Questions tagged [typography]

Questions about the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. Text is composed to create a readable, coherent, and visually satisfying whole.

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How different do a book's pages actually look when they're tiled with a paper texture?

Many beautifully designed books use a tiled paper texture on their pages, e.g., In the PDFs of these books (see http://www.tsengbooks.com), the paper texture is highly visible. But oddly, I've never ...
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Correct Kerning for 0 and 6 in Neutra Modern

I'm trying to get the kerning right between the 0 and the 6 in these Neutra house numbers (this a photograph of the drilling template). Which of these three looks most correct to you for the spacing ...
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Is there a way to rotate the baseline grid in Adobe InDesign?

In InDesign, it's possible to rotate a spread to facilitate laying out pages that are meant to be viewed sideways. On a rotated spread, the baseline grid rotates along with the spread—and that's not ...
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Halftone raster effect, rounded pixelation in Photoshop

I am trying to recreate a similar style to the image below in Photoshop, but unfortunately there are some issues I can't solve. Maybe someone can help me out? This looks like a pixelated image with ...
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Headings are in small caps, with increased tracking and numbers. Do I need to use the same increased tracking for their numbers?

I have a document with multi-level numbered headers that are set in bold small caps. The numbers are separated from the text by 2 picas. As far as I know, small caps should have increased tracking. Do ...
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Can we make a text outline again into a text in Adobe Illustrator?

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, I created a text outline by doing 1. Select the text 2. Goto Type -> Create Outlines (CTRL + SHIFT + O) But what if I want to make those outlines again as a ...
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how can i release my font under SIL font license or Appache font license

I made fonts for logo design 3 weeks ago and i want to give it other so they can use it for free. Would you please tell you please me the process how to do it?
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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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Area Type scaling inset spacing / Large canvas upscaling clipboard area type

apologies for the sloppy title, I hope the body will make sense. I'm creating a flowchart in illustrator because that's where I feel more comfortable as opposed to stand-alone data visualization apps. ...
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What is the maximum number of glyphs an TrueType Font can hold?

currently I'm wondering about how many glyphs there can be in a ".ttf" file. If I understood correctly, in a OpenType Format there can be up to 65,553 glyphs. But what about TrueType? My ...
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Font from 1986 or earlier used in OrCAD

Honestly I know nothing about fonts, I tried my best to find it online, anyway I'm looking for a font used in this schematic. The only hint I have is from FAQ where the author of the schematic below ...
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What’s the name of this typographic treatment with shadows?

I want to find some tutorials on how this effect might be done in Photoshop but I don’t know what to search for. Does anyone know what to call this?
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How to stretch text like this in photoshop?

I rasterized text and apply free transform and distort but can't stretch text like partial like this. (PS. I did this, but forgot what effect I applied... haha)
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How do I recreate a font like this?

I need to recreate a font, it's going to be for private purposes, how do i do this? Here's the font sample:
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Best use of vertical lines separating words in logo

What are some of the pros and cons of enlarging the vertical lines between words in a logo like this? One I can think of, it makes the logo boundaries larger. Is it best to stick with vertical lines ...
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How can I achieve this kind of super smooth liquid chrome texture effect?

How can I achieve this type of super smooth liquid chrome texture? Is it done with 100% in Photoshop? Have tried this on illustrator with blending tool and bring it on Photoshop, and only use liquify ...
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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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What is the correct UTF8 character for the apostrophes used in fictional (often alien) names?

I'm trying to typeset fiction which uses these. I've gotten used to doing curly quotes and making emdashes proper emdashes, but I'm not sure what to do with these. These aren't contractions, so ...
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How can I create this optical illusion where letters are made with diagonal lines slightly altered from those of the background?

How can I create this optical illusion in Illustrator or other programs? Original: My attempt:
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Similar fonts to Porcha 911 which is free for commercial use?

Does anyone know a good alternative to Porcha 911 font which is free for commercial use? See image and link below. https://www.dafont.com/911porscha.font?text=Detailing
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Typography/Character ID; Semicircle with bracket

I'm in the process of converting the short story "The Region Between" by Harlan Ellison (part of the collection Five Fates), and among the many formatting nightmares, including a page ...
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What is the best way to find an alternative monospace font for a non-monospace font that has the same look and feel?

Just wondering if anyone has come across the same issue of having to replace a non-monospaced font with one that is monospaced while retaining a similar look & feel (or if this is even possible/...
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Arial Small Caps -- how to use them?

According to this answer to another question about small caps by @yakunins, Arial got small caps around 2014: (image provided by @yakunins) So, how do you use them? Is this Arial or Arial Nova? ...
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Are there monospace fonts which support spaces of various widths?

(Bear with me, I know that having characters which are not monowidth in a monospace font is somewhat counterintuitive, but there is a legit use case below.) I have an application I've written where I ...
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What are "teasers" at the beginning of a chapter called?

