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Minion 3 or Arno Pro

I'm in a little bit of a type-related conundrum at the moment. I have the Adobe Typekit Portfolio plan, so I have access to a wide range of fonts. I have decided that Arno Pro would be the ideal font ...
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How many different font sizes is it recommended to have on a print advert?

I am designing a double sided A5 insert. I am using only 1 typeface (FS Albert Pro) in 4 different sizes (7pt, 8pt, 11pt,15pt), light and bold. Is this too many different fonts sizes for a print ad?
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What is the name of that font [on hold]

I'm looking for this font for couple of weeks already. I'd be extremely glad if somebody can help me. Thanks!
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What is the closest font used in this logo?

I need to find the name of the font used in this logo. Online tools can't identify it because of the design.
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Is Bell MT free for commercial use?

Bell MT is a font that comes with most Windows OS. I've searched Google, but I can't find any clear description of its license. And if it isn't, what are some good alternatives?
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Why have different font faces for title, text body and graphs in texts?

I have read several recommendations, e.g. this one to use different font families for titles (sans-serif), the text body (serif) and graphs (sans-serif). This is also what the default article document ...
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Monospace font that supports both English and Japanese

I'm looking for a monospaced font that supports both English and Japanese. All characters should be the same width (since it's monospace). I haven't found anything that works from looking on the ...
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How to fix broken “character box” / underline position of font?

I use an old font called Carolingia. I like it very much, but there are some issues: When mixing it with other content in the same line (e.g. icons), text in Carolingia is positioned lower than it ...
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Help Me Find a Matching Font for My Logo [on hold]

I have designed the logo below for a social network and am looking to put the name "UMMATI" beside it. I'm trying to decide on a font that looks good beside it and to decide whether the text should be ...
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If there is a (free / open source) black and white emoji font

Wondering if there is a free black and white emoji font out there. All of the ones I have seen are in full color, but there are the two unicode glyphs ☺, ☻, that's all I have seen.
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Can you identify this Art Nouveau font in a metal plate?

I have seen this before but I cannot find it via Google Images, nor via other font identifiers. I know I used it before, back when my workstation was Windows. I have already traced the other object ...
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What is the font in the Billund Airport Logo?

I'm trying to figure out what font was used in this logo. This is the logo for the aiport in Billund, Denmark. I've searched many websites and couldn't find it.
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How to set an 'ignore' on a pattern for contextual substitution in FontForge

I'm working on coding a custom font in FontForge for some positional alternates of letters. I am not working with feature files for alternates, but using the FontForge interface for building lookups (...
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How to make a font file bold/italic

Basically, I downloaded Google fonts, that do not have bold/italic variants. I can make them bold/italic with css, but I also have to use the .ttf file (which is only normal) in ffmpeg. There is no ...
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How do I find a paid version of Didot LT Bold if I want to use it commercially?

I can't find a single version of the font that has a commercial license, what do I do? Do I just settle for another font? https://www.fontsmarket.com/font-details/didot-lt-std-bold https://www....
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Font replacement for DR Agu Sans Black

There's that beautiful DR Agu Sans Black: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/rastvortsev/dr-agu-sans/black/ Do you know any free/cheaper replacements for that? I've tried ObelixPro and LuckiestGuy, but ...
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Are all characters equal-width in a monospace font?

Given: |==============================| | MARKET | | | | wow | | O | | look at /|\ ...
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Illustrator: noting fonts before creating outlines

Is there a way to keep a 'virtual notebook' of a file so I can remember which fonts I used after I've created outlines? I really like fonts and have far too many, so it's hard to remember which one I ...
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How to Select Individual Glyphs From a Font and Re-export

Wondering if (a) you are allowed to take some TrueType font with this license (actually I am pretty sure now that it is allowed, modification even for commercial purposes): SIL Open Font License 1....
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A good monospaced font to go with Computer Modern font

I am not that experienced with pairing fonts but am wondering if one could direct on which is a good monospaced font to go with Computer Modern, or at least the principles one could use to figure out ...
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Figuring out the Ligatures/Kernings of a Font

There are ways to measure text in the browser, taking into account the font size. However, you could get a performance improvement if you only measure the different characters, and then you combine ...
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Fully cursive font selection help

I am trying to 3D print some names for a wedding and I'm trying to make them all the same font. The issue I am having is that the cursive font that I have chosen (Milkshake) looks cursive but does not ...
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Create metric-compatible font

How can I create a font that is metric-compatible with a commercial font? I don't need actual glyphs, just rectangles that will preserve the document layout. What properties are important? Advance ...
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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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font substitution in Scribus

I'm trying to build a Scribus template for use by people who do not necessarily have some of the fonts that the template prefers. In CSS one can define a "font-family", such as font-family: "Times ...
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What is the difference between a logo with a certain “image” and logo with just the name of the company?

