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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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?

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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Adjusting Design System for Instances [closed]

While developing a design system there can be cases for ligatures.(e.g. collision of f and i into one glyph) For example to adjust f and i letters(from a collision) a system provided typography style ...
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Is using single quotes to delimit inline code snippets a good idea?

I have a programming-related blog, and one problem I have is styling inline code snippets, like return 92;. They are traditionally styled with a different color/background (like on stack exchange site)...
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Incorrect usage of hyphens in the form “Artist - Song Name”

I’ve read lots of guides about when to use hyphens (-) and when to use dashes (–). The usage is clear to me. And I want to stress a particular case where the hyphen is used incorrectly: “Artist - Song ...
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How to create this effect? Using varying sized shapes - displacement style

I found this image when looking for brochure examples and I wondered how I would go about creating the '0' made with the varying sized crosses? The closest I've come to in making this style of thing ...
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How do I most efficiently build type on a path with rules/strokes on circles?

I'm looking for a good strategy to create, in InDesign ideally, type on a path with colour blocks behind it, set in a series of concentric circles. I have not used type on a path tool previously so ...
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Would it be considered as rude as full name is not visible?

I want to make two printed photos with text on them, for a marriage gift. Something like this: But both must be placed together to give complete meaning. The couple name is DEVANSHU (male) and AMRIYA ...
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How would I make some circle in G- shape? [closed]

I would like to make this logo but I don't know how to put circle in G shape either in U. Also is there any way to put circle in rounded - ractangle tool? Thank you.
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What script font is this?

Thought it might be Zapfino but I can't find the T Glyph and the Serifs are slightly different. This is generated from a low resolution image I posted on WhatTheFont.
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What font is used on this Arnhem poster?

I'm trying to make a poster for a class project, and I recently came across a poster that has this font. It's a light, somewhat wide sans-serif typeface, but I'm not sure if it's Helvetica or ...
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How to create typography like this?

I'm wondering how to create this typography in Photoshop or Illustrator (It's all Travis Kane's posters https://www.instagram.com/ttraviskanee/)
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What is the font used in poster?

I have been working on a typography project and wanted to find a font which I wanted to use. I have tried all the methods finding fonts using images online like WhatTheFont But I couldn't find even ...
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Is it a good practice to use small caps for all last names?

I've gotten into the habit of using small capital letters every time I write a last name (both in LaTeX and by hand). Is this a good practice? Are there any recommendations on this subject? I mainly ...
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Is there a name for smaller parts of a glyph in typography?

My understanding is that a symbol in typography is often called a glyph. There are cases when one glyph is composed of multiple "components" with space in between them, e.g. :, ;, etc. Is there any ...
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Is there a specific graphic style or movement that inspired vintage (and some modern) euro-rave artwork?

I'm working on a short film with trippy/vintage/lo-fi editing styles similar to those used in Travis Scott music videos, and it will use stylized intertitles as an artistic element. However, instead ...
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Feedback for personal brand facelift

I'm a multimedia designer and my personal brand is turning 20 years. I wanted to make a facelift to my current logo by dropping the word 'multimedia' and changing the brand color. I switched the font ...
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What are the rules on using colon, dash, or space as separators?

From the image, you can see how they separate 'Step 2' and 'Substitute' with what looks like an en space but for 'Hint' they use a colon instead. Here they use an en dash to separate the two parts ...
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Is there a font that has the same horizontal width in every uppercased letter?

im searching for a font that is looking like a normal typewriter font. Almost every monosized font has different sizes in their uppercased width. An "A" has a bigger width than a "B". Is there a font ...
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What typeface is used by MacOS to render unicode glyphs?

What font is being used in the following screenshot (on a latest MacOS/Safari) to render the unicode glyphs? The screenshot is taken from the page http://www.alanwood.net/demos/wingdings.html Is ...
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How to create “wave”-like type in Illustrator

I managed to create a text following a wave pattern in After Effects using the CC Cylinder effect but I can't find how to replicate it in Illustrator. I tried the Map Art effect under the Extrude and ...
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How to keep leading to font size proportions when scaling text in indesign?

So, my text is at 12pt with 20.8 leading. I want to scale the text up, and keep the leading proportionate, as increasing font size closes the gap that the leading makes.
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Alignment of word mark and tagline

I've done this a hundred times, but this time I worry I am overthinking it! This clients company name happens to be two words of similar width. The second word slightly wider, and it's confusing me as ...
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Using text styles that are not included in DLS

We have 15 text styles in our Design Language System and sometimes I face some situations that I have to use some other text styles instead of the existing ones. Is it weird to use some typography ...
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Easier way to type multiple lines on a diagonal path in illustrator?

I'm trying to make my paragraph at an angle like this: Right now the only way i've been able to do this was through blending two lines and then using type on a path + threading text across the lines ...
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Does the current web typography from the browsers stylesheets follow a Fibonacci sequence logic?

