Questions tagged [fonts]

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Suggestion for Eurostile-like font

I'm currently re-designing an unified layout for my resume, portfolio, business card, and so on. Until now, I've used Eurostile as my preferred font, but I'd like to switch to another with a free ...
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How do I create create stripped glass effect text in illustrator?

I found this image in MoMa website. This poster was designed by Juan Carlos Distéfano in 1964. I try to replicate the effect of the text. Turns out it harder than it looks. Any tips how to achieve ...
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Chinese characters render as boxes even though font supports them [closed]

Out of this database of ~80,000 Chinese characters: ~80,000 render correctly on Google search results and my URL bar ~75,000 render correctly on the database website and here on SE. ~27,000 render ...
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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 is wrong with Comic Sans?

There's a great TEDxExeter talk by a colleague of mine, Simon Peyton-Jones, about the recent advances in the English lower school 'computer science' curriculum. Like all of his slide decks he uses ...
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Can someone help me identify this font please?

I don't know what the curves on the edges of the letters are called, and I can't seem to find a similar one. Thanks in advance!
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Using Illustrator CC one layer shape out of multiple paths

I have a shape created in Photoshop (one layer) I copy the shape to illustrator (selecting compound path)and it shows each element as a separate path. I would like to generate a font icon so I need ...
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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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Inkscape font size doesn't match that of imported figure

I am a scientist and I like to use Inkscape to create schematic figures explaining some experiments and then to combine those figures with other figures I've created using statistical software to ...
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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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Font Search: Attik Noise 3.5 'Boost Neo Grotesk'

Hoping someone can help me track down this font. It's from an old Attik graphic design book called Noise 3.5. It's called Boost Neo Grotesk and I've tried searching high and low and screengrabbing the ...
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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 properly placed ...
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How to use this psd font?

I've used psd font in the past with photopea, as i dont have full shop. Just photopea and gimp at moment. I am trying to use a .psd text font, that has honey drops in it, i can load it using ...
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Change all font color

I have a file saved as .xcf (gimp native file format) with many text boxes. How can I change all the text to a specific color? Right now, all of my text is green (#00FF00), but I want it to be blue (...
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How do you decide the ratio between font-size & line-height?

I don't know if there's a canonical answer, but maybe some theories that you can point me to that I can read about. Do most designers just play it by ear? Or go from the gut?
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Website to extract fonts and colors from other sites

I'm looking for a website where you can type in a URL of a site and then the website extracts all the used font-styles and colors used in this particular URL. The result looks like a kind of ...
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How are fonts defined in a font file?

As of lately I have been intrigued by the world of typography, and the intricacies that make fonts better for certain things. I have been trying to study digital fonts files (the .ttf, .otf and .fon ...
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A narrow font with coding ligatures?

I am looking for a font that provides coding ligatures, especially arrows, but which has a rather narrow appearance. Hence, could be a proportional font rather than a monospaced font. Font should be ...
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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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Font licenses in portfolio projects

As a beginner graphic designer, I have some stupid questions about font licenses. I'm just learning and building my portfolio based on my own imaginary projects. I don't have any projects for clients ...
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CorelDRAW Font List shortcut not working

I have added a shortcut for Font List(Ctrl+shift+F) but it won't work unless opening Options (Ctrl+Alt+F) and closing it, after that i can select my text and use the shortcut to change the font
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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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What is this font ? is it customized or what?

What fonts is this ?? I tried font identification websites but they won't catch it. If anyone have any suggestion about this font, please.
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Best way to convert legacy font typed InDesign document to Unicode based encoding?

I have multiple InDesign books, with documents created using a legacy Tamil (an Indian Language) font. I want to change it all to Unicode encoding. What I am currently doing: Create a legacy font to ...
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How to calculate font size from Illustrator to CSS?

I got following Illustration from Grapics Designer: The font size what I am curious about is 7pt in Illustrator. How can I calculate the "web font size" of it? I have a MacBook Pro, its width is ...
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Can someone help me in identifying this font

I have scouted the internet looking for this font in the image below. I have searched through www.myfonts.com, whatthefont and other font identifier websites but no head way. Can someone please help ...
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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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Fonts that display in all devices and operating systems

I would like to know what are the Fonts which are displayed in all devices(Tablet/PC/Mac/Mobile) and platforms(iOS/Windows/Android). The real problems is, i have designed a Powerpoint presentation ...
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Convert a font into monospaced version

I'm using DotMatrix font for my powerscan simulator, but I would need a monospaced version of that which is not available. Is there any chance to convert a font into a monospaced one? or better, there'...
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Late 90's Audi LCD Font

I'm looking for a font that has the same look as the late 90s early 2000s Audi LCD displays. The closest match I have found is Register Font but the spacing between "pixels" is too big. Thank you in ...
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What font is this? I don't seem to find this one exact

What font is this? I don't seem to find this one exactly I am having a hard time to find this exact font
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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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What reputable online resources are there for pairing a specific font?

I am not a font expert but I do understand that font choice is important and I really want and need to do this properly. How do I find reliable, quality resources that can tell me exact font or fonts ...
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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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What is the most neutral font? [closed]

I create brand names and to evaluate them properly I must not be influenced by the typeface they are written with. Therefore I'm looking for the most neutral possible font. I don't know if it would be ...
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How to make a font look like the one in the picture?

Hope you're doing fine in these trying times. I've been looking for a couple of days for a font looking like this: It has too many characters meshed together. It's single line is like this: ...
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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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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 slice one image and export them into individual svg like PS does [duplicate]

In photoshop, we can slice one image into fixed sizes and save for web, so that this sliced parts can be saved into individual file with autogenerated names. Is there a similar way to do that in ...
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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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Font with two variants: one where every character is an underscore and a usual one

I currently have a few workbooks published for my students that have fill in the blanks portions. For example, The sampling method is first ____________ sampling to choose a random street and ...
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Is there a good sans serif condensed safe font for web?

I'm looking for a web safe font that looks like this: Of course I can find tons of fonts which look like this that are available, but they are not web safe. I need a common font (e.g.Arial, Times New ...
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How to copy font weight and size from a PDF to CSS?

I'm struggling with an issue where I'm given designs for websites in PSDs and they use Google Font fonts and trying to match them when building the site in HTML/CSS. Is there something i'm missing in ...
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Times New Roman font width

I know that in Times New Roman, different letters have different width sizes. What I am trying to find is if there is info on what the measurement is for the widths in font size 12 for it. i.e. for ...
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How to make text fit to area text box in Illustrator CC

I am using variables in Illustrator CC. As the text comes into my design, I want the font size to change to make the text fit, without the size of the text area box changing. So, a short word that ...
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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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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 do you not allow texture overlay to affect stroke but still text fill?

I want to achieve a strong eroded photocopy effect for the fill of my lettering but maintain a strong dark stroke unaffected by the overlay textures such as the image provided.
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How to increase size of all glyphs in FontForge?

I opened a font file in FontForge. I want to enlarge all glyphs by 20%. I tried Element, Transformation, and Transform, but they did not work for me. How can I accomplish this? I am using FontForge 11....
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Help me find a non-commercial alternative to this commercial geometric sans serif?

I am trying to identify this font: Specifically, I would like to find a similar free font. I have tried the identify font services described in graphicdesign.stackexchange but I get only commercial ...

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