Questions tagged [font-design]

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

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Needing help with Shoelace font

Im trying to create a z and an i in this style of font I've never used a graphic design type software and kinda just winging it at this stage so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Is there a formula for the largest readable font size?

I'm working on a project about "creating rules" about design and text sizes in a layout... even when you do not have the size of the layout. My co-worker and I can't agree on the largest text size to ...
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Advice about expanding a wordmark into a full typeface - best practices for shoulders in letters

Does anyone know of typefaces where the lowercase r has a shoulder, but the lowercase n does not? I've done a custom mark and it fits these requirements, but I'm confused as to how to expand the mark ...
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What to do when a custom font appears as black boxes - FontForge

I am trying to create a custom font that I can use in a book I am writing. I have drawn the glyphs I want in Photoshop, opened them individually in Illustrator and converted them to the .SVG format, ...
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How do I make a Font Preview?

I have created a custom font using FontForge. I have exported it as an OpenType (OTF) and I have installed it by right clicking the exported files and selecting "Install" However, when I go to select ...
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What's the name of this style of “a” [duplicate]

what's the name for this kind of a representation? the one with the upper arc
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Reference points of the glyphs and scaling them

Suppose that I am designing a new font in either fontforge or fontlab and suppose that I already have a model font. What do I need to do so that the reference points of the glyphs in my new fonts is ...
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Italic Cursive/Running Resources

I am in the process of practicing a running Italic hand, with most letters connected in the spirit of Paul Standard (I also own Alfred Fairbank's book). In addition, I'm trying to minimise the number ...
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Can FontLab edit and output a webfont without losing data?

A font vendor who shall remain nameless sold me a webfont under the premise that all modern browsers would support switching the old style figures to lining figures without any trouble. Well, by "all ...
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Whats the font family of that text? [closed]

Just wanted to know the font family of the New Game to download the ttf file Can anyone please help out?
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How to turn a bezier curve into a shape?

Forgive me, I'm rather new to Graphic design. I'm currently making a font (in inkscape), and have been drawing the characters using bezier curves. An example can be seen below. However, when I try to ...
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Need help identifying a font family!

Help needed! :) We've found this amazing font but we can't figure out what font family it belongs to! Are there any font experts out there that might be able to pin point the font family? We've ...
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Modifying Fonts with Sketch 3

Is is possible to modify fonts in Stetch 3? If so, what are the best techniques for doing so?
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How to make a font / letter filled with dots using Inkscape

Is it possible to fill a shape or letter ( alphabet, Indic etc ) with random dots ? ie, when the base is removed, the letter will appear as if made of dots. Something like we can see below My goal is ...
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Text field top spacing vs line height

How is the space at the top of a text field determined? I know it's dependent on the font, but what's the logic. I can't see a clear relationship between the leading and this space at the top of a ...
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Create a custom font with multi colours [closed]

I'm looking to crate a custom font. The font has 2 colours - a coloured fill and a different coloured hard edge shadow. Is this possible and how?
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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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How do I create a bold version of my custom font?

I am not a graphic designer but a teacher. :) I created a font using my handwriting for some of my materials to use in my classroom so it was consistent. Because I do not have a bold option for my ...
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Which font is used in this image? [closed]

What font is this ? Can anyone help me to find the font used in this image ?
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Is there a way in InDesign to quickly resize text that is stacked so that each line is the same width but different sizes?

I have a method currently of just going line by line and increasing the font size until it takes up the width of the text box and just readjusting the line/paragraph spacing but want to see if there's ...
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How to Modify a Font to Fixed Width in Fontlab

I use a text user interface application on a server that I access via a Terminal. I have been using the Futurist Fixed-width for some time on a Linux PC in Gnome-Terminal, and would like to use that ...
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Font Files Resolution and conversion from pdf

I have created a new font from a template I got from calligraphr.com. I am wondering firstly, what dpi I should save them at and secondly, if I can save them as a .pdf, then convert them to .fnt, .ttf,...
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How to Create Compound Characters Inside a Font

Wondering if it's possible to organize a font to have features such as combining characters. Basically, I'm wondering if you can design a font in a modular way so that it can have these features: ...
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How to create a custom font with multi-part glyphs?

I'm attempting to create a custom font using FontForge. I'm using Illustrator to generate the paths. Unfortunately, my knowledge is with Photoshop, not Illustrator. While I've been able to create the ...
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How to create a true type font (.ttf) font from CAD-designed letters?

I need to create a true type (.ttf) font, in order to use in different programs without the need to convert the font every time. So I designed an alphabet using AutoCAD and now I want to create the ...
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How much different has a font to be?

Question: How much has a font to be different from another to not run into license troubles? Background: I'd like to use a specific font in my application but there is a pricetag problem. Don't get ...
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Reduce font size in TTF file

I have a font that I downloaded that I would like to apply to an existing document, but the font size I need is consistently 5.5pt less than the font size in the TTF file I downloaded. So if I want to ...
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unifying sizing of font icon into a set with illustrator?

