113 posts    Identified fonts

Posts by toto@k22

Feb 27, 2015 at 06:52  [reply]  DELETE my font PLIS

pipemunk said  
Does anyone know how I can delete a font from here?
And please don't suggest anything than to actually inform me of how to delete a font from here.

There is only one way to do it, send the owner a private message - - and request a removal of your font. If you were the one who uploaded that, there's a very good chance that your font will be removed. You wil have a problem if somebody else uploaded it for you.

Feb 20, 2015 at 04:31  [reply]  Could someone make this into a font?

koeiekat said  
toto@k22 said  
@SportsFonts ... If you can do that Packers font, you can do this.

If it is made like that Packers font it will hardly be usable for what he wants it for.

What I meant is that he can use his image (or an enlarged one if needed) for Font Creator to autotrace just like what he did to make the Packers font. Quality is entirely another matter. If the Packers font is good enough for him, I think this one will also do.

I suggest for SportsFonts to contact LSU and inquire on how he could get a license to use the font.

You just do not know what will happen if someone at LSU look up and see someone up there in Wisconsin wearing a jersey using a knock off font.

Feb 18, 2015 at 13:26  [reply]  Could someone make this into a font?

@SportsFonts Why ask someone when you can do it yourself? If you can do that Packers font, you can do this.

@pipemunk If you were the one who made the font, you can easily change the name of the font from Midevil to Dymond Speers. Since the designer's name in the font does not seem to be you, you might have someone else make the font for you. In that case, you will likely have no idea on how to change the font name and explains your request here.

You better ask to change the font's name and then fix the font's vertical metrics problem. If he will say that there is no problem in the font's vertical metrics (ascender/descender) show him the PM I sent you. He should not ask for additional payment for fixing the ascender/descender problem because that is his fault by omission. As for the font name, you will have to talk to him about that but it won't take him a minute to fix it.

Feb 11, 2015 at 01:37  [reply]  Inline or Geometric font?

Manbow Lines by Ray Larabie/Typodermic

You'll have to thank Dick Pape for this ID

Identified font: Manbow Lines

Edited on Feb 11, 2015 at 01:42 by toto@k22

Feb 08, 2015 at 14:00  [reply]  Font?

The font is Luca Bold. Based on the fontname, you can safely assume that this is a custom font
The font was designed by Dries Wiewauters (

If you happen to know how to go around things, Luca Regular and Bold are available as WOFFs at However, you should not consider this font in any project that you are doing.

Identified font: Luca Bold

Feb 06, 2015 at 13:57  [reply]  font with destressed letters in block

It would help a lot if you have a picture. If you happen to have that picture, you should post it in the font ID forum

Feb 04, 2015 at 18:18  [reply]  Illegal use of font

@metaphasebrothel You submit a sample of the font, an asking price for the font and a time frame to complete the font. They will ask you to submit 10 designs but when I tested the waters I only gave them one. It is not the font itself but a string like hamburgevons using the design. If accepted, they will pay you when you complete the font. The condition is that the font has at least a complete Latin 1 character set and that it is released under one of those open font licenses.

By submitting his fonts there, does the author work for Google? No, it is purely a business arrangement. The exception is if the author was also hired by Google or volunteered to perform a certain function.

Does Google own the fonts? No, the copyright remains with the author but others can modify the font in accordance with the conditions of the open license.

Does Google get a percentage of the donation? No, in a way. The donation is handled by Google's version of PayPal and, just like PayPal, they deduct a service fee for every transaction.

Is there a need to pay or donate for commercial use or any use of the font for that matter? IMO no. Fonts released under open licenses are almost like public domain fonts. (See SIL Open Font License for details.) Donations are purely voluntary and probably a response to the beg notice posted there by Google.

Is the money paid by Google an advance donation? You can interpret that way but, the way I see it, what Google does is encourage the creation of good fonts under open licenses and the money it pays authors are incentives to do more open licensed fonts.

Feb 04, 2015 at 08:15  [reply]  Illegal use of font

If shaming is it, so be it. They have an obligation to pay the author a measly $10 and they refused and ignored demands to do so. Hanoded tried to deal with this privately and he was ignored. I believe he has all the right to air this publicly. And the best way to do this is through social media. If the company involved is really a big one, then broadcast and printed media might pick it up and bring this further. If this is talked about, Hanoded will profit in this through exposure. However, what you said about the night club DJ is true. The problem is that the agency or the client did not ask permission to do so. If they will say that today, to me, it is acting in bad faith. After all this, I think hanoded can ask for more than $10 as the end user have acted in bad faith. Hanoded should get legal advice about this.

Making money was not my intention when I started making fonts and still is now. If that was my intent I would have released my fonts as commercial fonts. The donations I get ranges from $1 to $50, sometimes a lot more. When someone asks me to use the font, I ask him to make a donation and let that person decide the amount. The largest unsolicited donation I got was $100. There are a few times that I asked for a specific amount, like the one for an ad campaign in several territories. It doesn't really matter to me. As I said, if you want to make money from fonts, go commercial. However, I will not decline whatever loose change comes my way

In the case of Pablo Impallari, his fonts are released through Google fonts. Those are actually commissioned fonts and he was already paid for those fonts. When I last heard from Google fonts, the commission can go as high as US$2,000 per font but it depends on the money the bagman is still holding. He runs on a budget and it is not bottomless. So if Pablo comes out with a 4 weight/style font family, he will at most get $8,000 for the family. Whatever he gets from donations you can consider as bonus. If I were him I will not complain as the number of people donating at Google is much more than those who donate here at Dafont. Of course not all fonts are created equal and there will be some that will get more attention than the others but the donations he gets will easily exceed the amount Google paid him when they commissioned him to do the font. Donation through Fontspace is almost non-existent because it does not show the donate button as prominently as here in Dafont.