I am trying to understand and write a source document that links the PT, or Movable Type to the web typography that we all know today, to be a better Designer and inspire others into Typography. Also, ...
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Typographers' “canon of exemplars”: What are some books that typographers think are examples of great typography?

Please note that I am not asking for famous books about typography (like this question does), although I imagine that such books would usually themselves be examples of great typography. What I have ...
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Adobe Illustrator Fit Type Bounding Box by Excluding Side Bearing

I am facing a little confusion regarding how the bounding box around text behaves in Adobe Illustrator. I would like to align multiple text boxes by snapping along a vertical guide. I noticed there ...
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Where and/or why is a slanted hyphen used?

I was reading this version of White Fang and I noticed that the hyphens connecting words are slightly slanted to the left. I have never seen a slanted hyphen before and googling it did not yield any ...
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How to make an SVG glyph (from a font) look like it was handwritten?

I want to take this font: and make it look more like the handwritten version: I don't want to make it look that handwritten, but a little rougher curves and more stroke-like tips to the curves ...
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Paragraph indent after lists

After reading why the first paragraph after a headline is typically not indented [1][2], I started to wonder if a paragraph indent after a list or enumeration is appropriate. I can see two possible ...
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How to align text box on Figma?

When placing a geometric shape or image on Figma we get the exact height and width of these forms. From this square to the top, I certainly got 23 pixels of space: From this text to the top, I'm not ...
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How to insert direct current symbol in adobe illustrator?

Does anyone know how to insert the direct current symbol (⎓) in Adobe Illustrator please? I copy and paste the character into a text frame but it becomes a cross square which cannot be displayed ...
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Automatically Insert Ink Traps

I think ink traps often look pretty good and I wonder if they are really designed to serve an optimal purpose, which can be modelled as given a shape S, finding S' such that d(S,I(S')) is minimized, ...
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How to choose font and text colors for Full-Page backgrounds?

I am an amateur web developer, and I am teaching myself React. Currently, I have been building a personal website hosted on github pages. I want to complete the mobile design first, see some pages ...
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How to create multi-gradient reflection on Illustrator?

I want to replicate this multi-coloured reflection on illustrator. I tried using feathering and free-form gradient, but haven't had any success.
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InDesign inline text wrap object

Here's my current InDesign problem. I'm given text that, when imported, looks like this, with embedded links in the paragraph: The final product has to look like this, with proper spacing around the ...
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What's the font of the Kubernetes logo?

Does anyone know what the font of the Kubernetes logo (a container orchestration system) is? WhatTheFont yielded no results for it, it's not mentioned in the WhatTheFont Forum. If it's not an ...
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What is the following style of typography called?

I came across this recently where, IIUC, the lowercase was superscript while the uppercase was normal or subscript. What is this style called?
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Looking to identify a font

It feels very familiar but I can't find a similar one. Looks like Tahoma, Book Antiqua, Bookman Old Style. I think it is included in Microsoft fonts. I already tried fontsquirrel, myfonts, whatfontis, ...
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How do I edit the metrics for a specific character in a font?

Specifically, I want to modify two fonts so that the metrics for the space character (ASCII 32) in one font match the metrics of the other font. Linux or Mac open source solutions preferred.
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How strict do you use type scales?

Whenever I'm designing a website I usually choose my font sizes on intuition. However I would like to start using typographic scales in my designs to create more consistency throughout all pages. But ...
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Converting TTF font I created into Unicode symbols?

I am very lost in this cause and have never worked with font file types before, so am super confused. I am wondering if it is possible to convert a true type file into unicode symbols. I created an ...
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Kerning feedback on logo

I'm kerning this simple 'logo' for an online magazine/blog and since I'm not completely sure if I've 'got it' I would appreciate some help from any kern masters here. I've zoomed out and flipped it ...
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Small Caps Character Choice for Abbreviations Commonly starting with a Lowercase Letter

I am pondering the following question, is there a typographical convention for which of the following choices should be prefered? or The background is: I want the title style in small capitals. ...
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How to curve the tops or bottoms of texts like this? [duplicate]

I tried googling letter art, but I don't know what it is exactly called, so my research was not fruitful. I'm talking about the part "Backwoods Distilling". https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/...
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What make this design suitable to use for poetry texts? [closed]

This is how WordPress formats a block of verse: I wonder why does that design suit poetry texts? Why can that combination of typography, spacing, border reflect the poetry effect/ambience? Meta ...
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Transitioning from Fulltime Freelance to Full time job

I am Graphic Designer. I've been fulltime freelancing with a company (say Mickey Mouse) and now I am trying to transition from freelance to a fulltime job in another company ( say Mini Mouse). I am ...
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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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Can this rough design show the required message?

Please see this image: To show a revoked/scrapped Article say 370 on social media, I'm thinking to make something like this. (7 with torn paper). Also, I'll write a related copy as well below it. ...
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Finding the axis of an O

Having looked at some illustrations that are supposed to explain the concept of an axis, I'm confused. Is finding the axis of an O merely a matter of drawing a line through its thinnest parts, or is ...

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