It's kind of like that Poison
song; Every font has its terms
Edited 2 times. Last edit on Jun 19, 2014 at 13:32 by metaphasebrothel
Why, downunder, do you think that newspapers are using serifs? Why are books printed with serifs? Why are most of all magazines printed using serifs? That is because of readability. So TaranakiCathedral, seriously consider a serif.
Here text in the Helvetica, 16pt leading 0.2%.
Yes, indeed, it does look a bit dense and it is easy to lose your place. But that is common with many sans serifs which only allow for narrow columns.
To see what happens with a serif, here an example with a very common font that also came with your Mac, the Garamond. The small x-height of this type allows for less leading and a larger size to occupy the same space as the Helvetica example above, 18 point, 10% leading. One note, Garamond does not really work well on screen. This superstar crys out for paper and ink.
I think you really should try this and then look at the results in the poorly lit church.
Readers, take note of the fact that thekat DOES
provide clear, informed and direct answers, when a clear, informed and direct question is asked
. It's only when someone makes a vague, obtuse, "touchy-feely"
inquiry, where a game of 20 questions needs to be played before the true nature of the question can be determined, that he acts like a dick.
Glyph: A letter, number, symbol, punctuation mark or picture contained in a font file, generated by depressing a specific key on the keyboard, or some sequence or combination of keys on the keyboard.
.ttf: True type font. The files with the icon that looks like two T's on a piece of paper, with the upper right hand corner folded back. An icon is a little picture that represents a file. It's the thing you pull, when you drag and drop something.
.otf: Open Type font. The icon looks the same as for the true type font. except there's a letter O in the middle, instead of two T's.
As for which fonts go together, you're probably best off to browse through the Font Identification forum. There are tens of thousands of text samples, many of which have been identified by name.
Rather than asking people for their suggestions, you could start by looking at fonts other people have shown interest in, identify some that interest you, and then ask an informed question like "Which fonts would go well with Feinen Light or Hiroshige Book"?, instead of asking a question like 'What kind of food should one eat, while drinking wine'?
DeboraCadene, I don't think you question has anything to do with fonts; you probably just don't know how to edit or format text in a word processing application.
Most likely you have Microsoft Word installed on your computer, or you should have access to some word processing application which allows for the simultaneous use of more than one font, (ie: Not Notepad or Wordpad).
To use more than one font at the same time, first install all of the fonts you want to use, or just open the font files themselves while you are using multiple fonts in the word processing app; Windows XP will allow you to do that for text display. If the font has not been installed, however, your ability to print the displayed text may be hampered). Install a font by opening the .zip file, extracting the .ttf or .otf file, cut or copy the .ttf/ .otf file, and paste it in the location C:\Windows\Fonts. Open a font by double-clicking the .ttf or .otf file with the left button on your mouse.
Type the text you want to display using any font of your choice; it doesn't matter, initially. After typing that text, select a glyph, or a series of consecutive glyphs, that you would like to have displayed as per the font of your choice. While the text is selected, open either the list box that displays the names of the fonts that are either installed or open, or open the fonts dialog box, and select the font you want to use. If you want to change the size of the text display, do this by changing the point size of a glyph or glyphs, while that text is selected, using the point size list box. If you want to use a size not displayed on the list, (ie: like larger than 72, or between 37 and 47, select the point size in the list box, and type the desired display size with the number keys on your keyboard.
Repeat this procedure, until each of the glyphs in your text is displayed as per the character guides of the fonts you've chosen.
If that doesn't solve your problem, you'll probably need to ask your question in a different way, as anyone who would help you with this here would likely give you identical advice.
Veut-tu aussi d'un apple pie chaude?
Seriously, who died, and made you Pope? I sounds like you plan to set up a DaFont
clone site, but you want us to tailor that site for you first, so you won't have to do any work. Peel your own grapes, buddy boy.
The question is more relevant for the more amateurish submissions. Lots of fonts submitted here are rejected for one reason or another, but most often because of poor technical execution, or a guy makes a .zip containing 26 .jpegs of letters, and submits it as a font.
Trading Fonts For Personal Use
What are your thoughts on that?
Probably NOT what you intended, but the mental picture I had was of a porn flick where the MILF bangs the pizza delivery boy, instead of paying him for the pie.
