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What font is used in this computer academy certificate? Check the attached image

Trick - lasso then copy/paste individual letters, straighten then search the result. What The Font is pretty lenient on imprecision, once they're straight-ish... It has to be said, though, that ...
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What is the benefit of variable fonts?

YMMV. I think there are benefits in uses such as video and animation, having letters you can easily morph is good there. I think a lot of the benefits in web design will be on crazy avant-garde stuff ...
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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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Small caps and text figures in titlecase

I would rule out the uppercase small caps, which, arguably, defeat the purpose of using small caps. I would also rule out lining figures, because those work better with normal case type. I would pick ...
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Are there any Japanese fonts with a similar style to the English font "Diploma Regular"?

I don't know if such a font exists, but . . . It's a Latin script often called Black Letter or Gothic. You could theoretically just write your own, since that kind of script was originally ...
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What percentage of page does/should a text occupy “inkwise”

First off I enjoyed (and upvoted) your question- I thought about it off and on all day - so much so that I decided to voice myself. I am not aware of any studies which would indicate desirable or ...
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Seeking font recommendations

My general recommendation in choosing typefaces is twofold: Limit yourself to two typefaces* in a single work. Only use a third if it's a display type for a title or streamer. Don't choose two ...
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Identify this 80's style retro font

I believe it is Fighting Spirit TBS
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What percentage of page does/should a text occupy “inkwise”

I have seen this property of printed text referred to as "type color", "typographic color" or "grayness". A lot of effort goes into making the grayness as even as ...
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How can you make bold text if the font does not have "bold" included?

You do not need to change a font to paths. Simply add some width to the stroke with the same color as the fill. Just be aware of the type of corners you have.
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What font is used in the John Crerar Library?

I sent an inquiry to an art studio on campus, and here is the reply I received The font you are referring to is called ERC. It is a proprietary typeface designed originally for the signage in the ...
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What is the benefit of variable fonts?

the utility of specifying 'slightly not quite as Bold' […] than the supplied fonts seems questionable Just to address this aspect in an example: Yesterday I created a small poster using a font coming ...
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Font Creation - Ligatures between greek (θ) and latin vowels

Having spoken to one of the developers at HarfBuzz, it turns out that this simply can't be done in Chrome because the text from different scripts will be separated into different runs before being ...
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How do I delete these 3 extra font glyphs? FontForge seems to be adding them after save

fontTools has a program specifically designed for this task called subset. Unfortunately I had to learn the hard way that subsetting with FontForge isn't ideal, but it was almost too easy with ...
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Why FontForge is less popular?

This question is opinion-based. But here is my opinion. I have never designed a font. It is a very specialized niche. If I wanted to make a very casual work, I would use an open-source program. But I ...
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How to find/browse fonts that include certain rare characters? (unicode/international)

The website fontspace.com The website fontspace.com seems to have this feature, when combined with google. For example, let's say you want to find fonts that have the musical character 𝄇 (Hopefully ...
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What font is used in commercials of CTV's new channels?

From the horse's mouth, the font is called CTV Sans and can be found here.
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What is the maximum number of glyphs a TrueType font can hold?

65,535 glyphs, the same as an OpenType font. This limit comes about because the TrueType maxp table (used to determine the memory requirements for a font) stores the number of glyphs in the font as a ...
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Convert variable font to static font

The Python package fontTools works great for this. You need the mutator. For example, fonttools varLib.mutator VARIABLE-TTF wght=490 wdth=90 where VARIABLE-TTF is the path to the variable ttf from ...
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Can someone tell me that base font used in this Persona q logo

What is presented is likely a one-off hand-made creation, especially as the upper and lower portions are merged in the manner displayed. One could consider that the overall style could be called "...
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Why does the same font look different in different browsers and applications?

Each and every viewing application has its own font rendering engine. It has less to do with "web" and "desktop" than it does with the applications (including web browsers) ...
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Why does a font look pixelated on my page when it renders flawlessly on Google Fonts?

It's a common issue with fonts being rendered in the web. There's a time old css solution that will smooth out the appearance, blending the sub-pixel rendering further. -webkit-font-smoothing: ...
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How to find/browse fonts that include certain rare characters? (unicode/international)

Meanwhile, myfonts.com seems to have stopped offering the "available characters" search option. However, FileFormat.Info has a solution: Navigate to https://www.fileformat.info/. Paste the ...
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Why FontForge is less popular?

Fontforge user interface is simply horrible. If you only ever tweak a font or just script some actions its fine. But if you intend to author a font it is simply totally unacceptable. At the point ...
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Why glyph set of some fonts is so incomplete or inconsistent?

I suspect that the missing ⁹ and ⁰ are related to the need to design small numerals for pre-composed fractions. Unicode 1.0 in 1991 had the pre-composed fractions ¼, ½, ¾, ⅓, ⅔, ⅕, ⅖, ⅗, ⅘, ⅙, ⅚, ⅛, ⅜,...
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Why glyph set of some fonts is so incomplete or inconsistent?

Most fonts have a rather limited glyph set. Realistically making a font that is complete is a herculean feat. Supporting all possible font features is not possible. The manicule character hardly ...
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Liberation Script - is it really another Liberation font by Steve Mattison?

I sent a mail to Steve few days ago, and here is an abridged version of his answer: The Liberation Script is an un-authorized copy of https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/font-list/ink-free ...
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Seeking font recommendations

Have you checked out Google Fonts? They have a lot of attractive fonts, most with no license restrictions. Many have multiple weights, which could help with things like your table – one easy way to ...
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Can Someone Identify This Serif Font?

It's ITC Tiffany. It's not my favorite design because of the tilted e and very sharp serifs. If you wanted something similar but a little less 70s maybe try Stormtype Baskerville, Monotype Old Style ...
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