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Questions about the creation of typefaces and storing them into font files.

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Umbrella term for typography, lettering, calligraphy

Is there a term to refer to the type design, lettering, calligraphy, and other related types of art/design?
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Find the font from a single ’C’ character

I'm looking for the typeface from which this C came from. What The Font did not help.
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Inkscape: batch processing (expand) SVG font glyphs

In inkscape, I would like to apply a batch process to all Glyphs of a SVG font, like: either just enlarge the path to make it look bolder or, maybe equivalently, add a stroke, then stroke to path, ...
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Why does a font have holes in small sizes and not in large sizes?

I am making a font. It looks fine in the editor (Glyphr Studio), but, if I try it in Word, it has holes where paths overlap in sizes to 74. In sizes from 75, it doesn't have the holes. It happens in ...
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What Japanese font is this used in the TeikouPenguin YT channel opening?

what is font used in the opening of the テイコウペンギン youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/@teipen.official/videos Ive tried using font recognizers but nothing...
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Hebrew Diacritics Positioning Error In Word Processor

I'm using FontForge to create a Hebrew font that supports advanced diacritics, i.e. distinguishes between sheva naḥ and dagesh ḥazaq/qal. The Unicode symbols for sheva and dagesh represent the ...
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Why is my colour font not being outlined in Inkscape?

I am working on a card game and I'm using template .svg files in Inkscape to create cards quickly. My end goal is to be able to place coloured icons inline with text without having to lay them out by ...
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Is there a template sheet I can use to capture a person's handwriting including common glyph pairs?

I'd like to capture someone's handwriting, I can set up a printed sheet with some guides for x-height and descenders, but wondered if there was already some sort of standard template that also has ...
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French 70s-style commercial font identification

I'm looking for the name of a font which was quite commonly used on storefronts in France during the late 70s / early 80s (I guess). I'm also interested in some history and/or trivia about this font ...
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Do you know this fonts?

do you know this fonts? I would really appreciate it Thank you
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copy + paste glyphs from one font to another FontForge

how do i keep the glyph size when copy/pasting one glyph from a font to another? anytime i do it the font when pasted is tiny in bounding box
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Anchor points were lost while copying and pasting glyphs from one TTF file to another using Font Forge

I am copying the glyph from a ttf file of the same emsize 1024 to another ttf file. I get an Anchor lost popup saying that at least one anchor point is lost while copying the glyph. How do I fix this? ...
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How can I fix the height difference between letters in a custom ttf that is rendered in HTML?

I am trying to create a custom ttf file using font forge. The purpose of building a single custom ttf file is to use all alpha-numeric characters (a-zA-Z0-9) of the 3 fonts as 1 font file. . The fonts ...
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Is there a way to create a font where only part of it is recolorable?

Basically, if you highlighted it and changed the color to, say, red, only parts of glyphs would turn red - the rest would stay black no matter what.
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Creating a font from an old image?

If you go to https://www.woodbrass.com/images/woodbrass/FUZ5888-2.JPG you'll see an example of an old manuscript of "tablature", which is a system of notating music not by using a modern ...
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Illustrator: can I change the edge of a stroke to give the shape i wanted to it

So im currently creating a font but i cant figure out how to allign the edge of my stroke with my guidline. As you can see in the image, I'm creating open path so i can change the width later (for ...
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Free tool to create Colour Fonts

I am a beginner, and normally use Font Forge and Inkscape to create fonts. But those tools do not support colour fonts yet. Wondering whether there is any free tool for Windows or Ubuntu that can help ...
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Type of font used in this image

Hello,kindly help me identify this type of font.Thanks in advance.
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How do I make the letters seem as a part of the entire type set?

Tldr; Help me identify elements/qualities in "I" that makes it seem belonged to this set Greetings I am a design enthusiast, and to understand typefaces, I started 36 days of type. ...
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Why are intersection and union characters inconsistent in multiple fonts?

I wanted to use the Unicode characters: U+2229 Intersection U+222A Union They are next to each other in the Unicode table. Here's how they look on Stack Exchange: ∩∪ And here's what they look like ...
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How can I obtain/generate a pair of fonts differring only on ascenders?

I'm doing some QA work on the LibreOffice free software office suite w.r.t. vertical alignment behavior in some scenarios. To illustrate a point, and perhaps to test a theory, I need to use two fonts ...
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Does there exist a mono-spaced (fixed-width) font for all Unicode characters?

Does there exist a font for all 149,186 characters in Unicode such that every character, or symbol, in the font has the same width as any other character? It is very difficult to write python scripts ...
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I want to use a font's "bold" variant as "regular" (for example in Keynote), how can I do this?

I found a really lovely font that I want to use. It has several variants: Sadly, the "Bold" options feels much too heavy for me, I'd rather use "Semibold" instead. And while I can ...
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Help me identifying this japanese font

Can someone help me identifying this japanese font? I have tried font identification site like likefont but still haven't found the exact same one. This image is from a T-Shirt image, and this is the ...
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how to calculate font ascenders and descenders in Adobe Photoshop?

I am trying to position text at the top-left corner of a canvas in Adobe Photoshop by setting its x and y coordinates to 0. However, due to the font's ascenders, the text is not aligned to the top-...
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How to design musical characters in a font?

