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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Identify FLCL Japanese Fonts?

Can anyone help me identify these Japanese fonts of FLCL? I have tried several font identification services, but they don't seem to recognize Japanese symbols.
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What make this design suitable to use for poetry texts?

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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How do I italicize fonts that don't have an italic variant in Illustrator?

For example, how do I italicize the font Impact (Regular) in Illustrator CS 6? I can't find the italicize option in the character panel window.
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Why Vector fonts are rasterized before using on screen? [closed]

I am new in Typography and nowadays reading about fonts, rasterizers like FreeType etc. What I got until now is that fonts are mainly divided into two types: vector fonts (.ttf, otf, .pfb etc) and ...
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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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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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How to make arc text effect in Illustrator?

I'm wondering how can I achieve such an effect in Illustrator or Photoshop. I think that part of the trick is to place text on arc, but then you also need to give it a little bit of perspective, like ...
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Font that doesn't move when text is edited

What is the characteristic of a font called when each symbol has its own space and it cannot move the other symbols after changing. For example, if I have time in the format hour:minute:second, and ...
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What fonts are out there that are designed like monospaced fonts, but aren't completely monospaced?

What options are out there for fonts that are designed similarly to monospaced fonts, but are not 100% monospaced? They should have large, clear punctuation marks, wide spaces, and most characters ...
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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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Software to realize accurate drawings in the books of Physics [duplicate]

First of all, hallo everyone. With this question, considering that I read many texts on Physics in Italian and English, I was very surprised and really amazed by the excellent creation of the drawings,...
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Technical name of a particular fountain pen font

Kind users, I've been trying for two hours to identify a font using the various online tools that can be used in LaTeX but I failed. I don't know if it's even a commercial font. The k that I ...
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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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What is the difference between a well constructed and a poorly constructed font?

I'm speaking of both, fonts optimised for print, and fonts optimised for screens. Serif and sans-serif doesn't matter. Commercial or free — also doesn't matter. What matters is the quality of the ...
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Is a Grotesque font another name for a Gothic font?

Recently I have run across the class of a font and it was called Grotesque Sans. When researched for what this was using grotesque font definition I was returned with: Gothic/Grotesque: Is ...
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How can I compare specific copy across all installed fonts?

When I chose a font for a project, I always spend way too much time. I'd like to type the copy in a program, and it would be displayed in each font installed on my computer so I can compare which ...
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How to position text blocks relative to other elements?

I always had this question in my mind and never managed to answer it. How do you position text regarding other elements? Let's say you want to have a block of text, a heading block of text, at 16 ...
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How can i make shoe patterns in alphabets in Adobe like following image?

I want to design this poster but couldn't figure out how can I make shoe designs inside alphabets and change color texture in alphabets?
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Do my cloud-shaped letters work in terms of readability and recognisability?

I have the following design (in two variations): It is not final yet. Ultimately I need to show that monsoon brings rain. I will add rain elements around clouds later. My main doubt is about the ...
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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 to create this kind of effect? Thank you, guys

How to create this kind of effect? Thank you, guys
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Are these line height calculations legible and pleasing?

I experimented a bit with calculating line-height of text with respect to rem and em units. What I came up with is this calculation: line-height: calc((1rem * 6 / 10) + (1em * 8 / 10)); I've made a ...
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How can I write in other languages in Photoshop?

In other languages, alphabets can combine characters into symbols. I don't know if Photoshop can do that. Is there a clean way to do it, or a special plugin (preferably free)?. Maybe there is some ...
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Formatting the Quoting of Internal Passages in a Story

I am working on a book that is a collection of short science fiction stories for adults. Typesetting in InDesign. What is the convention or industry standard for the formatting/typesetting of written ...
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Has there been any significant scientific research on the readability of flush left text vs. justified text?

Basically, has anything been shown (in terms of statistical significance) on whether justified text is more or less readable than flush left text? When I say "justified," I mean expertly justified—...
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How to best display text over an image on the landing page

I want to do something like this (ignoring for now the fact that the image isn't properly aligned yet): Notice the name "Barack Obama" in the center. I want to keep it that size, but I don't know ...
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What does “Pica” mean in the name of a typeface?

I’m wondering what pica means in the following context -also view Pica Roman n°2 from this article, Pica Hole font, and IM Fell DW Pica font: James Mosley summarises [Caslon’s] early work: "Caslon'...
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What is an “English serifed design”?

