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Selecting glyphs of font based on previous and next char, aka “continuous ligatures”

I'm currently thinking of designing a new font prototype, whose specificity is to adapt each glyph based on the previous and next character. The idea is to split each glyph in two parts, "left&...
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Need help identifying a monospace font

I have already tried many font-finding tools, but they do not seem to work. This font is not Menlo, nor is it Ubuntu 11(I tried looking that up).
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How to set font smoothing (WPF)?

In my WPF application often used small size text (12-13 px). As a result I see a bad display of it (imho, for me). ClearType used (but does not help). Example (from above is a desired result): How ...
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Can anyone please help identify this font?

I had to restart my computer and lost this particular font, any help please? https://imgur.com/a/yJv18Q2
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Text alphanumerical characters changes to characters in Illustrator

I am working with Adobe 2020 while transferring the chart from Excel to Illustrator, text change to weird nonnumerical characters. I have tried these before transferring the chart change the font to ...
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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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May I use Google Fonts for creating a logo with commercial purposes?

I want to create a logo for a contest, the winner will be paid and the winning logo will be the institutional logo of an academic entity, so I need a font which can be used freely or at a cheap cost ...
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Can you suggest me free font for art exhibition / photo book? [closed]

Good day. Can you suggest me free font "suitable" for art exhibition ? Thanks
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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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What font is used in the following picture? (Very similar to OCR-B)

The online font detector applets offered that the following font is OCR-B. But the number 8 of OCR-B is not same as picture. Is there another font similar to OCR-B? (The font has been extracted from ...
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Font identification from BNHA again

I got help the last time I posted here so hopefully you guys can help me again! The closest font i've found for this particular one is either Iwata UD Gothic Heavy Display or Kozuka Gothic Heavy ...
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How to use ionicons in photoshop like font awesome?

Can we use ionicons like we use font awesome? or is there any workaround. Currently, they have the option to download SVG's but they are not opening in photoshop for me (I am using cs6).
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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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What's a good resource on learning OpenType?

So in my spare time I like working with fonts. During the creation process it's hard to remember all the possible features offered by OpenType at one time. What's a good resource (maybe a primer of ...
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Creating a Cyrillic font with OSX Glyphs.app fails when made web safe

I have a full Latin alphanumeric font made and am attempting to add Cyrillic characters to the mix. I am using OSX Glyphs.app. I am able to make the Cyrillic characters and export the font as an ....
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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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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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What is the actual problem with Calibri?

Recently I've been seeing many pages and blogs with some sour distaste for Microsoft's Calibri typeface, mashing it as if it was the new Comic Sans or something. At first I tought the problem was ...
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How to display custom font on Adobe XD mobile cloud document?

I have a prototype which uses a few third party fonts and 1 custom icon font. When previewing the prototype on my PC, everything is displayed correctly, but when I try to test it with my Android ...
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How to read and write a font file?

Lately I have been getting into font creation, and for the most part, I have been using software and website (such as fontstruct). While these websites give me some control over the fonts, they do not ...
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FontForge / Mac's Font Book - Rearrange font family order

Is there a way to change the font weight's order through Font Forge? WhenI downloaded Aktiv Grotesk, each font weight was its own font. I used Font Forge to merge them all into one font family.
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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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Which font's digits resemble Nixie tube digits?

I will try to mimic Nixie tube digits in an application. For responsiveness and scalability I won't use any rasterized images of actual tubes, this will be a sufficiently adequate mock which just ...
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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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Bizarre behaviour of letters resizing automatically as I type in InDesign

hoping someone can shed some light on my situation. I am facing something I have never faced before. As I type in a text box, no matter the font, there seems to be some kind of behavioral rule telling ...
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Looking for font based on E shape used on French ID Card

I'm looking for a font where the 'E' is similar to this (note the middle stick) Any suggestion ? Edit: It's not OCR_B, as OCR_B is only used in MRZ section. Source of the font: French ID Card
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What are fonts found in Windows 10 by default that are the most similar to Avenir?

I understand that very close alternatives aren't gonna be found considering the fonts that come with Windows 10 by default aren't that numerous, but I'm looking for fonts that convey a similar vibe ...
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Problems with fonts in Photoshop (all the textes are pixelled)

I really don't understand what is going on and I'd love if someone could help me with that. Whenever I text something the letters are just pixelated and weird, some of them are just fine (like F and H)...
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Is it legally OK to increase the weight of say a Times font by 10% and publish a book in the modified font?

Say I am using Microsoft Word 2003 on Windows 10 Pro. Windows or perhaps Word (I am not sure which, but in any case they both originate from Microsoft) came bundled with several fonts in the Times ...
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Is Typeface and Type Family the same thing?

I'm currently taking a graphic design course on Coursera, and the instructor uses these words interchangeably. Therefore, does Typeface and Type Family mean the same thing?
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I'm looking for a free to use font like Avenir Next with raised superscript for the registered trademark character

I'm using Avenir Next for a website. One thing about it is that it renders the registered trademark as superscript. So for example: Extensive Enterprises® The R looks smaller and higher than the ...
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Stroke Paint default activation

I have to enumerate hundreds of cables for a project but every time I write something Stroke paint is activated The problem is that Inkscape draws the text automatically with stroke and without a ...
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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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The scope of “free for personal use” in fonts

When dafont.com says a font is "Free for personal use", could it be used for local student run show posters as long as I'm not selling the posters?
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At what point does one decide a font is in the public domain?

I've tried to find who created the font Orion Esperanto Normala (which is quite similar to Arial), but none of the distributions I've found have either stated the author's name or included any kind of ...
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SVG Glyphs with Huge Dimensions

I am using some third-party SVG music fonts for an application. The single glyphs of these fonts, are by default very huge in size. I was wondering what the reason for this could be. I can think of, ...
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Which font is similar to Georgia, licensed free for trade books?

Looking at the Georgia font license, you can see that it is not free for trade publications. I want to publish a commercial book using a font similar to Georgia, but with a free license. Does anyone ...
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How do you calculate for font pairing?

What is the qualification for a good font pairing? Regardless of the application, what makes a good font pair? For example, a company has a standard (single) font used in a brand. Let's say the base ...
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Find the font size in pixels of selected text in PSD

There is probably something simple that I am missing here, but how do I find the font size in pixels of selected text in a PSD?
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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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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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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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Weight symbol font

Is there an Unicode symbol or common font (present on Windows by default) character that represents a weight? These are not what I'm looking for: 🏋⚖️ EDIT I need to integrate this to a Winforms ...
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If using InDesign on an Apple computer, is there a way to flow MS Word files in Indian languages such as Tamil, Hindi, Sinhala, and Kannada?

I am designing a book translated to a number of Indic languages. I have had trouble reading the translations, which are MS Word files, on my Apple laptop computer. Oddly, Kannada is legible (the ...
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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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Font with A without horizontal bar

I'm trying to find the font used on this website for the name of the singer https://www.lindsayell.com/ I found this one which is similar https://www.dafont.com/adam.font?text=LINDSAY+ELL But the S ...
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Help to identify font

can someone help to identify what font is below: Thank you.
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Kerning Editing of ttf file

I wanted to edit my font's ttf file and change the character interspacing whenever I write that font down in any software. I want to know if I can edit kerning or character interspacing of my ttf font ...
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Converting Font Designs in an EPS to TTF or other Font Format

I downloaded a font that is packaged as an EPS file but cannot figure how how to install the font into my OS or into Adobe Photoshop. Is there an automated way to convert the EPS file into a format ...
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What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts (ideally) or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir Next Pro, specifically, Bold and Demi: Any similar-looking fonts, with good cross-browser ...

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