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I would use half the width of the vertical for kerning between most areas (magenta rectangles) then the full width of the vertical on either side of the ls (orange rectangles). I would also shorten the height of the lowercase ls. The additional height of the ls is throwing off the balance considerably. Reducing the height of the ls to match the hight of ...


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The font is called Bariol. And, so you know how I figured it out (even though I've never heard of the font before), I downloaded the presentation PDF and then opened it in Illustrator. Illustrator was happy to tell me which fonts were missing from my system:


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Actually, this is Catull Regular with minor manual changes. It was created in 1982 by German designer Gustav Jaeger for Berthold. Also see this.


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I found by doing a (long and manual) search for Halloween fonts! Both your examples are the same one, just upper and lowecase. The font is called Antique Shop Regular. Antique shop has a unique period style. Features ornamental caps, automatic ligatures and manual stylistic alternates.


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A search yielded a list of possible alternatives, top of which is Courier. While it may be ubiquitous and not particularly interesting, it's a native font on every [? almost every] OS and present on most systems. Thus it will be rendered well without additional work on your part. The other fonts listed there which satisfy the requirement for slab serifs ...


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So, I didn't found the exact same font, but I think this is the most similar-looking fonts you can get: For the upper part I would also go with Bell and for the lower part: Legothic URW Light I would post an images, but I signed on a few days ago, so I'm not allowed to..


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Unicode number: 24B6 HTML-code: Ⓐ Ⓐ You can easily visually search unicode characters here: http://unicode-table.com/en/ And for some basic shape recognition you can use Shapecatcher.com to draw the character you are looking for. It's not always fabulous at finding the right character (it didn't work in this case), but it can help in some ...


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Although I couldn't find the previous question, Identifont managed to identify it within four questions. It's the italic form of FF Cocon:


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As you identify, there are a number of issues and they all stem from your implementation of (or possibly how you're using) TeX. For a bald list, I cite the use of a Scotch Roman face poor letter spacing lines too closely-spaced poor mixing of fonts (sans and script) TeX's Scotch Roman face is old-fashioned and fussy. All those serifs! It's this ...


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A typical principle for font pairing is contrast. If there's a sans-serif in the header, using a serif for the body copy is a great way to provide contrast. However, I don't think that principle applies here. The typeface in question is so funky, so quirky, and has so much style that it would probably benefit from a cousing that's a lot more simply drawn. ...


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Every font should come with a EULA (End User License Agreement) that will outline what you can and can not do with the font. In most every case, you having purchased a license for a font grants you the right to use the font for typesetting any work you are creating. In some cases, there may be some exceptions. Some common exceptions: some fonts don't ...


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If you're trying to create a 3D ribbon effect, start drawing ;) As others noted, this is custom. The reason you will not find a font (in addition to Microsoft's IP lawyers) is the complex shading. The commonly accepted font formats do not support illustrative gradients and borders. Besides, the effect in the MS example could be greatly improved upon. The ...


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If you want a web tool, I don't believe such a thing exists. There are some free software options, though. There is FontForge, but the last time I tried using it was beyond frustrating. I could not get it to run for very long without crashing (and tried across many different operating systems). It's even addressed in the FAQ: Why is FontForge so ...


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Yes! It's called GREP styles, and you'll find it under paragraph styles. It allows you to enter a "regular expression" ( code-based super powerful advanced search), then, it applies a character style of your choice to anything that matches those criteria, instantly and automatically. If you edit text so a snippet no longer ...


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Is there a recommended way to do this The recommended way is to not do that. The client is hiring the graphic designer for their skills and making decisions like that. If you're just letting the client randomly pick elements of your design, you're not a designer...you're merely an assistant. If you must print out a bunch of fonts, install them all, ...


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Fontforge It can be a bit clunky on Windows and crash occasionally, but then it can do that sometimes on Linux, too. Keep backups. I edit all fonts directly in my Dropbox directory so I have access to a file history. Its user interface is strange and the author has no intention to fix that any time soon. Some parts of it, like the auto-hinting, are ...


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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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I found a post on Typophile looking for the same thing: I am trying to identify the font used on many car odometers. The closest I've come is eurostile and microgramma but neither match the seven and the corners are more angular. Any help would be appreciated. The two fonts that the author lists are great candidates if you're not as picky: Neither ...


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All the images seem to come from the same source mostly GearedBull (Jim Hood) user on Wikipedia. It is a type specimen although quite smalll compared to standard specimens. To me, it just looks like someone took the time to make these images for Wikipedia. I doubt you could easily edit the file since the font is probably in outlines but you can gather some ...


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It's definitely out of the Gill Sans family. It's closest to the Bold weight that I have locally. My guess is that there's some kind of manual alteration - it looks like it's horizontally squished a bit, and it could possibly be faux-bolded as well. However, there might be some bolder weight or condensed variant that I'm unaware of. Here's the glyphs I'm ...


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Probably Century font family or a similar one. Also looks like Corona font (http://cdnimg.fonts.net/CatalogImages/23/44530.png)


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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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In general, from a strictly technical perspective, the answer would involve making outlines of the font in Illustrator or another vector program, putting those into a new font file (I use FontForge to make fonts), and then adding the characters you need. In your case, perhaps you could find some way to make Trajan work with Sell Your Soul, since the font ...


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The sans-serif font is League Gothic. Here it's overlaid on the image given: The tracking is a bit off but it's clear that the glyphs are a match. As mentioned previously, the other font is Pacifico. Both are freely available for commercial use on Font Squirrel.


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Someone is welcome to prove me wrong as this is not authoritative, but I believe that it's a custom job. Here's why: The 'o' glyphs are different. That rules out most basic free fonts and indicates either custom or a more recent OpenType font. The second 'o' glyph is slightly larger than the first and moves upward just a bit. This fits with the current ...


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Identifont pulled through for me! This typeface is Aller by Dalton Maag. It's available there, Font Squirrel, and in other places as well, I'm sure.


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One thing to get out there right away: It looks like you want 1) free, 2) multiple weights, and 3) extended character sets. That's a difficult combination. With a lot of these, a combination of 1 and 3 is possible, that usually means you have to pay to get 2. If 1 and 2 are combined, it's often at the expense of 3. Back to your question... Trebuchet is ...


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One good way to get this type of design, is to get your self a big sheet of paper (A1) and a big square nibbed marker (1cm width or more), then draw out the letters with your whole arm - not wrist. This enables you to be free and fluid with your letters. Once you have a few variations, then take a piccy with your phone, then load into Illustrator and get ...


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Some notes on possible improvements: The page uses eight different typefaces, and variation in font size and different content color and background color combinations. That makes a rather messy impression. Using two or three typefaces should normally be enough. Legibility is suboptimal. White text on dark background is less legile, and white text on light ...



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