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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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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What style is this minimalistic illustration design?

I've been seeing more and more of this style lately but I can't find a specific name or origin. I'm interested in the illustrations but also the graphic design aspect. If I had to describe it I would ...
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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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Making my own char set for representing computer programing source code in lambda calculus (help)

cross post from linguistics since I was told this was a better place to ask my question I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I am making my own char set for the programing language I ...
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White spaces or widows?

I've an ugly page break where I'm forced with a dilemma: a pretty large amount of white space, or else a widowed (or maybe an orphaned? I'm not sure of the terminology) line on the next page (1st and ...
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Is there a symbol or way of writing “in between” or “up to” for a year on a timeline graph?

I am making a timeline and every point is one specific year (1965, 1975, 1982, 1985, 1986) except for one point which is a range "1987-2014". Having one data point that's double the size of ...
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Are paragraphs in a (bullet) list item an antipattern?

Say I'm writing a document (maybe an email) and I'm describing 3 possible solutions to a given problem. Each solution can be described in like 3-10 sentences. I'd like to break down the solution ...
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What are some examples of Flowlines in a design

Been trying to understand the concpet of "Flowline" but cannot find examples of it. I know once I get to see it clearly, I won't be able to unsee it. This is the concept I've found ...
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Best book about modernism typography

"Grid systems in graphic design" by Josef Müller Brockmann is THE book about the modular grid system and deals with layout. The "Vignelli Canon" by Massimo Vignelli partly deals ...
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Is there a term of art for not incrementing list/section numbering on popping level?

Suppose I have some text presented in a two-level hierarchy (whether using lists or headings isn’t important) as follows: 1. ITEM 1. Along with some text that is relevant to ITEM 1. This item ...
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How to achieve this typographic bevel and emboss with yet photocopy effect?

Hi all, found this image on Are.na - been trying to study this image with my own typographic treatment, but still having trouble with finding the right bevel and emboss settings. Also noticed there's ...
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Missing diacritical marks in an Adobe licensed font

I'm designing a print publication in InDesign CC using Adobe Caslon, and the typeface appears to be missing these characters: This is how the text is rendering: Switching to a different font isn't ...
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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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InDesign best practice for headings in separate columns

I'm wondering if there is a better way to set up this type of layout where the headings are in the left column, and the body copy is in the right column. Currently I am using a separate text box for ...
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How does unobviously uneven spaces between words in justified text affect reading?

From Typographic alignment - Wikipedia, it seems that there are two main disadvantages of justified text: large spaces between words in narrow columns, and higher likelihood to have river of white ...
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Is this logo too asymmetrical or does it matter?

I'm designing a logo for a startup called “peak development” that requires some sort of mountain peak in the title. I'm happy enough with the concept, basically the A is the peak, but one option has ...
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Whether to put special words in headings in italics?

When we use some term for the first time in a text, it is usually suggested to put in italics. For example: Hereinafter, such hyphens are referred to as connectors. My question is whether we should ...
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Is there a term for whether the middle of an uppercase M touches the baseline?

A number of fonts (Gotham, Vera, Nexa) have an uppercase M where the middle V shape doesn't touch the baseline. In many (most?) other fonts, that shape does touch the baseline. Is there a formal or ...
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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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Single word/phrase for “unindent and unalign”?

In the image, "dolor sit" line is "indented" and "aligned". If you pull that line all the way to the first column, it would be "unindented and unaligned". What ...
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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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