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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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Which typeface is suitable for marking of wires?

I would suggest some standardized font such as German DIN 1451. This means you find many vendors for the same font and can even implement it on your own if needed for some proprietary system. Its also ...
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Free alternatives to Impact

Vernon Adams has a very nice alternative, named Anton: https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Anton As he said in other page: "see Google's PR for the Chromebook notebooks that used Anton, big and ...
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What sans-serif typeface is used for this "lunch" logo?

I'm going to go with Open Sans, since that's what Meatless is using for a lot of its text content: That's the "Extra Bold 800" weight. Default kerning is looser than what your source has.
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Which typeface is suitable for marking of wires?

Consolas comes installed with Windows as standard, so widely available, and has distinct 0 and 1 glyphs.
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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 are fonts halfway between serif and sans-serif called?

You're probably looking for a "glyphic" sans-serif, one with visible stroke contrast and with swellings at the terminals. I hugely recommend Heliotrope by Matthew Butterick. It's well-spaced ...
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Why use sans-serif at all?

Quite often designers will pair serif and sans typefaces to create contrast between elements. Serif typefaces will be used for the main body of text because the serifs draw the eye and make reading ...
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Noto Sans vs. Noto Sans UI

Some simple google search gave me the Guidelines for using Noto, and in there you find: For an Arabic website that needs to use an UI font for UI elements, such as buttons and tabs, that have more ...
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Can someone help me find a sans-serif font with points over uppercase "i" ("I")?

Most current fonts should have one. In Western European typography there is no dot on the upper case "I", but in Turkish, there are dotted and dotless "i"/"ı" whose uppercase versions are dotted and ...
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Recommendation for Helvetica-like font with excellent distinguishability

Well the difficult part is the "free" aspect... I have several typefaces in my library that may meet most of your requirements: - Museo Sans - Bunday Sans - Source Sans I'm not certain Museo or ...
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Styles of the Lowercase "a"

Historically, the single storey a was the italics version, as it more emulated handwriting. Many geometric sans faces also adopted the single storey version. But there's no hard-and-fast rule one ...
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Why use sans-serif at all?

That you consider sans-serif hard to see is, alas, really just your opinion. Everyone has preferences, and designers can't possibly cater to everyone's individual preference. As such, they decide to ...
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Identifying sans-serif logo font with rounded cut corners

This is just a simple font like Helvetica Bold Italic that's been hand edited. In my (very) rough version below I used that font, kerned it out to +115 and "created outlines" with shift+control+O ...
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Can I write an entire book in Sans Serif?

There's no law stating what font you can or can not use anywhere. You are free to use whatever font you want. If you wish to use a sans serif typeface, then by all means do so. That being said, books ...
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What are fonts halfway between serif and sans-serif called?

What you are describing is commonly referred to as Semi-Serif typefaces (I). Typefaces which are neither serif nor sans-serif, but somewhere in between. Like all fonts, to me some are more easily read ...
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Term for fonts with fixed versus variable stroke widths

As with most typographic terms, there's no single answer to this. So many different terms can go into describing any particular font and the definitions tend to have so much overlap that placing type ...
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What is this vintage font?

Looks like Peignot Bold to me!
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Do you recognise this font?

The font appears to be a modified version of GOVERNOR and I am basing that on the R and C:
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Which geometric, rounded, Bauhaus style fonts are similar to this sans-serif 'Abeat by Kai'?

Comfortaa is a pretty close / similar alternative, if you don't mind the rounded ends, and it's free/open source. It's Comfortaa Regular in the example
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Does anyone know the font of the Zitana logo?

This is Arkitech Light by Neogrey Creative. I found this using What Font is, a font search engine similar to WhatTheFont but it searches free fonts. Any time WhatTheFont can't identify a sample, it's ...
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Identifying similar font to Futura

I checked your screen capture out on http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ When I used all the recognizable characters, it didn't find a match, but when I used only the "J", it found it right away. Try ...
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Which typeface is suitable for marking of wires?

Hack is libre/open source and is designed with unambiguous characters. It's meant for editing code on screen even at small font sizes, but label printing isn't exactly high-resolution so lends itself ...
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Identify font in Windows 7 shutdown with updates screen

I'm not 100% certain but I believe it is Segoe UI (Version 5.01), which a quick search shows that Windows 7 used for most of its UI. Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines – Fonts Segoe UI - ...
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What font is used on the cover of Boosey & Hawkes pocket scores?

The english entry for Gill Sans on Wikipedia reveals some more information on the mysterious Q. It seems that both variants were used in different sizes of the historic metal-type version, at least ...
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Help me Identify this Font?

Looks very similar to Swiss 721 Bold ADD Neue Haas Grotesk looks similar too (not bold example):
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Searching for a font that's similar to Lato

Lato now supports Latin Extended characters (Aug 2014): http://www.latofonts.com/lato-free-fonts/ Google Fonts: https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Lato Enjoy!
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Free alternatives to Impact

It is worth noting, that although it's still under copyright by Microsoft, it is still available for free (free beer, not free speech) in the Ubuntu non-free repository in the package ttf-mscorefonts-...
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Free, downloadable Helvetica small caps? Well, then, how about Arial or even Tahoma?

Since 2014 Arial has full set of small caps. You can download it with Windows 10 Tech Preview ISO → http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso
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Does anyone know what typeface this geometric, sans-serif font is?

It looks like the typeface Fugue. http://www.radimpesko.com/fonts/fugue
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