Questions tagged [fonts]

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Preserving color variations in font with FontLab

I am very new to using FontLab, so please pardon my ignorance :) I am trying to create a font from lettering I have done in watercolor (so some areas of each letter are darker than others..see ...
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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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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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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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Is using single quotes to delimit inline code snippets a good idea?

I have a programming-related blog, and one problem I have is styling inline code snippets, like return 92;. They are traditionally styled with a different color/background (like on stack exchange site)...
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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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How to display custom font on Adobe XD mobile cloud document?

I have a prototype which uses a few third party fonts and 1 custom icon font. When previewing the prototype on my PC, everything is displayed correctly, but when I try to test it with my Android ...
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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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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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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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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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Legal status of “Star Division (c) 1995” fonts that came with Sun Office 5.2

I'm sorry if this is not the right place to ask, but I have seen other "font license" related questions on this site, and no amount of googling has yielded an answer. Some time in 2001, I downloaded ...
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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 ...
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Fonts: Exporting from Indesign

How can I preserve font characteristics when exporting from InDesign? When I export from InDesign using settings such as these: my text comes out very clunky on the generated pdf. The colors are ...
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Rendering Issues with Proxima Nova Web Font

We recently launched a new website (backtothebible.org) designed by an outside company. The site uses Proxima Nova. The font renders great except for a few sizes on PC's. The issue--which is an ...
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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 make different letters same height in Photoshop CC

Looking to find a way to make rounded letters and straight letters same height in Photoshop CC without manually doing so letter by letter. I'm looking for a quickest solution in PS.
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What is the name of the font used in this logo?

i am looking for this type of typeface for my new logo, i try to upload this image on whatfont(image to font chacker by myfont) but i can't get specific result(https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/...
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Can anyone please help identify this font?

I had to restart my computer and lost this particular font, any help please? https://imgur.com/a/yJv18Q2
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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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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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Need help Identifying font from this logo

Any help identifying this font would be great. I need to redo this logo and the guy doesn't know what font was used. I've cut it out and made it that way but the edges aren't smooth and look jagged.
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How can I convert currency symbol to universal font?

I need to convert svg symbol to font symbol, that you can just copy and paste everywhere without installing special font for that (so just svg to ttf converter won't work here). It should work same as ...
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How can I identify this font or find a good substitute?

There is this site http://miracle.sega.jp/ It has a lot of embbeded fonts like "ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3", "Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro", メイリオ, Meiryo, "MS Pゴシック", "MS PGothic", but I only want the font ...
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Font hinting, and/or something else? Avenir Next letter U (mainly) appears larger and elevated

Avenir Next (mainly the bold weight, but also Roman) displays incorrectly at sizes around 20pt and at a viewing size of between 75% and 100% in the Adobe Creative Suite apps. The result is filling in ...
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What is the closest font used in this logo?

I need to find the name of the font used in this logo. Online tools can't identify it because of the design.
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I need some help finding this font please. (Whatisfont and fontfinder can't locate)

I came across this beautiful don't and despite a lot of searching and online font finders, I can't locate it. Please help. Thanks so much