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I was wondering if anyone has experience with ttfautohint. The website offers a lot of information on hinting, but I can't find any information on how to actually use this software. I ran a ttf file through the program and it spit out a file without an extension. I added .ttf and it's a workable font which is 32kb bigger than the original file, so I assume it works. However, I don't know what the best settings are, and does anyone know if this can help me with hinting otf fonts as well? It doesn't run through the program in any case.

Hi guys!
I'm designing a website for a company with Fago Office Serif among its institutional fonts. Is anyone able to find a free (and good) web alternative with similar serifs and mood?

Thank you very much in advance.
Have a great day!

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Web font to replace Fedra

Does anybody know of a good replacement web font for Fedra?


Been tasked with designing an online writing space using a handwritten-looking font. Most seem pretty terrible for the task of writing/reading 3-4 paragraphs, but I'd still like to give it a good shot.

Any suggestions for a web font that looks handwritten/scripty and remains somewhat usable for medium-form writing and reading?

Hi! I'm searching for a beautiful web font alternative to Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk Extended and Medium Extended. If possible, I'd like to avoid using Neue Helvetica Extended. In a previous response to this question from 2010, someone suggested: Armitage (Fontspring). Has anyone come across any other substitutes since then?


Hi all,

I am looking for a web font that is similar to Calibre. I need to translate a printed piece to the web, but unfortunately im having trouble matching the fonts.


Sorry for the error. I posted in the wrong forum, here again the question.

The basic question concerning the use of Roboto. Is this font is suited for print work or it's a font to use in Web only? The second issue is about the license, may I use it for print on corporate use (no object will be sale with the font on it, example: no tshirt, no poster…). Thanks

Hi guys!
I'm building a website in which I decided to use Verlag for titles (they are all png images) and Mercury for texts. I thought to use web font services like Typotheque, FontDeck, TypeKit or Google Web Fonts (that is free!), but I found out that none of these supports Mercury.

Which alternatives do you suggest? I would like a very contemporary font and I also like Mercury's geometry (for example the fact that the horizontal serifs are flat and not tapered).

Thank you very much in advance.

Hey guys, simple straight to the point question.
Is there a way to tell what font a site may be using, when they embed their font using the Cufon Javascript Library?

Hope so, this would help a lot.

Take care folks.

The Font Testing Page is a tool primarily intended for type designers and independent foundries. It can also be used by art directors, graphic designers, teachers and students interested in seeing how a typeface works on the web.

There is a short video at:

Operation is simple:
- First, you must accept the request from the browser.
- Then drag the font you want to try to the upper area of the Testing Page.

Below you will find 8 buttons: Headlines, Text, Lowercase Only, Adhesion Only, Caps, All Caps, Layout and Kern.
- Headlines: Displays examples: 72, 60, 48, 36 and 30 to 12.
- Text: Displays text blocks, from 20 to 10.
- Lowercase only: Displays examples of 72, 60, 48, 36, 30, 24, 18 and 16 to 10.

Quirky, rounded sans face with some humanist character and a little bit of contrast between sharp and soft.

Monotype Imaging Announces Call for Entries for its 2nd Annual Web Font Awards

Website Submissions that Showcase Best Use of Web Fonts Now Being Accepted through Oct. 28, 2011

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, is now accepting entries through Oct. 28, 2011, for its 2nd annual Web Font Awards , the international competition that recognizes websites that incorporate exceptional use of Web fonts. Winners will be announced following a live judging event during the Future of Web Design conference, Nov. 7-9, in New York City.

Monotype Imaging Announces the Second Annual Web Font Awards

International Competition Recognizes Designers and Websites that Effectively Integrate Web Fonts in Design

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has launched the Web Font Awards website to kick off the second annual competition. Co-presented by U.K.-based Carsonified, an event producer for the Web design and development community, the Web Font Awards is an international contest that recognizes exceptional use of Web fonts in website design. The 2011 call for entries is expected to be announced next month.

Hello Typophile!

