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Help me identify Japanese font!

I'm looking for this font for a project but I don't know what the name of the font is nor does any website to help identify it works. If you know please do tell me!
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Are any Shaken fonts online?

I have found that most manga use fonts from the Shaken family. Specific examples include イナクズレ/InaKuzure or 古印体/kointai. I have actually found the latter font, but the former (and other Shaken fonts ...
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Convert variable font to static font

I've been playing around with the new https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Roboto+Flex?query=roboto#standard-styles font from Google, and found myself a style a really like (screenshot below) and would ...
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Small caps and text figures in titlecase

I'm currently typing up some lecture notes for a university course, and I'm having trouble deciding how exactly I should typeset the title of the document. The title consists of the subject ...
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"Pitch" when we talk about /computer/ monospaced fonts

Pitch is the number of (monospaced) letters, numbers and spaces in one inch (25.4 mm) of running text, that is, characters per inch (abbreviated cpi). The pitch was most often used as a measurement of ...
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What is the benefit of variable fonts?

Is there actually a typographical benefit to variable fonts? Or is it just the font companies trying to justify new purchases? I remember Adobe Multiple Masters (and Apple's GX fonts too), which were ...
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Fill the inside of a hollow/outline font in AFX

I have a text animation (animated letters) in AFX with an "outline" font (that has no fill). There has to be a way to fill the inside of the font somehow? Are there any workarounds? I know I ...
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Font Awesome like characters without installing anything locally

I am looking for something like Font Awesome characters but which isn't needed to be installed locally. Something free and gratis which one is welcome to just copy and paste and then give some CSS ...
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Strange fonts and keyboard input in some cells of power point

I an forced to use a template in ppt and in some cells of the template I get a very extrange behaviour: "Click to add subtitle" appears in very rare fonts When I press some letters in my ...
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Can you identify this font on 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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Can Someone Identify This Serif Font?

I'm trying to figure out what this font is. It looks similar to Cormorant and Adobe Jenson, but it's not quite it. I've attached the example. Thank you! I really appreciate it!
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Create equal spacing inside font/object for my son's LED strip

Good Morning, I am wanting to make a LED sign that uses a 6mm wide led strip with the text "Mi Frijolito", that looks like this, which is 1.5m long and 0.5m wide. . So the main issue I am ...
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Editing Adobe stock Editable Font files

Nearly all of my Adobe Stock Editable Font files are easy to replace the starter text with new text and all font design and effects are immediately applied. Online tutorials focus on creating these ...
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Font Creation - Ligatures between greek (θ) and latin vowels

I'm currently designing a custom font that includes a large number of ligatures using FontForge. While nearly all the defined ligatures function, there's one class that doesn't render as expected in ...
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Font appears in Illustrator but not in InDesign

I am using a font (the lovely Sprat by Ethan Nakache) for a project and cannot get it to work in InDesign – it doesn't show up in the Type menu. It appears and works fine in Illustrator as well as ...
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Microsoft Sans Serif, comma character ',' hardly distinguishable from period '.'?

I am trying to use the font "Microsoft Sans Serif" in an application where numbers are of high importance, and am facing one single issue: Using the development tool's default font size, the ...
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Create font with connecting letters

Some letters in devangiri may appear on top of each other, or maybe next to each other with both of them halved. Like this: खा. This is actually a combination of 2 letters,ख and ी. I'm working with ...
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Can I freely use a font that has an open font license on an e-commerce platform?

Can I freely use a font that has an open font license on an e-commerce platform? The purpose is to allow customers to use that font to personalise a product.
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How can you make bold text if the font does not have "bold" included?

I am working with some fonts, and none of them have the "bold" option. The font is too thin, and the result is not well legible. So, I was wandering: is there a way to turn the text into a ...
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SVG: Google web fonts when exporting from Illustrator

I'd like to point to a Google font in the code of my Illustrator file (SVG). Can folks provide tips and examples of what to add in Illustrator's code dialogue? Thx!
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How to remove unused glyphs from a font?

I tried using fontforge to remove unused glyphs in order to make font file size lower. I removed them from a woff file and exported as woff, but the result was low quality. Any advice?
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Illustrator CS6 breaks Arial Bold font

I got svgz file with texts in Arial Bold font. I modified file without touching text objects. Saved, sent. After imported to SCADA application texts have no bold style at all. I checked original file. ...
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Identify this 80's style retro font

I saw this image in an article about the Ferrari Testarossa and I liked the font. I tried myfonts.com and found a match that is remarkably similar but not exactly the same. Maybe the author also ...
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Adobe fonts not syncing in browser and CC app

My fonts are not being activated in Adobe when I try and use them in illustrator. I have been using it with no problems untill today. I have tried the troubleshooting tips on the adobe website.. ...
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Fit text area to text in Illustrator

When I start typing text randomly somewhere on an artboard in Illustrator, the right side of the text area doesn't line up with the right side of the last symbol. In the above image, the tail of the '...
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Looking for this specific font!

