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Posts by metaphasebrothel

Jul 06, 2014 at 23:32  [reply]  font????

It looks a lot like Georgia or Bookman Old Style, which you should alread have installed as standard fonts in your Windows operating system.

Jul 03, 2014 at 18:30  [reply]  Saving Fonts

What you download from DaFont is a compressed archive, called a .zip file. You need to open the .zip file, extract the files inside, and install the font file(s) that are in the .zip.

Try right clicking on the .zip, select the 'Extract' option from the menu, and follow the instructions to access the files inside.

.jpeg is the image equivalent of a 64 kbit/sec .mp3 audio file.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say no one will help you with this request. No one could. No one would, if they could.

This is what your image looks like at eight times enlargement:

Besides, why would someone use their time to make a font of someone else' design, because you want it?

Jun 22, 2014 at 01:57  [initial post]  Cincinnati Reds?

Does anyone know which font matches, or most closely resembles the lettering on the Cincinnati Reds uniforms? It looks to me like a Font Mesa or LHF design.

Is the uniform number from the same font?



Edited on Jun 22, 2014 at 21:34 by Rodolphe

Jun 19, 2014 at 00:54  [reply]  Typaface uses.

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

koeiekat said  
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.

Jun 16, 2014 at 16:33  [reply]  Question about mixing fonts.

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'?

Jun 16, 2014 at 11:02  [reply]  Question about mixing fonts.

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.


Kenlee20 said  
Report FONTS and add NOTICE in Comments

First, cool site. Very helpful and dangerous at the same time. So I came to make a thread about this little request I have for dafont.

Can we report FONTS that are not 100% free? I think there are fonts that are classified as "100% free" but they're not. Some of it is donation-ware so you have to donate a certain amount first. There is nothing wrong with that but its better if its noted down. I did not see this directed because I post this question in the comments section below.

Is this FONT free to use for TV, Video Games, Print, Internet, Online Applications, Computer Programs etc.? Can you also link the license file?
The internet download is limited here so if you can help us read the terms & conditions w/out downloading it would be a great help. Please make sure that 100% free is not the same as Public Domain.

I want to know that the FONTS they are offering as "100% free" should cover all the use for that purpose. If no, then they should not post is as 100% free but rather as DEMO.

I would also like to request that the Author's Notice be posted on the first page of the comments section so we know that fast. Some folks just download it directly w/out know the FONT page has the editors notes. All 100% FREE fonts should be indefinite to avoid issues with the Author's changing mind. Especially, when the FONT gets popular.

The difference between 100% FREE and PUBLIC DOMAIN is that you are not restricted with anything if its public domain while the 100% FREE gives the other some sort of restriction, usually the restriction of ownership.

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.

RE3DA said  
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

koeiekat said  
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'.

May 17, 2014 at 21:43  [reply]  it says it's not a valid font

I'll bet you're trying to install the .zip file, rather than extracting the .ttf file from the .zip, before installing the .ttf.

May 17, 2014 at 04:19  [reply]  Help!

southernsurprise said  

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

May 16, 2014 at 15:53  [reply]  Help!

Read the FAQ section:, 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?

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