I created a simple sans-serif font for a personal web project I am working on, however, I have stumbled upon a problem with Firefox for Mac OS. "CHRSTPHR" (within an h1 tag) renders decently in most browsers except Firefox for Mac OS (V. 4 tested) in which it shifts down 10/15 pixels or so. I've checked my CSS thoroughly and can't seem to figure out the problem. Check out the last browser window in the following image:

Monotype Imaging Adds the Bradley Type Handwriting Fonts into the ITC Typeface Collection

Newest Releases Extend the Versatility of Designer Richard Bradley's ITC Bradley Hand Fonts

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released the six-font Bradley Type™ family of handwriting fonts into the company's ITC® typeface collection. The newest additions can be licensed and downloaded from Monotype Imaging's Fonts.com, ITCFonts.com and Linotype.com stores. Bradley Type is also available for website design from Fonts.com Web Fonts.

Designed by calligrapher, lettering artist and type designer Richard Bradley, the latest design is intended to be a versatile counterpart to his ITC Bradley Hand™ fonts, released in 1995. "Typefaces are rarely designed in response to public demand, but that's exactly what led Richard back to the drawing board to create Bradley Type," said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging. Bradley said, "After listening to so many graphic designers ask for a version without ITC Bradley Hand's rough edges, I knew I had a mandate."

Newest Releases Extend the Versatility of Designer Richard Bradley’s ITC Bradley Hand Fonts

WOBURN, Mass., March 10, 2011 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released the six-font Bradley Type™ family of handwriting fonts into the company’s ITC® typeface collection. The newest additions can be licensed and downloaded from Monotype Imaging’s Fonts.com, ITCFonts.com and Linotype.com stores. Bradley Type is also available for website design from Fonts.com Web Fonts.


My company is updating our website and like the rest of the world has been doing, I want to update our site to include the fonts that we use in our identity. Unfortunately, we use Myriad Pro in a wide range of styles and Myriad Web only has 5 fonts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myriad_%28typeface%29#Myriad_Web) that don't really cover our needs. So, I'm looking for a suggestion for a typeface that we can use that is similar to Myriad Pro but available as a web font. I'd really like something with light, black and condensed versions. Any suggestions?

The image is just a clip of some of the different styles we intend to use.

Thanks for any help!

The Northern European Type Collaboration Typolar has started. Find us at www.typolar.com. Founded by type designers Saku Heinänen, Jarno Lukkarila and Teemu Ollikainen, Typolar operates from Helsinki and London.

Typolar builds on the Nordic tradition of sturdy functionalism. For us it means fresh ideas and practical results. Working closely with publishing industries has made our typefaces naturally suitable for editorial work. However, many have found them highly useful in branding and identities as well. And that’s how we like it.

New standard being installed on latest browsers (some now and later),
for example Mozilla Firefox and IE allows for fonts to be easily used
on Blogs and Websites. This is the Web Open Font Format or WOFF see

BBT font introduced in 2008 for altering the k/K letter shapes for
spirituality has been updated for this new standard. Now you can use
it on Blogs with easy code snippet called @font-face and some changes
to the Blog CSS stylesheet.

This is a blog using the BBT font as an example: http://BBTfont.blogspot.com

Photo with the BBT font are here:

HTML for Websites < a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=33epjja"

This doesn't appear to be one of the usual default PC web fonts, nor one of the new web fonts offered through FontShop.


Can anyone provide me with an ID? And tell me how they've managed to make this work?

Thank you.

Elk Grove Village, IL – April 14, 2010 – Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products, announced a new web fonts service on its www.AscenderFonts.com site to appeal to web designers and web developers.

Web Fonts from Ascender is a new service to format websites with CSS @font-face using licensed downloadable fonts. Web Fonts eliminate the hassles and expense of using Flash, JavaScript or image replacement techniques for headlines. Web Fonts from Ascender also offers high quality text fonts for web designers to extend their typographic choice beyond the limited set of ‘web-safe’ fonts.

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