Questions tagged [fonts]

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Isolated > medial substitutions in FontForge

I've been working on a font for a fictional language (Ta'agra from Skyrim) and I'm having issues getting the substitutions to work. It's supposed to be written similarly to Arabic where each letter ...
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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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How do I make sure the unicode box drawing characters work properly in my font?

Unicode has a set of characters for drawing simple graphics. Here is an example from Wikipedia: ┌─┬┐ ╔═╦╗ ╓─╥╖ ╒═╤╕ │ ││ ║ ║║ ║ ║║ │ ││ ├─┼┤ ╠═╬╣ ╟─╫╢ ╞═╪╡ └─┴┘ ╚═╩╝ ╙─╨╜ ╘═╧╛ There ...
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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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Comparison chart for glyphs that work in MS Word, Illustrator, InDesign+

I want to buy some fonts and ran across an excellent comparison chart for the advance glyphs and ligatures available in the various programs such as Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and so on. ...
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What is the best way to convert text to outlines?

I know convertthis is horrible and I cringe every time the printer asks. However, my team builds our files in InDesign and supplies print PDFs. The printer opens the PDFs in Illustrator or a program ...
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About the ICA Suffix in Some Morisawa Fonts

The Japanese type foundry Morisawa offers some typefaces whose names end with the suffix "ICA". Clearly, it is not a foundry name suffix. Also, judging from the fact that most (I think) of those fonts ...
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Is there an dynamically changing font?

Just had this idea, and thought to post it here to get an answer as to its existence. I'm thinking something that isn't perfectly monospaced/spaced, but as you type it organically lays out the font ...
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Is there a Mayan Hieroglyph font or complete icon set somewhere online for free?

I am looking for the icons/glyphs from here: The only thing I could find was this Mayan Hieroglyph font, but having looked at it briefly it looks like it only supports letters. I haven't learned ...
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Setting preferred font substitution in Scribus

A similar question wanted to know how to set a font substitution in a template. My question is how to setup font substitution in the Scribus preferences. There is a tab for it, but I am missing how to ...
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Convert SVG fonts to SVG shapes/images

I am dealing with an SVG font. Can I extract font glyphs from these font definitions as normal SVG images and/or shapes, and use those shapes in my application? The specific SVG font I am using is ...
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Is there an easy way to establish which Variation Sequences a font supports?

I am looking for a method or a script that would allow, on a large scale, determine the Unicode SVS and IVS supporting capabilities. For instance, I’m in need of a font supporting a Moji Joho sequence ...
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Does anyone know what this font is called?

I've tried uploading the above image to a few font finder websites but am not able to find the exact font. I found this on a Youtube video.
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Modifying fonts with Gimp

I am using the Papyrus font in a banner and I would like to make the font darker and thicker without going as dark as Papyrus Bold. Papyrus Bold seems to loose the feel of papyrus which is caused by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't get my cursive font to connect fluidly (FontForge)

I've made a cursive, Arabic-esque font in FontForge and everything works great, but the letters don't quite connect right, there's almost always a little gap. I've tried messing with kerning and ...
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New line errors in FontForge

I've been creating a fictional, Arabic-inspired font in FontForge using a Latin keyboard. I've only been able to get initial contextual substitutions to work by starting each line with a space. This ...
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Apple's iOS Design Resource Library — Apple supplies wrong font?

I've been using Apple's iOS Design Resource Library in Adobe XD, and have Apple's official SF font installed. The problem is that when you open the library in Adobe XD it complains that the SF font is ...
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OTF fonts in InDesign

I downloaded Lato fonts from the Lato website (specifically version 2.015) and installed them onto my machine (Windows 10). Yet InDesign still says that I am missing many Lato fonts: But they're ...
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match font Metrics Ascend/Descent with General Ascent/Descent

Browsers display an additional spacing around the text elements. Refer to this question to see it in action. How much spacing it is added, is determined by HHead Ascent and Descent values as stated ...
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How can I tell FontForge to work with Korean characters instead of Latin/English?

I'm using FontForge to convert otf fonts to ttf, it works fine if I'm working with "Latin/English type characters" but when I'm working with Korean the resulting ttf includes none of the characters (...
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Please help identify this font similar to Venus Rising

I used this font a few years ago, but I have lost the source docx file. I suppose it is a free font, since I used LibreOffice on Linux while creating this title plate with it. I already have tried ...
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pdf: are CID Type 0C fonts better than Type 1 fonts?