I look around the web, and there are a lot of tutorials on how to create icons, but my question is, how do you unify the icons into a set using illustrator? So here's the problem: I am a UI Designer,...
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How to check if font or other product name has been used?

I have used trademark searches before, such as http://www.uspto.gov/ but each country has their own, which means more searching than I have time for. Besides many of those sites are incomplete, ...
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Creating font using constraints

I want to create my own font by using constraints. I want to define the size of angles, how long lines are, distance between points and so on. For example the sketch editor of FreeCAD offers this ...
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Illustrator and serif font making

I have started to work with font making via illustrator and have a question about serif typefaces. Below is a serif I have started (the 'A' looking thing): I tried playing around with the stroke ...
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How can I create a word using a font with my own pictures in it?

I'm not very technical and want to know if there is an app or software I can download to put my own photos into a letter to create my own font? Like the word MUMMY done but eith images of her children ...
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FontForge Artifacts on .ttf Font Export

I have an old TrueType font from 2003 that I have to clean up and there's no way to find out what was originally used to create it. I'm using FontForge to fix misaligned vertices so scaling the font ...
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Is there any program that can interpolate a monospaced font from a non-monospaced font?

I am trying to create a mono-spaced version of a font. I am wondering if there's any sort of program that can interpolate one from the original. I know additional work has to be done, but I am ...
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Converting TTF font I created into Unicode symbols?

I am very lost in this cause and have never worked with font file types before, so am super confused. I am wondering if it is possible to convert a true type file into unicode symbols. I created an ...
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How to make the height of a glyph exactly equal to the height of a line in Terminal.app?

I just want to fix four glyphs of the powerline font, because distributing the modified Apple font is illegal, I need to modify it myself. The original hack font which I copied the glyph from it. ...
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Adding anchor points to edit Arabic font in FontForge

I am working with an Arabic font and the diacritics for one of the glyphs were badly off. I opened the font in FontForge and saw the glyph had no anchor points like the other glyphs and so I added ...
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No effect of kerning pairs :(

My issue is that kerning doesn't seem to have any effect! It is very similar to this question, however the answer which helped that guy didn't help me :( Here is what's going on: I added a lookup ...
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How to convert a regular font to a UI font?

I have an Android device and its language is Arabic. I want to replace its font with my own one (which is nicer!), but the default font for Arabic in Android is NotoNaskhArabicUI (which is a UI font; ...
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Is it possible to have special style for special pattern in font (ttf)?

So I'm asking is it possible to have a special design for a special text pattern in a font (ttf)? So what I mean, for example, is it possible to create a TrueType font which normally all text is ...
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How to create a symbol for LaTeX using Inkscape by working on font character

My purpose is to create the two characters for the imaginary unit i and for the Napier number e as seen below. Now, the aim is to do this in the Latin Modern Roman Italic font. So in Inkscape, I type ...
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Glyphs: hide & show image in background

I have placed a reference image in Glyphs in order to draw paths on top of it. Is there a way hide the image and show it again (in other words turn on and off my reference)?
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Readable/clearer type on 3D rotated images

I'm using a lot of 3D rotated images, especially in mockups. I've always noticed that text become slightly less clear when they're rotated. I've always accepted this, since I thought there was no way ...
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A good downscaling algorithm for bitmap fonts (text)

I have an idea, that I can have a font size like 16×32, then downscale it for various sizes. Unfortunately, a downscaling algorithm has to be picked, and bilinear leads to some inconsistency: At the ...
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how do i protect/lock the files of a font I designed?

how do i protect my font design for reselling on-line on font sites? Is a license good enough, i want to sell allowing others to use in designs/logos etc. Can I lock the "Affinity Designer" files of ...
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Can you suggest illustrator tutorial to attain the following serif font effect given in the image below

How can i recreate the following serif font effect given in the image in illustrator?
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How should I degitize new fonts that is improperly written in a paper [closed]

What should I do with New Fonts that is written with pencil? Yes, it should be written with a.. I have written alphabet font but I don't know what to do with it further even if it is for sale. What ...
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Where can I find some good low contrast calligraphy and script fonts?

It seems that lot of the scripts and calligraphy font I see have very high contrasts. So I wondering if there are any ones that have medium or low contrast (paid or free fonts). Low contrast uses ...
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Is it possible to create a font that is in a book?

I want to know if it is possible to create a font that replicates the font of a book. For example, If I want to use the font that is used in the following Image: Link to full PDF Is it possible to ...
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How would you name this font? [closed]

Bold text is for edits, which are important. Breaking news: ttf Unicode version released at https://typedesign.netlify.com/customfont.html I made a bitmap font resembling my handwriting (I improved ...