Questions tagged [fonts]

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Meaning of "Non-Commercial Free Usage" for fonts

I have a large font collection, which I decided to sort according to licensing terms. While trying to learning more about font licensing, I came to know the term "Non-Commercial Free Usage" ...
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How do you add symbols for keyboard buttons?

I'm creating my own keyboard shortcut cheat sheet in InDesign, and I'm struggling with how to add the keyboard button symbols. For example, how can I add the symbols for Shift, and Command, to do ...
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Looking for a free font set that is like Helvetica Now Display

Which one is the closet out there? I want extra bold, extra light, bold, regular and medium. Thanks :)
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My font looks blurry on book cover

I am starting out as an author and do my own book covers using ‘Be Funky.’ I start out with a photo and edit it to suit, and then ‘add text.’ The problem is that my text sometimes looks blurry when ...
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Recreating old handwriting into a font?

I am trying to make a cookbook in honor of my recently deceased mother. I have a bunch of her recipes and a couple are her actual hand writing with detailed instructions. I’m hoping to somehow ...
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How to identify this Sans serif font?

I have tried automated online font searches as well as manually compared with more that 3500 sans serif fonts but I could not find this font. The nearest font I could find are following: The ...
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Combine Helvetica Neue (or derivatives) with Open Sans (or PT Sans)

I am currently working on a logo (word mark) for a client. I compared different sans serif fonts and narrowed it down to Helvetica, Neue Helvetica and Neue Haas Unica. Although the client is a startup,...
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Free fat numeral font as used in sheet music time signatures?

I am looking for a free font that has similar fat numerals as those used for indicating the time signature in (Western) sheet music. For sure, specific sheet music fonts do exist, but these typically ...
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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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Fallback web fonts for unicode circles (●◐○)

To display a rating on a web page, I would like to use unicode circles, for example: ●●●◐○ This uses the following code points from the geometric shapes unicode block: ● U+25CF (BLACK CIRCLE) ◐ U+25D0 ...
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Missing diacritical marks in an Adobe licensed font

I'm designing a print publication in InDesign CC using Adobe Caslon, and the typeface appears to be missing these characters: This is how the text is rendering: Switching to a different font isn't ...
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Old newspaper font suitable for screen use?

I run a site ( https://www.gayundah.info ) which I am currently re-theming. I am wanting to change the blockquote text to reflect the original newspapers the articles are drawn from (1886-1920 era, ...
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Why does a font look pixelated on my page when it renders flawlessly on Google Fonts?

I am trying to use Merriweather and Source Sans Pro for my website. These fonts look flawless on the Google Fonts website. However when I try to use them on my webpages they look pixelated. Even on ...
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Is using @font-face on CSS bad Design?

Quick question. Context: I'm learning CSS with my first website. Let's say that i want to use a certain font on a header, this font doesn't come with any OS. So i can just place it in the server and ...
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Need help identifying a font often used in the figures of scientific papers

In the figures of scientific papers, I have been seeing this font very often (image below). I see this font in papers as old as from 2010s. I like the simplicity of this font and would like to use it. ...
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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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Text alphanumerical characters changes to characters in Illustrator [duplicate]

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can fonts include auto-correct functionality?

I encountered a case when a specific font (Nimbus Sans) seems to visually auto-correct string "Nr." (three characters) into "№" (numero sign). "Nr" by itself still looks ...
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Set or group preferred fonts in GIMP

When I use the text tool in Gimp, I notice that the available fonts are all of the Windows fonts, though i only set one folder in Preferences. It is tiresome sifting through all these Windows fonts ...
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Inkscape does not see fonts... But I need them

Yes, like the title explains, Inkscape ignore some fonts. Here's an example: I need those fonts because they come from a very large project and I don't know how to replace them. Replacing those fonts ...
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Mystery 1970s display type [closed]

In the early 1970s, ABC TV used a Kabel-like font in its advertisements in print and on the air. I've always assumed this was a custom agency font, but in my old age I'm now I'm wondering: The ...
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Get rid of in-document text panel?

Every single time I use the typeface tool now and try to shift or highlight, I get this weird grey panel with extra character options I don't want and will never need. How do I make that disappear ...
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InkScape: Convert all white colors to transparent

I have a set of svg icons. Each icon is composed of two colors black and white. I want to convert these svgs to a ttf font file. So I want the fonts to be monochrome. For that I first need to convert ...
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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 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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