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Can I make a font out of *.png files?

I'm making an font, but, I'm not fluent in making SVG images, I know some photo editors can do this, but the way I draw, it doesn't seem like it can be coded in SVG. Please help. I'm using Photopea.
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there's this 'police d'ecriture' font that i'm looking for... any idea? [closed]

there's this 'police d'ecriture' font that i'm looking for... any idea?, looking for this font, if you know this would be awesome
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Is there a name for this kind of font?

Is there a name for this kind of font that you used to find on cable bulletin boards? If I wanted to imitate this on a website, which font would you recommend?
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Typeface identification: Garamond variant

Problem I’m trying to identify the precise typeface used in the following document: Context and current state of my investigations I know this document was generated using LaTeX; unfortunately I do ...
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Font name has '*' added and type has a pink background in Illustrator

I've been using Illustrator for a short time and just now installed some fonts on my computer to use them in my project, only Illustrator doesn't recognize them. The background is getting pink. And ...
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Unknown formal font

I searched this font letter, a capital T, during some hours and I did not find it. The type of font is formal. The second image is the original source, the flower is not part of the font. Anyone know ...
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Paid vs Free Font

I would like to kindly ask if you can give me your view on either purchasing a font or going with a free font for a logo design. In addition, I will add a few more questions that popped in my mind. ...
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How to find the widths of letterforms of a font of given style and size?

I'm stymied trying to hand letter the text in a one off sign for my yard: NO LIFE MATTERS WHERE BLACK LIVES DON'T Using Libre Office Draw I centered the text (Liberation Sans, 72pt) in a window ...
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What may cause failure of displaying letter M?

What may cause failure of displaying letter M? Extra: what is the best place for the questions related to encodings / displaying failures? UPD20211113. Link to the affected document: http://www....
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Outline text duplicate characters

I have a large document in which I am converting texts to outlines using Adobe Acrobat Pro. But when I do so, the file size increases significantly. It is because it turns every character into a ...
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What are fonts halfway between serif and sans-serif called?

I want to experiment with fonts for a textbook (with math, so latex is the typesetting program). How can I find suitable and reasonably popular fonts that are halfway between serif and sans-serif --- ...
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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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How I type Arabic text without error boxes?

I want to use the Arabic text in Photoshop v22.0.1 but it only types in as error boxes. I have tried the Preferences > Type > World-Ready Layout. and Paragraph's World-Ready Layout with Middle ...
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Is there a special name for this style of font?

https://www.1001fonts.com/tostada-font.html I quite like this font but I'm not 100% on it, I've searched for "alternatives to tostada font" but my searches don't come up with much. Is there ...
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Serifs used in sans-serif fonts

There are some sans-serif fonts where serifs are used sporadically: My questions are: Are these considered real serifs, i.e. will typeface designers call them serifs or are there other names? Is ...
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how can i release my font under SIL font license or Appache font license

I made fonts for logo design 3 weeks ago and i want to give it other so they can use it for free. Would you please tell you please me the process how to do it?
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How to reduce space between text lines?

I set the number in red rectangle to zero, but the space between lines is still large. Is there a way to do more? The font is Libre Baskerville.
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Is it possible to add new characters to a font?

I've got a font called Lato, and I need to add the characters İ, Ğ, ğ, Ş and ş. How can I do this? 1st photo is the original. 2nd photo is the same font that I upgraded:
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been trying to find this font desperately, if you know which one it is, that'd be awesome! [closed]

any idea what it could be?????
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What is the maximum number of glyphs an TrueType Font can hold?

currently I'm wondering about how many glyphs there can be in a ".ttf" file. If I understood correctly, in a OpenType Format there can be up to 65,553 glyphs. But what about TrueType? My ...
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Problems with fonts in Photoshop (all the text is pixelated)

I really don't understand what is going on and I'd love if someone could help me with that. Whenever I type something the letters are just pixelated and weird. Some of them are just fine (like F and H)...
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What is the name for numbers fonts that contain descender and ascender?

I have seen this kind of Numbers in some publications, It looks betters in the text of body, but I don't know the name or how to get them. I am not talking about a specific font family but rather the ...
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Suggestions for Dashboard with Many Numbers (VideoWall)

i'm working with power plant operation and we have a screen in videowall with all machine data, that is there are many numbers. Example: Can you give me suggestions for the best fonts to use on ...
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From which version does Photoshop support UTF-8?

I'm still using Photoshop 7 since I'm not a professional designer and it's light weight, fast to launch. But there's a problem, Photoshop 7 doesn't support UTF-8 and I need to type UTF-8 texts. From ...
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How to create a smooth 3D effect on text?

In Inkscape, I used to be able to apply the combined lighting filter over text for a great smooth, 3d lighting effect on text but am not able to with updated version. How do I create this effect on ...
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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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Printing: will a font always give exactly the same result, regardless of how it's printed?

