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Questions tagged [typefaces]

Questions about families of letter shapes. Use [typefaces] when you'd use "song" (e.g. "I love that song/typeface..."), and [fonts] when you'd use "MP3" ("...so I'm going to buy the MP3/font for it").

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Editing typefaces and using them as logos [closed]

I just wanted to know what the, preferably UK law, is for editing typefaces, the actual letter forms and using them in a logo for commercial use. I see the practice done a lot but I just want to make ...
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What are the main categories of typeface? [duplicate]

https://i.stack.imgur.com/KBjVW.jpg I mean categories such as blackletter, gothic, serif, and so on.
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Glyphs in Illustrator CC for OS X

I'm using Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud (v.23.0.4) on OS X (v.10.14.5, Mojave). Illustrator will not display the handful of Unicode characters I am trying to use (∠∢⊾⊿⦣⦠⦟⦜⦝⦞⦛⦨). As a sanity check, ...
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What are the function of EM and EN spaces?

I know the EM is bound to the current font size, I know EN means the half of an EM in measure, the first is called a mutton, the second a nut, awesome. I know a EM and EN spaces are the equivalent in ...
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In a typeface, what does the abbreviation PE mean?

I have seen some typefaces with their names ending in PE behind. I know PICA is a measure unit, but what about PE?
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What is an expert set in the fonts field?

I have read it is a font with additional characters and ligature. The expert set was introduced it in the beginning of the 90s, see http://www.typophile.com/node/40309. from fontshop.com: Exp |...
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what typeface is the WeWork logo [closed]

Is it a proprietary typeface created just for the logo? is there anything close that you know of? I tried matcherator with no luck
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Formatting the Quoting of Internal Passages in a Story

I am working on a book that is a collection of short science fiction stories for adults. Typesetting in InDesign. What is the convention or industry standard for the formatting/typesetting of written ...
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Did I choose a good typeface to accompany my logo?

I have a logo (the swan) and need to choose a font to accompany it. I would like to make two logos: One where the company name is under the swan logo. Another one where the swan size is similar to ...
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What is an “English serifed design”?

I am reading the book "Typography, Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography", inside the author talks about a english serifed design which would be ...
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What does “Pica” mean in the name of a typeface?

I’m wondering what pica means in the following context -also view Pica Roman n°2 from this article, Pica Hole font, and IM Fell DW Pica font: James Mosley summarises [Caslon’s] early work: "Caslon'...
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Is all-caps blackletter no longer taboo?

Received typographic wisdom holds that blackletter (“Old English”, “Gothic”) text only looks good in lower case or with initial capitalization — never with capital letters in series. However, in the ...
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How do I remove these transparent pixels?

I've converted this text to outlines, and then I have flattened the transparency, but zooming in on this, there is still transparent pixels. Where the outline is, I would like to export the shape, and ...
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I converted Type to shape, but now I want to make the entire vector one color

Is there any way I can flatten this small portion of the vector? To me it looks like a pixel that I should be able to paint, or change the color of. However, I tried to Edit > Recolor, and it did not ...
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If there's a semibold weight, why isn't there a semiitalic slope?

If there's a semibold weight, why isn't there a semiitalic slope? For example, if a font has a regular slant of 0 degrees and an italic slant of about 18 degrees, the semiitalic slant would be about ...
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Does anyone know what this font is called?

I've tried uploading the above image to a few font finder websites but am not able to find the exact font. I found this on a Youtube video.
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Typeface like Times New Roman but with “tied” percent sign

I wish to identify the below typeface, which is similar or identical to Times New Roman, except for a "tied" percent sign. I need it for MS Word so welcome suggestions of similar typefaces available ...
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Active Adobe Font Not Showing Up In Illustrator - Why?

I have activated the font "Good Headline Pro Bold" in Adobe Fonts: But when I'm working in Illustrator, I search for that type in the character panel, and nothing shows up: Clicking on "Add Fonts ...
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1940s Typeface Identification

I am looking for the "Swissair" font.
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1922 Cartography Lettering

I know that is was hand lettered, but I have seen this same style on other maps. It looks similar to copperplate, but I don't think that's it. Can anyone identify the source for these lettering styles?...
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How to Modify a Font to Fixed Width in Fontlab

I use a text user interface application on a server that I access via a Terminal. I have been using the Futurist Fixed-width for some time on a Linux PC in Gnome-Terminal, and would like to use that ...
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Does anyone know how this kind of pixelated type is created?

Does anyone know how this type is created? Not sure what it would be called, pixelated? Been noticing it in a lot of posters
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Is that a good kerning?

What do you think of this kerning? What adjustments should I make?
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Ivy League typeface/font family - Origins and legit sourcing?

I'm a novice relative to typeface/font family sourcing. A client's style guide specifies the Ivy League typeface. I've spent an unsuccessful hour in online research trying to find the entire font ...
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Why was capital N temporarily inverted in 1468?

An answer for "Why does the small h letter in Garamond italic bend inward?" shows the following image: The middle row of this image (marked Han 86R, Rome 1468) has the capital N inverted compared to ...
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Which sans-serif pairs are good using typeface Foco for headlines?

