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Re-write the Rules of typography?
Commented on Sunday, 4 February 2018 - 8:39am

The former book can almost get away with this, but the latter feels outright repulsive to me.

Square-Top Capital A (Flat with crossbar)
Commented on Monday, 22 January 2018 - 5:09pm

If I remember correctly, some older versions of Linux Libertine had this kind of A, at least in the smallcaps. I have not checked if it still exists in the latest version. Not even sure if LL counts as a stressed-serif face.

Square-Top Capital A (Flat with crossbar)
Commented on Sunday, 4 February 2018 - 8:32am

Just to complete the record, it was version 2.6 of Linux Libertine that had that flat-top 'A' – in the small-caps, as I thought. The '4' is a tad unusual, too, with a curved diagonal.

Nutrition Facts -- Can Helvetica condensed be used?
Commented on Sunday, 21 January 2018 - 4:25pm

No wonder food info labels on the US goods we get look so unappealing. Faceless mook look. Accept no substitutes.

Nutrition Facts -- Can Helvetica condensed be used?
Commented on Monday, 22 January 2018 - 4:26pm

This seems to be a good link…
… but...

Type family with the largest language support
Commented on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 2:28pm

The basic fonts weigh in at (claimed) 582 languages in the latest update.


Commented on Friday, 29 December 2017 - 6:38am

You could at least have told him about the pay-for-play webfont services:

Name of font
Commented on Monday, 16 October 2017 - 2:56pm

It does not help, though.

Name of font
Commented on Friday, 20 October 2017 - 12:51pm

There probably is, but clicking on ‘Font Identification’ and posting there will increase your chances.

Have you tried to design with skeletons?
Commented on Monday, 25 September 2017 - 3:38pm

Leaves a bloke wondering if someone is going to app-ify Metafont.

Looking for Johann-Light or similar.
Commented on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 6:30am

I have not seen the exact face anywhere (a previous request thread on typophile had no responses either), but there is a very similar face named Riffic.


Type Crime? - Tracking a condensed display font
Commented on Saturday, 2 September 2017 - 11:21am

Personally, I think you could get away with tracking them out a bit, especially the heavier weights. As for accusations of crimes against typography, a frozen leg of lamb is a very effective defence.

Hyphenation with flush left text
Commented on Friday, 18 August 2017 - 5:02pm

It does not look like a bad practice to me, at least in moderation; but then I only read text – I do not write any.

Need Suggestion for text for logo
Commented on Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 5:04pm

Specialty printer or any kind of job? This face has me wondering if there is someone out there looking for company to go and toss a ring into a volcano.

Need Suggestion for text for logo
Commented on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 10:16am

Maybe your choice paired with a sturdy sans to anchor it?

Ideal Sans - Tabular Numbers Conflict (Help Needed)
Commented on Friday, 28 July 2017 - 8:03am

That, or they could have Ideal Sans customised to default to tabular/lining numbers if they want to stick with it.

New logo design - are we using the right font?
Commented on Friday, 28 July 2017 - 8:25am

Like the Net, Myriad is every-bloody-where already, so not a bad choice from that point of view, but there has to be something with a bit more bite to it. Akzidenz? Neuzeit? Fira Sans? Selawik?

Smallest Size on Fax
Commented on Monday, 7 August 2017 - 8:53am

(echo) Huh?

I’m quite sure this isn’t “Post or Die”.

Smallest Size on Fax
Commented on Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 4:58pm

#epic_facepalm And now we are confusing each other, too. @Perez’s post looked posted, either in the wrong place, or just to post something. Also, there was an anime named “Read or Die”. Main character: Yomiko ‘The Paper’ Readman from the British...

Fonts for Spreadsheets?
Commented on Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 7:44am

It would be best to ask this in a forum related to the spreadsheet or office bundle you are using.

Fonts for Spreadsheets?
Commented on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 4:39pm

I do not know either how to install fonts onto a Linux system, since my only computer with a GUI runs MS Windows. I think, however, that there is a font installer application available, maybe inside the font viewer, as shown below:


MoorStation.org Gone?
Commented on Friday, 11 August 2017 - 10:41am

I saw on Luc Devroye’s site that it was indeed Big Red Lever Time for the typOasis. He has taken over hosting at least some of Cybapee’s and MKlein’s fonts.

issue with Fontforge
Commented on Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 12:11pm

Is the glyph in the correct place? I think, think, Acrobat uses the glyph’s name but Word uses its Unicode place.

Aggressively Modern Body Font?
Commented on Friday, 30 June 2017 - 12:31pm

I am tempted to suggest Bitstream or ITC Charter.

Underlining certain letters in logotype design
Commented on Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 4:34pm

I have also seen it on some Led Zeppelin cover designs, especially on the Mothership album.