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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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 ...
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Can I sell a template that uses the fonts on my computer?

I'm selling templates online and I was wondering if I could use the typefaces I already have on my computer (Mac) or the ones that come with Adobe CC? Thanks in advance, Julien
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Helvetica: trailing leg in lowercase “a”

Why sometimes I find Helvetica with the letter "a" with the right leg straight and other times I find it with the right leg turned to the right: Letter "a" with right leg straight: Letter "a" with ...
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FONT - Can't find a font used in psd

After a lot of search looking for this font it seems that there is no trace for it in the web. this is the type-face UPPERCASE-> lowercase in the psd the font name is ALTO. Any help would be ...
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What is this calligraphic font?

Does anyone know what this font is called? I have tried the font identifier programs online, but it wouldn't work because of all the swishes. I really love this font!!
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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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Does anyone know what happened to moorstation.org? the 90s type foundry

Does anyone know what the status is of moorstation.org's type collection? There were probably hundreds of typefaces designed in the 90s on that site. It's been down for at least a month (HTTP Error ...
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Does Myriad exist Unicode TFF format?

I am trying to display the non-breaking dash with itextpdf. However, it can't not display in normal myriad font. But I really want to use Myraid. Therefore I need to find a version of Myraid that ...
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Type Research: »Die Rettung des Abendlandes« by Ernst Otto Montanus

Recently, I came across this book cover in an old antiquarian shop and I was immediately struck by the typeface used. All attempts at researching the typeface's name or origin or maybe the designer ...
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Some good fully-featured OpenType typeface for body text

What are some good serif typefaces for body text which have at least Roman and Italic, and support small caps, old-style figures, ligatures, and super/subscripts? (And which, it goes without saying, ...
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Adjusting font alignment and size

I'm in the middle of picking a font for a rather sizeable project, and we've largely landed on Migrena Grotesque. Unfortunately, the alignment of this font seems to be a lot lower, and the general ...
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Name of this font [closed]

i want the name of font and possible link to get it from
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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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Difference between a Font attribute and a Typeface attribute

Background: So, I am getting UI development in Android and as I started reading TextView attributes, I found an attribute called typeface. I then searched the technical differences between a font and ...
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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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Can I identify a font family from an image using any Adobe program?

I have an image of a logo and want to find out which font family is used using an Adobe program or any other program, is that possible?
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Developing a Typeface

I have some typefaces in Illustrator and would like to export them as a font. Is there a free program that people could recommend? Or a database of font designers I can contact?
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Typeface identification – old-style

I saw this page (shown below) on Facebook earlier and I found no results when I put it through WhatTheFont. What are the Roman and Italic weights of type on this page?
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Design issues concerning header and body fonts with a different x-height

I've heard it's harmonious to have the header and body text have similar x-heights. What if your headers have a lower x-height than the body text? Are there any design principles or other issues going ...
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JVC labeling typefaces

I've tried using WhatTheFont and other tools, but nothing clear has come through. What are the typefaces used for labeling in the late-1970s on hi-fi devices such as the JA-S77?
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What are the differences between OFL and Apache License for fonts?

SIL Open Font License is very clear and easy to understand, but I can't understand Apache License. Can anyone tell me the differences between Open Font License and Apache License (especially 2.0)? ...
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Is this Dutch IJ ligature suitable and readable to native speakers?

I'm designing a display typeface and have designed, for the Dutch capital IJ digraph, a ligature that combines the "I" and "J" to form what looks like a broken "U". Here is a comparison of my "IJ" ...
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Remap characters in a TTF or OTF file

I've noticed that some of my typefaces have weird character mapping. For example, I have a few types designed by Dieter Steffmann, whose work is beautiful, but whose mapping is somewhat unorthodox (eg....
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Custom kerning of an existing typeface?

I'm a designer working with developers to create a mobile app. A central part of the app involves showing the number "100" as a central element of focus. Unfortunately, the font we're using has ...
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How to prevent fractional text dimensions in Photoshop to be “pixel perfect”?

Is there any way to make Adobe Photoshop text dimensions (e.g. height and width) be non-fractional? For example, if I use Type tool and just write my text on layout, it will have fractional ...
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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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Is there anything wrong with using foreign language typeface in English?

I'm working on a CV design and came across Gulim, which is a Korean typeface. I like the way it renders Roman characters as well. Is there anything wrong with using typefaces designed for foreign ...
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How to account for a space in OpenType ligature?

Let's say that I want to replace the character's " ab" with a new character ("_AB"); is it possible to account for this space so that the word "cab" would not include this new character? feature liga ...
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What do I need to know about fonts

I am interested in selling my designs/doing some freelance work, but I'm not sure how most designers handle fonts. Do graphic designers make their own fonts? If I already have fonts like Arial and ...
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What typeface to use based on personality traits?

I want to make my own online resumé website, so that I could show it to future employers. I'm currently working on choosing typefaces based on personal traits I want to portray which are: dynamic,...
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Name for types of fonts (sans-serif with bevelled stems)

I want to find fonts like the one used here, which is SuperGroteskWebPro. It is notable that in this font the f, T and t have cuts on edges at some angles. It is also a very clean font and gives a ...
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Generating font files from SVG files

I am trying to make an installable font (trueType, openType + web) from different svg files containing the characters. The tricky part is that the letter shapes are actually randomly generated by a ...
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Why is Verdana's lower-case pi symbol so similar to an n?

Verdana (the default font of a lot of sites for Windows users) has a symbol that looks like an n for pi: In Arial, another common font for windows, this looks as expected: According to this comment: ...
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Are there fonts whose licence allows me to edit them and then resell the edited version?

I am looking for a way to start from a base font and create another font from it, that I could eventually resell. The edits would be rather heavy but the shape could remain. I would like to know if ...
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How one finds out the alphabet length or individual character width of a typeface?

I would like a quick way to determine the column width necessary to create the optimal 65 characters per line rule. Glyph width differs between typefaces, so this article suggested: The alphabet ...