Now, if you were talking about trading commercial fonts, there's already a place like that, it's called (name removed by moderator)
, and the url is (link removed by moderator)
Edited on May 21, 2014 at 15:16 by metaphasebrothel
Just click Open and then tell Windows to open the fcp file with Font Creator 7.5. You must have a registered version or you run in the same problem as chrupka. The file is not compatible with earlier versions of FC. Adding Polish composites is as easy in the 5 and 6 versions but I am not sure if the 6 trial still allowed you to save the ttf. The 5 trial versions did.
If you will only rarely use the program, do a system restore after use. Install again when needed and you are on day one of the trial again
I have version 5.0, with 'crack'.
I tried to help you with this, chrupka, but I can't open an .fcp file type. I'm assuming that .fcp stands for 'FontCreator Project' I have that app installed, but I don't have an 'open with' option in the shortcuts menu.
Super Duty Sharp Heavy
sounds like the name of a Japanese toy, translated by babelfish.
Don't be a hard ass, Menhir. Just give the guy his fuckin' kewpie doll.
The glyph for 'space' should be in the code 32 position, to the left of the exclamation point. It should only be left and right side bearings, and a base line. The only variable is the distance between the bearings; that determines the width of your 'space'.
I'll bet you're trying to install the .zip file, rather than extracting the .ttf file from the .zip, before installing the .ttf.
I work for a screen printing company, and was told that we could send you a font and you could tell us what the name of the font is. I can't figure ot how to do this?
When you have the url for the text sample, ask this question in the Font Identification forum, not in General Discussion
Read the FAQ section: http://www.dafont.com/faq.php
, to answer most of your questions. I don't know what you mean by "the converter" - were you referring to a .zip file extractor, or something else?
Even though you didn't make it very clear, I believe you are referring to the text display banner with the name of the font Apacaxi Comic
The default display uses the same case as in the font's internal file name.
Send a private message to the DaFont
and the banner will be changed, eventually.
If you just want a free sans with a lot of different styles/ weights, try Encore Sans
by Pablo Impallari
and Andreas Torresi: http://www.impallari.com/testing/encode/index.php
. It has a total of 45 fonts, it's brand new, (available since the end of March, 2014), and it's Donationware
. Pablo made the Lobster
font, which has been recognized 368 times in the Font Identification
Todd, I suggest that you resubmit the font, and in the 'Note of the Author' section, say something like 'Attention webmaster: This is a resubmission of this font, originally uploaded MMDDYY' You should be able to approximate the original upload date from the 'date last modified' in the .ttf file's properties.
Steve, until a couple of years ago, updated fonts appeared whenever a new batch of fonts was posted, and the word 'update' appeared in a box, with a yellow highlight. Certain designers would submit a font, then update it constantly, so their work would always appear in the first few pages of results for new fonts. They are usually the same people who judge the quality of their work by download statistics.
Problem is spinnybags, that there is a general misunderstanding about copyright. Or rather a general total lack of knowledge and understanding of copyright. Let alone having any respect for the artistic works of others.
Read the Berne Convention on copyright or at least the extract and you will understand. Alas most if not all of the people commenting on these issues have no clue or think that the USA law is the final word worldwide. Believe me, it is not. The USA law is fairly close to the Russian and Chinese. It is not that shit, but, yes, extremely close.
As you are a one person juridical entity and a one person business there is - I am afraid - little you can do. The cost of the legal procedures would kill you.
That is the problem, you are too small an entity. If you were Disney, or on a smaller scale the Escher foundation, things would be different. Do I need to explain how Disney protects the copyright on their characters? Try selling mugs with Minny, Mickey or Donald on'm. You will be bankrupt before you realize it. The Escher foundation will be more polite with you. First they will sue you for copyright infringement, an economical offense, which results in a quarter of a million Euro fine. Then they sue you in a civil procedure for the same and will ask for - and get - something around a million Euro compensation. Understand how they pay their lawyers?
So what can you do? Little to nothing I am afraid. At least not legally. Yet, if you feel like to bite the balls of the woodcutter, the woodcutter can easily be traced to name, address and telephone number.
Book a cheap flight?
spinnytbags has been harassing me by e-mail for a few days. Her jihad
concerns the capital S in BeautyMarks
. She claims to have ownership and copyright to a photograph from which a vinyl decal was made by a different web entity, from which an .jpg image was included in a Google images search:
from which I created a two colour bitmap, composed for monochrome:
from which I made a vector image in a free font.
The principle of Fair Use
has been explained to her, but she doesn't chose to believe the truth. Her threats of extortion were unsuccessful, so she's decided to make a scene in public. She reminds me of a club chick sent packing before sunrise.
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