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What to search for The type style you're looking for is monospace. Wikipedia explains it well. A monospaced font, also called a fixed-pitch, fixed-width, or non-proportional font, is a font whose letters and characters each occupy the same amount of horizontal space. [...] Examples of monospaced fonts include Courier, Courier New, Lucida Console, Monaco, ...


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That style of lettering is called Blackletter (also sometimes loosely called "gothic script", or "old English"), and if you do a search for "blackletter font" you'll find plenty of fonts that imitate this style. You're probably looking for something specifically like Old English by Linotype or Monotype Old English which have been relatively popular for this ...


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Fonts have 2 characteristics that will affect character spacing: width and kerning. Kerning determines when two adjacent characters can overlap. For instance, when you write AT, the leftmost part of the T bar may actually be positioned LEFT of the lowest part of the right branch of the A. Although fixed width fonts may allow kerning, it is rarely the case. ...


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The first thing to say, is that I want to be honest and I'm affiliate to the software I present bellow (I'm the software designer/programmer of this font identification engine) and I'm really proud about it :) It's not an online service but a software application that runs on your Mac or Windows PC: http://www.findmyfont.com It takes as input a Text image ...


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Actually there are some pretty simple principles if your number one criteria is a high-readability font for a website. Think mainstream. Thanks to @font-face you could choose from thousands and thousands of fonts - but less popular or newer fonts often have rendering issues between browsers and operating systems, sometimes even when they come from ...


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Joe Gillespie did some great micro screen font work under the MiniFonts moniker. These are still available via MyFonts. Silkscreen is a related design by Jason Kottke.


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This answer is copied from Black and white emoji fonts – enfascination Noto Emoji Font Google has a fully internationalized font, Noto, whose emoji font has a black and white version: https://github.com/googlei18n/noto-emoji/tree/master/fonts The smiley’s are blobs. EmojiOne EmojiOne is a color font with black and white fallbacks. I couldn’t figure out how ...


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There are a few ways to reduce the size of a TTF file, but most of them require that you know the consequences, since they are lossy. Firstly, you can subset the font, which means to remove any glyphs (character images) that you don't need. If you have a font that covers several languages and you only need to support one language, then this can be for you. ...


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Try this one (although it is not yet complete for all the Google fonts): http://joelcrawfordsmith.com/closest-font/


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This connects to my question from a few weeks back. I feel there is still not a great answer for "How do I determine when a webfont can cut it vs when to use graphic type?" I outlined how I make that determination, though it's still fuzzy. The bottom line is, you need to test webfonts in multiple browsers on multiple systems as early in the design process ...


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I recently did this in FontForge, inspired by this article by A List Apart. While you could theoretically put the glyphs anywhere, it's probably preferable to put them into Unicode private use areas, because that way if the font doesn't render you're not stuck with a letter 'a' or whatever. Install FontForge...good luck; that's half the battle. Once you're ...


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Ok I'm going to go ahead and give my thoughts on this. There is no ultimate 'best font' nor can there be because choosing a font depends on many different aspects. What there can be is a 'best method for choosing a font'. So things to consider to help choose the best font for your project; Media: How will the font be displayed, paper, canvas, online, ...


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Here are two links.. i found these useful to find the fonts.. but you have to select font's image of reasonable size. http://www.whatfontis.com/ http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ I hope this will help you if you have only images (font's JPGs etc) then first you will need to know the name of that font. And there are 50+% chances to find the font names ...


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AFAIK, answer to both questions is 'yes, go ahead'. A warning, though: don't mix up the css rule font-family with th css technique @font-face. font-family is the first example you give, which will cause the browser to search for the typeface on the visitor's machine and proceeding with the next font when failing. This is also called a 'font stack'. @font-...


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Can I use the font on the website using the @font-family rule? Depends on the font license. You need to read the license that came with the font file. Like I found on a website like this: font-family: "Century Gothic","Apple Gothic",AppleGothic,"URW Gothic L","Avant Garde",Futura,sans-serif; That's not necessarily using an embedded @font-family. That ...


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Lots of great pixel fonts at FontsForFlash.com


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If you have the font on your machine to make the letter but didn't pay for it, then installing the font was your infringement. But there is no copyright protection on the shape of letters: Under U.S. law, typefaces and the letter forms or glyphs they comprise are considered to be utilitarian objects whose utility outweighs any merit that may exist in ...


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If the active word here is "perfectly," then the answer is almost certainly no, for reasons that have little to do with the fonts themselves. Font rendering is notoriously difficult across operating systems and even across browsers at times. Even if the font is well-tuned, an XP rig with ClearType turned off is going to negate it. However, I know ...


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Always look at what the license says. If it specifically allows use of font on webpages, then it's not your concern if other users are able to access the font file.


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There are a fair amount of options on the market now for building fonts. From your question, it appears that you're after webfonts in particular. Most of the modern tools will create a webfont for you, or you can run a desktop font through FontSquirrel's webfont generator. My preferred process is paper > Illustrator > FontLab. There's a rather detailed ...


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Looks like a tightly tracked Avant Garde Bold Oblique: Could be either Avant Garde again or a Futura Bold, hard to well with only three characters: Looks like Eagle Black, tightly tracked with the counters removed: Unknown, maybe someone else will recognise it. Hard to say with only two characters, looks similar to Gotham or Proxima Nova. I'm going with ...


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You can create a simple exclamation mark using pure CSS + HTML markup: HTML: <p>This is a simple paragraph <span class="exc_mark"><span></span></span></p> CSS: .exc_mark { position: relative; top: -5px; left: 3px; width: 10px; font-size: 8px; border: 3px solid #888; background-color: #888; border-radius: 3px; } ....


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There sure is! Just use http://icomoon.io. It's a free webfont creation tool that works with SVG packs, as well.


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There is a whole bunch of them over at DaFont and they are mostly free. The typeface style is called Gothic (of the medieval variety ;)).


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Font management software is worth paying for because it helps organize your font collection and most applications help with managing system fonts (activate and deactivate fonts in the Windows system fonts "folder"). I recommend Suitcase Fusion by Extensis from my experience. Their latest version includes panels in CS5/6 for just-in-time activating fonts ...


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First thing you can do is a manual cleanup. Use the list of windows' standard fonts for different versions of the os, and just erase the extra ones: http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/appendix/fonts.htm (by the way, Helvetica is not part of the pack so you probably got it from somewhwere else). If you have the original os, then there's no need to buy ...


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Here is an alternative. Not perfect, but close to Copperplate. Balthazar: http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Balthazar


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Myriad Pro is the answer, just figured it out..


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Apple actually uses a custom variation of the Myriad Pro font called "Myriad Set." The custom variation extends the Myriad Pro family with additional weights and glyphs. See my answer here for sources.


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Most typefaces are sold as an entire set, so yes, you'd need to purchase the entire typeface. In the grand scheme of things, a typeface shouldn't be a make it or break it part of the budget. It's just yet another tool that you'd be using to produce the final product. All that said, there are alternatives. For instance, House Industries' PhotoLettering ...


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