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Can someone identify the font in this photo?

This is the logo from my grandfather's old restaurant. I'm trying to reproduce this old t-shirt for his birthday. Does anyone recognize this font? It looks like there might be more than one used here.
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Looking for a font where 0, 1, 2, 5, and 8 are the same when flipped upside down

For example, the number 10258 should read 85201 when flipped upside down. This is akin to what would happen with these digits on a 7-segment LED display (although strictly speaking the 1 would switch ...
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Fonts- Build glyphs in FontForge or Illustrator?

I'm looking to build a font as a hobby project. I have an intermediate working knowledge of Illustrator, and no working knowledge of font software, but I'm looking at using FontForge. I want to set up ...
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Need help identifying Japanese font

It's from a tamagotchi product. I've been searching absolutely everywhere, from free to paid sites, just to know the name of this font. If anyone has a clue, I would really appreciate the help!
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What font is this? Or is it even a font?

I am not sure if it's okay to a question here like "what font is this?" so sorry if this question is against the guidelines. I keep seeing this type of font everywhere on the logos. Is it ...
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How can I continuously transition between a monospaced and a proportional font in text?

I'd like to have text where the proportions of glyph widths continuously change. One extreme would be that all glyphs would have the same width, and the other extreme would be that glyphs usually ...
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differences between Helvetica Neue and Monument Grotesk

I usually can spot at least a few difference between Helvetica (or Helvetica Neue) and another font. The a and r are usual suspects but I am struggling to see any difference at all between Monument ...
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What type of font are used for the subtitles in this video?

What type of font is used for the subtitles in this Youtube video linked below? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xPYHygck6o&feature=youtu.be
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Font used in a BMW catalog

I need some help with recognizing the font used in this BMW catalog, do you know what font it is? Link to the catalog: https://www.bmw.co.jp/content/dam/bmw/marketJP/bmw_co_jp/pdf/all-models/M/M3-M4/...
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Should I put a hyphen in “sans-serif”?

If i am describing a font and i say «it is a sans serif» should i put a hyphen in sans-serif or not? A random amount of googling suggests that both with- and without-hyphen are used, and each one ...
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Font that is monospaced + slash through zeros + “web safe”

When ever character matters (code development, etc.), there is a need for a font that meets the following: Monospaced Easily distinguishes between the uppercase letter O and the number 0. (Two ...
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InDesign's Glyph pane lists horizonal lines as bullets?

As I know, there is such thing as dinkus that is used to demark section breaks. A dinkus can be one or three asterisk, a fleuron, or a horizontal line. When I open InDesign's Glyph pane, there is a ...
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What fonts are used in the 'Biomutant' game UI

I just saw some trailers to the game Biomutant and I really like the artwork and UI. I am wondering what font(s) are used since I'd like to use them in my own projects. Here is a screenshot form one ...
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How to use Glyphs 3 to set the lowest y value of a character set to the descender (i.e. size to fit)

I've bought the licenses of a few fonts to put in an app I'm making like this: You can see that there is a lot of excess space at the bottom and the font is quite small. So I downloaded the free ...
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Single and Double quotation marks moving above a letter

I'm new to Fontlab and I've been working in Fontlab to make some changes to an existing font. I have a issue to deal with. When I type using this font and whenever I use quotation marks (both single ...
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Why are Serif endings still needed at all?

Serif endings are a curious thing of the past that, to me, they don´t seem to have any real purpose today, except remind the forms of the past. We have to admit that Serif fonts are more legible, but ...
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Translate a control point in FontForge

I'm making my first steps with FontForge editing an existing font. I'd like to use the lower curve of the lower-case T and apply it to the lower-case L to make it more distinguishable from the upper-...
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Receipt Font Match [closed]

Can Anyone help me determine what font is being used in this receipt?
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Strange bug with Cambria and text variables

I was typesetting a document using Cambria as the main font (don’t ask me why). Then I have noticed a very peculiar bug that almost ruined my whole work. Below I explain step-by-step what I have ...
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What font does Vox use for their videos?

What's the name of this thick, bold font that Vox uses mostly for their videos? I'm working on a poster, and I feel like this font would really work with it, so I would love to know the name of the ...
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Fonts with an upper-case 'E' slanted in each direction

I am trying to find a font similar to this image. Specifically where the top and bottom prong of the upper-case 'E' are going in opposite directions. Anyone happen to remember seeing one similar? ...
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Font not displaying properly despite being embedded

I have created a document in Scribus which I exported to PDF, embedding all the fonts. However, in some applications, one of the fonts (Montserrat) does not display properly – it looks like some sort ...
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been trying to find this font desperately M and N and E seem the same, any ideas? (I've isolated the letters and alined them at the end to see better)

been trying to find this font desperately M and N and E seem the same, any ideas?
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What's the recommended font size for standees?

