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Omar Type

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Omar Type Foundry has the most advanced and unique Arabic fonts ever created on computer platform with awesome calligraphic beauty, true calligraphic tatweel and extreme typographic richness. The foundry offers typefaces in Arabic Script.

Fonts:
Muhammad Musa Albazi Naskh
Zuhair Albazi Naskh
Online at www.omar-type.com

.fnt file conversions

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Our company owns licenses for the Frutiger family through Monotype. We would like to convert our Frutiger font files to the .fnt file format. The .fnt file format can be used by an engraving machine we've purchased to produce facility signage.

We've come to an agreement with Monotype for a custom license that allows the conversion.

However, Monotype no longer has the capability to complete the conversion to .fnt. We need a separate font company to assist in the file conversions and any necessary font adjustments.

Any suggestions for groups that we might approach for this effort?

I've reached out to some of the more well-known foundries. So far the responses are not good. No one is equipped for .fnt creation.

Turn of the twentieth century fonts

So, I have a ton of vintage type specimen books and wood type references, but I'm looking for some particular knowledge/advice. I'm working on the brand for a restaurant that is described as "John D. Rockefeller and Theodore Roosevelt enjoying a whiskey together."
Obviously, there is a ton of reference to Victorian and Art Nouveau which would come right before and Bauhaus / De stijl which would come right after, but I'm trying to pinpoint if there is a typographic "style" that would have appeared in New York City in the year 1900. I'm trying to avoid "western" (wood type) and european (overly ornamental)...

any thoughts and resources/examples would be very much appreciated! Thank you!

Fonts are invisible

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I just finished two typefaces of 3 fonts each but for some reason in Illustrator it only shows the regular weights. When I select Light or Bold, all text disappears. In InDesign everything works as it should. I believe I actually experienced this before and if so, the problem might go away on its own. However, I'm wondering what this could be. Do any of you have experience with an error like this?

Compiling fonts into menus

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I'm getting tired of many of my fonts being listed separately rather than compiled as typefaces. I'm wondering if there's any software or script out there which does this for you automatically. I don't want to have to open each font, change the font info and generate each font individually in order to clean up my font menu.

Favourite Microsoft system fonts

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Hello everyone, I'm new here at Typophile.

Microsoft products (MS Windows & MS Office) come with a variety of serif fonts. If you were limited to use Microsoft serif fonts only (for printed text), which would be your favourites to use?

I like Century Schoolbook, Goudy Old Style and Book Antiqua (Palatino Linotype has a wider line spacing by default).

Thank you.

Academic writing fonts

Since I have very limited knowledge about typography, I'm reaching out to you guys for some help. I'm currently finishing my Master's thesis and looking for a nice typeface to go with it. I'm looking for a serif, but I don't want it to be too classical. What would you recommend for the body text? And for the headers?

Hope you guys can help me out. Thanks in advance!

Hands On The Sigmund Freud Typeface: Making A Font For Your Shrink

Hi there,

I just published my first article for Smashing Magazine.
I’ll explain the process of creating a handwriting font exemplary on the Sigmund Freud Typeface, based on Freud's Handwriting.

Feedback (here and directly on Smashing Magazine) warmly welcome.
Harald

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/06/02/hands-on-sigmund-freud-typefa...

What Is The Complete Work of Herb Lubalin?

1. I'd like to know if all the typefaces of Herb Lubalin are available on digital format?
2. How many typefaces did he fashion with or without Tom Carnase?

Find a rough list of his work : Avant Garde Gothic, Lubalin Graph, Serif Gothic, Ronda, Didi.
Are there anymore typefaces?

3. How do you define the style of Herb Lubalin and what's his artistical leaning?

Thanks in advance.

What is this font?

Hello,

What is this font?

The closest I can find is Harrington. But we are reprinting this book and I need to know what font this is to recreate the cover.

We couldn't find it for building the website so we used Harrington: http://www.haikuwisdom.com/

But now we need the font for the second edition of the book. The original publisher is unavailable.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Diana aka Bonesai

Free (!) type collection from SoftMaker "Elegant Holiday Fonts" including 55 fonts, only until Christmas Eve

SoftMaker is currently running a charity campaign until Christmas Eve (Load and Help 2013) -

you can support it by downloading free software:

- either updated versions of SoftMaker FreeOffice (fast and compatible office suite for Windows or Linux)

- or a type collection of 55 nice typefaces ("Elegant Holiday Fonts" for PC and Apple Mac)

For every download, SoftMaker donates € 0.10 to charity projects via betterplace.org, a non-profit platform for aid projects around the world.

I think it's a great idea. Spread the word!

www.loadandhelp.com

Walkway + Sansation cross font ? Cant figure it out

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Hey guys,

I've been strugling to find out what is the font used in this picture.
At first I thought it was Walkway, but the A caps didnt look right and the S dindt look similar.
After I thought it was Sansation font, but the S didnt look right.
Any ideas or pointer would help out alot!

Thanks,
George

Walkway + Sansation cross font ? Cant figure it out

Hey guys,

I've been strugling to find out what is the font used in this picture.
At first I thought it was Walkway, but the A caps didnt look right and the S dindt look similar.
After I thought it was Sansation font, but the S didnt look right.
Any ideas or pointer would help out alot!

Thanks,
George

Typeface Classifications ?

Recently I came upon a typeface class called, Realist(you guys have probably heard about it). Is it the same as Grostesque, because I saw it used for typefaces such as Akzidenz and Franklin Gothic. If not, can you please tell me about some of its characteristics.

I basically know(I think) all the general classes but can someone list them and their defining characteristics.

Thanks

How can I manage this weird typographic palette?

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Hello everybody,

I've been reading a lot about typefaces and how different kinds can be combined in order to create layers of meaning. Type foundries usually suggest pairings for their own fonts, most notably Hoefler & Frere Jones and Font Bureau. I am looking to create an unusual mix of moods for a personal branding project:

- Hearty, friendly
- Weird, quirky
- Contemplative, dramatic

You can think of this mix as the equivalent of a Wes Anderson, Sylvain Chomet, or even a Spike Jonze film. Sort of like what film critic Peter Rainer writes about Spike Jonze's film, Being John Malkovich:
“It is hard to mix moods -- the film is manic, subtle, comic and vaguely sad -- but [Jonze] does it masterfully.”

How can I manage this weird typographic palette?

Hello everybody,

I've been reading a lot about typefaces and how different kinds can be combined in order to create layers of meaning. Type foundries usually suggest pairings for their own fonts, most notably Hoefler & Frere Jones and Font Bureau. I am looking to create an unusual mix of moods for a personal branding project:

- Hearty, friendly
- Weird, quirky
- Contemplative, dramatic

You can think of this mix as the equivalent of a Wes Anderson, Sylvain Chomet, or even a Spike Jonze film. Sort of like what film critic Peter Rainer writes about Spike Jonze's film, Being John Malkovich:
“It is hard to mix moods -- the film is manic, subtle, comic and vaguely sad -- but [Jonze] does it masterfully.”

Font Piracy solutions.

Why are type foundries more intent on catching people who use pirated fonts rather than catching those make them available in the first place. There is a website dedicated to providing free Helvetica and Gotham fonts, why dont they do something about that rather than catching some lone, broke designer. Yeah it is illegal but doing something about it is ineffective and inefficient. Why not just try stopping the websites that distribute these fonts for free. Maybe you will scare some people who use these fonts but that is it about it. You just wasted a whole lot of time pursuing one offender and what are you gonna get out of it ? Pretty much nothing. So why not try to cut off the root of this problem.