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Note that most of the following is nothing but an educated guess. I do not know what actually motivated the Typeplate scale If you mulitply 18 repeatedly with ∛2 ≈ 1.26 you get the following sequence which, when rounded to “standard” font sizes yields the Typeplate scale with some exceptions: 18.0 → 18 22.7 → 21 28.6 → 24 – This is out of place, 28 would ...


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The difference is that Consolas has hinting and your font does not. Pure vector graphics do not scale all too well in small size brackets (sic). small lines may become smeared across two pixels for no good reasons. To combat this scaling problem fonts implement a technique called hinting Essentially, if we simplify things a bit, hinting is a specially ...


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This is drawing heavily from The Memphis Group's design motifs. They became shorthand for the 80s, due to the rather bizarre level of market acceptance they received during that period. For something slightly less gaudy, also look at Constructivism and De Stijl.


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A good practice is simply saving the ready-to-print type-outlined file as the same name with something like _outlined added to it. That way you can always revert back to the non-outlined version to make easy changes or find out the font name


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Display fonts are intended to be used for larger sizes. The spacing, thickness, serifs, etc are optimized to improve legibility in large displays and make the subtle differences in shapes easier to see. Both serif and sans-serif fonts may have display variants. Display fonts are commonly used for signage, posters, and other large print media. They are also ...


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First of all, how is a font more than the sum of its glyphs? Kerning is the adjustment of the spacing between letters depending on the letters. For example, in a standard roman typeface, there is too much space between V and A without individual adjustment: Nowadays, kerning dose not have to be done individually for each glyph pair, but can be done more ...


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Premium is simply a marketing term but in the case of fonts its generally understood to mean a font you have to pay for. Its not that simple as not everyone uses this term so there are "fonts" you have to pay for as well. But generally a font foundry isn't the one calling their fonts premium. Some blogger author is trying to get people to their website by ...


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I can't directly reference CS5. I no longer have it available to work in. However... You can't do this easily with Live Type. But you can create a smart object of the type (or rasterize the type) then transform. Converting type to a shape layer would also allow the transformation to work. Really, using a smart object with live type may be best because you ...


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No, you don't need and I don't think you can install both anyway, they usually get in conflict. You need to choose one. Which one you choose depends on what you need and prefer. OpenTypes are like an "improved" version of TrueTypes. If you're using an old Windows system, the OpenType might not work unless you tweak the registry. If you do web design and ...


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I'd probably call it '80s revival' as the colours, while still gaudy, are slightly more muted than actual 1980s colours (for example, 'Miami Vice' titles or The Memphis Group's furniture, as @plainclothes says). If you want a shorter term, how about 'naff'!? (If you lived through the 80s it's quite depressing to see this sort of mish-mash come back on ...


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you want to know a system default font then better you go with "monotype corsiva". What i am suggesting is to take a normal sans font, because writing style fonts are good in Logo, but if it comes to your entire website content it will not look good.


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Its not possible for the font to be random. Mainly because that would make the document different every time you rerender it*. The font program reads its state from what is written.** You can still do something like this by making certain fonts invisible that prime local seed after this the psoudorandom chain is different. However there are easier ways to ...


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I know your problem, because I am working for a minority language. You could go to myfonts.com and look under "languages" if your language or project is maybe covered. This would be the easy answer, find the right language and the filter will find all fonts which carry your characters. If you have special needs, or characters which are not "language ...



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