What is the difference between a company's logo that has a small picture beside the company's name like that of stackexchange beside which there is a small logo of something like a message icon and a ...
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How is this Chinese character with boxes in the background font achieved on iOS?

I was wondering how this text effect was achieved? The characters appear with boxes behind them on desktop versions as well (this is from Instagram) and i’m wondering how this was achieved and where I ...
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Create your font with custom glyph not found symbol

I am new to creating/editing fonts. I want to create a font with custom symbol for "glyph not found". I have downloaded FontForge as it seems to be a widespread free font editing program. I was hoping ...
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Why is Corbel listed as bad font for body text in Butterick's Practical Typography?

We are creating branding guidelines for a nonprofit voluntary organization. Only around 10 people will create content, but a lot more people will need to be able to view documents and publications ...
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Insert special characters as text in Illustrator

How do I insert the ∝ symbol and other special characters in illustrator text? I tried and this is what I get instead of the ∝: I searched here about special characters, but is there a way to just ...
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can you tell me this font [closed]

I am trying to figure out this font. I can't get Whatthefont to come up with one like this.
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What is this fonts name?

I can't find this font anywhere. Does anyone knows this font? Look how G, J, Q and R look.
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How to see all chars in a font from FontForge

I have a pfm/pfb font called Chanakya which I know contains characters outside the 0-255 range eg. (\u2022 has अ). I know this because I can programmatically display the character's code:- But ...
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Some fonts in Inkscape don't display in Inkscape

I've noticed that some fonts don't display properly in Inkscape (0.92.3). Take Lato for example (downloaded from fontsquirrel). It contains 9 different weights (excluding Italics). Some display fine, ...
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Font identification(Does anyone know what this font is?)

Can anyone identify this font on the pic? or can at least give me a font that is close/similar to this one? Thanks!
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Apple Watch Font

What font does Apple Watch use for the time and other information presented in number form? I looked this up but the only one I could find was the San Fransisco one. However, the SF one is not rounded ...
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Need help identifying a decorative font

Back in the 90s I used a small utility called "Bannermania" from Broderbund Software to make banners. It came with several fonts in a proprietary binary format and I need a TTF version of one of them ...
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Avenir Next: odd 'u' height

I've recently inherited a brand which uses Avenir Next as its primary font. Looking through previous documents I have noticed the height of certain characters seem to be off, with the u being the most ...
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Font that doesn't move when text is edited

What is the characteristic of a font called when each symbol has its own space and it cannot move the other symbols after changing. For example, if I have time in the format hour:minute:second, and ...
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Pairing the “Learning Curve” font

I'm trying to find a good pairing for the Learning Curve font, to use in a website. This particular font is used in the client's logo. I must convey a stylish and elegant mood, and I've tried to pair ...
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Font With 256 Distinguishable Characters (For Binary Files)

I am creating a hexadecimal binary file editor similar to https://hexed.it/. However, for my text editor, I would like to have there be a separate distinguishable character for each of the 256 ...
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Should a typographical scale refer to line-height or to the font-size?

First of all, I want to apologize to any serious typographers for using the names of css-attributes instead of proper names. With "font-size" I mean here the defined font-size as one would in css (...
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Open Sans installed by default on all major OS's

Do all major operating systems have Open Sans installed by default? Ie, if my website uses Open Sans will it display on: Windows Mac OS Linux iOS Android
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Font is corrupt seemingly everywhere

When I download DIN Regular from a variety of websites, this is what it looks like in Mac OS font previewer... What is wrong with this font?
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Help with Font identification

Kindly help with identifying the following fonts, I've tried all online font identifying service without any luck.
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Help what font is this?

Hey guys i need some help, exactly what font is this?
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Powerpoint font formula

I am trying to make a presentation on Powerpoint with fonts not included into the system as I downloaded them from the web. How can I make this pitch-presentation "playable" to other PC which they don'...
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Which two letters to use to show the most typographic concepts?

I’m putting letters on a typographic grid complemented by a chart to show and name typographic concepts. The list of terms shouldn’t be exhaustive, but should contain the most important ones, e.g.: ...
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How to find and remove missing fonts in Illustrator

When sending artwork to print, all fonts are made into outlines so our printer shouldn't have any font queries. However, there are a couple anomalies that keep popping up and showing as missing fonts ...
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Finding a font used on old topographic maps

On the first generation of Romanian topographic maps (before 1900), there was a certain font used for labeling natural features. It looks like this: I managed to find a reference from 1907 for the ...