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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Logo Font Identification

I'm looking to figure out what the font is for these two logos. They're both for the Puyo Puyo video games series; one is in Japanese... (this logo is similar to Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary but ...
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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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How I type Arabic text without error boxes?

I want to use the Arabic text in Photoshop v22.0.1 but it only types in as error boxes. I have tried the Preferences > Type > World-Ready Layout. and Paragraph's World-Ready Layout with Middle ...
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Replacement font for MS Sans Serif

Originally posted in UserExperience, they recommended I post it here. The application I'm working on has been around for over 20 years now, and in some cases still has not updated the UI in some ...
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Can anyone identify this "pixelated" type font? I tried every online identifier

I have been trying for far too long to find this font. I've found some very similar, where the G and A match, but then the rest do not. I have tried all the font recognition tools I know, including ...
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Google Translate Arabic Font

Does anyone know the name of the font Google Translate uses for Arabic Script? It is not the default font, but it shows up from time to time for some reason, when you keep translating words. Here is a ...
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What is the most well representative letter in fonts?

Is there such a thing as the most representative letter in fonts, by seeing which we could definitively say that it's one font or another. Is it possible to identify a font by a single character, or ...
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My type tool broken

My type tool auto get stretch when i used it, i chosse it and click on the layer then the text "Lorem Ipsum" show up but not in the natural form of the font.i can't find anwser to solve it ...
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How do I convert multiple SVG files with embedded base64 fonts to a single PDF?

Quite new to graphic design and SVG editing here, so apologies for any mistakes. I have a lot of SVG files of a textbook with embedded base64 font-faces and I want to convert them into a single PDF. ...
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When a font misses one letter with a diacritic sign (č) but has another one (š), can I make it display the missing sign?

I would like to use the Gochi Hand font but it misses character "č" that my language uses. However, it displays š, for example, just fine. These letters are formed by combining normal ...
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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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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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Inkscape: change font in multiple text boxes AND maintain size?

Objective: be able to select all instances of a font in an SVG and replace it in situ with a different font and have the resulting text maintain the exact same size and relative positioning. When ...
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Vertically center a font using FontForge?

I'm using Ostrich Sans as part of a project and i noticed that the font is aligned to the baseline and has a large ascender. I tried but cannot vertically align this through CSS. How can I modify the ...
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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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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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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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free software supported both ligatures and color fonts

I would like to prepare educational materials for children. Exactly what I mean is charts with alphabet letters and pictures. Such boards could be printed or shown as a multimedia presentation. The ...
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Need help to find the font

Look as if this is Desire font or castle line grunge. But some character does not match and in the castle grunge is there any without grunge font. I tried in My fonts, What font, Squirrel website. ...
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Can I use a 'Free For Personal Use' font in my cover designing portfolio?

Of course, the portfolio will be put up for sales as pre-mades. Is this allowed? I would be buying the font once someone requests a particular design, but until then, am I using these free fonts for ...
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Is there any program that can interpolate a monospaced font from a non-monospaced font?

I am trying to create a mono-spaced version of a font. I am wondering if there's any sort of program that can interpolate one from the original. I know additional work has to be done, but I am ...
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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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Can I shorten/change the name of a font in my app's menu?

I am making an app in which users can select a font, however some of the OFL fonts I have collected have a name which doesn't fit in the font selection menu. Is it ok to shorten or change the name?
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The fonts that include the most symbols

There are lots of resources on "the best" fonts for designers and such. But I would like to know of a list of fonts that have the most symbol coverage. For example, on my Mac I'm able to see most ...
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process SVG to continuous, "no move"

I am working with continuous script fonts and I need to generate a single path that do not include M commands. This would be equivalent to writing without lifting the pen from the paper. My input is ...
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Similar font to Publico and Graphic

I have to create a word template for a client from an InDesign document and they want to use a word system font (instead of the fonts I used). Does anyone know a good alternative to "Publico" and "...
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What kind of Typewriter font is that

I downloaded this kindle ebook from Gutenberg and opened it on my Kindle, and there is this amazing typeface, which I have a hard time to recognize. I passed this image through all possible font ...
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Text in Graphic when typed in looks different in different computers?

I don't understand why this occurs. I have to go to my old laptop to enter text into Mspaint so that it looks good. Below is a graphic I insert into my medium.com articles. Note the smooth text. Now ...
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Problems while creating fonts for different scripts

This is for a research purpose. I was wondering whether the designers face any problems while designing the fonts for different scripts. It is because the alignment and spacing of different scripts ...
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Baseline Grid question

So im new to using Baseline grids - little late i know.. but i have a question about this document i am making. 1st picture: In the pictures below is it common practice to align the quote on the ...
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How to add old style figures from one typeface to another in FontForge?

The main font that I'm using for a project lacks OldStyle numbers, and I would really like to add them from a different typeface (one whose numbers I think complement nicely with my original font). ...
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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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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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Font Family Similar to Unitext

I really like the Unitext font by Monotype, but I'm trying to avoid web fonts with page view restrictions and counters. Can anyone suggest an alternative, paid or otherwise, that might fit the bill.
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pdf font corruption in Inkscape and Illustrator

I'm trying to edit a PDF plot exported from Mathematica, using specific font Times using the plot option BaseStyle -> {FontFamily -> "Times", FontSize -> 10}, to match with the LaTeX ...
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InDesign CS6 and InDesign CC 2015 on Mac OS Sierra not seeing Helvetica fonts

I have upgraded from Mac OS X El Capitan to Sierra last month, and InDesign works well, generally. CS6 is a bit slow but does load, CC 2015 loads but with PDAppFlex on opening. I have InDesign CS6 ...
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How do I find a light on dark font?

I'm working on building a sea trading game, with a number of ports that you visit. Right now I am in the very early stages of making the game, using very primitive graphics. Today, I assigned names to ...
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Tracking in photoshop vs LBearing and RBearing

I wish to modify the spacing in a font such that it matches the look in photoshop. In photoshop I have set the "tracking" to be 200. In FontForge (fonteditor), I can only modify LBearing and Rbearing. ...
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Adobe Photoshop : Display text-selection in correct format

I am working on a photoshop design for a font-design which will be inserted in html. Right now, when the text is selected, it looks differently in Photoshop and differently in browser(FF). As you ...