anniecohen, a font made from symbols is called a dingbat font. There are hundreds available on Dafont, and thousands more available elsewhere.
When someone makes a font, they specify which image will correspond with each keystroke. If the images are not letters, numbers or punctuation, you can associate any image you want with any keyboard key you want.
If you wanted to make a composite font based on symbols found in a number of different fonts, that could be done with a font editing program, copy/ pasting from multiple fonts into a new 'blank' font, but you would anger a lot of designers if you mixed glyphs from various copyrighted sources.
If you wanted to make your own font from your own symbols, you would need a Mac version of FontCreator, Studio5, or another font editing program. I think FontCreator would allow you to import graphics, but you might have to draw them in the program, if you were using Studio5. I have both of them for Windows, but I prefer to use ScanFont 3, because it lets me make much larger symbols for my dingbat fonts, and I find that it has superior editing tools.
Not downloading correctly?
After pushing download, it opens it to adobe reader, and says that it cannot open properly. After unzipping the file, it saves it to windows multimedia player and then says it cannot 'play' or open the file. How to I get past that so i can put it in my fonts file?
, I agree with The Kat
. I'm not familiar with Windows Vista, but in XP what you would do is:
1) Download the file.
2) Right-Click the file, and select 'open with' from the menu.
3) Select 'Choose Program...' from the menu, even if the program you want to use to open the file is showing in the menu. This will open the "Open With" dialog box.
4) In the "Open With" dialog box, select your archive program, (Winrar? 7z? WinZip? - preferably one of the first two), then check the box at the bottom for "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", then click the OK button to confirm the change, and close the dialog box.
The procedure with Vista should be similar, but not necessarily exactly the same. Interpret "Always" in step 4 as 'Always, until you want to use a different program as the standard app to open the file type (ie: the 'default' setting). If you had selected the program from the menu in step 3, the current .zip file would open properly, but your problem would reappear the next time you open a .zip. It's the same thing as if you want JPEG files to open with PhotoShop, instead of Illustrator, MS Paint, Irfanview, Windows picture and fax viewer, etc.
Edited on Dec 24, 2012 at 21:47 by koeiekat
R.S.V.P. = JF Ringmaster
Edited on Dec 24, 2012 at 06:54 by metaphasebrothel
Or you could just use the lower case W in the Social Logos
Try Collegiate FLF
, if you want an inline
Edited on Dec 23, 2012 at 08:05 by metaphasebrothel
If It's not Freshman
, check Themes -> Fancy -> Old School for some others that are similar.
It's a mix of Capitals and lower case, with some modifications, possibly from version 1 and 2. The graphic in this request is exactly the same as the one made by the font author, with the colours inverted:
Alice In Wonderland
Edited on Dec 22, 2012 at 02:16 by metaphasebrothel
You should browse Themes -> Fancy -> Stencil, Army as well. http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=114&text=Paramore
Well, it's not the Flute
, (2006), which, I believe, was designed by Graham Meade, (ex Gem Fonts
). That one looks like this:
Tophy, i accept suggestions, but i'll never include "tribal" stuff to my selection, sorry !
To me, it's not related to tattoos, it's just related to french rednecks.
And the last one was already in my selection
Aha! I always suspected that Menhir and Tophy were the same person, but now I have the proof!
rayhan, keep in mind that many of the people who provide suggestions in Font Identification are also Dafont Forum Moderators, and I think most or all of them have chosen a custom avatar. In many cases, their skill at identifying fonts was a major factor in their being chosen as Moderators. Anyone can add a custom avatar to their profile, but most of the people who ask questions in the forums haven't added one. The skull serves the same purpose as the silhouette head on Facebook for people who don't use an avatar, just a 'place holder' for an image.
Impact Label. I think the comma is being used as the apostrophe.
Edited on Dec 18, 2012 at 06:38 by metaphasebrothel
I think the "most similar" would be the $
in Beauty Marks
Edited on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:52 by Rodolphe
@Claude: My calculator is different than yours, as shown in the graphic, (I don't have Hex/Decimal/Binary conversion). Could you tell me the exact file name of the app, and I'll try to download it from somewhere? If it's a standard Windows app, would it be installed into C:\Windows\system32, or in Program Files?
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