Questions tagged [font-recommendation]

Questions calling for advice on what typeface or font to use in a particular design or situation.

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macOS metric-compatible font to Times New Roman and Liberation Serif

Does macOS provide a pre-installed font that is metric-compatible to Times New Roman (which is pre-installed on Windows) and Liberation Serif (which is pre-installed in most Linux distros)? I need it ...
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What is the best way to find an alternative monospace font for a non-monospace font that has the same look and feel?

Just wondering if anyone has come across the same issue of having to replace a non-monospaced font with one that is monospaced while retaining a similar look & feel (or if this is even possible/...
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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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Looking for a free monospace font with both light and heavy characters

I'm developing a captcha and for this I'm looking for a font which fulfils the following needs: Monospace (all glyphs, not only letters) Basic latin characters (a-zA-Z0-9 and punctuation marks) Maybe ...
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Font that is monospaced + slash through zeros + "web safe"

When ever character matters (code development, etc.), there is a need for a font that meets the following: Monospaced Easily distinguishes between the uppercase letter O and the number 0. (Two ...
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Fonts with an upper-case 'E' slanted in each direction

I am trying to find a font similar to this image. Specifically where the top and bottom prong of the upper-case 'E' are going in opposite directions. Anyone happen to remember seeing one similar? ...
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Best font to represent Windows, Mac and Linux system font for mockups created in PenPot

I am wondering which font in Google fonts is the best font to represent Windows, Mac and Linux system fonts for design mockups? The reason I am asking is because I and some others are using the PenPot,...
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Looking for a free font set that is like Helvetica Now Display

Which one is the closet out there? I want extra bold, extra light, bold, regular and medium. Thanks :)
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Combine Helvetica Neue (or derivatives) with Open Sans (or PT Sans)

I am currently working on a logo (word mark) for a client. I compared different sans serif fonts and narrowed it down to Helvetica, Neue Helvetica and Neue Haas Unica. Although the client is a startup,...
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Free fat numeral font as used in sheet music time signatures?

I am looking for a free font that has similar fat numerals as those used for indicating the time signature in (Western) sheet music. For sure, specific sheet music fonts do exist, but these typically ...
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How do you calculate for font pairing?

What is the qualification for a good font pairing? Regardless of the application, what makes a good font pair? For example, a company has a standard (single) font used in a brand. Let's say the base ...
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Is there a Hindi (Devanagiri) Font style that matches - Impact, Oswald and Anton - (Latin) fonts?

I tried searching for a Hindi (Devanagiri) Font that matches the consdensed bold style of famous Latin font - 'Impact'. Please let me know if there is a bold condensed font like the above for ...
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Replacement font for MS Sans Serif

Originally posted in UserExperience, they recommended I post it here. The application I'm working on has been around for over 20 years now, and in some cases still has not updated the UI in some ...
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What is the most well representative letter in fonts?

Is there such a thing as the most representative letter in fonts, by seeing which we could definitively say that it's one font or another. Is it possible to identify a font by a single character, or ...
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Where to find a computer version as close as possible to the original Blackletter font?

I am producing an electronic version of some pages of a medieval manuscript. The manuscript uses Blackletter, like in the image below: Now, there are many types of blackletter. I am looking for one ...
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What is a free, rounded font with bars on the capital "I"?

I'm looking for a rounded font similar to Quicksand, but I want to have a capital "I" that is distinguished from the lowercase "l", which means I need bars. I've found a font that ...
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Default Windows Roboto Alternative

Somewhat similar to this question, I'm looking for an alternative to Roboto. My office is pretty locked down. I can't install any new fonts either on my machine or firmwide, but I love the look of ...
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What is a good alternative Google Fonts font to Samsung One? [closed]

I'm going to give a Google Slides presentation to a small private group (this will not be used in public). It's related to Samsung, and so I wanted to use a font similar to their new typeface, ...
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A narrow font with coding ligatures?

I am looking for a font that provides coding ligatures, especially arrows, but which has a rather narrow appearance. Hence, could be a proportional font rather than a monospaced font. Font should be ...
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What reputable online resources are there for pairing a specific font?

I am not a font expert but I do understand that font choice is important and I really want and need to do this properly. How do I find reliable, quality resources that can tell me exact font or fonts ...
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What is the most neutral font? [closed]

I create brand names and to evaluate them properly I must not be influenced by the typeface they are written with. Therefore I'm looking for the most neutral possible font. I don't know if it would be ...
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Font with two variants: one where every character is an underscore and a usual one

I currently have a few workbooks published for my students that have fill in the blanks portions. For example, The sampling method is first ____________ sampling to choose a random street and ...
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Unicode typewriter-like font or Unicode alternative for P22 Typewriter Font

I would like to add my page the look and feel as it was written using a typewriter. I have found a marvellous P22 Typewriter Font that just does the job. Unfortunately, it is not an Unicode font and ...
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Is there a DIN font family which has greek letters?

