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What's with size-specific fonts?

TL;DR What you are asking about is called optical sizes. It is the optimisation of typefaces to the size at which they will be viewed – in relation to the viewer’s field of vision, not the pixel ...
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What are sections with smaller body text called?

I believe it is called an "Inline Citation" or "In-Text Citation" https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/ Here: http://www.easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/chicago-turabian/notes/ I ...
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Small Font Size on Labels, Instructions and User Guides

The minimum legal text size will vary depending on the type of product, where it is going to be sold and the nature of the copy in question. For instance, the Food Industry Regulations in Europe ...
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How to get the best results printing white text with small font-size on a rich black background

You don't mention which printing method you are going to use, so I'll assume you mean ordinary offset print. The type of paper and the size of the sheets also matter. I've had luck with small white ...
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Adjust font size relative to another font size in InDesign

Use a character style and set the scale appropriately. Place guides at the baseline and x-height of the base font to help you do the alignment. Then in the character style of the second font, under ...
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Why text size is different in these 2 files in Photoshop?

A point (pt) is a physical size and it depends on the document resolution. I imagine between two your documents it's not the same. Select your first document, go to Image > Image Size to get its ...
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How do you decide the ratio between font-size & line-height?

Many designers will leave applications at their default setting - which is typically 120% of type size (at least for Adobe software). How or when to alter this is highly dependent upon many things: ...
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How to change measure unit in Character tool Photoshop CS6?

Press CTRL+K Go to Units & Rulers Go to Type and select Pixels
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Smallest readable font size for printed card

Text legibility affects its readability. Rather than suggest point sizes alone, look at those factors that affect ease of reading. case: upper & lower case mix is more readable than all caps x-...
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Small Font Size on Labels, Instructions and User Guides

Legibility is going to vary based on the printer, device, and font. There are a few ways to increase legibility at small sizes. Decrease the text width: I always hear that 80 character per line is ...
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Is there a way to import Font-Size to Photoshop from an Excel File?

I wrote a small code to change the font-size: this.openExcelFile(); function openExcelFile() { var excelFile = File("H:/App/Banner/script/Txt.csv"); excelFile.open("r"); ...
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Why Does My Font Size Looks Too Large in InDesign?

A typeface with a large x-height (the relative size of lowercase vs. uppercase letters) may have one typeface 'look' bigger than the other. Moreover, and no less common, point size is hardly a ...
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What are standard ratios for typography on the web?

I would say start with the paragraph at 16px and use Fibonacci sequence to calculate the rest. It looks like the major browsers are using this logic. Along the years (for future research, using the “...
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Are there ways to make a font more legible at smaller sizes?

Yes, increase the letter spacing. Below a cetain size you should almost always do that. Furthermore there are typefaces specifically designed for small sizes (e.g. see the ink traps on bell ...
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Why is my text so small in Illustrator?

Your text, at an inch high, is not small. It only appears as such, because your document is large – shockingly so. I estimate it to be around 55.6x35 inch (141x89 cm), which seems total overkill. ...
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How many width and height are for 14 points character?

Type doesn't work like that. The height (in mm, cm, etc) of characters set at the same point size, but in different fonts will not be consistent. Also, the width will vary from character to character. ...
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How to get font to align on the ascender line instead of the baseline?

After examining the two fonts in fontforge and FontLab, it appears that the letters are simply aligned differently. The TibetanMachineUnicode aligns the top of the letters at y-axis 0, where as the ...
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List font sizes used in a psd document

Have a look here: https://github.com/RobotsAndPencils/Scribble It lists all fonts including font sizes.
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How do you decide the ratio between font-size & line-height?

You can't simply apply the same rule everywhere. It varies with your context for example :- (1) Type of text components : Making the line height in the range of 110-125% makes large lines of text ...
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Should Arabic fonts be upscaled to account for diacratics

Even within Latin fonts there is a wide variation in x-height. You also have to account for bolding, stretching, letter spacing l and other effects. CSS even has font-size-adjust and size- adjust for ...
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Robert Bringhurst's typographic scale

I have contacted Spencer himself and he confirmed that 30-pt font size missing in 3.0 and previous editions of the book, but is present in 4.0, and sent me a photo of the respective page:
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What should I look for when choosing a typeface for magazine content?

Emile had great advice. I'd add that serif fonts are often thought to be easier to read, so you might want to consider a serif font for your text, which you want to be inviting to the reader. Once you ...
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What should I look for when choosing a typeface for magazine content?

Your question is a bit broad so here are some broad guidelines: First you need to consider your target audience when defining the font size. Typically, a magazine could go from 8-11ish point size for ...
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Smallest readable font size for printed card

I'd say as a rule never go lower than 6pt but obviously it depends on your font and the type! Uppercase stands out more so you might get away with smaller font if it's all in uppercase. I think your ...
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Smallest readable font size for printed card

I have used 6 or even 4pt... and that looks awesome, it depends what fonts your'e using.. You can simply apply font sizes− 8pt = Your name 6pt = your name 5pt = your name 4pt = your name −on a ...
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GIMP 2.8.22 How to SELECT ALL text objects in all layers and change font size of all at once?

There's a plugin here - save it as a .py file in your GIMP plugins folder, and restart GIMP. Put all your text layers in a layer group, and select the layer group in the layers palette. Click Group >...
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What are sections with smaller body text called?

In Polish text Norm such things are called "Additions", "interjected terms" by publishers and "bracket definition" by lawyers. Or "Parenthesis" by linguistics. The short definition of such text is ...
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How to align vertical text of differing lengths?

To format vertical text you use all the same principals as horizontal text. To make 2 lines of text equal length you can adjust the type size, style and the spacing between characters. First of all ...
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how to get used text details on gimp

This cannot be done, the PSD text layers are converted to bitmap in Gimp and the text information is lost.
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Photoshop CC 2018 - Text Size (on cavas live preview) missing

It's a bug of the last release. Adobe knows about this bug: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop-19-0-1-character-palette-adjustments-via-inputs-not-behaving-as-expected
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