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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Looking for a font which has a similar A bar height and R counter height

I am trying to make a sans (perhabs slab) serif version of the upper part of the emblem below, which is a join of letters A and R: Can anyone recommend a font suitable for this? With a similar height ...
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A Times-like font, but only the contour

I'm looking for a serif font similar (ideally, identical) to this one from p. 206 of the PDF Reference, 6th edition, 2006: It looks like a Times contour, but I'm not sure.
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PT Serif alternative with old-style figures and ligatures

I am looking for a free alternative to PT Serif that supports old style number figures, good kerning, and some optional ligatures. I intend to use for personal usage in an academic blog.
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Trying to find the perfect color for a readable font with a difficult multicolored background

Trying to find the right color font that can be seen with this background image. Our color profiles is red, yellow, and black but if these will not work whats a good alternative? The image with the ...
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Adding a handwritten font for logo

I have been using sans-serif font for the following logo which I am designing for a family baking business: I now want to switch to a handwritten font, and need some ideas of how to implement it. ...
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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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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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best font(s) for tech blog [closed]

I am writing a tech blog, with regular prose paragraphs interspersed with short code fragments. I have the feeling the default font for the prose paragraphs is something old and boring like Times New ...
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Free silent movie card font

I am looking for a font that looks like it could come from a silent movie text card. I'd like to use this font in an open-source application, so the font itself needs to be open-source and free to ...
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How to "fix" a text layer in photoshop?

I'm printing some business cards and I'm not sure of what it is asking; when I upload my PDF file it says to outline my text so that it wont move and stay fix. How could a text move during printing?? ...
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Help me find a good font substitute for this handmade print

The image is an old bookplate I have, I wanted to find some fonts similar to the two types of characters here (which I'm 100% sure are hand drawn) but until now my research (used identifont, ...
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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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Script font for writing a constitution?

I am stuck on what script font to use for my fictional constitution. I thought first of Edwardian Script since that looks a lot like fancy handwriting but the built in double space between the letter ...
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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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What (Hebrew) font styles are more legible in a digital reading?

I have a desktop application which is basically a reader for different Hebrew texts. I know that in general some fonts are harder to read on a screen than others (both in English and Hebrew). What ...
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I'm looking for a slightly blocky serif font for a skate/lifestyle brand

I found Friz Quadrata which is what was used for BlackFlag, and I really like it, but it is already being used by the company Anti Social Social Club, and don't want to look like it was completely ...
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what are some good fonts to combine with Forza?

I have a client who is overusing Forza, for all headers, body, etc. I'd really like to mix it up but I am not good with fonts. Any ideas?
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Font Pairing for Stix

I'm currently writing my dissertation and most of the text is set in Stix. I'll have to include a good bit of code and the default Courier looks rather ugly (too wide and doesn't fit well). Can ...
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Is there alternate open source font for Chevin Light and Chevin Bold?

I am working on XSLT and I have to find an open source Font which might be similar to Chevin Light as well as for Chevin Bold. I am searching manually for two days but I am not getting any closer to ...
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Font with similar punctuation as FF DIN

I just discovered the "DIN" font-family and I absolutely love these geometric, angled-off commas and quotation marks. See for yourself. Is there any other font-family that has this kind of geometric ...
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Why is a certain font (Oswald) not appearing in Scribus?

I installed the Oswald font family using Skyfonts. I can use it e.g. from LibreOffice. But it does not appear in Scribus. Why?
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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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Looking for a font similar to the one used in the better place logo [closed]

I'm trying to track down a free font similar to the one used in the 'better place' logo.
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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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Tahoma Font and Linux

I designed my app's look with Tahoma before realizing it was not available on Linux. If I want to maintain the same look on Linux, what should I do? I found the actual Tahoma ttf on several sites, ...
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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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Is there an dynamically changing font?