I am kind of struggling with pairing right sans-serif typeface for body text. I need to use Foco for headlines for certain reasons. So far I didn't like anything I tried and I feel stuck. I would be ...
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Typeface adds extra space in the text box

When I use certain typefaces InDesign, in this case Roboto, the typeface auto adds spacing at the top inside the text box. This makes it difficult to align it perfectly with other objects. Is there ...
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Are there typefaces designed to fit inside one another?

Original Question If so what are the names of these typefaces? What terms should I use to search for them? My title was changed to use a term provided in a candidate answer below. Layered Typeface. ...
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What category of font is the Vox logo?

I'm trying to find a certain style of font but I'm not sure what to search for. It's the same font as in the Vox News logo. Also something like the Harriet Display family.
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Is there a font that has the same height for every character?

It occured to me that in all fonts I know of, different characters have a different height. Why is this so? Are there fonts where all characters have the same height? If so, is there a name for this ...
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How to see all chars in a font from FontForge

I have a pfm/pfb font called Chanakya which I know contains characters outside the 0-255 range eg. (\u2022 has अ). I know this because I can programmatically display the character's code:- But ...
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Type foundries which allow free test version downloads

We've all seen the usual routine where normally a type foundry or shop will preview live text and allow a ridiculous PNG or GIF download. However, a few smaller foundries do offer actual font files as ...
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What's this font please? [closed]

Can anyone help with this font name? Thanks
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Contemporary typeface(s) similar to Bodoni for short titles and headlines

I have been playing with Vidaloka from Google Fonts, but also looking to try out a commercial alternative before I recommend an update to a client. To add to my reasoning and avoid making the request ...
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Text field top spacing vs line height

How is the space at the top of a text field determined? I know it's dependent on the font, but what's the logic. I can't see a clear relationship between the leading and this space at the top of a ...
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Why does the lower case 'r' in Google Sans font change size depending on the next letter?

I recently switched to the GMail redesign where Google Sans is used for the subject text when displaying emails. I noticed that where a lower case 'r' is followed by a 't' - as in 'Start' - the 'r' ...
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Distortion treatment?

I've been seeing this distortion treatment popping up everywhere lately and was curious if anyone knew how or could point to some resources? I've tried a google search but can't find anything relevant....
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What font did J.R.R Tolkien use in 'The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun' manuscript? [closed]

What font did J.R.R Tolkien use in 'The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun' manuscript (or what font would be a close match, here)? https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/765260161654947172/
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How to set the tone of large passages of text without italics?

Here and there in my article, there are paragraphs that need to set a different tone. So far I’ve used italic Times New Roman and indented the paragraph: This looks good if it’s one line sentence or ...
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How to know which second typeface should be used, given a contextual typeface?

When searching for how to "italicize" a word in an italic context, I come up with an idea that changing the typeface is the solution that still convey the psychological effect that an italic-in-roman ...
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Exported a map from an .MXD (ArcGIS) to .AI, why did some textboxes including '≤' come in as '='?

I will post the area in question below. Here is the "before" of the legend in ArcGIS, an MXD file: When I export the entire map to AI, it mostly comes into Illustrator just fine, but when I go to ...
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Dots placing incorrectly in multiple language document

I'm translating a book from English to Persian where some of the words need to still be in English and it's a mix of Right to Left and Left to Right reading directions. my language is persian and ...
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What is it called when all the characters are typed out for typeface examination?

Sometimes when choosing typefaces, it is helpful to examine all the characters so you aren't surprised when (for example) the dollar sign looks unusual. Beyond typing "the quick brown fox", what is ...
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Illustrator: Quotation marks not working for Google Font Karla

I'm using the Google Font Karla in Adobe Illustrator CC and whenever I try to type quotation marks it changes them to the default typeface (Myriad Pro). I tried toggling on and off "use smart quotes" ...
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How do you decide on a typeface? [closed]

Do you go through all your fonts and choose the best one? Do you find a typeface you like and get variations of it? Do you copy your favorite typeface combination from a cool looking website? Do ...
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Illustrator: weird blobs when using Inconsolata from Google Fonts

Does anyone else get these blobs on the corners of some characters when using the Inconsolata Font in Illustrator? Is this intentional to make the ends of the characters look more flared? It's fine at ...
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Where can I create and publish a font?

I appreciate good and professional typefaces, but always think that I can improve or customize them for my needs. But where can I design and possibly publish my fonts online?
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Roman type in MS Mincho/SimSun

Some time ago I had drawn attention to the font MS Mincho, namely its Latin set. Same (or very close) Latin set is used also in SimSun font and some others with asian titles. I have to say, I'm ...
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DAVID JONES logo. Serif or Slab-serif?

I'm trying to accurately work out the font category for the "DAVID JONES" logo. Would it be considered a Serif or Slab-serif font and why? Thanks:)
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How do typefaces become taboo?

I'm watching a live Adobe UX design webinar right now and they're taking community submissions. One of the submissions used Lobster for their title typeface and the presenters froze, zoomed in on it ...