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Does anyone know if this is available as a digital edition? I'm loathe to drop £70 on a physical copy, but would happily pay for a digital edition to keep on my tablet. Anyone know if this has ever been scanned?

Is there anybody here who knows the internals of Roboto font development? Is its development active? I like this font, but I don’t know… as far as I understand, Google is now paying attention to Noto (which I strongly dislike), but what about Roboto? This January, I was glad to see an updated, improved version, but is there a chance to see some advance in glyph coverage, OpenType features (currently, it even lacks for sub- and superscripts!) etc?..

About Norbulingka
Norbulingka Institute promotes the traditional arts and literary studies of Tibet. Visit china to explore. It was founded in 1988 as part of the the Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration. Th inspiration for this project came from by Kim and Kelsang Yeshi who recognized the need for an institute which was actively concerned with the preservation of Tibetan culture.The Institute is situated in the valley below Dharamsala, 6 kms from the offices of the Central Tibetan Administration. It is surrounded by the green fields of the Kangra Valley, and stands against the backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar mountains of the outer Himalayan range.

I'm looking for a sans-serif companion for a fashion house's logo. They have a simple uppercase wordmark in Stilson Display Condensed. I was thinking DIN or nudista might be nice, but also very common.

Any suggestions would be welcome and appreciated!

I just finished designing a script font and there is an alternative "s" for the ending of the words called "sfinal" that works perfectly. But now my client wants to add a beginning "s", for the beginning of words, I have called it "s.init" and I cant make it work. It is only this letter of its kind, no other letter will I use at the beginning.

The attached image show what I have written on Classes window and what I have written in the OpenType window. To avoid confussion, I erased everything I have written for this new beggining "s". I am sure it is very simple but I can't seem to be good at programming, it goes beyong me.

How should I write on the "Classes" and "OpenType" windows? Any help is appreciated.


Ganden means ‘joyous’ in Tibetan and is the name of the Western Paradise (also known as Tushita) that is home to Jampa, the Future Buddha. Visit china to explore.There is a certain irony in this because, of all the great monasteries of Tibet, Ganden suffered most at the hands of the Red Guards, possibly because of its political influence.

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ITC Kabel pairing

Hello, I would like to use ITC Kabel as a headline typeface for a book design.
Could anyone please recommend a pairing for the body text? I am open to using both serifs and sans serifs.
Thank you very much in advance!

Hello folks,

I'm hoping you guys can help me here, I'm trying to find out what correct typesetting rules/conventions there are for Arabic. So for example, when you have a quote, do you place a comma before it and then speech marks, or is there no comma? For a quote within a quote would you use a single speech mark or two? If you were mentioning a book and page number would there be a comma before after the book's name and then the page number? And if your type the letter ص for page should there be a full stop after it and then the page number [i.e., ص. ٧٨] or no full stop [ص ٧٨]? And should the book name and number be between brackets, etc? Is there a single space before a question or full stop, as is the case in many books?!

Hi I 'm new here , I 'm looking for this typography or similar since I have been asked to advertise with them but not that typography is .
Am you can help ?

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Lettering Inspiration Resources

I'm curious to know where fellow Typophiles go for their inspiration? There are so many blogs and such that it's hard to keep track, but I would love some "go-to's".

I found this amazing page by Ralf Hermann that links to many scanned PDF's of vintage type specimen books...

thanks for the references!

Dear Typophiles,

I've followed this forum for a long time but this is my first post, so hello to all! :)
I write this because I really need someone that can help me to find an old Nebiolo Specimen which contains Forma typeface. I'm a young student and I need it for my bachelor's degree. Do someone have a specimen containing that typeface? If someone do have that, can you please scan some pages for me?

I'll be very thankful, for every image or tips.

Thank you,


So, I know this to be true, I can explain it logically, but I am looking for an authoritative reference (other than this thread) that specifically mentions that with metal type, set solid, in a given font, the baseline-to-baseline distance is equal to the point size.

I won't object if you chime in and say that this is true (or not), but a reference would be most helpful.


Put the Font ID forum at the top of the page, because, obviously, that's where people coming here for help identifying fonts like to click.

I've just removed a good number of glyphs that I no longer want to include in my font. I deleted the glyphs, then I was able to "Clean up" my classes to remove the deleted glyphs from the classes, but the kerning pairs are still in the kern feature. Every time I try to compile, I get the "one or more glyphs in the font are missing." error with an option to generate all the missing glyphs. I've tried updating the kern feature without success.

My goal is to delete all the kerning pairs from the missing glyphs. I've done it before, but for the life of me, I can't find any answers out there.

Hi to all
Can you help me to identify this font
Thanks in advance

Hi boys et girls:

I’m not sure how one renders this French word with title case:

Lalique hommage à l’homme

Is this correct?

Lalique Hommage à l’Homme ...with the H capitalized in both instances?


Lalique Hommage à L’Homme ...should the L be capilalized too?

Lalique uses a dumb apostrophe in the word “l’homme”, I assume that using ’ is correct, rather than something else like `.

Comments much appreciated.

Mike Diaz :-)

I always encounter various fonts and logos that have become outdated and haven't been upgraded and sometimes they even look better! With the amount of designs and fonts out there, companies sometimes forget about their old ones. This post shows some examples of logos being able to capture that vintage look without really trying! What do you think are some other fonts and logos that manage to do that?

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Typeface query

I was wondering if anyone could help me find a typeface similar to this.

It's futuristic yet sophisticated and elegant qualities are what I am after.


Hey TypeNerds!

I'm about to do a study (BA project) on the identities of font editor software! And i need your help!

I'm would like to hear which software for fontdesign is your number one choice? Fontlab, Glyphs, other? (and maybe why?)
Does the company behind the software, and its appearence on the market matter to you?

Greetings from Denmark, and thank you so much for you time!

Could anyone help me to identify this font? I've been searching everywhere but could manage, as I only have it in jpeg format and not in text... Thanks in advance!

I'm not a designer myself, but I am a fan of nice fonts. It's been quite interesting to see how much interesting is being paid to typefaces these days.

By profession, I'm a programmer, so I need to use monospace fonts for nearly everything. While I've heard people gushing on about Helvetica, I've never seen much discussion of fonts that could replace Lucida and Courier.

Can any of you point me to some excellent, readable, beautiful typefaces that follow the monospace standard?

I'm working on a project which other may find interesting. I'm trying to replicate a publication from 1798 (Malthus' Essay on the Principle of Population as it affects the future improvement of society). The source files are HTML (from Project Gutenberg) and I've added a CSS style sheet to produce a PDF file as close to the printed edition as possible, while still keeping the HTML in a browsable form. Here are links to my edition:

And here's the original from 1798:

The PDF is produced with Prince.

Are there any uses for thin or hair space where it wouldn't make sense for them to be non-breaking? I ask because I can't think of any, and the fact they aren't hard spaces makes them pretty unusable in reflowable text such as web. Why did Unicode not at least go with two equal sets of spaces, one of which would be non-breaking, instead of just a single non-breaking word space?

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