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Questions tagged [character]

referring to single characters such as single letters, ligatures, font elements and typographers ornaments.

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How can I easily separate components of a Kanji character in Illustrator?

Background I would like to highlight individual components of Kanji characters with different colours. So far, I have been able to successfully re-colour several characters by using the 'Expand ...
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Cinema 4D, Set character to default position

As an internship, i'm working around with a human rigged character in C4D but i'm new to this rigging world. I don't have the same character position when i click the "Biding" pannel and the "Animate" ...
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What letter is ム?

Does anyone know what letter this is? I have been trying to figure out what letter this is. I don't even know if its a letter and I don't know if its in a different language and font. It looks like ...
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Showing up transparent in Adobe Character Animator

Parts of my character in Character Animator are transparent. I'm really unclear what it could be. The parts that show up transparent all have a fill color in Illustrator. They are also properly ...
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(Hypothetical?) character: Vertically stacked apostrophe and comma?

Edit for clarity: I have never seen this character, but it seems like it would exist. But without knowing what to call it, I don't know how to look up if it actually does exist. So, to me it's ...
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Change underline Text presets in Sketch

Is there any way to change underline presets at Sketch? I'm working with symbols, and I need a text with an underline, but only text, without objects. Thank you!
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What is the technical term for a replacement character if a font does not have a representation

If a font does not have a representation for a particular character, it usually uses some kind of square or a icon with a question mark. As far as I know, there is a more specific term that "...
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InDesign - Large leading space in paragraph?

I've picked up another designer's file and it seems he works with a lot of character and paragraph styles. Specifically, I can't get the leading of a certain line in the middle of a paragraph to go ...
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How can I use character styles in my table?

[character styles only visible[]1 when just type in one cell highlighted][2cell styles panel only[]2I would like to highlight an entire column or row and apply a Character style to that row or column ...
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Leading doesn't change the text spacing in Photoshop CC [closed]

Now that I've changed over to Photoshop CC, I'm having an issue changing the leading. I have two lines of text and I want to put them closer together or farther apart and when I change the leading I ...
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Can i publish a game with famous character heroes?

I am working on a iOS game where a player has to hit multiple balloons with a superhero. Can I use cartoon images such as this one from the video without getting issued for copyright? https://www....
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Small capital H with dot under

I'm working on a document with diacritics. Everything was going well until I needed to use an Ḥ (H with a dot under) as a small capital for titles in the table of contents. These titles are set in ...
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Is old Danish mark symbol found in Unicode?

In the early 19th century, the Danish currency was 1 daler (dollar) = 6 mark. 1 mark = 16 skilling (shillings). The symbol for a mark was this: Is this symbol available in Unicode? EDIT As ...
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How to make a proper character design requisition?

I'm a game developer looking for artists to make concept art for my game characters/world and character design. (Yes, I'll pay them. No 'free advertising :D' stuff. This doesn't pay bills). The thing ...
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Indesign grep - last character/letter

Im trying to apply a grep to my paragraph style. this is the text: "s. 02" I want to apply some special formatting for the last character, "2". But it seems i cant target it, can you help?
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How to use Indian currency symbol in HTML? [closed]

I need to use the Indian Rupee symbol on a web page. I have applied the code ₹, but the output is ₹. How to display Indian Rupee symbol on a website as text?
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Is there a word for the particular usage of the curly brace, or a shape like it, to indicate part of a diagram?

Or for measurements. Consider the green things in this image: Referred here from the English SE: english.stackexchange.com/posts/365966
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Creating additional characters for an existing font?

A font I am using is missing a couple special characters so I made my own. I'm trying to package them together as a typeface using IcoMoon. However without knowing the original font's metrics I can't ...
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When and why did spaces around an em dash originally appear?

Today, the usage of spaces around an em dash in English depends on the publisher's style. But in scanned old books, I find only unspaced em-dashes—similar to this one. (Moreover, in printing, the em ...
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Why is the numpad on a keyboard not designed to print typographically correct symbols?

