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Font statistics

Hi,

I feel like this must have popped up on this forum somewhere but can't seem to find anything. I'm interested in statistics on font use on the internet/computer. Things like how many fonts the average user has on their machine, how many different ones are used on websites (now that this is possible) and so on. Can anyone point me to reasonably reputable source/article? (I'm actually trying to create my own font - www.doppel-n.com - but I'm also interested in the broader issue of typography on the web.)

Thank you very much,
HP

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I'm looking for suggestions for a headline and body typeface system of one or two max typefaces that will pair well on-screen with an existing logo that uses very tightly kerned Trebuchet. Aiming for elegance, readability and approachable in the high-tech zone. All suggestions are very appreciated. Thank you.

Can certain typefaces mitigate driver distraction? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab and the New England University Transportation Center set out to find the answer along with Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices. Initial results of an exploratory study show that certain type styles can reduce glance time – the time away from watching the road when driving while interacting with in-vehicle displays.

Monotype Imaging is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of ATypI Hong Kong 2012, the annual conference presented by ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale), Oct. 10–14. Several of our resident type experts from around the world will be sharing their knowledge and skills. Come by and join us as we take a look at Web fonts, Japanese typographic history, new automotive type trends and so much more.

Hey guys! Just thought I'd share a font I designed after I finally got it up on MyFonts. I think I posted it on here a while ago when I was still working on it, but I've since redesigned it completely and added a lot more glyphs.

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/will-ryan/slinkster

Hi there,

I am looking for sources and suggestions on creating a font consisting custom icons. It will be for an e-commerce web site. Approx. 30, site specific artworks have to be drawn and executed as a webfont. The icon webfont seems a clear solution for the developers who think to use the full advantage of a leaner CSS.

I am using Fontforge since I have started to draw my own projects with it. But I just can't make any sense on the baseline for artworks. The glyph proportions and icon proportions seem to differ greatly.

Any suggestions or threads directing me to a solution are highly appreciated!

Thanks,
Ayse

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I'm trying to make my own address labels for my wedding invitations & I can't find good fonts, for free, or very cheap!

I would LOVE thee fonts or something VERY similar! i know some of these are repeated, but I figured it might make it easier.

PLEASE & THANK YOU :)

Amanda

This is a test page for fonts that I want to use to create a web design portfolio.
I wanted to use something modern, not too "futuristic" and with a bit of hip to it.
I have doubts about the Ubuntu font for the nav menu. any replacement suggestions would be welcome.

I'm designing a display face in Fontlab, and I'm only creating uppercase letters. I planned on finishing the uppercase letters (metric and kerning included) and then just copy them to the lowercase letter spots so the same A shows up whether you type a or A.

However, it doesn't seem like metric and kerning data gets included when I copy and paste letters. I don't know much about Fontlab, but I would've thought I could somehow copy this data. Any ideas?

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Slinkster

A modular display face consisting of letters, numerals, basic punctuation, and a few extra goodies. Featured on dafont, Free Typography, and Pixel Pixel Pixel.

When using this typeface, bigger is better ;)

Available on my personal website here: http://willryan.us

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I was recently contacted by someone asking if they can use a font I created for commercial use (the font is freely available for personal use). I'd like to get some money out of this if it's a possibility. How do I proceed from here?

What is the font in the word PISTOLE?

What programs do you use to organize your typefaces? Font Book is not cutting it. Thank you.

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Humanizing Robots

I am gingerly searching for help to expand my tried and true font vocabulary. One project in particular, interests me.

The story involves a team of robots that are not your "Transformer" (mean, warlike) types but not "Rollie Pollie Ollie" either. Everything from "Iron Giant", to "Johnny 5-0", to "iRobot" solve this challenge differently.

Any faces the guru's here might add to a list of type-faces that frame this "spectrum" between, from warlike to infantile, first-shooter warrior villain robots to the ever-cuddly but futuristic Wall-e (and his girlfriend – way sexy and modernly futuristic)?

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Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has redesigned Fonts.com, launched today as a public beta release. Among its enhancements, the new Fonts.com debuts as the only site to offer typefaces both through a Web font service and as desktop fonts. The site has been given an aesthetic overhaul and now features many prominent showings aimed at inspiring designers and other type enthusiasts.

The multi-disciplinary design studio, Kapitza will be joining us at St Bride to talk about their working processes and inspirations. They will discuss their profound fascination with fonts and where ideas for these are found and how they are subsequently pursued, developed and refined. Their extensive Geometric and Organic collections, for example, have been realised as published books that illustrate and explore the diversity of the font collection.

They will also share with us their experiences of the ins and outs of self-publishing, the creation of pattern fonts, how to start a font foundry, designing an app, book design and working with a worldwide audience.

Yep, I love me some shapes! FormNation
I am getting into fonts and typography more and more.

hey guys i really need your help
- please find attached a screen capture of my indesign glyphes i think the glyphe of the the type of which I am currently working on it are not show un correctly, i dont know why ?
- when i try to write with type in textEdit it not working it mixes all the letters
- another question Generating Arabic fonts, i have really no idea about how ?
thank you so much for all of your help and kindness (I will never forget)

hey guys i really need your help
- please find attached a screen capture (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15028632/Capture%20d%E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%20.png) of my indesign glyphes i think the glyphe of the the type of which I am currently working on it are not show un correctly, i dont know why ?
- when i try to write with type in textEdit it not working it mixes all the letters
- another question Generating Arabic fonts, i have really no idea about how ?
thank you so much for all of your help and kindness (I will never forget)

hey guys i really need your help
- please find attached a screen capture (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15028632/Capture%20d%E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%20.png) of my indesign glyphes i think the glyphe of the the type of which I am currently working on it are not show un correctly, i dont know why ?
- when i try to write with type in textEdit it not working it mixes all the letters
- another question Generating Arabic fonts, i have really no idea about how ?
thank you so much for all of your help and kindness (I will never forget)

hi, I'm doing a project with numbers. 1-14, each with a different type treatment. I'm noticing that sometimes when I find a great font that seems to suit the feeling I want, the numerals aren't living up to the greatness of the letters. I'd love some recos for typefaces whose numerals are truly inspired. Has anyone come across any awesome, interesting numbers lately? Look forward to some suggestions... thanks!

Evan

The long awaited (at least by me!) book by Rick Cusick, "What Our Lettering Needs: The Contribution of Hermann Zapf to Calligraphy and Type Design at Hallmark Cards" is finished. Publisher RIT is now taking pre-orders http://carypress.rit.edu/publications/books/what-our-lettering-needs.html

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