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Questions about the small lines attached to the end of a stroke in a letter or symbol, such as when writing is separated into distinct glyphs for a typewriter or typesetter. A typeface with serifs is called a serif typeface (or serifed typeface).

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Which font is used in this 'Google Fonts' image?

The typeface is the following: Which is being used in an image within an article in Google Fonts: Emotive considerations for choosing typefaces It's from the first image that appears in the article: ...
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Help with identifying a serif font with slanted e

So I'm designing an Odia font based on old letterpress types from early 1900s. Matching Latin isnt exactly necessary but would be nice to have. Those old books used a variety of Latin types but I ...
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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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Help identify this serif typeface

I'm trying to find out what font is below. I originally thought perhaps a Garamond family or Times Pro but I'm stumped. The numbers usually are the dead giveaway with the above possibilities. ...
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Your thoughts on mixing non-geometric type with geometric symbol

I'm working on a logo right now (symbol + wordmark) and I'm trying to decide on a typeface. The symbol is very geometric with straight, angular lines. The typeface I'm leaning towards is a geometric ...
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Why are Serif endings still needed at all?

Serif endings are a curious thing of the past that, to me, they don´t seem to have any real purpose today, except remind the forms of the past. We have to admit that Serif fonts are more legible, but ...
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What is the font used in some (presumably) LaTeX papers?

I was wondering, what kind of font is being used in some LaTeX papers such as this one https://www.mscs.dal.ca/~selinger/3343/handouts/ideals.pdf or this http://www.math.rwth-aachen.de/~Max....
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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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Looking for SERIF font with slanted lower-case "e" and lower-case "w" with spur

Looking to find the font that matches this image: The quickest (but not accurate) match I have is a font called Elephant (not the sans-serif version), and both Poster and Bodoni also come close to a ...
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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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What is the font used in this Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine logo?

I am trying to figure out what font is used in the below Moonshine Logo. I am only interested in the font used for “Hatfield & McCoy”, not “Drink of the Devil” or “Moonshine”. There are more ...
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What is this typeface from old prayerbook?

This typeface is used for headers in a machzor (Jewish prayerbook for the high holidays) in Stockholm. The print year is 1961, but I would guess it is a reprint from the early 30's. Notice the high ...
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What is the name for these serif-like features of stereotypical "Old West" lettering?

Looking at the dedication plaque on the Salt Lake Temple, I was moved to wonder: What's the deal with this stereotypically "American Old West" style of lettering, where almost every letter has sort of ...
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What are the dots at the ends of letters called?

Some typefaces with serifs, have on some ends round blobs, to simulate the little blob a pen would leave, if written with one. For example, in IBM Plex Serif: The pink dots are the parts I mean. They ...
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Type Design: Background and guidelines for designing the Umlaute (ä Ä, ü Ü, ö Ö) of a serif typeface

I am working on the editorial design of a book and Lucas Bihan of Bretagne Type Foundry was kind enough to give me access to a trial version of his serif typeface »Self Modern«, which I am now using ...
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PT Serif alternative with old-style figures and ligatures

I am looking for a free alternative to PT Serif that supports old style number figures, good kerning, and some optional ligatures. I intend to use for personal usage in an academic blog.
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Help me find a good font substitute for this handmade print

The image is an old bookplate I have, I wanted to find some fonts similar to the two types of characters here (which I'm 100% sure are hand drawn) but until now my research (used identifont, ...
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Which font is used for this "haiku"?

I believe this font will be a good fit for my cover magazine layout I'm trying to pull of right. I used all of those font-identification websites but none was correct.
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What font is this possible Garamond variation?

This is a font I found in a church building. It's a typed out message, so I know the font exists. It might be Garamond Schoolbook, but I can't find it anywhere. It seems the italic versions of ...
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Recognise this Modern Uncial font? [closed]

When I was in practice back in the day, before computer-based type, recognising typefaces wasn't a problem. I knew hundreds by sight, and the example books from the type houses were an excellent ...
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Serif font from Women’s Health article

This is a screenshot taken from a Women’s Health article: I am trying to find the font used here. I tried using Whatthefont, and the ”font matcherator— on FontSpringfont with no luck.
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What is a good Google Fonts serif typeface for a content website?

the authors on my website insist we use serif typeface as it identifies our purpose. I've tried two fonts, Playfair Display and Sanchez, but both have visual problems. I need a very simple, highly ...
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What is this italic serif font?

I've now spent hours on the internet trying to find this font. I've done a font finder search by uploading the image to various websites to determine the font. Even after all these attempts, I still ...
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What typeface is used in this brand identity concept for Gem Bakery?