As Wikipedia states, the numeric keypad, number pad or short numpad provides calculator-style efficiency for entering numbers. The numpad’s keys are digits from 0 to 9, addition (+), subtraction (−)...
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Why is an el­lip­sis represented by one single character rather than a sequence of kerned dots?

An Ellipsis (Unicode character U+2026 and HTML symbol …) is a series of dots – typically three – that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence … as Wikipedia states ...
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What are the origins of the commercial minus sign (⁒)?

While reading the Wikipedia article about the Plus and minus signs I found the so called commercial minus sign (Unicode character U+2052 and HTML symbol ⁒). It looks similar to an Obelus (÷)...
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What’s the right character for a minus sign?

Almost everywhere I see the so called hyphen-minus (Unicode character U+002D and HTML symbol &#45) used as a minus sign, which is actually the standard hyphen character (Unicode character U+2010 ...
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Missing characters Indesign. Some characters from a specific font are omitted

I have a problem with Indesign and Futura PT Font, when I write "f" + "i" like eg. "Confianza","fin","Confidencialidad", the characters "fi" are not display. I have attached some photos so you can see ...
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How should I approach designing special characters I am unfamiliar with when designing a typeface?

When designing a typeface there are a number of characters that I, as an English speaker, have never used, rarely seen and simply don't understand. These characters fall in to a number of different ...
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Unicode superscript numbers 1 to 3 vs. 4 and above

¹²³⁴⁵ & ¹ Unicode Character 'SUPERSCRIPT ONE' (U+00B9) ² Unicode Character 'SUPERSCRIPT TWO' (U+00B2) ³ Unicode Character 'SUPERSCRIPT THREE' (U+00B3) ⁴ Unicode Character '...
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What’s the right character for an apostrophe?

Many times I encounter the so called "typewriter apostrophe" (Unicode character U+0027 and HTML symbol ') to represent an apostrophe: But on the other hand, the "right single quotation mark" ...
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When should I use the Unicode punctuation space character in French written texts?

I couldn't find any authoritative references about this which are available on public internet. the code is 0x2008.
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Tips for starting in motion design

This may be the wrong place to post this type of question but here i go... So recently i've been really interested in motion design like the examples i've put below example 1 example 2 But i'm not ...
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Why are there so many Unicode symbols for cats?

A search for "cat" Unicode characters reveals no less than 12 occurrences (aside from the many CJK ideographs). By comparison, a search for "dog" yields only three results, the last of which might ...
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How to copy Vietnamese text from a PDF and paste it into an InDesign document, keeping the special characters?

I'm trying to copy text from a Vietnamese language PDF into inDesign and many characters are incorrectly copied. For example, this is the correct text: PHỞ ÐẶC BIỆT This is what it's pasted as: ...
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What are some good fonts to use for bullet characters?

I'm designing a manual with the font Akzidenz Grotesk as the main body font. I am looking for some nice bullet characters but what are some fonts that provide good bullet characters?
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Predefined SVG paths for character forms

In order to avoid to align more than 100 circles manually I'd like to automatically align them on a path which has the form of a character. Can I find predefined paths somewhere for those characters? ...
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What symbol to choose to indicate a subcategory or next page

In a very short descriptive text I want to indicate that a user has to open several cascading/nested sections in a menu structure. At the moment I use the > character to indicate the structure. But is ...
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Difference in glyphs of I and l

In many fonts I come across, I see that the glyph uppercase i - I is same as lowercase l. Why is it so? Why don't font designers add a differentiating factor between the two glyphs? This specially ...
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InDesign: Find a character at the end of each line

How can I find a character "-" at the end of the line in Adobe InDesign? I do not want to be at the end of the sentence/paragraph, but the line.
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What is this table-like way of presenting fonts called?

I often find this kind of table to present a font, showing a sample of characters, the name of the font, a word (random?), and the alphabet. There's a lot of them in the Wikipedia page about the Vox-...
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What is the name for the long dashes that sometimes replace the inner letters of a name?

What is the name for the long dashes that sometimes replace the inner letters of a name in older printed texts, and what is their purpose? Image source: Wikimedia Commons