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A good monospace, condensed and open-source typeface?

Another narrow monospace font I've found recently is Iosevka. It's very clean and legible even on (relatively) low resolutions. And it's completely free and opensource. I really love this font and use ...
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What exactly is a web font, and what does converting to one involve?

A "web font" is just a font used on the web or on the browser. What these web font generators do is just make your life easier by giving you the necessary css for serving the font to your ...
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Fallback web fonts for unicode circles (●◐○)

I don't think there are any fonts that you can reasonably expect to find on every system. Why not just include your own font defining these three glyphs? Or just use the one below. It only took a few ...
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How to view webfont files (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a mac?

If you also want to preview unicode characters and specs, this one is very good: FontDrop!
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Is font hinting still relevant?

Yes. Very much so if you are using Windows, Android, OpenJDK Java development kit, PlayStation 3 & 4, PS Vita, and any other Operating System that uses FreeType that implements the hinting ...
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What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

I have found Prompt to be very close to Avenir Next Pro within google fonts. https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Prompt You can check the comparison here
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What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?

I know this post is a bit old, but I faced this issue today and finally found a GoogleFont alternative : Poppins Beside some letter width and the letter Q (which is completely different), the font is ...
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How do I embed Google Web Fonts into an SVG?

You can embed Google Web Fonts into your SVG directly using Nano. It automatically scans your SVG and selectively embed only the fonts required, ensuring that your Ubuntu fonts look the same on all ...
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Setting font-weight vs bold font-family in CSS, which is more correct?

Let's say we've loaded a Bold font variant like so: @font-face { font-family: 'Raleway Bold'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 700; src: url(path/to/font/raleway-bold.woff2) format('woff2'); }...
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General-purpose fonts for beginners?

Before giving you a specific font recommendation, I'll give you some things to look for in a font if you want it to become your go-to font. It should be legible. Look for a font that works well in a ...
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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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A good monospace, condensed and open-source typeface?

Check out this site. https://www.programmingfonts.org/ The most condensed is Quinze, but it may be too much. I found glyphs were touching each other in some cases. Then there is sudo, wich works great ...
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A good monospace, condensed and open-source typeface?

Inconsolata now has plenty of different widths apart from regular width: SemiCondensed, Condensed, ExtraCondensed, UltraCondensed SemiExpanded, Expanded, ExtraExpanded, UltraExpanded
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What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

FYI, for the lighter AvenirNext faces, don't overlook Ideal Sans. They are virtually identical. I haven't compared the heavier weights, but for the lighter, this is my go-to. Yes, the lower-case g ...
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How to view webfont files (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a mac?

There is a QuickLook plugin that lets you preview .woff from within finder. Finder should be able to preview .ttf natively. I'm not sure this is enough for testing. You can take a look and verify they ...
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Is HBO's "Street 2" font family publicly available or is it a branded font?

Any web font that is used to render live type on a web page is by definition accessible and downloadable (it has to be for your browser to be able to use it), so you can simply download the font and ...
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Webfont alternatives to Gotham

An even better free alternative to Gotham (than Montserrat) is Metropolis: While there are subtle difference in some of the letterforms (Metropolis has stockier characters overall: an ever-so-...
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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

Everyone's been giving you names of fonts that look similar to Helvetica (some more than others) but depending on what kind of project it is that you're working on you might not need any of those. ...
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Where can i find icon fonts for currency symbols?

A list of fonts that support the Unicode Currency Symbols Block, which contains currency symbols not part of more general blocks (i.e. Basic Latin that contains $ or Latin-1 that contains £) can be ...
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General-purpose fonts for beginners?

At first I thought it was a simple question. It is not. It is a good fundamental one. I do not remember who said that is better to master the use of a few fonts, than to simply use a ton of them... ...
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How to view webfont files (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a mac?

1. Use a font manager. I use FontExplorer X Pro and have no trouble viewing web fonts. The newest version has some new web specific features for simulating different OS and browsers for seeing how ...
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How to save a sharp logo for my website

Photoshop vs. Illustrator should not make such a big difference here. Things you can try: Convert logo text to outlines before saving as PNG. Save a very large PNG (eg. 1000 pixels) and scale it down ...
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A good monospace, condensed and open-source typeface?

I suggest NK57 Monospace Condensed Extrabold, by Ray Larabie. Typodermic Fonts
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What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

No no, Nunito or Lato are very different to my eyes. I've done a lot of work around this and found the below fonts pretty similar if treated with attention (font size, weight, letter spacing): Soleil ...
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Difference between Offsite Only and Local Only

Font Squirrel lists fonts that it hosts itself (Local) and fonts only available for download from external sites (Offsite). You can use the filter you describe to view only fonts hosted by Font ...
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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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How do we stop others using our licensed web-fonts?

Assuming you are talking about Folio—the font isn't free. A lot of "free" font sites are dubious and best avoided or at least used with caution. If you can search for the font and find it for sale, ...
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How to save a sharp logo for my website

Export your logo as an SVG for three reasons: It'll look sharper than any other format It'll load faster than any other format It can be resized to any dimension you'd like and never lose quality. ...
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How to know whether a font is paid or free?

How to know: look it up on the internet. Find the font foundry (the designers), visit their website, and check the font licences and availability/pricing options. In your case, a quick google search ...
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Is font hinting still relevant?

As @LateralTerminal stated "It does help even on larger resolution displays especially when rendering really small fonts." I actually think this is the key to understanding the problem hinting solves:...
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