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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What elements should be changed to make the logo and product label look more professional?

Jam product We are currently designing a new jam product. The target group are +30-year-old people living in Rotterdam (known for its green and white flag). It is a product with a philanthropic end ...
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How can I make this typo effect?

I want to make a work with distortion in the line of letters. What should I do? GEOPHA-GIA (in photo)
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Whether to choose the hyphen or the en dash in cases like “Anglo-Saxon England” or “The Washington-Moscow hotline”?

My question is very short. Whether I should use the en dash (U+2013) or the hyphen in cases like Anglo-Saxon England (Anglo–Saxon England) (a famous book by F. M. Stenton) or The Washington-Moscow ...
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How do you create combining diacritics in FontLab?

If I type a letter "a" and the acute accent mark, I want the result to be á. These are technically still separate characters: the "a" and the "combining acute accent above&...
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letter stretch too far after justification in illustrator cc [duplicate]

I'm learning illustrator today and when I start to justify a text. some words (F a c i l i si) start to stretch too far away. is there any option so I can fix this?
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How do you decide the text direction when written in vertical direction?

Every other design for social media, I face this problem. I discussed this in room also. I came to know that different countries have different views. They also gave examples about book spine. Which I ...
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Is there a way to auto-baseline-shift a line to the top of the largest inline object?

Indesign aligns inline objects to the bottom. Is there a way to make it so inserting an object inline will make everything go to the top instead? I can manually accomplish this with baseline shift, ...
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Indesign - FindChangeByList exclude character style (or hyperlinks)

I have a FindChangeByList search that replaces a divis between numbers with an en-dash with an 1/24 quad before and after. Unluckily it includes our Hyperlinks too and thus destroys them. Is there a ...
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What is the space between words called in typography (not kerning or tracking)?

I know what tracking and kerning are I just want to know what the title for the space between words are.
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Should a footnote (superscript number) directly follow the word?

I have footnotes in my manuscript. Each footnote is indicated by a number in superscript. Should the number directly (without a space) follow the word? Or should a space be placed between the word and ...
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What's the name of these graphic elements at the end of an article?

It's a graphic element used in magazines and newspapers at the end of an article, to let the reader know the text ends in that page. It can be the magazine logo, or a variant of it, or just an ...
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Typesetting in Dutch: Dijkstra vs. Dijkstra

What is the official way to typeset the surname of EWD in Dutch? Dijkstra (i and j are two separate letters) Dijkstra (ij is one letter) (I'm not asking about English. I'm also not asking what about ...
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Typesetting in English: bijection vs. bijection

What's the right way to typeset the word bijection (a mathematical term meaning an injective and surjective map or, equivalently, a map having a two-sided inverse) in English? bijection (i and j are ...
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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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Feedback: Kerning with loose tracking

I am currently designing a record cover and I am having some issues with the kerning of the album name and artist due to the loose tracking. I am struggling to ensure the space between the letters are ...
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How could I replicate this striped effect in Illustrator?

I'm attempting to simulate a ribbon like pattern for lettering, similar to this image: I've already made the outlines for the lettering, however using the blend tool and the width tool doesn't give ...
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Tool that shows same word in many fonts at the same time?

Is there a (preferably online) tool that lets you type in a word or words and it presents them on screen in many different fonts (preferably 10's or even 100's), all the same time? The purpose being ...
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Does this part of a vintage font have a name?

I am looking for vintage style fonts with this chevron element through it, I've noticed it on a few fonts, Does this element have a name in typography terms? (This particular font is called "...
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typeface recommendations

I'm not an expert in graphic design, but I have some basic knowledge. So I would like to ask some typeface choice recommendations. I'm designing a website for a potter where he will present his work ...
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How do I go about creating 'spurs' in illustrator

Hello everybody, just wanted some help in creating the pointy things on the letters as demonstrated on the image. Thank you
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When a font misses one letter with a diacritic sign (č) but has another one (š), can I make it display the missing sign?

I would like to use the Gochi Hand font but it misses character "č" that my language uses. However, it displays š, for example, just fine. These letters are formed by combining normal ...
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Sketch: multiple text styles in one textbox

In Sketch, is there a way I can have two styles of text applied to one text box? E.g. let's say I have a style of BODY in a text box, and then want a few words of it (not all of it) underlined. I'd ...
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I'm Having A Problem With my SVG Font Design

This is my first take on making fonts. So, please try to be as elaborate as possible. So, i'm going to try and explain my issue as clean and elaborate as possible. I'm using Inkscape to create my font....
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What are these fonts with connected holes called?

I am looking for a font with connected holes like this for my vinyl printing project: But what is this type of font called? EDIT With PieBie answer, I found plenty of stencil fonts and I made some ...
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Create same effect in Illustrator as Carhartt image below

I've tried using the roughen tool in illustrator but not really getting the results I'm looking for. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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How can I create text with a drop shadow combined with a stroke in Photoshop?

