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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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EB Garamond is available in a few places, but includes different things in each. Which way is best to go?

I have been trying EB Garamond for the time being, but I'm confused as to why there are a couple different sets: Google Fonts and Adobe: Contains Regular, Medium, SemiBold, ExtraBold with their ...
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How would one achive this black and white glitch-ish text effect in photoshop or illustrator?

I've been trying to achieve this black and white distorted text effect behind the green SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26th letters with no succes. I'm specifically struggling trying to duplicate the letters in ...
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How do you create alternate font glyphs/characters?

I used a font recently that had alternate glyphs assigned to each character. It was a handwritten font. Like someone scanned and traced a sample of their own handwriting. And I guess to make it look ...
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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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What is an overline in typography?

Often I hear the term overline. What is an overline and what is its function and style in typography?
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Evenly spaced text in Photoshop

I'm trying to add text to my document that is evenly spaced, like in the example on the right. The closest I've been able to get it is like the image on the left, but as you can see they don't quite ...
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what are some good fonts to combine with Forza?

I have a client who is overusing Forza, for all headers, body, etc. I'd really like to mix it up but I am not good with fonts. Any ideas?
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Font Pairing for Stix

I'm currently writing my dissertation and most of the text is set in Stix. I'll have to include a good bit of code and the default Courier looks rather ugly (too wide and doesn't fit well). Can ...
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Inconsistent kernings shown in metrics view in FontForge

I am working to modify an existing font (Sacramento, under SIL OFL license), and wish to adjust kernings after having made a few stylistic changes. I thought I had found the proper way to do it (...
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How do I make sure the unicode box drawing characters work properly in my font?

Unicode has a set of characters for drawing simple graphics. Here is an example from Wikipedia: ┌─┬┐ ╔═╦╗ ╓─╥╖ ╒═╤╕ │ ││ ║ ║║ ║ ║║ │ ││ ├─┼┤ ╠═╬╣ ╟─╫╢ ╞═╪╡ └─┴┘ ╚═╩╝ ╙─╨╜ ╘═╧╛ There ...
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(Hypothetical?) character: Vertically stacked apostrophe and comma?

Edit for clarity: I have never seen this character, but it seems like it would exist. But without knowing what to call it, I don't know how to look up if it actually does exist. So, to me it's ...
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How can I recreate this typographical style? What effects/processes should I use?

I have been scrolling through various places on the internet and I've come across this typographic style multiple times, and I can't work out how to do it. Can anyone help??
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Is there an dynamically changing font?

Just had this idea, and thought to post it here to get an answer as to its existence. I'm thinking something that isn't perfectly monospaced/spaced, but as you type it organically lays out the font ...
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Companion colormap for text highlight color

Edit: I am looking for resources (articles, books, posts) which study the choice of a single color to highlight text and a sequential color for two and three dimensional plots such that both are ...
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Typography - Understanding Practical Font Hinting - Using FontLab VI

I'm sort of a n00b when it comes to typography - but I have started to learn more using FontLab VI. I have created a simple custom font - but I still have no idea how to do custom font hinting. When ...
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Figuring out the Ligatures/Kernings of a Font

There are ways to measure text in the browser, taking into account the font size. However, you could get a performance improvement if you only measure the different characters, and then you combine ...
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Should a typographical scale refer to line-height or to the font-size?

First of all, I want to apologize to any serious typographers for using the names of css-attributes instead of proper names. With "font-size" I mean here the defined font-size as one would in css (...
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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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Should headings divide space unequally and be close to the border?

This is a chapter heading of an ebook style of LaTeX, and it divides space unequally. Small phone screen doesn't mean it need to be close to the top border to make the reading flow rushy, does it?
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Cannot use hyphenation properly in InDesign

I work mostly with old Slavonic and old Greek texts where there are plenty of diacritical signs and every time when pasting text from word to InDesign, I have some problem with. For example, they are ...
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Aligning text layers in Android

The situation - I need to hand over designs to my devs. I have created some spacing tokens, that I am using in Sketch(the design software). These tokens are based on baseline alignment of the text ...
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Is there a rule for line-breaking a name designation?

I've searched, but to no avail. Is there a rule (or what is your opinion) on line-breaking a person's designations? Sometimes client's have many designations which extends the line making it very ...
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How to combine font weights and font sizes together?

I do a lot of UI design and because of this, I normally have to use pretty neutral fonts like Helvetica and Droid. In order to add a bit of flair, I'll use different weights and mix things up between ...
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Which font is similar to Christopher Wool's Stencil?

His stencil: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/338192253239825468/ the closest thing i found is: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/narrow-stencil/ but it's too narrow.
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Identify Rounded Modern Sans Serif

Can anyone ID this font? It is giving me fits even though I feel like its on the tip of my tongue: I've tried both http://www.whatfontis.com and What the Font Edit: this is from an HVAC Contractors ...
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What are the font settings which correspond to “default” font styles in iOS 9?

There is a set of default font styles accessible via the iOS API. What settings (font size, weight, etc.) do they correspond to by default on an iPhone 6 running iOS 9? Does this vary across phones/...
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When did Italic come to mean “fancy”?

According to Thinking With Type, Italic letters, also introduced in fifteenth-century Italy (as their name suggests), were modeled on a more casual style of handwriting. While the upright humanist ...
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How to line up Hebrew vowels when two are typed?

I am having trouble with Hebrew text. The second vowel, when one character has two vowels, does not line up. How do I fix this?
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InDesign line composing for left alignment

I see this kind of text alignment (alternation of long line/short line over and over) in many books lately. I wonder if there is any way to achieve this with a combination of specific justification + ...
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Problems while creating fonts for different scripts

This is for a research purpose. I was wondering whether the designers face any problems while designing the fonts for different scripts. It is because the alignment and spacing of different scripts ...
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How to create distorted, textured, type in a specific shape?

there is a great designer that create awesome stuff like that using typodesign. I really love him. Some of you guys have any idea of how I can obtain the same result of text envelope without distort ...
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Can I copyright and/or trademark a logo I made a custom font for?

My website's logo is a custom font I made. It's a relatively stylized font. I'm rendering the logo (and other display items on my website) by using the font in CSS, so someone can easily grab the font....
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How to merge a regular weight and a bold weight to one font file?

Suppose I have 2 font files - one is a regular weight of a font (400) and another one is a bold weight of the same font (700). I want to merge both of them to one file and when I bold something it'll ...
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Can Illustrator display more accurate (character) information on scaled text?

I've been working in Illustrator files left behind by the old designer. It looks like a lot of the text has been scaled, however Illustrator still shows this text as being the size it was before with ...
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font stroke contrast is rendering badly in browser

I'm using Tahoma font in my site. I'm using all the css settings like text-rendering -webkit-font-smoothing to ensure that my font renders properly in browsers. The only thing is the stroke contrast ...
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Cyrillic vs. Roman calligraphy styles

The antecedents of today's Roman and the Cyrillic alphabets diverged nearly three millennia ago and the scripts still have some letters in common. Both are the basis of rich traditions of calligraphy (...