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How can I know what fonts a website is using?

Option 1: Use a browser extension (Easy) Extensions such as WhatFont (available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari) make it quite easy to detect font families of any text in a webpage. You just need to ...
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What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

Nunito is really quite different to Avenir - the letters are quite rounded. I've done some serious work on this for a client and found the Google font Lato is virtually indistinguishable from Avenir -...
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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

Tex-Gyre-Heros is for me the best one. Enjoy it! Tex-Gyre fonts at GUST e-foundry home Install on Ubuntu: sudo apt install tex-gyre
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Which font's digits resemble Nixie tube digits?

One family I've recently noticed is the TT Chocolates and the Extra Light looks pretty close to what you need, but note the '1' in the image below is replaced with an uppercase 'i' (as suggested by ...
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How to convert a WOFF2 webfont into a TTF desktop font?

On linux you can go to https://github.com/google/woff2 and compile that, then you'll have two utilities, one for compressing fonts to woff2 format and the other to decompress woff2 fonts to ttf.
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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

The closest open source licensed font to Helvetica Neue I have found is surprisingly GNU FreeSans. Below is a sample from Inkscape, with FreeSans at the top and Helvetica Neue at the bottom. The ...
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Commercial use of Helvetica Neue for web?

It's legal to ask the browser to use Helvetica Neue if it's available on the system, but you'd need a license if you want to serve the font yourself. One option is to use Helvetica Neue if it's system-...
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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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Online Tool to Find Closest Google Font

The first thing to say, is that I want to be honest and I'm affiliate to the software I present bellow (I'm the software designer/programmer of this font identification engine) and I'm really proud ...
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Which font's digits resemble Nixie tube digits?

You can try some version Bernhard Gothic. This is Extra Light: It's not free and clearly it has different curves than the tube photo. I guess in your application idea the whole presentation with ...
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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

For a Helvetica Neue Condensed, you can have a look at the webfont Archivo Narrow: https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Archivo+Narrow For the Helvetica Neue Black version, this version of Archivo ...
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A good monospace, condensed and open-source typeface?

The most condensed monospace, open-source font I've found is via fontsquirrel and is called M+ 1m.
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What web fonts work with Māori macrons?

I think the best approach is to use the advanced search tool on your web font service. For example, if you're using Google Fonts, you'd search for "Latin Extended" fonts, and use "ā a" as the test ...
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Commercial use of Helvetica Neue for web?

This font is commercial property and is not allowed to use without proper licensing for usage. Linotype licensing
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How can I know what fonts a website is using?

Browser's 'inspect element' isn't perfect Using the developer tools of your browser is a good way to see which fonts are declared in the CSS of a website. This doesn't show which font is actually ...
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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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A good monospace, condensed and open-source typeface?

Latin Modern Mono is available from FontSquirrel (and also a core font from LaTeX) which is very tight in condensed form. As an additional option, Anka Coder comes in both Condensed and Narrow widths....
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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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Googlefonts: Change font only for just one character throughout the website

This part of your code... .amp { font-family: Baskerville, "Goudy Old Style", "Palatino", "Book Antiqua", "Warnock Pro", serif; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; font-size: 1....
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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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Trebuchet MS web font alternatives

I searched for an alternative, and found a perfect (?) one: Fira Sans (above) — a Google web font.
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Substitute for Avenir (Google webfont or Typekit)

I don't think there is a really obvious choice to replace Avenir in Google Fonts. However, I recently had to ask myself this question, and my answer was and is Lato: The letters occupy similar ...
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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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Webfont alternatives to Gotham

If you are going to go down any subscription route then I would recommend cloud.typography because you can legally license Gotham for web use see here. Montserrat is the closest Google font. Gotham ...
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Free webfonts visually similar to Lineto Circular

Ah, thanks for the edit. That helps to understand you're looking for a freely licensed typeface. So, Circular itself is inspired by Futura, so likely you want web fonts that are inspired by Futura. ...
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Trebuchet MS web font alternatives

Both Aller and Source Sans Pro have commonalities with Trebuchet MS, in particular the curved tail on the lower case letter L: The fonts are freely available from fontsquirrel.com. However, only ...
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Commercial use of Helvetica Neue for web?

You may consider alternatives to the Helvetica Neue, like the ones listed here http://theultralinx.com/2013/03/5-google-web-font-alternatives-helvetica-arial.html
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