For years, I took care to only have Type 1 fonts in the PDF produced by LaTeX. Now switching to LuaLaTex, I realize that LuaLaTex uses by default "CID Type 0C". Example output of pdffonts: name ...
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Opening pdfs in AI without converting type to outlines

I've got a lot of pdfs that I need to open and edit in AI. All the pdfs were created on the same computer, so all fonts are available. However, while some pdfs open ok, others open with the text ...
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How do I create an emoji font?

I've got some svg/ai files that I'd like to turn into an emoji font. Is there a way to do this? Every time I try to import into FontLab, it only imports as a black and white glyph.
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What does “mfgpctt” mean in version number of font

I noticed in the metadata of many fonts that they have a strange version record. In at least a few fonts from different families, I found the string "mfgpctt v4.4", with the numbers sometimes being ...
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How to make all font glyphs more bold automatically in FontForge?

Take for example this Tibetan script: This, and every font I have found online for Tibetan (except for Google Noto) does not come in bold. But some I really like the shape of. I was wondering if ...
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Fixing font - some capital letters (e.g. 'Å', 'Ä', 'Ö') cut off from the top

First of all apologies for any mistakes in this text (for example terms or wrong assunptions). I'm no typography expert. I just think changing a font should be possible. That's why I'm asking for ...
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Can I use a 'Free For Personal Use' font in my cover designing portfolio?

Of course, the portfolio will be put up for sales as pre-mades. Is this allowed? I would be buying the font once someone requests a particular design, but until then, am I using these free fonts for ...
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Using ccmp with Latin letters and CJK glyphs

I got stuck on a detail that is possibly trivial and covered in some sort of 'OpenType 101,' but I have never seen anything similar in the specifications. I'm trying to set up a ccmp feature in a ...
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Why are my Urdu fonts generated by FontForge broken?

I was editing an Urdu font with FontForge. After editing I generated fonts, but when I tested all of the characters are being displayed separately. How can I correct that? Here is an example of that: ...
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Small Caps Character Choice for Abbreviations Commonly starting with a Lowercase Letter

I am pondering the following question, is there a typographical convention for which of the following choices should be prefered? or The background is: I want the title style in small capitals. ...
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How to efficiently work on resizing glyphs in FontLab

I'm wondering if people use Illustrator to design the actual font-glyph, and use Illustrator until the glyph is fully developed, positioned, etc.. Then only once the glyph is basically done do you go ...
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How to see custom ligatures in a font file?

I'm looking at a popular programming font Fira Code that has a ton of custom ligatures, for combinations like >>= or !== that are not part of Unicode standard. If I install the font and use it ...
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Identify japanese font

Can anyone help me identify the Japanese font in this picture? I have tried several font identification services, but they don't seem to recognize Japanese symbols.
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Font used in the logo of Safiya Travels

Can anybody help me in identifying the font used in the logo of Safiya Travels: I have tried using the font-identification websites online, and the closest I could get was Jaunty Gent NF on MyFonts: ...
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How can I compare specific copy across all installed fonts?

When I chose a font for a project, I always spend way too much time. I'd like to type the copy in a program, and it would be displayed in each font installed on my computer so I can compare which ...
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What font is Google using across many apps (not Roboto)

I noticed Google is using this font specially in small CardViews and it's doing a very good job together with the rounded corners of the cards. Any one have an idea what this font is?
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Active Adobe Font Not Showing Up In Illustrator - Why?

I have activated the font "Good Headline Pro Bold" in Adobe Fonts: But when I'm working in Illustrator, I search for that type in the character panel, and nothing shows up: Clicking on "Add Fonts ...
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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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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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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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how to view/print all the characters in a font (mac ox10.12)?

I'm trying to find a simple way to be able to view all the characters that are available in a font, and to possibly create a PDF sheet of those characters for reference. Is there a way to do this ...
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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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Wrong font behaviour in Inkscape

I used Fira Sans font (free Google font) and got this: Manual kerns are clear, although if I add 0.01 px of Horizontal kerning to "r" then it looks like it should. There is no such problem with other ...