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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Why circular 8 looks better than square 8 [closed]

Here is a drawing of the two: The circular 8 is much more common than the square "shape" that kind of could be considered an 8 on the right. I would like to know why. In both shapes there are ...
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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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What font is this? [closed]

Please help me to find what font is this also suggest me the website where I can upload image and get the font type.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are standard ratios for typography on the web?

In laying out a web design, I often try to make sure that my typography is proportional and consistent. However, I haven't been able to find any definitive articles or resources on what ratios and ...
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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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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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Automatically create bold-italic from italic font

Google Chrome has a nice feature - it can create bold-italic letters on the fly from italic letters (in case a font has italic style but does not have bold-italic). The result looks good enough: ...
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Aligning letters “Wrong” appears more “Right”

I'm currently working on a logo for a client. Here is the work in progress. It seems obvious to me that the S should align with the line above. I feel that the best way of aligning it however is to ...
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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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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 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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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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What is the name for the kind of abbreviation that employs an underlined superscript to the terminal characters?

Sometimes abbreviations are made by placing the terminal characters in superscript and underlining them, as in "1st," "Mc," and "No" (see examples below). What is this process called, and what is a ...
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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 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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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 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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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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Is font hinting still relevant?

I've been Googling articles on the relevance of hinting, but most of the ones I've read are dated back to 2011 at best and the nineties at worst, which could mean they're outdated. Is hinting still ...
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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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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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Numbered bullet font alternatives

I have been using Combi Numerals for a while to produce infographics and map overlays. The font is great, but now i'm starting to dislike the shapes used for their actual numbers, so looking for an ...
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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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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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Advice about fallback font stacks for Proxima Nova and Adobe Garamond Pro

Can anyone suggest a good stack of fallback fonts for Adobe Garamond Pro (serif) and Proxima Nova (sans-serif)? The obvious choices are of course: "Garamond Pro","Hoefler Text","Times New Roman",...
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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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Avenir Next: odd 'u' height

I've recently inherited a brand which uses Avenir Next as its primary font. Looking through previous documents I have noticed the height of certain characters seem to be off, with the u being the most ...
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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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Proportional version of the OCR-A font

I'm experimenting with the text for a logo and love the retro/computer/digital style of OCR-A. The only problem is that it is a monospaced font, and so sometimes the gap between the letters looks too ...
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How can make this circle halftone effect on type?

I tried the deformed circle to intercept but find it very complicated. Anybody knows how to achieve this?
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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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How can a novice designer further their culture of typography?

In my teaching I've encountered a problem that is recurring among new students. They often aren't aware of when fonts were created, if they are overused (Brush Script, Comic Sans MS, Papyrus...) but ...
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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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Free font for block-serif Hebrew?

I’m developing a reference web site, to help English speakers learn the Hebrew alphabet. I’ve used character escapes for all the Hebrew letters, but they render in the block sans-serif style. I wish ...
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Is there a standard for categorizing typefaces?

So I was reading two documents on typography and each classifies font types in completely different categories. One document says we have : serif, sans serif, text, script, display and dingbats. ...
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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? [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 ...