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Font Help

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Hollywood, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Hollywood

    Hollywood Member

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    I always have cust. want me match a font. Is there a program I can buy for my computer that will automatically identify the font. And are fonts that are the same sometimes named diffrent. How many on average do most of you have on your computer.
     
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    Hollywood Member

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    OH, and THANKS
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    FontExpert will identify scans of unmodified fonts. Once they've been stretched, squeezed, slanted or murdered, it really requires a trained eye. You can usually get a font ID'd here if you have a halfway decent image to post.

    I generally keep 300 to 400 fonts actually installed on my computers including the various system fonts.
     
  4. Checkers

    Checkers Very Active Member

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    When the client doesn't know the font used in their design, I use whatthefont.com when it comes to font matching. When that doesn't work, I open up Font Navigator and start scrolling through what I have.
    I haven't tried FontExpert, but going by Fred's success at identifying fonts, I would say it's pretty good.
    Right now, I have 656 fonts installed on my PC. Of those, I may use a dozen or so on a regular basis.

    Checkers
     
  5. Hollywood

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    Fonts

    Yea i think I am going to remove some. I have close to 4500 installed and some are really bad and just stupid.
     
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