fonts

What do you think about the following 3 font combination

This is a test page for fonts that I want to use to create a web design portfolio.
I wanted to use something modern, not too "futuristic" and with a bit of hip to it.
I have doubts about the Ubuntu font for the nav menu. any replacement suggestions would be welcome.

How do copy metric/kerning from uppercase letters to lowercase in Fontlab?

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I'm designing a display face in Fontlab, and I'm only creating uppercase letters. I planned on finishing the uppercase letters (metric and kerning included) and then just copy them to the lowercase letter spots so the same A shows up whether you type a or A.

However, it doesn't seem like metric and kerning data gets included when I copy and paste letters. I don't know much about Fontlab, but I would've thought I could somehow copy this data. Any ideas?

Slinkster: A free modular display face + commercial licensing question

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Slinkster

A modular display face consisting of letters, numerals, basic punctuation, and a few extra goodies. Featured on dafont, Free Typography, and Pixel Pixel Pixel.

When using this typeface, bigger is better ;)

Available on my personal website here: http://willryan.us

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I was recently contacted by someone asking if they can use a font I created for commercial use (the font is freely available for personal use). I'd like to get some money out of this if it's a possibility. How do I proceed from here?

Humanizing Robots

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I am gingerly searching for help to expand my tried and true font vocabulary. One project in particular, interests me.

The story involves a team of robots that are not your "Transformer" (mean, warlike) types but not "Rollie Pollie Ollie" either. Everything from "Iron Giant", to "Johnny 5-0", to "iRobot" solve this challenge differently.

Any faces the guru's here might add to a list of type-faces that frame this "spectrum" between, from warlike to infantile, first-shooter warrior villain robots to the ever-cuddly but futuristic Wall-e (and his girlfriend – way sexy and modernly futuristic)?

Generating Arabic fonts

hey guys i really need your help
- please find attached a screen capture of my indesign glyphes i think the glyphe of the the type of which I am currently working on it are not show un correctly, i dont know why ?
- when i try to write with type in textEdit it not working it mixes all the letters
- another question Generating Arabic fonts, i have really no idea about how ?
thank you so much for all of your help and kindness (I will never forget)

Generating Arabic fonts

hey guys i really need your help
- please find attached a screen capture (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15028632/Capture%20d%E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%20.png) of my indesign glyphes i think the glyphe of the the type of which I am currently working on it are not show un correctly, i dont know why ?
- when i try to write with type in textEdit it not working it mixes all the letters
- another question Generating Arabic fonts, i have really no idea about how ?
thank you so much for all of your help and kindness (I will never forget)

Generating Arabic fonts

hey guys i really need your help
- please find attached a screen capture (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15028632/Capture%20d%E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%20.png) of my indesign glyphes i think the glyphe of the the type of which I am currently working on it are not show un correctly, i dont know why ?
- when i try to write with type in textEdit it not working it mixes all the letters
- another question Generating Arabic fonts, i have really no idea about how ?
thank you so much for all of your help and kindness (I will never forget)

Looking for great numbers

hi, I'm doing a project with numbers. 1-14, each with a different type treatment. I'm noticing that sometimes when I find a great font that seems to suit the feeling I want, the numerals aren't living up to the greatness of the letters. I'd love some recos for typefaces whose numerals are truly inspired. Has anyone come across any awesome, interesting numbers lately? Look forward to some suggestions... thanks!

Evan

Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and Mandarin equivalents of Verdana, Georgia etc?

Hi, I'm working on a multi-lingual project for the first time and have been asked to find out if there are any standardised web fonts for each of the following languages:

• Hindi
• Urdi
• Arabic
• Mandarin

Similar to what we have in fonts such as Verdana, Georgia, and...say it quietly....Arial.

Really appreciate any help from the members of the board who may have experience in this field of typography. Of course, and insights from speakers of those languages would be deeply appreciated, as well. :)

Many thanks in advance!

Comic Sans: The Documentary

I am posting to let everyone know that we are working with filmmaker Scott Hutcheson to produce a documentary film about the world's most controversial font, Comic Sans. The font's designer Vincent Connare has said, "If you love it, you don't know much about typography. If you hate it, you don't know much about typography, either, and you should get another hobby." We agree with the first part of that statement. For nearly ten years now, our hobby has been hating on Comic Sans with the ban comic sans campaign.

In the vein of the Helvetica film, Hutcheson will explore the world's love/hate relationship with Comic Sans by interviewing top designers including Shepard Fairey, designer of the iconic Obama HOPE image.

Embedded font problem in pdf

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I've made multiple pdfs from my indesign files and combined them in preview to make one big pdf. I have no problems viewing it in preview but when I or my client try to open it in Acrobat it crashes or gives this error message: Cannot extract the embedded font xxxxx. Some charcters may not display or print correctly.

Does anyone know what the problem is or how to fix it?

Australian Type Foundry

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Australian Type Foundry [ATF] began in 2001 as a commercial outlet for the fonts of designer Wayne Thompson.

Today, Australian Type Foundry retails almost 100 original typefaces through online outlets around the world, and continues to design and market new type designs. ATF is best known for two sans-serif Opentype families, Halvorsen and ArumSans. ATF also produces custom designs and typeface modifications for a large range of advertising clients.

ATF has twice entered the New York Type Directors Club Type Design competition, winning neither time.

www.atf.com.au

Explaining value of fonts & typography to clients

I am working on an article about how to explain to clients why fonts and typography matter.

I have amassed a good array of facts, arguments and analogies over the years (though I always welcome more). What I’m really looking for are some good anecdotes about clients questioning the value of typography and fonts, and the dialogue you had with them. Is this a frequent or perennial problem for you?

To be quoted in the article it would be helpful for me to have your real name, and where you are based.

Regards,

T

Legal Issues with using fonts in creating and selling word art

I found another thread that discussed legal issues with fonts but it didn't quite deal with my specific question and since I was still confused, I decided to just go ahead and ask the experts!!

Can fonts be legally used to create word art that would be sold as either bmp. files or .png files for digital scrapbooking? Or are you crossing the copyright laws? In particularly with regards to free fonts?

Also, if you do happen to purchase a commercial license of a font, does that give you freedom to create word art?

Is this even an issue since the image is raterized and from what I read on the other post it is only the font software that would be the issue?

Thanks so much!!

How do you protect your fonts from being stolen?

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I'm about to try to sell my first font and introduce it to the world, but...

How do you protect your fonts from being stolen by someone who could take them and rename them, and claim that they were the original creator and sell them themselves or whatever they want to do with them?

What measures do you take to protect your fonts from this kind of thing?

Thanks in advance.