I did that before but nothing came out of it. Perhaps someone has a better and effective way to get your message through.

I even tried to "bad mouth" them in the font itself and they do not seem to mind displaying it on their site.

Feb 04, 2015 at 02:35  [reply]  Illegal use of font

A tweet expressing your disappointment of seeing your font used without permission and being ignored despite your mails might help make them remember their obligation. Make sure that the ad agency and the client hears about this. A visit to their Facebook accounts will also not be bad.

Go for the client. Although this is the fault of the ad agency, the end user will have to answer for this. I am not a lawyer nor do I know how the legal system will look at this but this is the way I see it.

I do not think this is about money anymore. $10 is loose change for big companies and ad agencies.

Good luck.

Burberry Capitals and Capitals Small are by Dalton Maag and are originals. Burberry has 1998 Baron & Baron, Inc. copyright and probably a conversion from Mac T1 or TTF.

Since Burberry has a long history, I do not know when the current logo was adapted. It could have been made using a metal type if this was done a long time ago. It is also possible that there is another style of the font specifically made for the logo. Who knows. But modifying the custom font in a graphic app, to me, is hard to imagine.

However, for the needs of @annabelfh the 3 Burberry fonts are the best option available.

One problem with this is that this is a very new terminology on this site. IIRC this was introduced last year. In my interpretation, Free and 100% Free are not the same. If the font was uploaded here before as Free and was subsequently changed by the site admin to 100% Free without the knowledge of the font author what is its implication? To me the term "100% Free" is synonymous to public domain.

We can talk endlessly about our differing interpretation of the term but will the author accept that. There is no guarantee that the font author will accept whatever is said here. The only person whose interpretation matters is that of the font author and it might be contrary to what was brought forward here.

We are putting at risk here the integrity of the graphic artist or the welfare of his/her client. Although the chance of a lawsuit is negligible, it still exists. What could likely happen is if the author is a kid who took offense at his font being used commercially without his approval and starts a smear campaign on social media against the client. If I were the graphic artist I wouldn't put at risk a client because he did not get the proper permission. And, I believe, that is what the original poster is trying to avoid.

Here's something that I came across along the way

Red outline is Burberry (UC-LC font}
Black outline is Burberry Capitals (all caps font}
Gray outline is Burberry Capital Small (small caps font)

Go to the font author's profile and send him/her a PM and inquire about the terms for the use of the font for a logo. If the font author has an email address shown on the font or in a text file that came with the font download, send the font author an email and ask. If there is no way to contact the author via PM or email and she/he has a donate button, click on the button and send the author a donation. If there is no donate button, I believe you can use the font for your logo with a clear conscience.

The font is custom named Burberry Capitals Small. Since it is custom, it is for the exclusive use of Burberry
The font was designed by Dalton Maag -

koeiekat might be able to find a copy

Edited on Jan 29, 2015 at 09:35 by toto@k22

It is Windows and Microsoft applications that choke. Someone mentioned somewhere that he could not see the clipping problem someone was complaining about because he was on a Mac. Fonts that have that problem were probably done on a Mac and were not tested in Windows.

It is also very unfortunate that Fontlab default value for WinAscent and WinDescent is 0. What I notice is that even if the values of "TrueType specific metrics" are greyed and it is set to "Calculate values automatically" what values are already in there are still used by Fontlab.

Jan 10, 2015 at 02:46  [reply]  download help

Go to and select one of the two download links at the top depending whether you are using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. If you do not know which one you are using, go to your desktop and right click on the Computer icon and select properties. Look for system type and that will tell you if you are using 32-bit or 64-bit. Select the appropriate download fo your Windows.

BTW the two links for the latest development/beta versions at the bottom are also fine as long as you get the version that is appropriate for your system.

Jan 09, 2015 at 05:17  [reply]  Help Creating a Font...

LynnetteBonner said  
That's good to know. I don't need one for Linux. Was just using it because it was free. Any recommendations for good starter programs other than Fontforge? I'm willing to pay, but don't wan't to spend hundreds.

Stay with FontForge. Once you get the hang of it, you will like it. Ask Claude. Just look at his fonts, those were done in FontForge. You can also make pretty fonts in FontForge, just like Claude, once you get to know the program better.

I do not think there is a font editor that can match FontForge at that price range ($0 - $0).

Jan 06, 2015 at 12:30  [reply]  Cannot download fonts

@ddcura, this is how I did it.

1. I downloaded the font from Dafont.
2. When the download was complete, I went to the folder where the download was saved.
3. I doubleclicked on the ZIP file and dragged erebor.ttf to the folder - meaning I extracted the font from the ZIP.
4. I doubleclicked on erebor.ttf and clicked on the "Install" button (circled in the image)
5. I opened MS Word, selected Cirth Erebor from the font menu, set the font size and typed the text

The font worked fine for me, did not encounter any problem and I am on Windows 7. See this

If you did the same way I did it and you still get the same result, you might want to answer the question of drf in message 11.

Now got to uninstall the font....

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