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Is Marcellus a serif font?

Fonts like this are called glyphic serif. But since for example Optima is widely considered a sans serif, I don’t think it would be wrong to say the same for Marcellus. By the way: The German font ...
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What is the name for these serif-like features of stereotypical "Old West" lettering?

Spurs A small projection off of a main stroke. See #15 here. Although most explanations will use an uppercase G to show a sample, they are still spurs when protruding from a primary stroke of any ...
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Anyone know the name of this serif font?

That would be Caslon540 I believe Caslon on WIKI, there are more than 65 variants of Caslon Typeface.
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What is the name of this classic serif typeface with large round counters?

Using just the 'Top table' part of the image and skewing it a bit, WhatTheFont! gave either University Roman or Celtic MN as matches. University Roman Celtic MN
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What are the dots at the ends of letters called?

I know those as: ball terminals (references: 1, 2), teardrops or teardrop terminals (reference), The one on the top right of a binocular g is usually called ear, irrespective of its shape (references:...
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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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What is the font used in Evangelion's intro screen?

It could be Times New Roman Condensed Bold, a bit modified maybe. //EDIT: It actually is Times New Roman Condendsed Bold – with a horizontal scale of 79%. I compared the font not with the picture you ...
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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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What typeface is used in this brand identity concept for Gem Bakery?

And the winner is..... ATC Rosemary It checks out when you look at some of the other images on the Behance project page.
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Which classic serif font is this one?

Probably Century font family or a similar one. Also looks like Corona font (http://cdnimg.fonts.net/CatalogImages/23/44530.png)
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Is Marcellus a serif font?

I consider it to be a serif font, the letters have very small serifs but they are there.
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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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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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Can you help me identify this italic, serif font?

I believe it's Classical Garamond Italic: Points of interest are the asymmetric bowl of q together with its top-right serif, the tails of u together with the slant at the top of its vertical, the ...
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What is this name of this serif font used in late-70s / 80s advertising?

Adobe Garamond Pro, with the tracking reduced to -25 and the horizontal scale set to about 80%
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Can someone Help me Identify this Font?

It's basically Courier: but produced on a fairly crude dot-matrix printer. The letter forms are a product of the way they are produced. MyFonts has a number of dot-matrix fonts and Vactic might be a ...
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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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Does anyone recognize this bold serif font?

Arsis was originally released in 1939 by Linotype, so probably it was a prototype for the font in question:
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What font is used for Swire's logo?

That particular font is a custom font for Swire called "Swire Roman". I had a feeling that the font was customized; those rounded bottoms of the "W" are typical of how fonts are customized for brand ...
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What's the difference between Display and Serif Fonts

Display fonts are intended to be used for larger sizes. The spacing, thickness, serifs, etc are optimized to improve legibility in large displays and make the subtle differences in shapes easier to ...
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Anyone know the name of this serif font?

Looks like Pradell, image linked below, found via identifont
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Serif font from Women’s Health article

This looks like what you were looking for. JosefinSlab-Regular It is free for download here http://www.ffonts.net/Josefin-Slab-SemiBold.font.download
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Recognise this Modern Uncial font?

Looks like Waters Titling Pro Regular is a close match, if not the exact match:
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Type Design: Background and guidelines for designing the Umlaute (ä Ä, ü Ü, ö Ö) of a serif typeface

You can find a lot of useful information and resources for designing diacritics here: When designing a latin-based typeface, how are diacritics handled? Specifically in this case The Diacritics ...
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What is this typeface from old prayerbook?

Kleukens-Antiqua is the font in your photo. Elsner+Flake have a digitization with italic but it is maybe lighter than this metal type printing looks. This digitization by Christine Gertsch seems very ...
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Does anyone recognize this bold serif font?

Thanks to WhatTheFont.com, it looks like it is the Onyx typeface.
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Which font is used for Oakley's "A Story of Disruption" video?

I'd say Decima Light: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/tipografiaramis/decima/light/ I just used the font search: http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
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Which classic serif font is this one?

Very confident it is Clarendon Light based on the width of the letters. Clarendon Light
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Serifs used in sans-serif fonts

Most commonly, Semi-Sans, or Semi-Serif are used for a typeface which has a mixture of both. I have, on rare occasions, seen Half-Sans/Serif used as well.
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