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Questions tagged [font-identification]

Questions about identifying fonts that are not being recognised by font-finding services. Please only use this tag when automatic identification services such as "WhatTheFont.com" haven't provided the answer.

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How can I automatically determine fonts used in an image or PDF?

How is it possible to determine the fonts used by text in PDF and TIFF files?
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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

I am looking for a specific font used in oldish technical engineering docs (ca. 70's and earlier American electronic schematics and/or block diagrams), and I tried to identify it online, but had not ...
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How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?

I have no experience regarding Graphic Design, so this is kind of a intro question. If I have a font I'd like to identify, but cannot describe the details/semantics of it, how would I explain it? ...
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How can I know what fonts a website is using?

How can I find out what font or fonts a website is using? Are there any tools or browser extensions that can make the job easier?
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Online Tool to Find Closest Google Font

I find it convenient to use Google Fonts on the websites I build. Quite often I need to find the closest Google Font to a specific commercial font to match a client requirement. This type of ...
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I need a font like this but don't know which terms to look for

I have an idea for a logo, and an idea of what the font should look like. However, I don't know how to go about describing that to find a font. I know that the lines of the S should be parallel as ...
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What font is used on the “Passengers” movie poster?

This is the poster in question: And here is a close-up of the font I'd like to know: I would like to know what font is used here. Most font recognition engines can't see the "E" without the "...
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What is the style of font called that is typically used in newspaper mastheads?

Does anyone know of a font suitable for the title of a newspaper? It is also the type that's used for the first letter of a chapter of a book (and is so calligraphic, you can't tell if it has serifs ...
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What font family is this Art Nouveau / Jugendstil letter “A” from?

For the time being I have only this image of A. Can you tell me what the name of this font is? Explaining that a certain answer that easily comes to mind does not work: I tried to use WhatTheFont on ...
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What font is typically used for receipts?

Can someone please help me identify the fonts used in these two receipts. I'm looking for downloadable free fonts that I can use to reproduce the same looking results. The two receipts used different ...
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What is the font used in the new Spotify interface? Looking for an alternative for web

Spotify recently rolled out their some design changes with darker design and new font for their desktop application (version 0.9.8). Can someone tell me what font are they using, and if there is a ...
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What is the font used for Winter Bash 2016?

I enjoy every year seeing what is designed for our Winter Bash but this year I'm having issues identifying what the font is used for the text Winter Bash: When I look for a solution with ...
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How to manually identify a font when the automatic services fail?

A common problem: Designer has spotted a delicious font being used on/offline, but there are no references what is the name of the font. The designer either gets unsatisfactory results from automatic ...
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Can't find a font with this slanted 'A'?

I'm trying to match this font to recreate a business card, but I can't find it anywhere. I've tried font matching it on a range of websites but it comes out suggesting nothing or the wrong font. Does ...
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What font is used on the studs of LEGO bricks?

I am looking for the font used for the stud of a LEGO brick. For example the font in this image: Source
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(Font identification) Univers-like sans-serif

A few days ago, I went to the Round Tower and happened to see an exhibition called Natural State of Mind. The exhibition itself was rather uninspiring, but the font they used for signs and things was ...
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Typeface like Times New Roman but with “tied” percent sign

I wish to identify the below typeface, which is similar or identical to Times New Roman, except for a "tied" percent sign. I need it for MS Word so welcome suggestions of similar typefaces available ...
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Can somebody identify this pixel font? Reminds me of Space Invaders, but can't find it

The closest fonts I've found are Redensek and Kroeger, but they are not the one in the image. I'm looking for the font for "WINNER" and "OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT". I tried several font-identification ...
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What are the common fonts used in music?

I'm looking for the typical fonts appearing in classical music scores, like the ones here: where you can see some Allegretto, and also a leggiero, some numbers too, and mf. And also, what fonts are ...
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Help me find a font that looks something like this…

Ok, this is a horrible drawing I know but looking for font recommendations that might get me close. Basically I am looking for a font that uses 3 stripes to create connecting letters. The letters in ...
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Which cut of Gill Sans is it that is included on a Mac?

Like many classic fonts, there are several different cuts of Gill Sans by various publishers. Monotype distribute it as 'Gill Sans MT', and Adobe and ITC have their own versions. Which version is the ...
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What is the name of this classic serif typeface with large round counters?

Can someone help me to find the name of the font in the picture? I’m looking specifically for the capital letters. I've tried all of the websites below but came out with nothing: WhatTheFont! ...
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Is a Grotesque font another name for a Gothic font?

Recently I have run across the class of a font and it was called Grotesque Sans. When researched for what this was using grotesque font definition I was returned with: Gothic/Grotesque: Is ...
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What font is used for the intro of The Joy of Painting?

Exordium I've tried the sites suggested by this meta post: WhatTheFont! Identifont Serif Font Identification Guide What Font is This is the intro screen from Bob Ross', The Joy of Painting. The ...
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Which font is the basis for “1942 report” by Johan Holmdahl?