I'm not sure if this question has been asked before, but it's my first time on this site, and it's also my first time making a standee. To be specific, we've decided on a 2ft x 6ft standee, but I'm ...
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Best font to represent Windows, Mac and Linux system font for mockups created in PenPot

I am wondering which font in Google fonts is the best font to represent Windows, Mac and Linux system fonts for design mockups? The reason I am asking is because I and some others are using the PenPot,...
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Hoefler Text non-breaking space is too wide

In Pages on MacOS, Hoefler Text has very wide non-breaking spaces: As you can see, in other fonts, the non-breaking space has the same width as the standard one. In Hoefler Text, it is 3 times wider. ...
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Meaning of “Non-Commercial Free Usage” for fonts

I have a large font collection, which I decided to sort according to licensing terms. While trying to learning more about font licensing, I came to know the term "Non-Commercial Free Usage" ...
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How do you add symbols for keyboard buttons?

I'm creating my own keyboard shortcut cheat sheet in InDesign, and I'm struggling with how to add the keyboard button symbols. For example, how can I add the symbols for Shift, and Command, to do ...
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Looking for a free font set that is like Helvetica Now Display

Which one is the closet out there? I want extra bold, extra light, bold, regular and medium. Thanks :)
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My font looks blurry on book cover

I am starting out as an author and do my own book covers using ‘Be Funky.’ I start out with a photo and edit it to suit, and then ‘add text.’ The problem is that my text sometimes looks blurry when ...
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Recreating old handwriting into a font?

I am trying to make a cookbook in honor of my recently deceased mother. I have a bunch of her recipes and a couple are her actual hand writing with detailed instructions. I’m hoping to somehow ...
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How to identify this Sans serif font?

I have tried automated online font searches as well as manually compared with more that 3500 sans serif fonts but I could not find this font. The nearest font I could find are following: The ...
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Combine Helvetica Neue (or derivatives) with Open Sans (or PT Sans)

I am currently working on a logo (word mark) for a client. I compared different sans serif fonts and narrowed it down to Helvetica, Neue Helvetica and Neue Haas Unica. Although the client is a startup,...
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Free fat numeral font as used in sheet music time signatures?

I am looking for a free font that has similar fat numerals as those used for indicating the time signature in (Western) sheet music. For sure, specific sheet music fonts do exist, but these typically ...
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Can I write an entire book in Sans Serif?

I want to use FiraSans for my entire book. Is that legal? I heard that one has to choose a serif font for body content. But I really like FiraSans. Oh, I am so confused :'(
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Fallback web fonts for unicode circles (●◐○)

To display a rating on a web page, I would like to use unicode circles, for example: ●●●◐○ This uses the following code points from the geometric shapes unicode block: ● U+25CF (BLACK CIRCLE) ◐ U+25D0 ...
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Missing diacritical marks in an Adobe licensed font

I'm designing a print publication in InDesign CC using Adobe Caslon, and the typeface appears to be missing these characters: This is how the text is rendering: Switching to a different font isn't ...
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Old newspaper font suitable for screen use?

I run a site ( https://www.gayundah.info ) which I am currently re-theming. I am wanting to change the blockquote text to reflect the original newspapers the articles are drawn from (1886-1920 era, ...
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Why does a font look pixelated on my page when it renders flawlessly on Google Fonts?

I am trying to use Merriweather and Source Sans Pro for my website. These fonts look flawless on the Google Fonts website. However when I try to use them on my webpages they look pixelated. Even on ...
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Is using @font-face on CSS bad Design?

Quick question. Context: I'm learning CSS with my first website. Let's say that i want to use a certain font on a header, this font doesn't come with any OS. So i can just place it in the server and ...
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Need help identifying a font often used in the figures of scientific papers

In the figures of scientific papers, I have been seeing this font very often (image below). I see this font in papers as old as from 2010s. I like the simplicity of this font and would like to use it. ...
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Selecting glyphs of font based on previous and next char, aka “continuous ligatures”

I'm currently thinking of designing a new font prototype, whose specificity is to adapt each glyph based on the previous and next character. The idea is to split each glyph in two parts, "left&...
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Need help identifying a monospace font

I have already tried many font-finding tools, but they do not seem to work. This font is not Menlo, nor is it Ubuntu 11(I tried looking that up).
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Text alphanumerical characters changes to characters in Illustrator [duplicate]

I am working with Adobe 2020 while transferring the chart from Excel to Illustrator, text change to weird nonnumerical characters. I have tried these before transferring the chart change the font to ...
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Can you suggest me free font for art exhibition / photo book? [closed]

Good day. Can you suggest me free font "suitable" for art exhibition ? Thanks
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Typeface identification: Garamond variant

Problem I’m trying to identify the precise typeface used in the following document: Context and current state of my investigations I know this document was generated using LaTeX; unfortunately I do ...
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What font is used in the following picture? (Very similar to OCR-B)

The online font detector applets offered that the following font is OCR-B. But the number 8 of OCR-B is not same as picture. Is there another font similar to OCR-B? (The font has been extracted from ...
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How to use ionicons in photoshop like font awesome?

Can we use ionicons like we use font awesome? or is there any workaround. Currently, they have the option to download SVG's but they are not opening in photoshop for me (I am using cs6).
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How to read and write a font file?

Lately I have been getting into font creation, and for the most part, I have been using software and website (such as fontstruct). While these websites give me some control over the fonts, they do not ...
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FontForge / Mac's Font Book - Rearrange font family order

Is there a way to change the font weight's order through Font Forge? WhenI downloaded Aktiv Grotesk, each font weight was its own font. I used Font Forge to merge them all into one font family.

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