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Proper optical size usage for variable typefaces

How do I know which optical size to use accordingly to pt/px size? For example, Newsreader goes as low as "1" in the "optical size" axis in it's variable alternative. Does that ...
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Where is word spacing determined and how do I edit it?

I am editing a font in Font Forge but it seems there is no variable or property for word spacing. Applications all render this font with far too wide word spacing which led me to assume this was a ...
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Issue with Font in Photoshop

I just got photoshop (trial) and I have Mac Big Sur. I downloaded 2 new fonts in my Font Book which my boss sent me. I opened a template for my new job (which contain aforementioned fonts), opened it ...
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How to make a OpenType/TrueType font where you can type many characters to get a glyph, in FontForge?

Currently I have a fantasy script where each glyph is mapped to a random font character. Now I would like to make it so you can type the font on a regular keyboard, using only ascii characters. Some ...
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How can I add a hyperlink to a text in adobe xd?

I cannot add a hyperlink in adobe xd text. I want a text which should show a hyperlink on drag or onclick of it. Like we can do in Figma by clicking the (CTRL + K) key. So my question is how can we do ...
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What font is used in the John Crerar Library?

I visited the John Crerar Library at UChicago, and the font used in its interior looks fantastic to me. I tried searching on WhatTheFont, and it told me the font is BB Manual Mono™ (Pro), but I don't ...
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What is the best font for inviting a good discussion?

I found an interesting study talking about how Baskerville was tested as a better font for trustworthiness. https://www.fastcompany.com/1670556/are-some-fonts-more-believable-than-others I was ...
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Can you identify this stencil font?

I wonder if anyone can id this font? It's a stencil with a slightly flared serif. I tried WhatTheFont but no luck. The source is from Mucci Farms tomatoes package. Thanks
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Can anyone help me identify this Japanese(HNK) font..?

It's used on NHK( Japan Broadcasting Corparation ) logo. I have searched all over Google and everything.. It can't be found, witch is why I am asking here.. Thanks in advance..!! :):)
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What's the name of this Japanese font?

From a certain academic paper. I have no idea what is this handwritten font.
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How do I use Adobe Fonts (Creative Cloud) in Inkscape?

In Inkscape 1.1 on Windows 10, Adobe Fonts (Creative Cloud, formerly 'Typekit') do not appear to be available in the Font menu, and are listed with a ⚠ symbol. How do I use Adobe Fonts on Inkscape 1.1 ...
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Why glyph set of some fonts is so incomplete or inconsistent?

There might be no clear answer, but why the glyph set of some fonts is so incomplete or inconsistent? For example, Minion Pro, which is the default font for InDesign, so it seems to pretend to be a ...
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Is there a font similar to Monoton that supports Thai script?

I'm having a hard time finding a font similar to "Monoton" that also supports Thai script. Anyone knows whether there is a font readily available similar to that?
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Liberation Script - is it really another Liberation font by Steve Mattison?

Yesterday, just out of curiosity, I googled for Liberation Script and to my surprise this font seems do exists: https://www.cdnfonts.com/liberation-script.font https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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How can I create a font with ligature alernates?

I am creating a font with 273 glyphs: 26 glyphs will be one-letter characters 163 glyphs will be ligatures without any alternate versions 84 glyphs will be ligatures with alternate versions (This ...
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How is one side of Highway Gothic's lowercase s arguing with the other side?

Can you pls explain 3:04? What exactly is wrong with Highway Gothic's lowercase s? I don't understand Tobias Frere-Jones's commentary. If you take a close look at the lower case S, it does seem like ...
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How do Clearview's curves of the lowercase a and u trend towards a square?

Is there a Typography Stack Exchange? Happy to post this there instead. Can you pls explain 2:48? What does "trend towards this kind of squarish shape" mean??? The speaker is Tobias Frere-...
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are there 5x5 pixel grayscale fonts?

I am trying to design a (or: use an existing) very low-res bitmap/pixel font. I only have little space, but am thinking about utilizing different brightness levels of the pixels. I found this post (...
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Rounded angular numbers font used on 1960s college football jerseys

Seeking to identify the number / digit font used on a number of old football jerseys from the 1960s. These font was used by the University of Washington football team in the 1960s. There are many ...
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Why FontForge is less popular?

FontForge is an open source, cross-platform font editing and engineering software. As far as I have researched, it seems to be the only available open source tool in the market that has almost ...
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Some weights of a font I'm remapping do not appear in Indesign or Illustrator

Hope you're all doing well. I'm currently remapping Raleway to change the 'w' and the numbers so they're the clients preference as default. I've used FontForge to remap and generate the new fonts and ...
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How do I delete these 3 extra font glyphs? FontForge seems to be adding them after save

In FontForge, I cannot delete these 3 glyphs no matter what I try. The glyph info on each is: 104 (0x68) U+???? ".notdef" 105 (0x69) U+???? "glyph1" 106 (0x6a) U+???? "...
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What are the best Excel-friendly fonts?

As with most system fonts, the design world seems quite negative on Calibri. And I get it, but many of the recommended alternatives are impractical for those of us that need to produce a lot of ...
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Seeking font recommendations

Looking to find some interesting fonts for an investment research product, mostly distributed in PDF form. This is a somewhat dry use case —- high volume dense content at small point sizes for a niche ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 a TrueType font can hold?

Currently, I'm wondering about how many glyphs there can be in a TrueType (.ttf) font file. If I understand correctly, in a OpenType font, there can be up to 65,535 glyphs. But what about TrueType? My ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a free "Part-Handwriting" Font?

Are there fonts that try to straddle the boundary between computer fonts (serif, non-serif, monospace) and hand-written fonts? I am thinking of something more casual than a precise computer font but ...
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