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Web application developer well versed in Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Debian GNU/Linux, and stuff.

Creator of the Neon Javascript framework.


Apr
17
comment Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?
All very suspicious to me. Here is that same word in Adobe Helvetica for comparison. Seems dodgy to me.
Apr
17
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
16
comment Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?
Link is now broken and I can't find an "official" looking link to replace it with.
Apr
16
revised Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?
edited body
Mar
5
comment What is the style of font called that is typically used in newspaper mastheads?
Interestingly, blackletter writing fell out of favour hundreds of years ago pretty much everywhere except in Germany, where a form of it (Fraktur) was still highly popular well into the 20th century. Eventually the Nazi party phased it out. A sample from 1938 shows what we outside Germany may consider to be a centuries-old form of writing, but in Germany was in common (not even "trying to look old") use less than 100 years ago.
Mar
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
6
revised “Serifs improve fast, easy readability for long text” - myth or truth?
added 212 characters in body
Nov
26
revised Is there any open-source alternative to Fontlab out there?
added 46 characters in body
Nov
6
comment What's the name for typography that looks like the meaning of its content?
Onomatopoeia is the name for a word invented to mimic a particular sound. Examples are the word "meow" and the word "hiss" which when spoken, imitate the sound they are describing. While your comparison with onomatopoeia is interesting, it's not really a good enough analogy. If it were like the visual equivalent of onomatopoeia, it would have to be a "word" invented purely because the letter forms look like what it's describing. The best examples I can think of for this would be "<3" or ":-)", which aren't technically words, but you get the idea.
Oct
16
comment What wavy italic font is this
I'm also interested in the font of the small text below it.
Oct
14
comment Is it copyright infringement by US copyright law if someone else modifies and uses my design?
You are correct that a verbal contract can still be upheld, but if you're going to actually try and take legal action based on a client breaching a verbal contract, you're gonna have a real bad time, mainly because there is no evidence. Consult a lawyer, yes, but what I'd be putting my money on is that they won't think it's worth it.
Oct
14
revised Is it copyright infringement by US copyright law if someone else modifies and uses my design?
deleted 1 characters in body
Oct
13
answered Is it copyright infringement by US copyright law if someone else modifies and uses my design?
Oct
4
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Even the year it was produced can help, as if it's, say, from the 90s we may be able to rule out the possibility it's a "font from a free fonts website".
Oct
4
answered What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Oct
4
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Look at the tail on the "n". It's definitely none of these, although Agmena Book Italic comes relatively close. It's not Berling because of the serifs on the "s".
Oct
4
answered Trying paying fonts on one's website before purchasing
Oct
3
comment Is it possible to add new characters to a font?
To me, image sprites would be pretty simple in comparison to editing fonts, and I have extensive experience in editing fonts. "Just copying the hinting" may be something an experience font editor may know how to do, but how would you begin to explain how to do it to someone who has never done it before?
Oct
3
revised Is it possible to add new characters to a font?
added 37 characters in body
Oct
2
answered Is it possible to add new characters to a font?