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Questions tagged [fonts]

Questions about matching fonts, using fonts together, manipulating fonts, font selection and font purchase and usage rights. Please use a more specific tag if available.

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Andalé Mono font license

I am considering Andalé Mono font for a website, but I do not know the license. I did not see mention of the license here: http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Andalé_Mono Where can I find the license for this ...
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Can't see what I'm typing in Sketch

Every time I type something, I can't see what I'm typing. It's always white with no fill.. Even if I set the font color to black, I still can't see my text when editing it.
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Where can I find the best fonts online?

Sites like Font Squirrel and Space Fonts have some good type faces, but every time I see an effective logo it always has this stellar font that fits the image perfectly. I'm wondering 'where is ...
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How to remember the terminology for the metrics of a glyph?

There are all kinds of differently named metrical properties of a glyph, as listed here and some of which are illustrated in the picture below: I find it difficult to remember these terms and to ...
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If there are any square-grid Latin fonts

Pretty much every font I can think of is in a sort of portrait, paper-proportioned-ish grid, sort of like this: _ | | |_| A 1x2 grid fits tall letters like l and short letters at the bottom like s. ...
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Error when saving pptx with embed fonts

Getting this message when I try to embed fonts in my presentation with "only the characters used" option selected: "Some of your fonts cannot be saved with the presentation. Adobe Gothic Std B Bold ...
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Font text is not smooth in Photoshop

Has anyone dealt with this issue before? For some reason, my text on Photoshop is not smooth at all, no matter what font is picked. Example: If anyone has any tips, would be highly recommended.
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Minimum font size for “Jr. Poster” Billboard (5 by 11ft)

I'm planning to rent several so-called "Jr. Poster" billboards (about 5 by 11ft), displaying several paragraphs of text (black text on white background). I was wondering, what is the minimum font ...
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Where to find nice foreign language fonts

I have encountered a few nicely designed foreign language fonts like for Devanagari, but doing a search for "beautiful foreign language typography designs" doesn't bring up anything. I know about ...
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Someone wants to create a trademarked logo using my font

I currently sell my font on creative market where it is protected by copyright. A client would like to include the font in a trademarked logo but this goes against creative market's licensing. I have ...
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How a font glyph looks when defined as a compound contour for TTF

I am trying to understand the concept of contours as it relates to True Type Fonts (TTF). It isn't very well described, so I wanted to take the following drawing as an example. Specifically I'm ...
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Variations in the design of the @ at symbol [closed]

I have seen many variations in symbols such as quotation marks, but I haven't seen any variations in the @ "at symbol". Wondering if there are any interesting takes on it.
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How to properly create SVG letter with proper endpoints

I have seen how to create letters in SVG such as this. What I am wondering about is the flatness of the endpoints of a letter, how to do that in SVG. I'm wondering if each "line" in the SVG letter is ...
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Example of free downloadable SVG font with complex curves

I am trying to learn about SVG curves and how font glyphs are built. Specifically how you taper complex curves. I'm wondering if it's the stroke that is tapered or it is a fill. I'm wondering too how ...
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Closest Google Font to Amazon's new “Amazon Ember” font?

Amazon in the UK has implemented a new font called "Amazon Ember". A product page shows the squarish font, which has two-storey a, single-bowl g and flat top to the digit 3: My amateur eye can't seem ...
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Font problem when opening SVG file?

I am opening SVG files generated by D3.js code in another computer and seeing a pop-up - And the opened file in Illustrator is missing some letters (showing cross sign instead, as if the fonts are ...
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Font selection for figures

I am searching for a font for annotations in figures of articles that I am writing. I want to use it for labelling of axes and ticks, but also for legends and subtitles of charts and the like. The ...
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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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Adobe Acrobat PDF textbox too small

I've been using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.16 to add a text box in a PDF file, by using Tools -> Content -> Add or Edit Text Box. However, the largest size is 24, which is still too small. Is there anyway to ...
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How to merge a regular weight and a bold weight to one font file?

Suppose I have 2 font files - one is a regular weight of a font (400) and another one is a bold weight of the same font (700). I want to merge both of them to one file and when I bold something it'll ...
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Text Alignment Issues When Opening Adobe Illustrator CS5 File in CorelDRAW X6

I have a file in Adobe Illustrator CS5 (AI-CS5) which I open in CorelDRAW X6 (CD-X6) because it has to go to commercial printers which only accept CD-X6 files. The problem is that when I open the file ...
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EB Garamond is available in a few places, but includes different things in each. Which way is best to go?

