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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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

Does anyone know any other fonts similar to Helvetica Neue (free for commercial use)? I'm working on a big website project where 'Helvetica Neue' is used heavily. I need a font that looks almost the ...
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Web Safe Alternative to Myriad Pro Font?

Are there any fonts that I can use in my font stack that are more or less similar to Myriad Pro and web safe?
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What are good sources for Open-Source fonts?

What are good sources for Open-Source fonts? Note that by "Open-Source" I don't mean only free, but truly "open, free to modify and published under an Open Source license" fonts. These are still very ...
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Is there a DIN font free alternative?

I need a websafe alternative to DIN font. It needs to be free for commercial use. Anyone know of a good one?
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

For use in Photoshop, I'm looking for a font that's exactly 5 px high but still readable. I tried some system fonts myself like Arial, Tahoma, Segoe UI but it all results in a pixely mess. Ideally ...
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How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

I'm doing all graphic design in a startup company of some friends, and a major part of our product is developing an app that should run on everything after iPhone 4. So after some researching (I have ...
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Are there any free emoji fonts?

I want to use Unicode emoji icons (U+1F300..U+1F5FF) in a free, open-source instant messaging app. I considered using FontAwesome icons, but their icon set is too small (not enough faces for :), :O, :...
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Are there Cyrillic/Greek/Japanese/Chinese equivalents of Comic Sans?

That is, is there a font in these character sets that is: Well known, Widely used for inappropriate purposes, and A marker of questionable design choice in serious application?
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Font where O is very distinct from zero

I'm working on a project that has a a convoluted acronym with an O in it. In addition to being difficult to remember, it's very easy to mistake the O for a zero since it's not a word and it already ...
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Visually similar alternatives to Helvetica?

I'd like to use something similar-but-different for my poster project. I've already ruled out: Arial Avant Garde/Futura - too geometric Frutiger - too humanist /'friendly' I guess I'm looking for ...
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Free alternatives to Impact

Like it or not, Impact is now associated with image macros and memes throughout the web. As the Impact font itself is not free to distribute, I was wondering if there were similar fonts available ...
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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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What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?

I have a PSD comp for a website and the titles are in ITC Avant Garde Std. What's a good replacement font? It should be available for the web, either free or on TypeKit.
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What is a good font for a CV?

A recent article in Nature discusses the effect of typeface on credibility, and points to another study suggesting that resumes displayed in a high appropriate typeface (Corbel), resulted in ...
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Recommendation for Helvetica-like font with excellent distinguishability

I am looking for a recommendation for a font which has certain properties. It is for use in figures in a scientific publication. The journal sets style requirements (prefers Helvetica), but ...
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Looking for a font similar to Georgia, but without the numbers dipping as they do

Does anyone know a font that looks like Georgia, but where in the numbers are a consistent height and don't drip down oddly as in Georgia? Better yet, is there anywhere I can get a .ttf or a .otf ...
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Trebuchet MS web font alternatives

I have a fairly dated site that uses Trebuchet MS font in Latin and Cyrillic scripts. If I understand correctly, once (a decade ago) this font was available on like 95-99% of computers used for web ...
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Web safe alternative to roboto?

What's the closest web-safe font to Roboto? I need to know this in order to provide a decent alternative to Roboto for my apps. UPDATE: reading the answers, it's clear that the concept of web safe ...
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Is there a font that has the same height for every character?

It occured to me that in all fonts I know of, different characters have a different height. Why is this so? Are there fonts where all characters have the same height? If so, is there a name for this ...
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What web fonts work with Māori macrons?

We are currently developing a website which uses the Māori language (from New Zealand): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ori_language For correct pronunciation the written form of Māori uses ...
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Looking for some simple sans serif book ornaments

We are making the first-ever full size book for a minority language in West Africa. I want this not just OK, but a really nice and well done "real" book. I even found a budget for quality binding. So ...
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Is there a Non-Latin “Pseudo-Latin” Font?

Latin fonts that imitate the appearance of other scripts have been around for a while. Here are a few examples: (Link), imitates Devanagari (Link), imitates Kufic Arabic (Link), imitates Katakana ...
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How to create an EAN-13 barcode with a font?

