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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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Typeface with serif & sans-serif variants of matching widths

I'm looking for a refined open typeface that would enable switching between sans-serif and serif variants without changing the typesetting layout. That means that when in an app, when the user toggles ...
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What font resembles this as much as possible?

I’m looking for a font that most closely resembles the following page from Galileo Galilei’s Il Saggiatore (published in 1623). I can't think of anything other than Bembo or plain old Times New Roman.
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Umbrella term for typography, lettering, calligraphy

Is there a term to refer to the type design, lettering, calligraphy, and other related types of art/design?
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How to go about emulating this type logo

I have been trying to create a similar type logo to this one (Hyper3D): I’ve followed a few examples online, but my best result so far has a lot of room for improvement. This is my best attempt as of ...
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Find the font from a single ’C’ character

I'm looking for the typeface from which this C came from. What The Font did not help.
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(Screenshots) What fonts are those?

I have been using this Android program - no longer in the Google store (implying: support discontinued) - and I have noticed it uses (what looks to me like) two distinct types of fonts, respectively, ...
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Trying to find this typeface or one similar

Can you tell me what this typeface is? Thanks! You can see more of it here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/101146789/POVEMENT
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How do I make the letters seem as a part of the entire type set?

Tldr; Help me identify elements/qualities in "I" that makes it seem belonged to this set Greetings I am a design enthusiast, and to understand typefaces, I started 36 days of type. ...
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Why do some fonts have em dash not equal to 1 em and an en dash not equal to 1 en

As their names imply, an em dash should be 1 em wide and an en dash should be 1 en wide (1/2 em). But a lot of typefaces have the em dash not exactly 1 em wide and the en dash not exactly 1/2 wide. ...
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Typeface with curved vertical strokes?

Does anyone know of a typeface where the Capital "B" has a concave curve to the stem? (Where the vertical line dips curves inward to the right.)
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Are tittles ("i" and "j") ascenders?

All typography sites seem to be in agreement about most typefaces: The lower-case letters b, d, f, h, k, l, and t usually have ascenders. The lower-case letters i and j usually have a dot on top, ...
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Identify an eccentric geometric sans serif

I have tried a few font identification services, to no avail. It seems to me this should be pretty easy to figure out, given the opinionated letterforms of E, Ö or R, but I've so far been unsuccessful....
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Is there a monospaced typeface with kerning?

The problem with monospaced typefaces is that all glyphs have to have the same width, but different characters need various amount of space. For example, fitting ‘m’ to the same width as ‘i’ results ...
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What are typefaces similar to AMS Euler but suitable for text?

I like the shapes of AMS euler. I would like to use it for text, but it is made just of math typesetting, so it is missing some basic glyphs like hyphen, dashes, quotation marks and letters with ...
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Trying to figure what typeface / font this is

Here is a character table I hand-assembled from a book that was published in 1954. I'm trying to figure what font this was typeset in. The scan I have is of very low quality but it is good enough to ...
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Monospace Blackletter Typefaces

Do you know of any good quality Fraktur monospace typefaces, and if so, are perhaps any of them open-source? Background: I was thinking recently that the the blocky nature of Blackletter typefaces (e....
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Why does this 'w' join at the top?

I saw this brewery the other day and have never seen a letter 'w' like it (in the word 'brewing'). Why does the left half of the letter not resemble the 'u' of which this letter is a double?
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What small caps and text figures go well with Times New Roman?

I'm reading Robert Bringhurst's excellent book The Elements of Typographic Style. He says that when Times New Roman is all you've got you should make the most of its limited virtues but that adding ...
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Georgia typeface renders poorly on MacOS and iOS

I have been looking for a cross-platform friendly typeface, and in this regard Georgia seemed like a safe choice - or so I thought. After using it for a few days on MacOS, it seemed a bit off in some ...
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Why don't any common typefaces use ascenders or descenders on capital letters (except Q and sometimes J), even though they make text easier to read?

All commonly-used bicameral Latin-script typefaces use ascenders (portions of a glyph that rise above the typical upper-limit height for glyphs of the character type under consideration) and ...
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Can I adjust leading for 2 lines of text I highlighted?

I am trying to adjust the leading of text. There are all different type sizes in the same text frame. I highlighted the two lines that I wanted to adjust the leading of but nothing changed. It seems ...
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Why does Unicode have different scalar values for the same character in different typefaces?

For example: 0041 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A 1D400 MATHEMATICAL BOLD CAPITAL A 1D49C MATHEMATICAL SCRIPT CAPITAL A 1D4D0 MATHEMATICAL BOLD SCRIPT CAPITAL A. I read that Unicode tries not to encode ...
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What is this font style/type called?

I can’t find the name of this but see it in many places: basically an all caps with the first letter slightly larger than the rest, as below (circled in orange).
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Are there any extant typefaces based on the engraving work of Reynolds Stone?

The legendary woodcut engravings of Reynolds Stone are very beautiful Is there any extant typeface based on his hand-cut work?
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Where do alphanumeric (or other) characters end, and a typeface begins?