Just had this idea, and thought to post it here to get an answer as to its existence. I'm thinking something that isn't perfectly monospaced/spaced, but as you type it organically lays out the font ...
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Font similar to San Francisco for PC? [duplicate]

I am creating designs for an app as part of my uni work. I have Windows and because I have Windows I am unable to get the San Francisco font as it's only available on Mac. What is the best font on ...
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Free alternative to Brush Script

Is there an alternative to Brush Script which looks similar but is available under a FOSS license?
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Looking for monospaced, calligraphy-styled font

The title basically summarizes the question. Is there a font that is both monospaced and looks as if written with a calligraphy broad-pen? The purpose would be use in a programmer's text-editor (...
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Hard to translate English to Chinese language in Photoshop CS6

I was trying to translate texts on my design into Chinese but for some reason it displays random numbers and letters. Is there a way to get this done? And is there a font that is downloadable to make ...
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Aware of a font made from uniform straight lines?

I’ve searched for awhile and haven‘t found anything. What I'm looking for is letters and numbers (specifically 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, E, N, T, R) that can be “drawn” using a hammer and straight 1/2" ...
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Google Font with closest match to Adobe-Clean

I have had a design sent with Adobe-Clean as the font. I assume this is part of the paid Typekit font. Does anyone know the closest font to Adobe-Clean? This seems to be the font Adobe use across ...
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General-purpose fonts for beginners?

I'm a programmer and a beginner in graphic design. When learning design, I found it very hard for me to decide which font to use in my website. In fact, when viewing separately(i.e. not in a side-by-...
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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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Oriya font with full support for traditional ligatures

I'm looking for an Oriya font with full support for the traditional consonant-vowel ligatures and consonant conjuncts. For example, if we go to the Wikipedia page on the Oriya/Odia alphabet, we find: ...
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Does the swis721 font family cost money now?

I was hired on 4 months ago to a company that had, in the past, been using the swis721 font family for a lot of their marketing materials. From old emails, I can see that there was talk of switching ...
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where can I find fonts scanned from books?

I'm sure this has to exists but I can't find it. I'm looking for fonts scanned from books, comic books or magazines. I want them not to be perfect, with some grain from the books paper, etc; but it ...
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What is a good Google Fonts serif typeface for a content website?

the authors on my website insist we use serif typeface as it identifies our purpose. I've tried two fonts, Playfair Display and Sanchez, but both have visual problems. I need a very simple, highly ...
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Pinyin font with larger diacritics

Where can I find a Pinyin don't with larger than normal diacritics? When positioned next to Chinese characters, e.g.. in a list, they would make the intonation of the characters more obvious. (Many ...
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Name for types of fonts (sans-serif with bevelled stems)

I want to find fonts like the one used here, which is SuperGroteskWebPro. It is notable that in this font the f, T and t have cuts on edges at some angles. It is also a very clean font and gives a ...
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What is a good font for low resolution, black and white screen?

I'm looking for a good font to use on a small display (lower than 200x200px). The screen is black and white only, so I can't use anti-aliasing. I use several font sizes (between 14px and 24px), lower ...
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What are Google Webfonts alternatives to Novecento Wide?

Are there any Google web fonts similar to Novecento Wide?
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What font qualities should be used in sales/specials promotions?

I'm struggling to research and find some literature regarding guidelines when it comes to using fonts that would be used inside sales pamphlets or on a website/email. Whenever I search I get fonts ...
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Which font is similar to Christopher Wool's Stencil?

His stencil: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/338192253239825468/ the closest thing i found is: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/narrow-stencil/ but it's too narrow.
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Help identifing font of isolated character in historic documet and find modern match

This image below shows a few lines from the July 1948 Bell System Technical Journal. The 'p' character in the second line, used to typeset the "p0 = p1 = 1/2" equation is the character in question. ...
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Does anyone know of a free font with angled, tapered serifs similar to Golden Type Bold?

I'm planning on making invitation cards and a simple webpage for my friend's birthday. I've been trying to find a free webfont alternative for Golden Type Bold for a while. I might just be ok with a ...
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Open web font that is somewhere between Roboto and Ubuntu

At my company, we are doing some rebranding and are having some trouble deciding on a font. We want to use a sans-serif, open web font, so we don't have to worry about licensing issues, and would like ...
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Archer + Quaadrat Sans for a resume / CV

Is it advisable to use Archer (Hoefler) for headings with Quadraat Sans (FontFont), probably condensed, for the body of a resume / CV for someone working in teaching technology? This website http://...
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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 ...