...
It's not the same design, but League Gothic is a good free bold grotesque sans that may give you the feel you want.
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. ...
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
I'd simply use a small, unobtrusive "New Window" icon....
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
A free font that is very, very close: Vegur The character support isn't the best, but if it's only for headlines and it really has to be Myriad, then the extra effort of @font-face-ing it may be worth it.
Century Gothic is pretty well-saturated on the Web and has letterforms that are in the same ballpark as Avant Garde. If a Mac doesn't have it on their system, you can put Futura lower down the font stack. Not sure how scientific these surveys are, but the numbers are in line with what I've read before: Century Gothic is on probably about 87% of PCs (63% of ...
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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/
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 ...
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 ...
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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