Will a font always print exactly the same, regardless of the print technology? Example: printing at the local print shop on a laser printer versus the commercial printing of a book. Here is Linotype's ...
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been trying to find this font desperately. (I've underlined the letters from it), if you know which one it is, that'd be awesome! [closed]

any ideas? or resembling ones? (I've underlined the letters from it so you see exactly) ♡
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How do I recreate a font like this?

I need to recreate a font, it's going to be for private purposes, how do i do this? Here's the font sample:
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Similar fonts to Porcha 911 which is free for commercial use?

Does anyone know a good alternative to Porcha 911 font which is free for commercial use? See image and link below. https://www.dafont.com/911porscha.font?text=Detailing
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Where can i find icon fonts for currency symbols?

I would like help to finding an icon font package like ionicon for most, if not all, the currency symbols in the world. I currently use ionicon for my kivy app just need the currency symbols now.
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How do you create combining diacritics in FontLab?

If I type a letter "a" and the acute accent mark, I want the result to be á. These are technically still separate characters: the "a" and the "combining acute accent above&...
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Why does the same font look different in different browsers and applications?

I've noticed that the same font can look quite different depending on the browser or application: to the extent that it might look nice in one browser but quite terrible in another. Here's a ...
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I am working with Photoshop CC 2019 and I tried to write in Gujarati with Shruti font so it's not showing joined and non of them are working for me

I am working with Photoshop CC 2019 and I tried to write in Gujarati with Shruti font so it's not showing joined and non of them are working for me.
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Can fonts be displayed as contextual character combinations?

Looking for way to do a handwriting font but where certain letter sequences or patterns display together. Would the method be to put the two or three or four letters together as one, as uncommonly ...
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How can attribute Creative Common Attribution font to make an album cover?

I want to ask something since I'm not a real designer or anything. I made a music album cover and how can I attribute a font in this case, since the album cover doesn't have a description... the font ...
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Is there a font family that contains all characters listed on the groff_char page?

I am looking for a font family that contains all the characters listed on this pages: https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man7/groff_char.7.html Id est mainly latin 1, greek letters and mathematical ...
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Is there a Hindi (Devanagiri) Font style that matches - Impact, Oswald and Anton - (Latin) fonts?

I tried searching for a Hindi (Devanagiri) Font that matches the consdensed bold style of famous Latin font - 'Impact'. Please let me know if there is a bold condensed font like the above for ...
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Looking for a specific font and am struggling Very Round A's, O's, S's etc

UPDATE!! I used Tailwind as suggested by JBrenan to create this draft. Thanks JBrenan. I did have to replace the w from that font group and use Arial Rounded for that but otherwise I think it ...
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Can I write an entire book in Sans Serif?

I want to use FiraSans for my entire book. Is that legal? I heard that one has to choose a serif font for body content. But I really like FiraSans. Oh, I am so confused :'(
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A monospace font with unicode glyphs

I'm looking for a monospace font which has a lot of the unicode glyphs. In particular I'm interested in the speaker symbols, code points 1F507 to 1F50A.
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How to center a text label without much movement when it changes?

I have a text block that I need to center horizontaly, however when it changes, it moves a bit, and I don't quite like it. A similar counter in iPhone countdown app somehow manages to avoid this ...
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What font is this? (Used in publishing sheet music)

I have tried my best but have failed. Asking for help identifying this font. It is the font used for fingerings in very old books of sheet music. Here is an example from a book published in 1976: I ...
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Change kerning between two specific characters, in a ttf

I'm using the Typeface Rubik. It's semibold font face has problematic default kerning between the "f" and "i" characters(picture below.) Does anyone know a way to change the ...
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Inkscape Fonts Differences Internal vs. Poppler Import

I created a simple example plot in R and exported it as a PDF. I use Inkscape to create an SVG file. However, I have noticed that the font is different when I use the internal library to import the ...
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How to globally set guides in Fontlab

I want to have this sort of thing: There's 6 horizontal lines and 3 vertical lines, to form the sort of bounding box and positioning guides for the character contours. I am new to FontLab and have ...
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Random Contextual Alternates in InDesign

I have made a font that uses the OpenType "rand" feature (Random Alternates). The example font has several versions of the letter "a". It works in Chrome and LibreOffice but not in ...
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Difference in glyphs of I and l

In many fonts I come across, I see that the glyph uppercase i - I is same as lowercase l. Why is it so? Why don't font designers add a differentiating factor between the two glyphs? This specially ...
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Why is lowercase "L" usually higher than capital "I"?

I've often wondered this, but I haven't really sought an answer to it until now. Obviously, fonts do need to distinguish small "L" and capital "I" in some way and it does make sense to use letter ...
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Inkscape 1.1 font families are not connected to the right OTF files

I have the EB Garamond fonts in my /usr/share/fonts/opentype/: EBGaramond08-Italic.otf EBGaramond08-Regular.otf EBGaramond12-AllSC.otf EBGaramond12-Italic.otf EBGaramond12-Regular.otf EBGaramond-...

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