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Converting text to an svg image

I recently asked my graphics designer to create an SVG image for the background of the homepage of my website (to be used via the background-image css property). I asked her to just write gibberish (...
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Giorgio - Script Font Identification

Can anyone help me find this script font? I have googled or use 4 or more font identfiers already, couldn't find, very urgent.
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Fixing font - some capital letters (e.g. 'Å', 'Ä', 'Ö') cut off from the top

First of all apologies for any mistakes in this text (for example terms or wrong assunptions). I'm no typography expert. I just think changing a font should be possible. That's why I'm asking for ...
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How do I edit a font?

Specifically, I want to set the width of the space character, so that two lines formatted with two different fonts will have identical left indentation when the lines start with the same number of ...
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Can I use a 'Free For Personal Use' font in my cover designing portfolio?

Of course, the portfolio will be put up for sales as pre-mades. Is this allowed? I would be buying the font once someone requests a particular design, but until then, am I using these free fonts for ...
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In a Print-Ready PDF, does the Printer who receives file need to have all the fonts on their machine?

I have a design for an ad that I've done for someone as a favour (I do a lot of web graphics work in Adobe Illustrator, but haven't done print work up until now). When I send them a print-ready PDF, ...
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Font used for a receipt

I struggled to find this font used to print a receipt. I have already tried several online tools without success. It has some serifs and I'm almost sure it's a monospace but cannot figure out the name....
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How to randomise Alternates

I made a Font with many Alternates (in Fontself) and I would like the letters to cycle through (at random would be awesome). Is there something in Indesign I am missing or is it as complicated as it ...
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Multiple color of a glyph in a font

I need to create a font where one particular glyph looks like the image below. The complete 'blue bird' is the logo and a glyph. The idea behind this is that the color of 'e' change when I change the ...
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White-out / burned-out font

does anyone know how I can create such a white-out/ burned-out font like in the example attached? Either in Photoshop or Illustrator. It looks like the text sits in front of a very bright light so ...
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What exactly is a web font, and what does converting to one involve?

I've read a few articles on this but the actual technical differences between web fonts and desktop fonts still elude me. The more I read on the topic the more I get the feeling that no-one has a ...
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Using ccmp with Latin letters and CJK glyphs

I got stuck on a detail that is possibly trivial and covered in some sort of 'OpenType 101,' but I have never seen anything similar in the specifications. I'm trying to set up a ccmp feature in a ...
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Is there any program that can interpolate a monospaced font from a non-monospaced font?

I am trying to create a mono-spaced version of a font. I am wondering if there's any sort of program that can interpolate one from the original. I know additional work has to be done, but I am ...
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Should the font in a logo be used otherwise in the corporate identity?

I'm currently working on an small project and want to know, if the font which you use in the logo, should also be used as, for example, headlines?
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Why are my Urdu fonts generated by FontForge broken?

I was editing an Urdu font with FontForge. After editing I generated fonts, but when I tested all of the characters are being displayed separately. How can I correct that? Here is an example of that: ...
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increasing size of all glyphs in fontforge.how

I opened a font file in fontforge.I want to enlarge all glyphs by 20%.I tried Element,Transformation,Transform. It did not work for me.How it will be perfomed.I am using fontforge 11.21.
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How to “sharpen” the corners/curves of a curvy or Sans-Serif font glyph?

Either in FontLab or Illustrator (probably in Illustrator is best), how do you take a glyph such as the following, and automatically (or semi-automatically) make the curves and corners more "serif" ...
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How can I improve at drawing calligraphic font glyphs

Here is an example font glyph that's reasonably complex: You'll notice a few things about it: Continuity. It's not built out of primitive simple geometric objects like circles and triangles like ...
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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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How to get font glyphs out of OTF/TTF font and into Illustrator

Currently what I have to do is open up a font file (OTF/TTF) in FontLab, then click on a specific glyph, then select the actual glyph in that window, then copy/paste it from FontLab into Illustrator. ...
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Fonts Used In Adobe Reader Fill and Sign

Fill and Sign in Adobe Reader allows you to sign documents with fonts that appear to be handwritten. I quickly checked the font folder in Windows 10 and I wasn't able to find these fonts installed ...
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Small Caps Character Choice for Abbreviations Commonly starting with a Lowercase Letter

I am pondering the following question, is there a typographical convention for which of the following choices should be prefered? or The background is: I want the title style in small capitals. ...
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How to Keep Symbols/Paths aligned in Illustrator (like for a font)

So I have these two glyphs in FontLab: Notice that the 3 shape is slightly squished in the second glyph. This is because the size of the whole second glyph is wider than the first glyph (before I did ...
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How to efficiently work on resizing glyphs in FontLab

I'm wondering if people use Illustrator to design the actual font-glyph, and use Illustrator until the glyph is fully developed, positioned, etc.. Then only once the glyph is basically done do you go ...
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Suitcase Fusion assigning the same name to all fonts in family

i keep running across a strange problem in Suitcase Fusion: when i add a new font family, sometimes (not always) every font in the family is assigned the same name. All can be activated, but only one ...
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How to globally set guides in Fontlab

