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A font that's readable with a 5px height

If the 5x5 pixel font suggested by Cai and mayersdesign is still too large, you could try the 4x5 pixel font I made a few years ago for a challenge on another SE site. The original version included ...
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How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

You go here: https://developer.apple.com/fonts/ (yes I know this is the official link - thing is: SF is a open type font, its just "hidden" deep in the downloaded package) Then you download the font. ...
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

You're going to have trouble with most fonts at that small a size. Some will have better hinting than others and be OK, but you're unlikely to find anything that perfectly works... What you really ...
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Which font's digits resemble Nixie tube digits?

One family I've recently noticed is the TT Chocolates and the Extra Light looks pretty close to what you need, but note the '1' in the image below is replaced with an uppercase 'i' (as suggested by ...
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

The font 5x5 which is happily free (for personal use), is made specifically for 5px font heights.
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Recommendation for Helvetica-like font with excellent distinguishability

One very nice (if you ask me) option is IBM’s new set of fonts called Plex. The family includes both a sans-serif, a serif, and a monospaced variant, all with excellent distinctiveness (1/I/l and O/0 ...
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Font where O is very distinct from zero

Some visual clues that will tell your users the O is a letter: If the O has thicker sides than the top and bottom. If the 4 is an old-style numeral that sits below the baseline. If the O is much ...
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Font where O is very distinct from zero

My suggestion would be to make the number distinct from the letters instead of worrying about the O itself; maybe a different colour or size. Thereby implying that anything else is a letter.
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How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

Step 1: Download the font package from Apple. https://developer.apple.com/fonts/ Make sure to download the regular fonts and not the compact fonts for watchOS. The download will have an annoying ....
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Web safe alternative to roboto?

The "web-safe" is a little arcaic concept. It is more likely that your site dissapear before google stop supporting the fonts it has listed. So any alternative to other "google fonts" has no sense. ...
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Font where O is very distinct from zero

Assuming this is meant for use as a logo, where you have a bit more leeway in tools at your disposal, I'd suggest focusing on contrast between the number character and the letter characters. This ...
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

Berkelium 1541 is a TrueType conversion of the proportional pixel font used by the GEOS operating system on the Commodore 64 to label files and other icons on the desktop. The text Berkelium 1541 / ...
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How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

Unfortunately Apple aren't too concerned with Windows users. They expect everyone who is designing for Mac to use a Mac. And since the San Francisco font has been created with specific features only ...
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Is there a font that has the same height for every character?

Capitals with curves are designed slightly larger than the other letters to counteract an optical illusion, which otherwise would make those letters look too small, even though in reality they wouldn'...
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Closest Google Font to Amazon's new "Amazon Ember" font?

I have found a link to download the Amazon Ember font and all weights on the Amazon Developer website. The file download also includes the Bookerly typeface. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/avs-...
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How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

I'm resurrecting this from the death, because I think I have the answer. I ended up downloading the font here, and proceeded to convert all the fonts to TTF format using this converter. This has ...
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Recommendation for Helvetica-like font with excellent distinguishability

Your requirements are somewhat contradictory, potentially even mutually exclusive. You specify sans serif as a requirement, but the thing that distinguishes the similar characters in your example is ...
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What percentage of page does/should a text occupy “inkwise”

I do not think the percentage of ink text uses is ever a concern for a designer. At least not any designer I've ever known. In fact, this is the first time in my career I've ever heard of any such ...
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What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?

I know this post is a bit old, but I faced this issue today and finally found a GoogleFont alternative : Poppins Beside some letter width and the letter Q (which is completely different), the font is ...
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Looking for a font similar to Georgia, but without the numbers dipping as they do

For those who are still struggling with this. Georgia version 5.57 (not sure if in previous versions) has support for Lining Number Forms. This can be accessed in Microsoft Word by going to Character →...
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Font where O is very distinct from zero

As @Sebastian rightly rephrased, "How would one even differentiate an O from a 0 in the absence of the latter? I don't think there's a convention for that." You are asking for ideas to get around ...
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Font where O is very distinct from zero

There are some fonts that use "old style figures", and so have a displacement between the positioning of uppercase alpha and numeric characters, e.g. IM FELL French Canon Font Personally, I don't ...
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Is there a font with garden design symbols instead of letters?

The reason to do a font like collection of symbols is if your system is somehow limited in capability. Such fonts do not have any benefit in a system designed to drop in such symbols. Most software ...
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Where to find a computer version as close as possible to the original Blackletter font?

As you have mentioned in your question, the term Blackletter covers a fairly large range of typographic styles (such as Fraktur, Schwabacher, Rotunda, Bastarda). As it seems that the Sample you have ...
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Closest Google Font to Amazon's new "Amazon Ember" font?

I'd actually go with PT Sans, which seems to share quite a few characteristics, narrow, curved lowercase l, monocameral g, high middle strokes on the M. If you need more weights, then I'd go for ...
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