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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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How to obtain single-stroke fonts for laser cutting

I’ve been looking for single-stroke fonts for a while. I need these for laser cutting. I have found many “single-stroke” fonts online, however none are really single stroke: once I Create Outlines, ...
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Find this font? [on hold]

Could someone help me find this (or similar) font?
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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 create curved texts like these?

How do I create these wave-like form in Adobe Illustrator/photoshop? I tried to use blended objects and applied the text on it, but it doesn't work.
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Acrobat - Optimised PDF - Unembed fonts not working

I'm using Acrobat DC (version 2019.010.20098 - auto updated by Creative Cloud). I need to unembed the fonts from a PDF file that I exported from InDesign. I do this via File > Save As Other > ...
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Anyone happen to know what font this is?

Wondering the name of this font, or the next closest thing to it. Image is from the StudioCanal trailer for the re-release of the movie. I've tried What The Font and FontSquirrel without much luck.
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InDesign Text Rendition Dark on One Spread Only - STRANGE!

An Adobe support care person who shared my screen today was as dismayed as I am by a very strange anomaly that we tried over and over to fix and it still isn't right. One of the spreads in a 280-page ...
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Does Proxima Nova font support sixteenths fractions?

Our software prints labels using the Proxima Nova font1. The software reads data from a CSV file, and if there's a fraction within a field, we replace that fraction with Unicode values. For example, ...
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When a website says a font is “Free for personal use”, am i allowed to use it in a name card?

I have an amateur question to ask. Following the title of the question, if the website says free for personal use, am i allowed to the font and print it on my name card (business card)? I dont own or ...
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Create Bitmap Only Font from Bitmap Sources (possibly using FontForge)

I have found other threads/questions related to bitmaps and fonts but I think my usage case is atypical. This is for a very casual group project designing a font together. A group of non-artists has ...
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How to convert a regular font to a UI font?

I have an Android device and its language is Arabic. I want to replace its font with my own one (which is nicer!), but the default font for Arabic in Android is NotoNaskhArabicUI (which is a UI font; ...
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Is it possible to interpolate between two different master fonts?

I know that it is possible to interpolate between different masters of one font but is it somehow possible to interpolate between two different fonts? Lets say Times and Helvetica? It is for ...
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How to recreate The Muppet Show logo in Illustrator?

Well, I'm not sure if you can call this a logo: But yeah, I'm referring to the lettering that appears in the show's opening. I understand that it's probably a hand-painted sign, but is it possible ...
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Is there a way in InDesign to quickly resize text that is stacked so that each line is the same width but different sizes?

I have a method currently of just going line by line and increasing the font size until it takes up the width of the text box and just readjusting the line/paragraph spacing but want to see if there's ...
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When designing a latin-based typeface, how are diacritics handled?

I was looking into designing a font that could include characters with diacritics but outside of knowing any other language besides English I was unsure if there was a reference or method designers ...
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Why do html/css texts appear so “pixelated” compared to texts from photoshop or gimp? [closed]

Here is an example to explain what I mean: Text created in Gimp: Text created in html/CSS code: font: 60px "anchor-web-1","anchor-web-2", 'Impact', sans-serif; font-weight: 900; Why do html/css ...
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Why is an m not an em wide in all fonts?

M and — are not always equally wide, And I wonder why, I realize that the EM-dash is one EM, but why is a M not one EM?
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What is the font of the eyeglass prescription printed by TOPCON autorefractor?

TOPCON (the Japan company, not the Texas one) uses this font in many of their autorefractors (or as they call it, auto refractometers). This font looks simple, but I just can't find the exact same ...
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Combining serif and sans serif font with matching x-height

I have a simple web page which uses a serif font and a sans serif font; both are set with font-family: serif and font-family: sans-serif respectively. With these settings I would expect that a well ...
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Problems while creating fonts for different scripts

This is for a research purpose. I was wondering whether the designers face any problems while designing the fonts for different scripts. It is because the alignment and spacing of different scripts ...
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Can logos be made just by using a font rather than creating a logo image?

Most people make logo by creating an image for it. I don't want that since I don't know Photoshop and I may make it ugly. Can logos be made just by using a font rather than creating a logo image?
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Baseline Grid question

So im new to using Baseline grids - little late i know.. but i have a question about this document i am making. 1st picture: In the pictures below is it common practice to align the quote on the ...
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Font suggestion(motion/speed/sports)

I am looking for an oblique, slanted font that suggest motion/speed/sports but in a very subtle way. What I was thinking of is something like any font in italic mode but instead of the text leaning ...
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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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How do you create alternate font glyphs/characters?