I want to have this sort of thing: There's 6 horizontal lines and 3 vertical lines, to form the sort of bounding box and positioning guides for the character contours. I am new to FontLab and have ...
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Problem of dashed stroke in illustrator between 2 characters ,when writing in Arabic font

I have problem of dashed stroke in illustrator between 2 characters ,just when writing in Arabic font like this picture.
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Vectorised font not filling shape fully [Illustrator]

RESOLVED: I had problems with the rendering, switching to CPU rendering fixed the display. I can't figure out what's wrong here. I turned a font into outlines so I can adjust the shape a little more....
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What are the main categories of typeface? [duplicate]

https://i.stack.imgur.com/KBjVW.jpg I mean categories such as blackletter, gothic, serif, and so on.
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How to upload an OTF font onto Behance.com platform?

How do you upload a font (*.otf) onto the Behance platform (for personal use / attribution required)? When I attempt to upload the file a message box appears with a list of extensions (which does not ...
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Differences and similarities between .ttf and .ttc fonts

What is the difference between .ttf and .ttc files? I also appreciate the images to understand better. Thank you very much to everyone.
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Setting preferred font substitution in Scribus

A similar question wanted to know how to set a font substitution in a template. My question is how to setup font substitution in the Scribus preferences. There is a tab for it, but I am missing how to ...
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Problem with Acrobat Pro substituting True Type font in fillable form fields

I'm having an issue with Acrobat Pro DC and font embedding. I'm working on a design project that requires me to create editable text fields in a PDF using True Type Quicksand Bold font. I have the ...
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Can I shorten/change the name of a font in my app's menu?

I am making an app in which users can select a font, however some of the OFL fonts I have collected have a name which doesn't fit in the font selection menu. Is it ok to shorten or change the name?
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How to find a font with the same width as my current font?

Numerous times when creating a grid based layout for print, I would like to be able to change a font of some text content but know which other fonts are also the same text width (despite the same font ...
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How to see custom ligatures in a font file?

I'm looking at a popular programming font Fira Code that has a ton of custom ligatures, for combinations like >>= or !== that are not part of Unicode standard. If I install the font and use it ...
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Identify japanese font

Can anyone help me identify the Japanese font in this picture? I have tried several font identification services, but they don't seem to recognize Japanese symbols.
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What are the function of EM and EN spaces?

I know the EM is bound to the current font size, I know EN means the half of an EM in measure, the first is called a mutton, the second a nut, awesome. I know a EM and EN spaces are the equivalent in ...
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Convert SVG fonts to SVG shapes/images

I am dealing with an SVG font. Can I extract font glyphs from these font definitions as normal SVG images and/or shapes, and use those shapes in my application? The specific SVG font I am using is ...
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What is the best way to convert text to outlines?

I know convertthis is horrible and I cringe every time the printer asks. However, my team builds our files in InDesign and supplies print PDFs. The printer opens the PDFs in Illustrator or a program ...
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Technical name of a particular fountain pen font

Kind users, I've been trying for two hours to identify a font using the various online tools that can be used in LaTeX but I failed. I don't know if it's even a commercial font. The k that I ...
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Adobe Illustrator - How do I add the Indian Rupee Symbol?

I can add a rupee symbol anywhere using the shortcut ₹ (CTRL+ALT+4) after selecting the Indian English Keyboard. However, I am unable to do that in Adobe Illustrator. How do I insert the Rupee ...
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In a typeface, what does the abbreviation PE mean?

I have seen some typefaces with their names ending in PE behind. I know PICA is a measure unit, but what about PE?
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Missing fonts in PDF created and saved in Illustrator — not outlines, the actual fonts [duplicate]

I have a PDF that is editable in Illustrator. I have to open the PDF in Illustrator and edit individual parts of the document but I am missing the font that is used in the PDF. When I open the PDF in ...
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What is an expert set in the fonts field?

I have read it is a font with additional characters and ligature. The expert set was introduced it in the beginning of the 90s, see http://www.typophile.com/node/40309. from fontshop.com: Exp |...
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What Japanese font is used in the Try Knights logo?

Attempted to use https://en.likefont.com to no avail Sample from: https://www.ntv.co.jp/tryknights/
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How to deal with making design decisions

I'm currently in the process of designing a website, and after spending a few weeks now narrowing down a few combinations of fonts for the site's hero banner, I'm now stuck at the final decision of ...
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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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what typeface is the WeWork logo [closed]

Is it a proprietary typeface created just for the logo? is there anything close that you know of? I tried matcherator with no luck
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How to export font with “Kern Tables” and not “GPOS Tables” using fontforge?

Font Kerning is not supported on the platform (Unity) when it is in "GPOS Tables" rather it supports "Kern Tables". I have a font in which I've added kerning by classes in Lockups and in matrix window ...