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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's a replacement for Univers Condensed?

Roboto Condensed is a close alternative, and available on Google web fonts https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Roboto+Condensed
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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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Help me identify a 'techy' sans-serif typeface used in a lost project

And the winner is... V.GER Grotesque https://www.behance.net/gallery/vger-grotesque/6636573
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What are Google Webfonts alternatives to Novecento Wide?

This appears to be a Helvetica Derivation. The closest Google Web font to Novencento would be the font named Montserrat. https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Montserrat
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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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Recommendation for Helvetica-like font with excellent distinguishability

Some other Helveticaish Options:
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Which typeface is suitable for marking of wires?

First thing which comes to my mind is Arial Narrow or Letterica Condensed. The latter is IMO a better variant of Arial Narrow, but I am not sure about the weight, if there is a medium variant. Another ...
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What is the name of this slender slab / sans hybrid typeface?

This is Flamenco, a Google font. At the link, you can find instructions on how to use it and information about the font's license—which basically allows you to do nigh everything with it.
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What font is "Lunar XChange" on khronos.org

The closest I could find is Contax, which you can find here. Contax also features a Pro version, with a lot more widths and versions. The open R is almost the same, and the other letters are close. ...
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What is this (odd) art deco font with irregular letterforms?

This looks like Chi-Town to me.
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What is this weird futuristic font?

The base font is probably Gotham Medium by Hoefler & Co.. And then some chopping...
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Unidentified 80s Commodore Game manual font

The Bold text looks like it's AG Book Medium Extended: It also looks like AG Book Regular Extended was used for the the body "header" text and AG Book Regular was used for the main paragraphs and ...
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What is the font on this fast-food banner?

The font is Gotham using various font weights.
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Similar font to Montserrat Alternates?

You haven't really looked at all, have you? 😀 I reduced your image to just the W and A and ran it through WhatTheFont.com These are merely a few suggestions, there are more. Eastman Sinn Bold ...
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