I used a font recently that had alternate glyphs assigned to each character. It was a handwritten font. Like someone scanned and traced a sample of their own handwriting. And I guess to make it look ...
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Looking to identify this Japanese font

Looking to identify this font from a Kirin CM for Mets soft drink. The text reads: 強いぜ うまいぜ  It's strong It's tasty
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Is there any color rule or theory for this kind of situation? [duplicate]

Is there any color theory or rule for something like this?: Considering that is a big blue square that contains another smaller green square and under the green one is a small and thin text with the ...
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HELP! | Which fonts are easy to use? UPPERCASE or lowercase? [closed]

Which fonts are easy to read? UPPERCASE or lowercase? Thank You.
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How to add old style figures from one typeface to another in FontForge?

The main font that I'm using for a project lacks OldStyle numbers, and I would really like to add them from a different typeface (one whose numbers I think complement nicely with my original font). ...
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Mystery Font? Please help

Hi guys can anyone find out what font this is, or something similar? Bold, rounded serif font. (ps - 'N's are distorted because this was taken off a t-shirt.)
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What font is used on Roya's “Samsara” album cover?

I've been searching for this font Roya (texture not included of course) and still no luck! What is it? (or one that is similar?)
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Odd uneven spacing between some words in Indesign, unable to adjust using paragraph styles pannel

I'm having problems as Indesign acts kinda stubborn. It keeps giving me an odd space between a word. I've tried to readjust the spacing using paragraph styles, font size, changing the font, spacing, ...
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Can someone help me identify this Japanese font?

I've searched on google and font sites. The closest I found was [ Soukou Mincho ], but it's not quite the same. Help would be greatly appreciated. EDIT: Traced back the page I screenshotted image ...
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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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Live Type fonts won't appear after exporting to SVG from Illustrator CC

I am attempting to export several of our design files for a browser based customizer we are building for our site. As the title states, I am running into an issue where the live type will not appear ...
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What is the Japanese font used in the ending credit of Steins;Gate anime?

This frame is taken from the ending credit of Steins;Gate anime. What is the Japanese font used?
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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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Illustrator point vs area type: inconsistent bitmap font character spacing

I have a nagging issue with Illustrator CS (both 2018 and 2019) and bitmap fonts. Briefly, character spacing is wonky (some letter pairs too loose or too tight) when text is in area type but alright ...
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Font, letter E sans vertical bar

Is there a font where the capital E has no vertical bar? I got the idea from the font used in the movie Elysium, but I think it only appears in the credits. Any help is appreciated. Best, Loque
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Can I legally use fonts for my personal business if I'm using an adobe subscription my job has provided for me?

I do graphic work at my job, and they supply me with a Creative Cloud membership. If I start my own business, can I legally use fonts provided by adobe even though my job is the one providing me the ...
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

For use in Photoshop, I'm looking for a font that's exactly 5 px high but still readable. I tried some system fonts myself like Arial, Tahoma, Segoe UI but it all results in a pixely mess. Ideally ...
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When will quality be lost when increasing design size % or size wise? [closed]

I want to at least double design size from 6in to 6in to about 12in by 12in. I am using a raster program and ttf fonts which the max size is 2000 pt = 6in by 6in. Can it be done in the raster program ...
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Modifying a monospace font (fontforge)

I am attempting to swap out the numerals in an existing monospace font (ttf) with some from a different monospace font (also ttf). I can't seem to get fontforge to export a mono ttf though. Even ...
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Any idea on how to recreate this blurry effect on text?

I'm working on a school event and I don't have lots of experience in Photoshop. So I would like some tips on how to recreate this text. Your help is very appreciated
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Japanese font identify

I just came across this Japanese font. I tried several font identifiers but they don't seem to recognise this font. Does anybody know what this font is? Thank you
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Faux Bold in Indesign creates thin outline on certain characters

I've added .25 stroke faux bolding to my text in indesign: If you look closely... theres this thin outline around the "e"s in "Tech Workforce". If I zoom in far enough on the indesign doc, it ...
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Why does the Noto Sans Korean font file have Chinese characters?

If you download and expand the full Noto Sans font you will find separate OTF files for "CJK" Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The files have a two-letter section in the filename for the target ...
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FontForge: how to blend cursive letters?

I'm working on a shorthand font, which requires anchoring each letter to the next because of the absence of any baseline. When I check my anchors though, I see that the letters are proporly placed ...
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I need help with the unkown font

I have been to sites with font identifiers and font matcherators, but in vain. Can any of you help me about the name of this font? It is simple, I can draw that word, but I need more words for the ...