I’m looking to track down this specific font, I’ve tried multiple Find Font websites. the slanted crossbar on the lowercase e and the y and g seperate it from any font i’ve seen. I believe the ...
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adobe font usage past subscription

Example to explain above question: If my company sells a product to a client that includes a font found and used through fonts.adobe.com and the creative cloud subscription, would they still be usable,...
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Legally speaking, can I copy fonts from our Macs to all of our windows computers? We are a public library [closed]

Our marketing department decided they want to use Avant Garde in promotional items for the library. i.e., Newsletters, brochures, etc. Apart from marketing, who use macs and/or have Adobe fonts, no ...
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Can't make text bold using CTRL+B in adobe xd

I am using adobe xd, and I have installed circular std book font to work. I have installed 3 typefaces for this font i.e Circular std book (regular) Circular std book medium Circular std book bold ...
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How does a font designer decide about kerning?

Designing a font is a cumbersome task as each glyph should be drawn. However, finding the right kerning is something that puzzles me. A font can have thousands of kerning, and there are even more ...
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Proper optical size usage for variable typefaces

How do I know which optical size to use accordingly to pt/px size? For example, Newsreader goes as low as "1" in the "optical size" axis in it's variable alternative. Does that ...
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Where is word spacing determined and how do I edit it?

I am editing a font in Font Forge but it seems there is no variable or property for word spacing. Applications all render this font with far too wide word spacing which led me to assume this was a ...
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Issue with Font in Photoshop

I just got photoshop (trial) and I have Mac Big Sur. I downloaded 2 new fonts in my Font Book which my boss sent me. I opened a template for my new job (which contain aforementioned fonts), opened it ...
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How to make a OpenType/TrueType font where you can type many characters to get a glyph, in FontForge?

Currently I have a fantasy script where each glyph is mapped to a random font character. Now I would like to make it so you can type the font on a regular keyboard, using only ascii characters. Some ...
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How can I add a hyperlink to a text in adobe xd?

I cannot add a hyperlink in adobe xd text. I want a text which should show a hyperlink on drag or onclick of it. Like we can do in Figma by clicking the (CTRL + K) key. So my question is how can we do ...
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What font is used in the John Crerar Library?

I visited the John Crerar Library at UChicago, and the font used in its interior looks fantastic to me. I tried searching on WhatTheFont, and it told me the font is BB Manual Mono™ (Pro), but I don't ...
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What is the best font for inviting a good discussion?

I found an interesting study talking about how Baskerville was tested as a better font for trustworthiness. https://www.fastcompany.com/1670556/are-some-fonts-more-believable-than-others I was ...
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Can you identify this stencil font?

I wonder if anyone can id this font? It's a stencil with a slightly flared serif. I tried WhatTheFont but no luck. The source is from Mucci Farms tomatoes package. Thanks
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Can anyone help me identify this Japanese(HNK) font..?

It's used on NHK( Japan Broadcasting Corparation ) logo. I have searched all over Google and everything.. It can't be found, witch is why I am asking here.. Thanks in advance..!! :):)
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What's the name of this Japanese font?

From a certain academic paper. I have no idea what is this handwritten font.
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How do I use Adobe Fonts (Creative Cloud) in Inkscape?

In Inkscape 1.1 on Windows 10, Adobe Fonts (Creative Cloud, formerly 'Typekit') do not appear to be available in the Font menu, and are listed with a ⚠ symbol. How do I use Adobe Fonts on Inkscape 1.1 ...
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Why glyph set of some fonts is so incomplete or inconsistent?

There might be no clear answer, but why the glyph set of some fonts is so incomplete or inconsistent? For example, Minion Pro, which is the default font for InDesign, so it seems to pretend to be a ...
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Is there a font similar to Monoton that supports Thai script?

I'm having a hard time finding a font similar to "Monoton" that also supports Thai script. Anyone knows whether there is a font readily available similar to that?
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Liberation Script - is it really another Liberation font by Steve Mattison?

Yesterday, just out of curiosity, I googled for Liberation Script and to my surprise this font seems do exists: https://www.cdnfonts.com/liberation-script.font https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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How can I create a font with ligature alernates?

I am creating a font with 273 glyphs: 26 glyphs will be one-letter characters 163 glyphs will be ligatures without any alternate versions 84 glyphs will be ligatures with alternate versions (This ...
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How is one side of Highway Gothic's lowercase s arguing with the other side?

Can you pls explain 3:04? What exactly is wrong with Highway Gothic's lowercase s? I don't understand Tobias Frere-Jones's commentary. If you take a close look at the lower case S, it does seem like ...
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How do Clearview's curves of the lowercase a and u trend towards a square?

Is there a Typography Stack Exchange? Happy to post this there instead. Can you pls explain 2:48? What does "trend towards this kind of squarish shape" mean??? The speaker is Tobias Frere-...
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are there 5x5 pixel grayscale fonts?

I am trying to design a (or: use an existing) very low-res bitmap/pixel font. I only have little space, but am thinking about utilizing different brightness levels of the pixels. I found this post (...
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Rounded angular numbers font used on 1960s college football jerseys

Seeking to identify the number / digit font used on a number of old football jerseys from the 1960s. These font was used by the University of Washington football team in the 1960s. There are many ...
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Why FontForge is less popular?

FontForge is an open source, cross-platform font editing and engineering software. As far as I have researched, it seems to be the only available open source tool in the market that has almost ...
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