Questions tagged [fonts]

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How to copy characters from particular font family in macOS Catalina?

I often use mathematical and geometrical symbols which are related to equations. I know that the main font that I am using for the typing feature all these symbols, but when I put them in the document,...
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Use Google fonts for printing [duplicate]

Can I print the User Guide using Google fonts legally? In particular, Roboto.
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What font can I use for a Japanese book?

I have a PDF book to be translated in Japanese, and what wondering which fonts to use. My main languages are French and English and I have no experience with asian fonts. I would not be able to say ...
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Need help Identifying Font

I am trying to identify this font name from the last few days. Can someone help me, please?
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Windows machines with an 'Arial (W1)' font installed

Has anyone ever come across this font? The standard Arial variants bundled with Windows are also present. I can't find any trace of a free or paid version of 'Arial (W1)' though.
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Web font with Unicode Support ⸵▬ ℩ɟ [closed]

I'm digitizing an ancient math book for the web. Thus I'm looking for a monospace or serif font that supports unicode characters. Everson Mono was perfect but it is not allowed to be embedded in ...
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Missing letter dots in Fontlab exported font

I'm trying to edit unicode in some characters of Source Sans Pro font and exporting it in TTF format. The font looks fine in Fontlab. I'm trying to install my edited font, but the dots are missing ...
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What if I used Segoe UI for printing?

As I understand it, they have a license that applies only to web versions, an interface, or another digital output. But what if I want to print a few books or instructions?
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What script font is this?

Thought it might be Zapfino but I can't find the T Glyph and the Serifs are slightly different. This is generated from a low resolution image I posted on WhatTheFont.
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How to automatically round the square ends of every glyph in a Sans Font?

How to take the square ends and corners of a font like the Google Noto Sans CJK font: And make it rounded like this font: There must be some effect or something in some program that you just apply ...
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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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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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What font is used on this Arnhem poster?

I'm trying to make a poster for a class project, and I recently came across a poster that has this font. It's a light, somewhat wide sans-serif typeface, but I'm not sure if it's Helvetica or ...
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What are some fonts where o and a look similar?

I'm looking for fonts where there are few differences between lower case Os and As, like the title suggests. There is indeed a reason for this.
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Why is Arial Bold condensing in my Illustrator CC?

After an update, Arial Bold is displaying condensed while all other varieties of Arial are working as expected. Any ideas on why this would be happening? Any help would be appreciated.
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What Font creates blank space exactly the size of text

A workbook under construction in Word for students needs underlined blank spaces for students to fill in notes. For Example, Fill in the blanks: A digit is a _____________ that is used alone or with ...
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Missing fonts in Illustrator

When I try to Open an EPS file from Illustrator, the well known "Missing Fonts" dialog box opens that displays the missing fonts list .. i noticed some fonts names with similar structure, for example ...
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Minimum font size for “Jr. Poster” Billboard (5 by 11ft)

I'm planning to rent several so-called "Jr. Poster" billboards (about 5 by 11ft), displaying several paragraphs of text (black text on white background). I was wondering, what is the minimum font ...
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What is the font used in poster?

I have been working on a typography project and wanted to find a font which I wanted to use. I have tried all the methods finding fonts using images online like WhatTheFont But I couldn't find even ...
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Using Google Fonts for print work

My experience with building websites is limited, but i have used Google Fonts (GF) for some basic presentation websites before. I was recently given some branding guidelines built by other providers ...
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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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Legal copyright for making text based logos?

I've just started off being a freelance graphic designer (wooo adventure), but I've a question about using texts when making logos. From what I understand, Typefaces don't have copyright; so I want to ...
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Font with a pronounced capital i [closed]

Which fonts have the most pronounced capital i? I mean "pronounced" as in "most starkly contrast a lowercase l". I need to find a font that, when read, would effortlessly convey a letter is a ...
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Trying to identify the fonts used in RackSpace Cloud Illustrations

This is one of the examples of how RackSpace Cloud illustrates different things. I am pretty sure I could find this font, but I was at a miss. Can someone say what is this font? I have tried almost ...
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Is there a font that has the same horizontal width in every uppercased letter?

im searching for a font that is looking like a normal typewriter font. Almost every monosized font has different sizes in their uppercased width. An "A" has a bigger width than a "B". Is there a font ...
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What are the uppercase letters in this web page banner?

I designed this banner ages ago for http://www.TheNettles.com and like a putz I've forgotten the font name and I no longer have the font file. What is the font of the "T" and "N" in this image? I'm ...
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Is there a faster way to use my unique font while keeping it's texture and colour?

