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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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 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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Font for Access Key Code

I'm working on a project that will mail out access codes. Yes, using physical snail mail. The recipient needs to be able read the code and accurately type it into a web form. The codes consist of ...
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Open-source fonts visually similar to FF Fago or Neo Sans Intel

Are there open-source fonts visually similar to FF Fago or Neo Sans Intel (used on intel.com website and also Intel manuals (small example))?
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Alternative to Helvetica Rounded corners

There are several helvetica alternative questions here, but they don't do the trick. Rounded corners helvetica has letters that are slightly slimmer than regular helvetica and it has rounded tips ...
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Need some font suggestions, please

I have two separate but related needs. First, the website. It is almost mostly forms (data entry) and tables. For many of the tables, I need a narrow or condensed font. I'm currently using OpenSans ...
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What font is similar to Zapfino One but a bit more legible?

I am looking for a font for my wedding invitation. I like Zapfino One but I think it is not readable enough for an invitation. Especially the letter "f" is very large. Is there any professional ...
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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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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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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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(Free) Fonts similar to Zamenhof?

I'm looking for a font like Zamenhof for a project I'm working on, but would prefer not to have to purchase the font. Anyone know of a similar typeface?
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Recommended font size and font family for website content

What font size and family is recommended for a web site's content to make it more readable for the readers or visitors?
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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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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 fonts are similar to Candara, but available on Google Docs?

I've got several documents using Candara that I'd like to shift from Microsoft Word to Google Docs for collaboration; which font is going to be the closest match when using Google?
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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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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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Typefaces in which numbers look great for sale offers, discounts, price tags, and similar

I am looking for a typeface, no make that more than one typeface in which numbers look nice and appealing. I want to use these typefaces when designing vouchers and stuff like that, I get a lot of ...
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What's a good font to use for rules on a blackjack table?

I'm working on an iOS app that has a blackjack table in it, and need to figure out what font to use. I see a bunch of serif fonts when doing web searches, but they're hard for my crude eye to identify....
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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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What is a good serif font that goes with DIN Black for detail?

I am designing a business card, and was using DIN Black as a title font. I was thinking of putting the contact information in Georgia, underneath. Anyone have any experience working with DIN Black as ...
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Medieval gothic font with cyrillic characters

There are plenty medieval gothic fonts with latin characters, but I can’t find one with cyrillic characters. Can you recommend some?
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Where to find free, high-quality, letterpress/woodblock type fonts?

I may be asking for too much but...I'm trying to find fonts that look in the style of letterpress and/or woodblock type printing. I'm only a graphic designer in my free time, and am just working on a ...
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Fonts with ticks and crosses

Have you come across a font with good ticks and crosses? The reason I ask is that I'm making a sprite for the uniform.js form plugin (http://uniformjs.com/) and they use Lucida Grande for their ...
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Which font for a tactics video game? [closed]

I want to create various titles to use on books, web site and packaging in general for a video game that is of the squad based tactic type and in the Tron like, uncluttered dark and light blue style. ...
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Which free fonts are similar to this sans-serif Handel Gothic font?

What is the font in this extract? (hint: I've already found that it looks very similar to Handel Gothic, but the M is round on top) and what free (or even open-source if possible) font (to use in 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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Typography combination for Georgia

I want to use Serif font Georgia. Which Sans Serif fonts go well with Georgia. I am using Impact for my Logo. Can some one help in identifying a good Sans Serif font that can go well with Headers ...
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Free, downloadable Helvetica small caps? Well, then, how about Arial or even Tahoma?

I'm looking for Arial non-fake small-caps. Free, downloadable, and TrueType or OpenType. A free Helvetica would be great but I don't know that Mono ever made small caps for this typeface. I will also ...
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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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Font suggestions for a church site [closed]

Do you guys have any font suggestions for a ministry website (for headlines, logo etc.) ? So far I found this one:
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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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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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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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Where can I find good filigree? [closed]

I don't have the skills necessary to create filigree elements myself. Where can I find some pre-existing ones (preferably vectors or fonts)?

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