This question might be on the edge of what is allowed, since it might be quite difficult to answer this with facts and reason. If this crosses the boundaries please let me know. The reason I decided ...
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Are there any humanist typefaces based on a left-handed scribe?

The traditional model for humanist typography has been the letterforms of a right-handed scribe with a broad nib pen. Are there any humanist typefaces inspired by the letter forms of a left-handed ...
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How can I continuously transition between a monospaced and a proportional font in text?

I'd like to have text where the proportions of glyph widths continuously change. One extreme would be that all glyphs would have the same width, and the other extreme would be that glyphs usually ...
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What type of font are used for the subtitles in this video?

What type of font is used for the subtitles in this Youtube video linked below? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xPYHygck6o&feature=youtu.be
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circa 1900 Times-New-Roman-esque typeface with very short descenders

I am looking to print and bind a book. I want it to be reasonably similar to the original. Some places are giving me fits because the original typeface has very short descenders; I cannot fit the ...
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How can I color a part of a letter in Illustrator?

I'm trying to color the arms of a capital T in Georgia font on Illustrator for a project, but I can't do it. Can someone explain to me how to accomplish this?
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How to achieve a "vapor" text look

So, I see these two posters on Pinterest and I was really wondering about how such vaporous, grainy looks were achieved. I thought maybe scanning then working on the scan in Photoshop ? I have no idea....
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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/typeface does Adobe Lightroom use for its UI? How do I recreate the font+kerning in Evernote? [closed]

What font is used for the folder names (left pane) in the Library Module that all your photos are stored in? Once I know the font, how do I get Evernote 6.25.1.9091 (Windows 10 Desktop version) to ...
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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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How to pick a fitting typeface for the title of this graphic?

This is a map of topics that I cover in my project. The current typeface of the title is Androgyne, a script one, because I feel that the yellow background theme is a kind of evoking an emotive ...
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What typefaces, if any, use a double-storey "a" in the "@" sign?

In some typefaces the "a" at the core of the glyph for "@" is similar to the italic glyph for "a". Examples include Bodoni, Bookman, New Century Schoolbook, Palatino, and ...
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Montserrat Issues

I need to use Montserrat for a client and when I change the typeface in Photoshop, it appears to be Montserrat Alternates. I have deactivated ALL Adobe fonts and installed Montserrat from multiple ...
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Printing: will a font always give exactly the same result, regardless of how it's printed?

Will a font always print exactly the same, regardless of the print technology? Example: printing at the local print shop on a laser printer versus the commercial printing of a book. Here is Linotype's ...
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What is the name of the font used by Dymo machines?

I've done some Googling and come up short. I'm looking for the name of the font used in Dymo labelling machines like this. I'm after the original font (and preferably on OT version) used, or on which ...
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Looking for old Open Type font

I have to recreate this logo, and I have exhausted my considerable font finding resources. Judging by the OTF swashes and accents, the design looks very 80's / 90's or so to me. Possibly even 70's. ...
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How do I protect a typeface I have designed from being pirated? [closed]

I have professional experience at designing typefaces dating back forty years, and I recently designed a new kind of typeface for which I wrote a small user's guide which essentially describes the ...
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Anyone know a similar typeface?

I’m struggling to find a family that has a similar feel to the type on the red label. Anyone know of anything that gets close? Somewhat related aside: what terms might you use to describe this ...
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Is there a list of all known national official typefaces?

Most countries have an 'official' typeface(s) that they use as part of their identity guidelines in promoting the government or typesetting legislation. For example, all UK statutes are typeset by ...
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What are these kinds of typography called?

While talking about typography, we are often presented with beautiful graphics made with types and all. Although I find them very creative, I personally don't have a knack for those. I rather prefer ...
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What is the most neutral font? [closed]

I create brand names and to evaluate them properly I must not be influenced by the typeface they are written with. Therefore I'm looking for the most neutral possible font. I don't know if it would be ...
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How was this particle path effect done?

Im trying to emulate https://dribbble.com/shots/7444078-Drip-Drop-Dribbble It looks like some kind of unwind path action, with 2d particles. Ive looked at particle tutorials specifically but wanted ...
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I've created a font typeface, I'm going to release it free for personal and commercial use. Do I need to attach a license to it? [closed]

I've created my first font typeface as a side project. I want to release it for free, for both personal and commercial use. It will just be advertised on my website and on twitter for people to ...
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Need help identifying this font

I need help identifying this font. I have checked on WhatTheFont, WhatFontIs and Matchelator. I get hits that are close but no matches. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Help me identify this font [closed]

This font is from the movie Swordfish where the hacker (Hugh Jackman) is working on the laptop / computer screen. Please note the letters C E F G Q. Can you please help identify this?
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Does anybody know this typeface?

I am trying to recreate the below poster. I have found substitute fonts for most of the text I just need help with the part that says "of the CHARLIE NAPIER." I'm wondering if anybody know the ...
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