I'm working on an indie game and as such, I've made a unique font for that game but this is where the problem comes in: I don't know how to turn this into a font file that will keep all the colour ...
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Font for tagline under logo [closed]

Advise a font that could be used to write a fairly wide inscription consisting of 3-4 words under a logo (listing of some components, for example, if it is a workshop logo). The final composition is ...
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Illustrator: how to determine whether all text in AI file is outlined or not

I was working on a printable design for a client, before sending Ai file to the client I outlined all the fonts. But the client told me that printing people having an issue with the missing font, I ...
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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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Can't get Windows 10 font to show in PDF using Inkscape

As in the answer shown here, I'm trying to convert an SVG to PDF using Inkscape on Windows: inkscape --file=mySVGinputFile.svg --export-area-drawing --without-gui --export-pdf=output.pdf My SVG has ...
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Why does a font like Veneer slow down Corel Draw and InDesign?

I am using a font called Veneer. It works fine in Illustrator, but it slows down InDesign (2020) and Corel Draw 2019. If I zoom in, pan, or move the text, the latter programs freeze for a minute ...
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Web safe alternative to roboto?

What's the closest web-safe font to Roboto? I need to know this in order to provide a decent alternative to Roboto for my apps. UPDATE: reading the answers, it's clear that the concept of web safe ...
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How to recreate The Muppet Show logo in Illustrator?

Well, I'm not sure if you can call this a logo: But yeah, I'm referring to the lettering that appears in the show's opening. I understand that it's probably a hand-painted sign, but is it possible ...
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Making a LED Neon sign calculations [duplicate]

I started getting interested in the LED Neon Flex strips for altering classic glass bent tubes for LED strips. As some of you may know, you can cut that strip in every so and so milimeters/ as I'm ...
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how can i create a new font and publish it? [closed]

I have an idea for a new font, I need help with two things: how can I create and publish it so that it could be used by people? how do I check if its not similar or same as existing font
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Create Font using PNG files

I want to create my own Font using some images that formatted as .PNG. is there any tool to create fonts using this method or anyway to do this ? because i'm more comfortable to create characters in ...
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General-purpose fonts for beginners?

I'm a programmer and a beginner in graphic design. When learning design, I found it very hard for me to decide which font to use in my website. In fact, when viewing separately(i.e. not in a side-by-...
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Automatically create bold-italic from italic font

Google Chrome has a nice feature - it can create bold-italic letters on the fly from italic letters (in case a font has italic style but does not have bold-italic). The result looks good enough: ...
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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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Font used for a receipt

I struggled to find this font used to print a receipt. I have already tried several online tools without success. It has some serifs and I'm almost sure it's a monospace but cannot figure out the name....
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Color a glyph in a font using FontForge or similar

I have a woff font and I would like to make the glyph ✓ green, is it possibile using FontForge or other programs?
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Why does Bootstrap 3 use Helvetica Neue?

My understanding currently is: "Helvetica Neue" is Linotype font. That means it needs to be paid for and is not free to use. It is also a font that is not for web, it is for print. It will not render ...
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How to activate a crossed out character described as “surrogate high, non private use”?

I'm editing a woff font file using FontForge, and I would like to add a glyph for the unicode character 0xD835. However the box for this character has 2 crosses, one for the glyph and one for the ...
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How to make an SVG glyph (from a font) look like it was handwritten?

I want to take this font: and make it look more like the handwritten version: I don't want to make it look that handwritten, but a little rougher curves and more stroke-like tips to the curves ...
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What constitutes as a derivative work in the context of fonts/typefaces?

I have a project in which I wish to use a copyrighted font but will use said font in a manner which I believe to be a derivative work. The glyphs themselves will be converted to paths, then I will ...
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Why Computer Modern (latex) font doesn't contain all the math symbols? [closed]

I downloaded the Computer Modern font, which is the default LaTeX font, to use it on my website, but when I opened the file with FontForge I noticed that it misses a lot of math symbols. It contains ...
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What font is used in commercials of CTV's new channels?

I'm trying to find what the font is for the purposes of using it myself. I guess another question would be whether the font is even publicly available/freely-usable or not. Should anyone know any ...
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InDesign CC 2019 - accessing full unicode glyph set

I'm trying to use some specific glyphs from the extended unicode set in a project - the alchemical symbols listed here. I found a free font, Symbola, which has the glyphs I need - I opened the TTF in ...
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How to insert direct current symbol in adobe illustrator?

Does anyone know how to insert the direct current symbol (⎓) in Adobe Illustrator please? I copy and paste the character into a text frame but it becomes a cross square which cannot be displayed ...

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