I found this bakery concept on Behance. But I couldn't quite identify the font predominantly used I've tried Fontspring Matcherator, WhatTheFont! & What Font is.. with no luck so far!
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Illustrator and serif font making

I have started to work with font making via illustrator and have a question about serif typefaces. Below is a serif I have started (the 'A' looking thing): I tried playing around with the stroke ...
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Sans vs Serif: Research Studies Only

I hear all the time that "serif is better in print and sans is better on screen", but I've never seen any research backing that up. It seems like it's just based on people seeing serif in print their ...
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What is the name of this classic serif typeface with large round counters?

Can someone help me to find the name of the font in the picture? I’m looking specifically for the capital letters. I've tried all of the websites below but came out with nothing: WhatTheFont! ...
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What typeface was used for the titles of early Venetian Jewish books?

For some time, I've been looking for a typeface like the one pictured below. The font above was used in some of the earliest Jewish presses in Venice. As it is not a Latin alphabet typeface, none of ...
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What's name of this font which I can't find on what the font? [closed]

Quick question, I couldn't find the name of this font even on WhatTheFont. Here's an image: Thanks in advance!
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What's the difference between Display and Serif Fonts

On Google Fonts they allow you to filter between Serif & Display fonts, I've only ever known about Serif vs SansSerif. Are display fonts just fonts inteneded for bigger font sizes and can either ...
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Help me find this cursive font on Zaxby's site

I've searched high and low, and tried the online sites I could find to search images, but just cannot figure it out... What is the cursive font used throughout Zaxby's website? http://www.zaxbys.com/...
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Is there research on the preference of sans-serif fonts in printed text for Western European countries?

According to an answer on: How are Serif and Sans-serif fonts different, and when should one use one over the other? For print, in the U.S., body copy is usually set in serif, while in Europe it's ...
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Can you suggest illustrator tutorial to attain the following serif font effect given in the image below

How can i recreate the following serif font effect given in the image in illustrator?
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Page header/footer in sans-serif font; body in serif?

I want to use for chapter titles/section a sans-serif font and for the normal text a serif font. To be consistent: Should page header/footer then be seen as section text (sans-serif) or body (serif)?...
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What font is used for Swire's logo?

This is an image of the Swire logo font. I have been asked about this font for use and am trying to find it. I thought I had the font but have since changed machines and can no longer locate it. A ...
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Why use sans-serif at all?

When reading in some American university text books (the first example that comes to my mind being Young and Freedman's University Physics), I notice how much it uses sans-serif all over the place, ...
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What is the font used in Evangelion's intro screen?

what's the font used in the eye-catch scene? Some suggested that it is "マティス EB" http://fontworks.co.jp/font/classic/matisse/EB.html#cont02 Also, what's the font used in the following covers?
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Best serif web font for wide variety of scripts/glyphs

I'm developing a site with mixed content in a bunch of different scripts, mainly Latin, Cyrillic and Hebrew. There's also content in languages such as Lithuanian with an interesting variety of ...
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What font type was used in book found on post in stackoverflow?

I need identify this font (or similar) (please only free-fonts, google fonts will be preciated). Similar fonts will be also upvoted because really helps me too. Thanks in advance.
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Is Marcellus a serif font?

I was searching for serif fonts on Google Fonts and happened across Marcellus. However, if I were shown it out of any context, I'd call it a sans-serif font. I can see small hits of what might be ...
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Can you help me identify this italic, serif font?

Can you help me identify this font
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Can someone identify this font?

Can someone tell me what font was used for the text in the scroll banner at the bottom of the image? Thanks!
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Term for fonts with fixed versus variable stroke widths

Comparisons between "serif fonts" and "sans-serif fonts" generally compare Times-Roman or Times New Roman against Helvetica or Arial. The presence of serifs on the former and lack of them on the ...
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What is this name of this serif font used in late-70s / 80s advertising?

This is a typeface I recognize from late-70s / 80s advertising and would love to get my hands on it.
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Identify decorative font [closed]

I am trying to identify the following font but have come to a dead end. The closest I have been able to get are: ITC Century Handtooled ITC Garamond Handtooled Volume Walburn Tooled Walburn Tooled ...
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Serif font identification [closed]

I am looking for the name of the font in the picture. Any idea will be highly appreciated. Btw, I have closely observed and matched it with Times New Roman but its not that(Some of the serifs do not ...
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What is the name of the typeface used in the Soldsie logo?

Can anybody please tell me what typeface this is in the image? I need it for a logo that I'm going to be making.
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Can someone Help me Identify this Font?

This is the font that i can't manage to identify.. or to find a close one. If someone can help me. Thanks
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Which font is used for Oakley's "A Story of Disruption" video?

What might this typeface be? It's used throughout this video. I'm primarily looking at the 'A', 'V', and 'W'. Any similar fonts would be great.
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Which font is used for this Cyrillic text?

I was given the task to engrave an inscription in this font: Click image for full size But I have no clue what is written in it nor what font it is written in... Can anyone help me discover what ...
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