As a programmer, I was doing some Unicode testing and I figured out that the 𝄞-character gives an awesome testing candidate. Now, 2 weeks later, I was wondering how these Unicode symbols would be ...
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What is this design called? (Cramming words into an area with some words bigger than others)

What is this design called? (Cramming words into an area with some words bigger than others) Are there tools to create this on the fly eg. Wordpress plugin. Picture is just an example I found on ...
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Identify this 'Cinderella' font

Can anyone help me identify the font used for 'Cinderella'. I can't seem to place it. Thanks!
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Why does this 'w' join at the top?

I saw this brewery the other day and have never seen a letter 'w' like it (in the word 'brewing'). Why does the left half of the letter not resemble the 'u' of which this letter is a double?
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How to embolden glyphs in inkscape?

Programmatic Solution for Emboldening Glyphs In other words I want a tool that helps me convert glyphs to heavier/lighter weights. I have been using Inkscape v1.2 to create glyphs, but now I want to ...
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How to merge or open a color OpenType SVG font (EmojiOne) in Font Forge?

I am trying to merge EmojiOne into a regular OTF font to give the basic OTF font Emoji support: https://github.com/adobe-fonts/emojione-color Typically I would open the regular OTF font, then go ...
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How to condition the glyph of a code point based on the vowel gender in the same word?

Here's the Mongolian Universal White Font Link. BACKGROUND In Mongolian, vowels A (U+1820), O (U+1823) and U (U+1824) are masculine and vowels E (U+1821), OE (U+1825), UE (U+1826) are feminine. ...
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What's the rectangle surrounding a font glyph, including its sidebearings, called?

What's the rectangle surrounding a font glyph, including its sidebearings, called? I Googled the words "bounding box" and got conflicting results, where some sources say it's the rectangle ...
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Fontforge/Illustrator problems with SVG files and fonts

This is my first attempt at designing a font. I created SVGs in Adobe Illustrator 2022 from editing an open-source font, typing, then converting the text to paths, then manipulating before saving as ...
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How to make a letter black in illustrator when editing from a whole letter to a section of one

I started with the full letter S and wanted to split it into three but when getting just the middle part no matter how I do it (with scissors, closing the end with pen, deleting anchors then moving ...
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How to remove unused glyphs from a font?

I tried using fontforge to remove unused glyphs in order to make font file size lower. I removed them from a woff file and exported as woff, but the result was low quality. Any advice?
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How high should smallcaps be?

A good ordinary book or body-text font should come with smallcaps. How high should the smallcaps be? I suppose this would be expressed as either relative to the x-height (i don't think all smallcap ...
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How does a font designer decide about kerning?

Designing a font is a cumbersome task as each glyph should be drawn. However, finding the right kerning is something that puzzles me. A font can have thousands of kerning, and there are even more ...
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FontForge not showing glyph in metrics or preview

This is my first attempt to design a font. I'm using Affinity Designer (latest version) on an ipad, and Adobe Illustrator 2020, and FontForge (latest version) on a Macbook Pro. I exported the glyphs: ...
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Why FontForge is less popular?

FontForge is an open source, cross-platform font editing and engineering software. As far as I have researched, it seems to be the only available open source tool in the market that has almost ...
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How do I delete these 3 extra font glyphs? FontForge seems to be adding them after save

In FontForge, I cannot delete these 3 glyphs no matter what I try. The glyph info on each is: 104 (0x68) U+???? ".notdef" 105 (0x69) U+???? "glyph1" 106 (0x6a) U+???? "...
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Illustrator not find font (glyphs) inside SVG

I make some work in Illustrator and save it as an SVG. Configurations are: As you see, I used Fonts SVG and subsettings used glyphs. Now my code look like: Now I want to change font name to custom ...
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Paid vs Free Font

I would like to kindly ask if you can give me your view on either purchasing a font or going with a free font for a logo design. In addition, I will add a few more questions that popped in my mind. ...
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How to find the widths of letterforms of a font of given style and size?

I'm stymied trying to hand letter the text in a one off sign for my yard: NO LIFE MATTERS WHERE BLACK LIVES DON'T Using Libre Office Draw I centered the text (Liberation Sans, 72pt) in a window ...
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How can I release my font under SIL font license or Appache font license

I made fonts for logo design 3 weeks ago and I want to give it to others so they can use it for free. Would you please tell me the process how to do it?
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Can fonts be displayed as contextual character combinations?

Looking for way to do a handwriting font but where certain letter sequences or patterns display together. Would the method be to put the two or three or four letters together as one, as uncommonly ...
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Help me identify this font please

Can anyone help me with this? I have to redesign a logo, and need to know what font this one is. I already tried whaththefont and all those apps. The slanted 'e's are very characteristic.
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Where do alphanumeric (or other) characters end, and a typeface begins?

This question might be on the edge of what is allowed, since it might be quite difficult to answer this with facts and reason. If this crosses the boundaries please let me know. The reason I decided ...
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How to make dashed font?

I am completely new to graphic design and I need to make dashed Cyrillic letters. The file needs to be in '.ttf' format for the end result. I am attaching a reference picture to what I mean by 'dashed'...
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What type of font are used for the subtitles in this video?

What type of font is used for the subtitles in this Youtube video linked below? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xPYHygck6o&feature=youtu.be
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