If I want a DIN font style, I usually use either: DIN17SBOP-Regular or DIN17 However neither of these have Greek characters. Is anyone aware of one?
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Fonts similar to Andika and Lexie-Readable? [closed]

I have dyslexia but the regular dyslexic fonts don't work out for me. Andika and Lexie-Readable are much better for me, and I was wondering if there's anything similar.
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Need help Identifying Font

I am trying to identify this font name from the last few days. Can someone help me, please?
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Web font with Unicode Support ⸵▬ ℩ɟ [closed]

I'm digitizing an ancient math book for the web. Thus I'm looking for a monospace or serif font that supports unicode characters. Everson Mono was perfect but it is not allowed to be embedded in ...
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Does anybody know this typeface?

I am trying to recreate the below poster. I have found substitute fonts for most of the text I just need help with the part that says "of the CHARLIE NAPIER." I'm wondering if anybody know the ...
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Is there a constant thickness font? (not monospaced)

I'm working on 3D printing using FDM (filament) and SLA (resin) technology and I'm always struggling with small text details because I have not found one with a constant thickness path. Is there a ...
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What is the font used in poster?

I have been working on a typography project and wanted to find a font which I wanted to use. I have tried all the methods finding fonts using images online like WhatTheFont But I couldn't find even ...
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Which font's digits resemble Nixie tube digits?

I will try to mimic Nixie tube digits in an application. For responsiveness and scalability I won't use any rasterized images of actual tubes, this will be a sufficiently adequate mock which just ...
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Font for tagline under logo [closed]

Advise a font that could be used to write a fairly wide inscription consisting of 3-4 words under a logo (listing of some components, for example, if it is a workshop logo). The final composition is ...
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Feature rich type familly

I've recently taken a liking to using typeface families (IBM Plex, etc.) due to the various conveniences (match well, consistent x-height, caps height, weight, etc.). However, I'm missing a bunch of ...
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I'm looking for an "angry" font

Background: It's for joke cards / t-shirt where the font does not match the statement. I'm a UX guy interested in graphic design and typography but NOT a designer. Attempts: My first thought was ...
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What font is used in commercials of CTV's new channels?

I'm trying to find what the font is for the purposes of using it myself. I guess another question would be whether the font is even publicly available/freely-usable or not. Should anyone know any ...
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Why is Courier the preferred font in the legal industry?

I watched a video online where a lawyer explained that Courier is the font preferred by both court stenographers (and writers submitting manuscripts), and that it was also the font seen in stenography ...
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Proportional version of the OCR-A font

I'm experimenting with the text for a logo and love the retro/computer/digital style of OCR-A. The only problem is that it is a monospaced font, and so sometimes the gap between the letters looks too ...
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Which font is this? And can it be used commercially for free?

A client, sent this logo as png to use it in a product I'm developing for him, I'm curious to know what font is this? He doesn't know, the online detection services are pretty close but the H is ...
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Looking for medieval font which is easy to read

For the rule book of a board game I am looking for a font which resembles a handwritten font used before the the 15th century and which is easy to read. It would be best if the font resembles a ...
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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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Any font similar to skia? (note: not lithos)

I'm looking for a font similar to Skia - but not Lithos, because the Lithos family is only in UPPERCASE and I want lowercase, bold Skia.
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Help me to find a specific category of typefaces

I'm looking for a serif typeface whose curvy letters (c, s, e etc) have thick/wide spine and instead of the serif, a properly rounded ear (like on some lowercase a, c). Kind of like Didone or ITC ...
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Fonts supporting Hawaiian Characters?

For a map of Hawaiʻi, I am looking for serif and a non-serif font supporting Hawaiian characters. The fonts should go well with a modern map. Any suggestions?
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Font selection for figures

I am searching for a font for annotations in figures of articles that I am writing. I want to use it for labelling of axes and ticks, but also for legends and subtitles of charts and the like. The ...
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What font could I (semi) accurately substitute for L'Oréal's?

I'm looking for a font that resembles the typical "L'oréal" font: Some recommendations I've found that seem to resemble the font are: ITC Blair from ITC, and Trade Gothic Extended, from Adobe. ...
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Open Source alternatives to FF Tisa fonts

Recently, I have stumbled upon the FF Tisa fonts quite often and I happen to like them. Unfortunately, I have not found a matching open source alternative yet. FF Tisa Pro: FF Tisa Sans Pro: ...
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What are good Sans-Serif fonts for technical documentation (printed and from monitor) where characters differ from each other? [closed]

What are good Sans-Serif fonts for technical documentation (printed and from the monitor) where "I" (big i), "l" (small L), "1" (one), "!", "i", "j" look different and also other characters differ ...
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Which open source font is closest to Airbnb's Cereal Font?

I love Airbnb's Cereal Font but I'd like to find something totally open source for my project. Which font is closest?
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How to find: Boldest font readable at a small size?

I'm not sure how to communicate this to the various font search engines online. I want something that is going to be extremely bold, like as bold as possible, so bold it almost spills out of the glyph....
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What font is this and where I can find more akin to this style and what's the style name? [closed]

What is the name of this font and where can I find more fonts of this style? I also don't know what kind of font-style this is (e.g. of others, Grotesque, Neue, Slab, etc).

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