In some (old, fiction) books, each chapter begins with a few sentences that summarize, or rather hint at, the developements in the chapter. For example, the first chapter of "Three Men in a Boat&...
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Which symbol represents multiplication?

Which Unicode symbol that normally looks like two lines crossed together properly represents multiplication and what do the other Unicode characters that look like it mean? And bonus points, how do I ...
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Text wrap around a number 8 symbol

me and my project again, I'm wondering how my design will look if the text follows the curve of the visual anchor of the piece - a 470 pt Helvetica "8". However, after creating outlines for ...
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Are there font characteristics that make it more resilient to squishing or distortion and still be legible?

Disclosure: I’m not a graphic designer. I’m re-watching The Love Boat on both a tablet and large screen TV. In the opening sequence, people have identified that they use a version of Futura Black font....
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Can you please help identify these fonts?

What are the fonts used in these labels? There are three different fonts used here. The font used on the 1st and 3rd line are the same in all the labels (NO. 02, NO. 19 & HERB, SEASONING etc). It'...
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Font used for text in first and third line

What is the font used for the first line of text and the third line of text in these images? They appear to be the same font. In the first image it's NO. 06 and SEASONING In the second image it's NO. ...
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What is the name of this extinct type symbol?

This text is from a facsimile of a 1949 manuscript of that quotes Psalm 106 (107), and the quoted passage is from verse 26. The word is that uses the symbol is "usque" Latin for "...
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Capitalization of language names in a list

I don't know if my question belongs here but anyway. Should we capitalize language names in a list? Because I saw things like that (OpenStreetMap Wiki) (Wikipedia) Which seems weird to me. First, it ...
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How to recreate this overlapping stroke+type effect in Illustrator (Morisowa's "Kikukomi Number" font)

Please assume I'm a moron, and need some gentle help. So, I really like this ascending-ordered, overlapping type: I understand it to be a feature of a font by Morisowa (https://twitter.com/hamko1114/...
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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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Detecting a font in an image

I've this screenshot from an image that I had created before I moved it to a USB drive and formatted my PC. So I lost all my old fonts and that's why I want to know which font I had used in that image ...
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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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When should center align paragraph text be used?

From Why You Should Never Center Align Paragraph Text: Left aligned text is easier to read than centered text for paragraphs. This is because when you center your text, the starting place of each ...
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Critique / improvements regarding page layout

I have a few questions about my page layout. Keypoints paper used is DIN A4 (21x29.7cm) body font is Latin Modern 12pt margin font is Latin Modern Sans Serif 10pt running header is 12pt small caps ...
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How to achieve a realistic neumorphism raised text effect in photoshop?

How do I create a raised text effect similar to this photo in photoshop?: I've tried using a few of the different bevel effects but nothing comes close to looking that realistic. I think this may be ...
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Should an 'fi' ligature be created for and used in the case where the 'i' has an accent?

'fi' is one of the standard ligatures found in fonts where the arch of the 'f' would collide with or be too close to the dot of the 'i' But what about the situation when the 'i' has an accent in place ...
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What are the main reasons for using full justification when ragged right is more readable?

Most books and magazine articles are printed with full justification, namely with both left and right justification, even though it is generally accepted that the most readable of the justification ...
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Ascender/descender help for brand specifics

Hello everyone! I'm designing for a brand that requires left-justification for all text, which can make consideration for ascenders and descenders a nightmare. Typically this brand calls for tight ...
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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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Aesthetically pleasing and consistent way to handle mixed case abbreviations/acronyms

Bringhurst tells us that, as part of harmony and coutnerpoint, the typographer should set abbreviations and acronyms in small capitals. This is the style followed by many publications, including the ...
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Why is tonos (sometimes) rendered different from oxia?

Crosspost from Latin SE. When polytonic Greek was abandoned, they for some reason chose to design the tonos (modern Greek, right in the image) different from the oxia (Ancient Greek, left in the ...
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InDesign's Glyph pane lists horizonal lines as bullets?

As I know, there is such thing as dinkus that is used to demark section breaks. A dinkus can be one or three asterisk, a fleuron, or a horizontal line. When I open InDesign's Glyph pane, there is a ...
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Looking for tips on 'ca' letter combination

I'm wondering if anyone has any tips to help make this 'ca' letter combination look better. Thanks.
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Hyperlinks as part of text

I look for some general typographic rules (or at least advices) for hyperlinks placed as part of text that can be in both electronic and printed version. Specifically I want to solve these issues: If ...
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Fonts with an upper-case 'E' slanted in each direction

I am trying to find a font similar to this image. Specifically where the top and bottom prong of the upper-case 'E' are going in opposite directions. Anyone happen to remember seeing one similar? ...
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Hoefler Text non-breaking space is too wide

In Pages on MacOS, Hoefler Text has very wide non-breaking spaces: As you can see, in other fonts, the non-breaking space has the same width as the standard one. In Hoefler Text, it is 3 times wider. ...

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