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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Issue with Calibri typeface in Photoshop CS4

I have a very instersting issue with Photoshop CS4 and the Calibri typeface that I was hoping somebody would be able to help with. Certain characters when typed next to each other produce an odd ...
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How to explain to a client the font in their logo is not to be used for anything else

I have delivered an identity for a client. We are using one font in the logo and another complete family (Axiforma) for the actual body text, headlines, etc. The one in the logo is specifically ...
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Webfont alternatives to Gotham

The Brand Guidelines have specified the use of Gotham and Arial as the typeface, and I can see that in the past people have had various experiences with using Gotham on the web. Instead of using ...
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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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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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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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Fonts with slanted e

Someone know where we can find or style name of this typefaces with slanted e?
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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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What is the actual problem with Calibri?

Recently I've been seeing many pages and blogs with some sour distaste for Microsoft's Calibri typeface, mashing it as if it was the new Comic Sans or something. At first I tought the problem was ...
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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 design the title of this map of topics well?

This is a map of topics that are discussed in my project: Click to enlarge. SVG file The reasons I choose concentric circles to present the information are: Each group of topics has a another group ...
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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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Is Typeface and Type Family the same thing?

I'm currently taking a graphic design course on Coursera, and the instructor uses these words interchangeably. Therefore, does Typeface and Type Family mean the same thing?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 anyway to convert all texts to outlines in Sketch App?

I was using Sketch to make a cover photo, and there are many words in it. I have to convert every text to online, so I have to open layer folders and select each text in it by myself. Is there any ...
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What is wrong with Comic Sans?

There's a great TEDxExeter talk by a colleague of mine, Simon Peyton-Jones, about the recent advances in the English lower school 'computer science' curriculum. Like all of his slide decks he uses ...
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Why don't upper case numbers exist?

Capital letters add a lot to text in various ways, for names, brands, emphasis (although capitalisation for emphasis is frowned upon) Why then, are there no upper case numbers?
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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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How to classify Eurostyle

How do you classify Eurostile and similar boxy and wide typefaces? Geometric Sans Serifs come up as a suggestion, and I understand why, but I hope that there is another sub-classification for it.
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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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Help Identify the Japanese and Chinese Fonts as Pictured

I'm trying to identify the fonts used in the attached images. I suspect that the Japanese sample is a Dynacomware font, but I don't see a match on FontShop. I think it’s been discontinued by the ...
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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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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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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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Feature rich type familly

I've recently taken a liking to using typeface families (IBM Plex, etc.) due to the various conveniences (match well, consistent x-height, caps height, weight, etc.). However, I'm missing a bunch of ...
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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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Shortcut to change typeface?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to change the typeface? I press control-T which brings up the character selector which is nice. Then I press tab and it hides all the menus instead of going to the next ...
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Optical adjustment guidelines for typographic curvature

When designing a geometric sans, such as Futura, do you adjust the thickness of a circular arc for a better visual match to a straight stroke? I'm hoping for a formula like “a circular arc of inner ...
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Can I use google fonts to create art which can be customised on buyers request? [duplicate]

Can I use google fonts on prints where buyers could ask for some changes e.g add their names on.
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What constitutes as a derivative work in the context of fonts/typefaces?

I have a project in which I wish to use a copyrighted font but will use said font in a manner which I believe to be a derivative work. The glyphs themselves will be converted to paths, then I will ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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