I want to achieve this text effect. The references below seems a mix of stroke and a box shadow. But the shadow seems connected to text (normal text shadow is like basically another text layer just ...
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Drops caps with short first sentence

In regards to drop caps, how do you treat paragraph spacing/drop caps when the first paragraph is a single short sentence? This is causing a large white space below the first paragraph.
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InDesign: single-line composer (paragraph style)

I've finally found out about the paragraph composer and how I can stop InDesign from meddling with my type automatically: Is there a way to incorporate this into a paragraph style so that I don't ...
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What's the correct English term for this old typesetting technique?

I am building up a typography glossary and I'm looking for the name of this old typographic technique. I have seen it now and then since I was a kid. It was common for more than some eighty years ago, ...
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Which slash is correct for ‘Old Money’

Introduction Unicode defines multiple strokes; of interest to this question is U+002f (solidus: ‘/’), U+2044 (fraction slash: ‘⁄’) and U+2215 (division slash: ‘∕’). I cannot—however—find these well ...
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How to greek a piece of text in a .pdf that I make in InDesign?

Is there a quick way to greek a piece of text in InDesign? As in, replace paragraphs of text with horizontal grey bars? At the moment, I'm using the Underline options to give the text I want to greek ...
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How to copy all glyphs or characters of a font in illustrator

I want to display all characters or glyphs included on a font with all variables in illustrator and copy it to a editable table of characters to make a type specimen, the only way i know is select one ...
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How can I make this more readable? I need to change the space around the words, but do not know how big to make it

I've got a big strategic road map that I created in Visio. I know that Visio is not the ideal choice for all elements of this project, but it checked most of the boxes without having much downside. ...
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How do I create create stripped glass effect text in illustrator?

I found this image in MoMa website. This poster was designed by Juan Carlos Distéfano in 1964. I try to replicate the effect of the text. Turns out it harder than it looks. Any tips how to achieve ...
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How to get this visual effect on typeface?

This is some work by Alexis Jamet. I was wondering how he executed the blurred, print effect on the type? I feel like blurring would work but I think there's a little bit more effort on this that I ...
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How should I stretch a letter “o” horizontally in Illustrator?

There are other questions here answering similar issues, but in this case, creating outlines and then just moving the anchor point is distorting the letter.
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Need help identifying Century like font

The G is round, the M has vertical legs and a high V and the R has straight legs. Thought it could be Century or Futura but ...
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How to convert a 2D object into a 1D stroke in inkscape?

I have a couple of edges in urdu I want to convert into strokes to make it more like handwriting. How can I convert a series of shapes into a stroke? I tried taking a screenshot and using trace ...
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Are Th ligatures used in German typesetting?

I am new to the graphics design part of SE, my home is TeX, hence I hope this is the right place to ask this: Are Th ligatures used in the German language for typesetting? I am right now in the ...
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how do you create these striped letters but especially the curves in it (see images)

How does one create this effect? I know how you could create these lines, these might have been done with the blend tool or with a striped handmade brush. And the corners 90 degrees are possible with ...
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What is this font ? is it customized or what?

What fonts is this ?? I tried font identification websites but they won't catch it. If anyone have any suggestion about this font, please.
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Late 90's Audi LCD Font

I'm looking for a font that has the same look as the late 90s early 2000s Audi LCD displays. The closest match I have found is Register Font but the spacing between "pixels" is too big. Thank you in ...
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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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How to set up a font style guide for any font?

I am working on a mobile app UI design in Adobe XD. Before starting the design I would like to setup a font style guide. What I have achieved so far is in the attached image. I am using a typeface ...
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Need Feedback for brand: Name, mascot, font and the intro [closed]

it doesn't have much to do with UI / UX, but I wanted to get feedback from a "brand" that I have. Some points: the name was inspired (basically copied) from the website hackernoon, a "medium" ...
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How “wrong” is it for me to use both “double line breaks” and also indentation for each paragraph?

If I don't have "double linebreaks" between paragraphs, the A4 document automatically looks like a compact, uninviting wall of text. Even if I indent each paragraph, it still looks way too compact to ...
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How to create texture like this?

How can I create texture like this one on the font? https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pXX3pBg35/
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What does “mfgpctt” mean in version number of font

I noticed in the metadata of many fonts that they have a strange version record. In at least a few fonts from different families, I found the string "mfgpctt v4.4", with the numbers sometimes being ...
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Drop caps in Sketch

I'm trying to design a paragraph similar to the following: But it seems there is no way to add drop caps in Sketch, nor can I set the first letter as a graphic / image and have the text wrap around ...
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Can you tell me which font is this? [closed]

** Can anyone tell me which font is this ??

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