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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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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 ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...