I have been trying EB Garamond for the time being, but I'm confused as to why there are a couple different sets: Google Fonts and Adobe: Contains Regular, Medium, SemiBold, ExtraBold with their ...
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Designing a custom font for WebGL

Wondering if it's even useful to design a font using a tool such as font-forge if you are just going to use the font in a 3D environment such as with Three.js. It seems as though the font-file isn't ...
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How to make text fit to area text box in Illustrator CC

I am using variables in Illustrator CC. As the text comes into my design, I want the font size to change to make the text fit, without the size of the text area box changing. So, a short word that ...
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Sketch3: Change font for multiple elements but keep different font sizes

In the below example, a Tag has font Didot and size 48, the below tags have the same font but size 24. In Sketch 3 (Version 43.1), can I somehow change the font for both elements (or all text ...
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HELP with these Japanese Fonts! [closed]

Hey guys im trying to find these japanese font families. I think it's kind of a condensed font or something, not really sure since I dont know anything about japanese fonts. I'm tring to recreate a ...
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How do I know I'm buying a font from its real owner?

I would like to properly license a Helvetica Neue font to use on a website. However, I can't figure out who owns the font, or who to buy it from, and whether the people selling the font online are its ...
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Thematic graphical modification of text? [duplicate]

I am looking for design literature discussing the thematic graphical modification of text. Often, images (from a theme) are modified to make a letter / word discernible in them. Two examples of this "...
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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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Photoshop Copy one Text Layer and change font

I want to make a logo. I want to make a text layer and copy it for example 100 times and change each font. Is there any possibility?
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All superscript (and subscript) font

Background I am creating an app with React Native which needs to be able to display super/subscript. For some reason, there is no way of doing this on Android because the View cannot be nested in the ...
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Web safe alternative to roboto?

What's the closest web-safe font to Roboto? I need to know this in order to provide a decent alternative to Roboto for my apps. UPDATE: reading the answers, it's clear that the concept of web safe ...
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Image Edit to see under a colour layer? [closed]

It is possible to take an existing image which has black texted covered by solid red layers and remove that so the text can be seen? For instance this pictute here is a screenshot with black text ...
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How can I convert currency symbol to universal font?

I need to convert svg symbol to font symbol, that you can just copy and paste everywhere without installing special font for that (so just svg to ttf converter won't work here). It should work same as ...
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What is the difference between Glyph and Font?

I was going through one document and I came across this term 'glyph'. The term was new to me so looked into wiki for its definition. I felt both glyph and font is same. Am I correct? Else please tell ...
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How do I disable auto-replacement of missing fonts in Inkscape 0.91?

I am making files on two different PCs. We have a large package of fonts that we use, not all of them are installed on both machines. When we make a file on PC1 with a font that is not present on PC2, ...
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Force non italic font to italics around a circle

So I am dealing with a font that is not Latin which also normally does not come with an italic font option. At first tried typing around the circle that I wanted the text to surround but I after ...
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Font Family Similar to Unitext

I really like the Unitext font by Monotype, but I'm trying to avoid web fonts with page view restrictions and counters. Can anyone suggest an alternative, paid or otherwise, that might fit the bill.
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Can anyone help with Font name?

ive spent the last 2 hours or so looking for this
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Is there a (free/open source) black and white emoji font?

I wonder 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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Help! What font is this?

I cannot find what font this is. I've used fontspring and whatthefont and nobody can even come close to identifying it.
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How to really preview GIMP fonts?

I want to choose proper GIMP font for my purpose, so I would like to browse through all of them visually. But, having to choose GIMP font based on a single letter "Aa" (as provided by the text tool) ...
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How to convert a WOFF2 webfont into a TTF desktop font?

Googling leads me to everythingfonts . com which is down, at least for the last two days but it may have been down for a while. Googling "woff2 to ttf" -everythingfonts has very few results ...
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Bumps on bottom of text in Illustrator

For some reason in one of my Illustrator documents, there are small bumps on the bottom of the lowercase E and C characters. The font I'm using is (I believe) built into Windows. It's called ...
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Combine english and chinese fonts in 1 paragraph style

When formatting in Chinese text, I 'm wondering if you can create a paragraph style so the Chinese is set in 1 Chinese font, while the numbers are set in English font. So you don't need to highlight ...
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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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Help me identifying this font!

I'm trying to find what font is the one showed in the picture. I've already search in various sites but I don't find the exact same or at least one very similar. This font is from a logo that was ...
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Open Source alternatives to FF Tisa fonts

Recently, I have stumbled upon the FF Tisa fonts quite often and I happen to like them. Unfortunately, I have not found a matching open source alternative yet. FF Tisa Pro: FF Tisa Sans Pro: ...
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how to prevent staircasing [duplicate]

he guys, i am struggling with something for days and it is driving me bonkers. I have a letter R from which i am cutting off a piece at an angle. no problem so far. but if I go to my 100% view it ...
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Illustrator SVG export: Character after t is vanished?

I am having a weird problem, if I have a text with the character t then the next character vanishes from the exported SVG. What gives? This problem does not exist if I chose Font: Convert to outline ...