I've googled for over 30 mins now, I can't find a free barcode font for EAN-13. Anyone know of any? fontsquirrel have none, Dafont have a few, But none of them are EAN-13 (as far as I know).
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Noteworthy: Web Font and Its (Possible) Alternatives

I am trying to use Noteworthy font (available on Mac OS X 10.7.2) for my web application. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it on MyFonts nor typekit; I mentioned these two sites just because so far they ...
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Searching for a font that's similar to Lato

I need to find a font just like Lato font that includes a Latin Extended version. I like Lato but it doesn’t include characters from Latin Extended and so I can’t type ş, ğ etc. Here's an example ...
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Free webfonts visually similar to Lineto Circular

Anybody know of any free webfonts visually similar to the new sans-serif Circular from Lineto that's being used at the new Airbnb site? http://lineto.com/The+Fonts/Font+Categories/Text+Fonts/Circular/...
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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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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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Webfont alternative to Segoe UI [closed]

Need to find a replacement for Microsoft fonts for a 'metro-style' UI design project. Just wondering what the best replacement might be because of Segoe's evolution from Fruitger. In terms of a ...
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Fonts with wide international support

What fonts support the widest range of characters? (Like Helvetica Neue LT W1G) Need to work on an a website present in 25+ countries, and I'm looking for something I can use as a webfont. Update: ...
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Is there a “monobright” font in which every character uses the exact same number of pixels (not necessary monospaced)?

I am solving the following problem: I want to display numbers on a huge indoor display (size 32x32 pixel -> "bright light bulbs" / LEDs). Now I want every displayed number to be equally bright, so ...
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How to distinguish menu items that link to other sites

I work for a large university, and we're trying to come up with some ideas for our drop-down menus, which are fairly standard, not too fancy. The university has their main site, and many sub-sites, ...
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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 fonts are ideal for E-ink displays?

I am specially preparing some PDFs for use on E-ink devices. I have noticed that the appearance of the text on these screens is not exactly the same as the appearance on a book, or the appearance on a ...
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Suitable font for Japanese-language text in comic?

What's a suitable font for Japanese-language text in a western-style comic? Comic sans serif doesn't seem to handle Japanese. (I deliberately chose it in part to be contrarian, and in part because it ...
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Fonts with ambiguous / similar characters

I'm looking for a font with deliberately ambiguous Latin characters. i.e. where symbols like O0, 8B, Il1, 5S, 2Z, 6b, 9g, are either identical or visually indistinct. Certain fonts like Arial have ...
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what to use instead of $$$ as cost level in design? Is there any alternative?

This question may be quite confusing so I've attached an image with it. Below is a snap from Yelp site, there you can see $$$ which is for price level. So what I want to ask is, is there any ...
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Term for a font that leaves no loose parts

I am trying to figure out what term to use when searching for fonts that are open so that centers of o's, a's, p's etc. will be attached to the background when I use them in cut files.
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Alternative to font “x” chart or service?

I have a number of typefaces for which I'd like to find free or open licence alternatives to. Rather than ask a series of "What is the best open license font to substitute for 'Goudy Catalogue'? '...
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Are there “bi-form” fonts that don't have descenders?

Is there a font that displays the entire image of each and every one of the 52 English alphabet shapes ➝ and ➝ above (on) the baseline? Clarification: Examples of shapes that are ...
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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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Looking for a simple font that is similar to how people actually write characters

I'm looking for a free font that most closely represents glyphs as they are commonly drawn. For example, people draw a single story lower case a, while most sans-serif fonts (for good reasons) use a ...
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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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iOS font with monospace digits 0…9?

This is for an app displaying rows of numbers that change dynamically. A monospace font would be ideal to prevent distracting alignment jumps as digits change. I really only care about digits, so ...
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A monospace font with distinct symbols

I'm looking for a monospace font to display passwords to the user. A common problem with many fonts is that certain symbols look too similar. For example, l and 1 may be confused and the user may read ...
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Typefaces with specific legibility characteristics & licensing

Are there any typefaces possessing all of the following characteristics? Vox-ATypI classical, modern, or glyphic I, l and 1 mutually distinct & identifiable without reference to each other rn and ...
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Substitute for Avenir (Google webfont or Typekit)

Question I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir. Background I'm building a site using Squarespace My friend told me to use Avenir for ...
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What's a replacement for Univers Condensed?

I'm failing to find a replacement for Univers Condensed to use on the Web. I'm using Typekit (portfolio), and right now using LFT Etica Web which is much wider than Univers. I tried Googleing but no ...
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What category of font is the Vox logo?

I'm trying to find a certain style of font but I'm not sure what to search for. It's the same font as in the Vox News logo. Also something like the Harriet Display family.
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How to know in which fonts a specific glyph is available?

I am looking for free serif fonts containing a glyph for the U+202F NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE (i.e. a non-breaking thin space). A Palatino-style font would do fine. I already checked TeX Gyre Pagella but ...

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