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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to see all chars in a font from FontForge

I have a pfm/pfb font called Chanakya which I know contains characters outside the 0-255 range eg. (\u2022 has अ). I know this because I can programmatically display the character's code:- But ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Help identify a couple of album cover fonts from 1975

I can't exactly identify either font used for "Eagles" or "Lyin' Eyes." Does anyone have ideas?
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SVG fonts in Inkscape

I know how to turn a path into a SVG font character in Inkscape. There are tons of tutorials online showing how to do it. However, I do not know how to edit a SVG font in Inkscape. What if I do not ...
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Pinyin font with larger diacritics

Where can I find a Pinyin don't with larger than normal diacritics? When positioned next to Chinese characters, e.g.. in a list, they would make the intonation of the characters more obvious. (Many ...
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Which font is similar to Christopher Wool's Stencil?

His stencil: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/338192253239825468/ the closest thing i found is: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/narrow-stencil/ but it's too narrow.
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What process do you go through when creating a typeface to make sure that it is not too similar to something that already exists?

From the comments and answers I received from a previous question (How much alteration to a font constitutes a new variation?) I thought that this might actually be a more constructive and practical ...
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Old .EPS and .AI just need font change — How?

I have a number of old .EPS files that were created in FreeHand, and some early Illustrator (.AI) files. They use fonts my machine doesn't have. Is there a free app I can use to open them and choose a ...
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Inkscape Font-specific Baseline Drop in Flow Region (Text Box)

When I change my font, my baseline drops inside of a flowRegion (text box). Specifically the Cardo font (I have not noticed others); see the image below. How do I adjust the baseline so the font ...
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Where is this font installed?

I ran a font previewer (PrintMyFonts) which provides a sample of every font you have installed on your computer. It gives me a sample of Helvetica Narrow, but I can't find the font anywhere to use it! ...
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Identify Rounded Modern Sans Serif

Can anyone ID this font? It is giving me fits even though I feel like its on the tip of my tongue: I've tried both http://www.whatfontis.com and What the Font Edit: this is from an HVAC Contractors ...
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Shuffle characters in the font file

I am looking for a way to simple shuffle english and cyrillic characters inside the select font. For example "R" should represent "H" and otherwise. Actually I need to shuffle all the letters. I will ...
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Where can I get/buy a Futura containing all original ligatures?

I tried many futura fonts and other ones resembling it. Most of the fonts I tried did not contain proper ligatures (fi, fl, fj, ft etc.) as originally designed by Renner. Can someone tell me a font ...
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What comic / cartoon style fonts are suitable for a mobile game?

I am currently in the midst of making an iOS game. So far, I created an overall look, i.e. figures and backgrounds. However, I also have to display textual information to the user. This makes me ...
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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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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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Can anyone help me identify the Japanese font (Holmes of Kyoto anime logo)?

Can anybody please help me identify the font used in the attached image. I suspect that the Japanese sample is a Dynacomware font, but I don't see a match on FontShop. Actual Japanese Text: ...
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How to fix broken “character box” / underline position of font?

I use an old font called Carolingia. I like it very much, but there are some issues: When mixing it with other content in the same line (e.g. icons), text in Carolingia is positioned lower than it ...
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Powerpoint font formula

I am trying to make a presentation on Powerpoint with fonts not included into the system as I downloaded them from the web. How can I make this pitch-presentation "playable" to other PC which they don'...
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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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Looking for a close match to classic Skee-Ball font

I'm trying to find a font that is similar to the classic Skee Ball logo, which can be seen here: Here are a couple I've found that are somewhat close: https://www.1001freefonts.com/cameo-appearance....
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Font rendering incorrectly on Windows

I've tried installing three different versions of the "Scala Sans - Regular" font, but none are rendering properly in inkscape. They all appear bold for some reason, even though the fonts all worked ...
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Photoshop shows wrong image and font size

I am using CS6 64 bit, but I am getting the wrong info from it. I want to get size of this font which is 28px but it is telling me that it is 80px. Font family is Gilroy light
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Is 3-rd font appropriate if used for buttons/CTAs? [case]

The main principle is to narrow font combination to two families total. I'm wondering how many times have You used or seen third font in modern web/app design and is it tolerated? [CASE] We want ...
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Does anyone know the name of this font: generated using font meme

I need to know what font this is for work and i generated it using font meme a long time ago but i cant refind the font. does anyone know the name of it?
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Similar web font to TeX Gyre fonts

I'm looking for a web font available on Google Fonts that is similar to TeX Gyre Adventor... indeed I'm looking for web font replacements for all of the TeX Gyre family of fonts: TeX Gyre Adventor ...
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How to achieve the most crisp and sharp font rendering quality?

I've seen quite a few professionally made logos and I'm looking for a way to make my text (under 20px height) render as crisp and precise as theirs. Photoshop unfortunately doesn't provide any more ...
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Which font is this

Hi can anybody suggest me name of the font with the reference image attached. Thanks
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Font renders differently on my laptop than on colleagues laptops

I'm using <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Raleway:400,700,800" rel="stylesheet"> Or https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Raleway font-weight:400 is the base, regular font ...
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InDesign CS6 and InDesign CC 2015 on Mac OS Sierra not seeing Helvetica fonts

I have upgraded from Mac OS X El Capitan to Sierra last month, and InDesign works well, generally. CS6 is a bit slow but does load, CC 2015 loads but with PDAppFlex on opening. I have InDesign CS6 ...