The TrueType Font »1942 report« by Johan Holmdahl is an equidistant typeface. It resembles the »Makina rough« font by representing the individual letters in an eroded form. Particularly noteworthy are ...
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Which font is used in this Warranty Rewards logo?

I’m having a hard time identifying this serif typeface used for Rewards in the above logo a client presented to me. They also have no recollection to what the name of the typeface is. I’ve tried ...
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Help identifying font used on signage

I need help identifying the font used on this sign. This is the clearest photo of it I have, and the shadows are throwing off all the font-matching tools I've tried. I have tried Identifont, What ...
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Does anyone know of any font families that 6, 9, 8, 0 look the same upside down as right side up?

Does anyone know of any font families that 6, 9, 8, 0 look exactly the same upside down as right side up? The 6 upside down would look like 9 and vice-verse. Thanks!
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Identifying similar font to Futura

Today I watched a Ted Talk, and loved the presentation. In particular the font used. I did some research and found out this looked like Futura. So I did compare the two, but there are subtle ...
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What is this old font like Pacman or Modern Plate from real estate agency?

i'm not really sure if i can ask it, but i'm looking for this font for days now. It is very similar to Modern Plate or font of Pacman title, but with stripes. I'm sure I've seen it in a famous logo ...
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What font is used in these wooden trail signs?

I originally thought the standard was Helvetica, but looking at these examples we see the font is narrower and the 'R' doesn't look like Helvetica. Also, these signs are typically routed -- so the ...
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What font does Super Skeleton use for its logo?

Can you tell me which font is used for the logo of this web site? How can I create my logo using the same font and same pattern? What 's the font used for the capital text?
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What font does Apple use for its “light” text?

Apple often uses what looks like a "light" version of Lucida Grande or Lucida Sans Unicode, as seen here: I like the font a lot, but neither Lucida Grande nor Lucida Sans has a light version. Is this ...
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Which hand-drawn/calligraphic style font is used in this restaurant logo?

I need some fontphiles! Which font is being used for the restaurant name? Any ideas? I'm sorry the image is so small, it's the best one I could fine. Apologies if this is not the right SE to ask this ...
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Sans-Serif fonts with long descenders

I am need of a typeface with descenders that match or come close to the x-height. Can you recommend some? System fonts or free fonts would be ideal.
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What typeface is used in this brand identity concept for Gem Bakery?

I found this bakery concept on Behance. But I couldn't quite identify the font predominantly used I've tried Fontspring Matcherator, WhatTheFont! & What Font is.. with no luck so far!
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Help Identify the Japanese and Chinese Fonts as Pictured

I'm trying to identify the fonts used in the attached images. I suspect that the Japanese sample is a Dynacomware font, but I don't see a match on FontShop. I think it’s been discontinued by the ...
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What's the font name of the new iOS 7 note app?

What's the name of the font used in the new iOS 7 note app?
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What is the font used in the Elysium movie code editor?

What is the font used in code editor in the Elysium movie? See here if the image link broke.
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What font is used on this material design arabic RTL?

I want create design in arabic RTL with material design like this : I found that image in guideliness: https://material.google.com/style/writing.html what arabic font is used on that picture ? I ...
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What is the font used on the computer in “The Mother of All Demos”?

Any idea what this font is? See more of it: http://archive.org/details/XD300-23_68HighlightsAResearchCntAugHumanIntellect
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What typeface was used for the titles of early Venetian Jewish books?

For some time, I've been looking for a typeface like the one pictured below. The font above was used in some of the earliest Jewish presses in Venice. As it is not a Latin alphabet typeface, none of ...
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What typeface is used in this magazine?

I found this beautiful Bon Appetit magazine (it's an iPad magazine). But I couldn't quite identify the font used : I've tried Fontspring Matcherator, WhatTheFont! & What Font is.. The closest ...
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What font is used on Geographic Information Systems.SE?

What's the font name used in the Geographic Information Systems.SE logo?
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What font is used on Junghans' Max Bill watch face?

First the caveats: yes I did go over all the font-id resources i could think of, including all the ones listed on the FAQ on this site. I've already spent a couple days on this and would already have ...
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Closest Google Font to Amazon's new “Amazon Ember” font?

Amazon in the UK has implemented a new font called "Amazon Ember". A product page shows the squarish font, which has two-storey a, single-bowl g and flat top to the digit 3: My amateur eye can't seem ...
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What are the fonts used for this WWII Jolly Roger sign?

Can anybody help me identify the fonts used here? The sign is WWII, circa 1943 if that helps. I've been digging around for hours and I can't seem to get it. Tried matching heavy on what the font - ...
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What font does the logo for East Photographic use?

See the website for the logo. I tried What the font, but it didn't recognize the "s" and "t". This might be custom vector work.
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What font is the GDAX logo?

What font is this, it has a squarish kind of look and gentle curves to not make it look sci-fi yet suitable for corporate use. I know the 'X' character is customized but I am looking for the rest, the ...
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Help identifying the Paperless Post logo font

I've tried to ID this font, using WhatTheFont, but have had no luck. I also did a Google search, trying to find it myself, with the same result. I know that script fonts can be a little tricky, with ...