Can anyone tell me what this font is or which is similar?


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    Mandatory comment we leave in all font-identification questions: Have you tried cleaning the background and using myfonts.com/WhatTheFont ?
    – Yisela
    Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 21:08

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Adding to the answer given by Ilan:

  • The "variation" Ilan mentions really is Menlo Bold (which - as I just realized after writing up all of this :/ - he wanted to fix this in this edit to his answer, but apparently something went wrong).
  • Furthermore, as Menlo is based upon Bitstream Vera Sans Mono and Deja Vu Sans Mono, let us take a look those, too:

Original screenshot in comparison to Menlo Bold, Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Bold and DejaVu Sans Mono Bold

Red: Menlo Bold; Cyan: Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Bold; Green: DejaVu Sans Mono Bold
- all at 50pt, set in Adobe Illustrator on Mac OS X

While the regular cuts of Menlo and DejaVu Sans Mono have a few more or less subtle differences (reference the screenshot and links below the horizontal rule), I could not make out any differences regarding the bold cuts and your reference text (I did not compare the whole character set).

  • If your reference image is from a website, you could use the developer tools in Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer to find out which font is used via the "Inspect Element" tool and looking at the font-family property in the "Computed Style"-panel.
    As Yisela already pointed out, a quicker way is "WhatFont", a tool available as a bookmarklet and extension for Chrome and Safari.
  • If your reference is a high resolution image or a PDF with fonts converted to paths, you could compare the fonts yourself; ruling out Menlo should be rather easy if your source contains one of the characters where the differences are rather obvious - that is if you have access to Menlo: I (as others) could not find a download link (at least not to the bold cut) - it is however shipping with Mac OS X since Snow Leopard (10.6).
  • If your reference is a PDF with fonts embedded (though I doubt that), you can view a list of all fonts in Adobe Acrobat/Reader via File → Properties → Fonts.

Citing the Wikipedia article, DejaVu was created to "provide a wider range of characters... while maintaining the original look and feel through the process of collaborative development", so as far as I understand there should not be a difference regarding letter forms (image from here) in regards to Bitstream Vera.

A derivative of Menlo named "Meslo" which offers increased vertical line spacing and changes the alignment of the asterisk is available at github (and discussed here and here).

Here's a visual comparison of Menlo Regular and DejaVu Sans Mono Book (as found here):

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Even more detailed comparisons (also to Bitstream Vera Sans Mono) can be found here, here and here.

  • Excellent answer! Welcome to GD.SE :)
    – Yisela
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 0:37

The font is variation of Menlo Regular Font

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If this is on the web somewhere as copy (as opposed to in an image) you can use this handy tool:


It is a bookmarklet that you drag to your browser and it scan the dom for the font-family tags and help you identify a font.

This is a must have for anyone who wants to know on the fly what a page uses for fonts. A follow up tool would be the commented "What The Font" location from above.

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    Interesting! For web I use a chrome extension called WhatFont. Although I'm not sure if the pic the OP posted is web, it looks like a JPG.
    – Yisela
    Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 21:39
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    Agreed. The image looks...like an image hahah. but it is also hard to tell now with all of the z-index and css styling going on out there.
    – Phlume
    Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 21:41

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