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Substitute for Linux Libertine, also compliment to Libertine
Commented on Friday, 7 April 2017 - 4:57pm

s/supposedly// — Biolinum is rather similar to Optima.

In addition, there is a fork of Libertine/Biolinum at

Help! What font is this?
Commented on Thursday, 2 March 2017 - 10:19am

Still completely clueless, but if anyone here knows, it’s the sparrows in the “Type ID” forum.

Wedding invitation font
Commented on Thursday, 2 March 2017 - 10:18am

Well, I certainly can’t, but have you tried asking in the “Type ID” forum? That’s the specialist hang-out, anyway.

Looking for typeface where cap height equals width
Commented on Thursday, 2 March 2017 - 10:14am

I’m gunna assume what I think Hrant means with ‘black width’ and suggest TrueType versions of the Amstrad CPC, Commodore C64 and ZX Spectrum bitmap faces.

How do I create a professional logo?
Commented on Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 8:54am

As the above say, the easiest way is to throw the job at someone that already knows how to do it. That it is also the way you learn the least from…

Please help me to identify this font and numbers
Commented on Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 6:11am

Those most likely to know hang out here: aka the Font ID board. Just don’t expect too...

Ajar Sans and Kilde Sans
Commented on Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 9:21am

Oh, and for the record, all I did to get that 3° right lean was to mechanically slant them a bit with FontForge.


as I recall, in the old macro language.

Ajar Sans and Kilde Sans
Commented on Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 6:59am

Except I was not thinking of ratios, but of glideslopes. And Eras. Can’t forget Eras.

Hennyways, it works for me, and if it gives someone else… ideas… heh-heh-heh…

Ajar Sans and Kilde Sans
Commented on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 8:22pm

That’s what they looked like once I returned to consciousness after attempting a Chuck Norris-style roundkick.

Hmmm… looks like I’ll have to clean up the Preferred Family fields in Ajar. Didn’t notice the crockiness there as I used them on the...

Ajar Sans and Kilde Sans
Commented on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 7:57am

Done rewriting the Preferred and MacName fields and uploading the new files.

Commented on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 11:22am

No worries. I'm sure it will find a niche in far-future space movies as a wayfinding font.

Metal point size and baseline
Commented on Saturday, 11 April 2015 - 6:49am

Sounds like Mr. Phinney is having to deal with the kind of blockhead that denies anything that isn’t in a printed book.

Font identification, thanks
Commented on Thursday, 9 April 2015 - 9:00am

I don’t know it. Try @donshottype’s advice and ask on the “Font ID” board.

Replicating Malthus with text-replace
Commented on Tuesday, 7 April 2015 - 12:40pm

@howcome: The "ignore sub" takes care of that. It details when a substitution is not to happen. The net effect is that 'longs' is substituted by 's' unless it is followed by a lower-case character.

Replicating Malthus with text-replace
Commented on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 5:13pm

Either that, or the setter had run out of 'ſ'.

The Eight Worst Fonts?
Commented on Thursday, 2 April 2015 - 2:41pm

Can one even quantify the badness of a face or font without bistro math?

Comic San + Papyrus = Comic Papyrus
Commented on Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 12:32pm

If I recall correctly, I got Tempus Sans (and Westminster) with either Win98 or IE. For the record, I still have proper – and much used – copies of Win95 (European variant), Win98FE and Win98SE.

Font from "Archer" on FX
Commented on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 11:39am

I did have enough sense to keep my trap shut – until now, that is. Can’t let your wife have false ideas, after all.

Sans, Serif, Stencil, and Inline in one Typeface?
Commented on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 6:56am

The closest that I can recall is

Sans, Serif, Stencil, and Inline in one Typeface?
Commented on Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 7:54am

If you look at, there is currently a large...

FCKH8 font??? Help!
Commented on Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 9:24am

IMANEO (In My Arrogant Non-Expert Opinion), the CKH block could stand being moved half a red hair to the right.

You mean, you want to know what font is in use? That’s even easier: Click on...

Is it possible to hint in OTF?
Commented on Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 12:34pm

Nope. The client will have to go with OTF hints instead.

“Un-authoritative” Serif Body Typeface Suggestions
Commented on Monday, 2 March 2015 - 3:07pm

Should things go really droll, you could always try waving something like PT Serif or Liberation Serif or even Luxi Serif at them.

Iowan Old Style
Commented on Monday, 9 March 2015 - 10:59am

FWIW, seems to work correctly with Python 2.6.9.

Script Font Name Required
Commented on Monday, 16 February 2015 - 12:29pm

Have you tried asking on the Font ID forum ([[])? That’s where those who really know this stuff hang out. (This is just the posh way of saying I have no clue whatsoever.)