I am reading the book "Typography, Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography", inside the author talks about a english serifed design which would be ...
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What is the difference between a font and a typeface?

Originally, the typeface is a particular design of type, while a font is a type in a particular size and weight. In short, a typeface usually gathers many fonts. Nowadays, with the digital design of ...
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Are subhead, lead and nutshell paragraph considered text types or display types?

to contextualize my post: Text Type is type that is designed to be read in large quantities at small sizes.…For example, the bulk of the text in any newspaper, magazine, or book is Text Type.… ...
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What is “folio leading”?

I have the following exercise: And here is a demonstration of how to apply those typography rules: I am not familiar with the term folio leading and cannot find anything useful on it on the Internet....
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Is monospacing URLs in academic papers still advised?

When papers are written in the academic world, URLs are often set in monospace. The reason for this seems to be historic and is described in this Q&A at TexSE. It may be summarized as a leftover ...
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How does one get an over/under effect on letters in illustrator?

I am having trouble figuring out how to create this effect in illustrator in an efficient way. A professor had shown me once and I never could figure it out afterward. I remember a few things like ...
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How and when should petite caps be used?

I am the lucky owner of James Felici’s magnum opus The Complete Manual of Typography (second edition). In most documents I write (academic), I prefer using EB Garamond, as it now is a fully-fledged ...
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How to make spray paint /over spray effect?

I wanted to know if anyone knows how to make a similar spray paint effect at includes the overspray effect. In the photo, if you look closely you can see around the surrounding letters & numbers ...
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How do typefaces become taboo?

I'm watching a live Adobe UX design webinar right now and they're taking community submissions. One of the submissions used Lobster for their title typeface and the presenters froze, zoomed in on it ...
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Are the elements in this “quit smoking” design easily recognisable? [closed]

Concept: ban icon Q cigarette a copy to give a hint about cigarette Now, the Q is visible to me, but I'm not sure about the Q and cigarette. Are ban icons and cigarettes perceivable, when talking ...
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The fonts that include the most symbols

There are lots of resources on "the best" fonts for designers and such. But I would like to know of a list of fonts that have the most symbol coverage. For example, on my Mac I'm able to see most ...
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“based on” vs “metrically compatible”

"Based on" Typefaces are often described as "based on" other typefaces. E.g.: Arial is "based on" Monotype Grotesque; Century Gothic is "based on" Twentieth Century. I understand "based on" to mean ...
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Are both designs (see details) are correct to represent “not allowed” / ban?

I need this icon to design something (in typography). Now, I just noticed it today... at some places this icon has +45 angle of the diameter and at some places it has -45, as show in the image: Is ...
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Splitting text into editable sections

I'm looking to create a similar text-effect as is in the picture. Ideally, the text could be "split" into different sections which could be colored to do shading of sorts. If possible, I would like to ...
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Neon Text Effect with Compound Shapes - Illustrator

I'm following this tutorial for neon effects in Illustrator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSFGIEAz4s However, whenever I offset the path, for some reason some of my letters remain filled in and ...
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How to do an infinitely extending text effect in Illustrator?

I'm looking to create a similar-style text effect to what is in the image. Mainly, I want the extended rainbow effect coming off the backside of the text.
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What are some other ways to make copies more engaging or to write in a different style?

These designs are to be posted on Social Media pages, to promote the product and brand. Now, there's nothing wrong in the copies. But my director (not art director) says let's try something else. Try ...
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How to master a typeface?

If you want to improve your typographic craftmanship an reoccurring advice is to stick to and master a few typefaces like for example Helvetica, Caslon or News Gothic. This was, for example, a common ...
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Ensuring that MS Word margin settings meet provided requirements

I've the following set of requirements with respect to the document margins: 4cm binding margin 2cm head margin 2.5cm fore-edge margin 4cm tail margin How to ensure that MS Word ...
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How to typeset a missing word correctly?

What is the typographically correct way to typeset a missing or left out word in a sentence? For example, "You should brush your ——— every morning!". Where "teeth" would be the word intentionally ...
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How should I mix small caps with digits or symbols?

In a paper I'm writing I have set acronyms (e.g. IBM, GNU, API, NDIS) and Roman numerals in small caps. In some cases there is text set in small caps that is intermixed with other digits or symbols, ...