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Font: Herman Italic

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Jen Goodwin, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Jen Goodwin

    Jen Goodwin Active Member

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    I have a Gemini Font Chart hanging in my shop...a customer spotted Herman Italic (no, I was not here to dissuade him from it...) and he wants to use that. Can anyone tell me what the trade font version is, seems as though 'Herman Italic' is only a Gemini font. Even something close will work.
    :help:

    Here's a link that shows the font...
    http://www.signprofessionals.com/fp/herman_italic.htm
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Doesn't match or come close to anything in my FontExpert database, my font name database, the Typeface Namebase (which covers all the old predigital font names), or anything that Google can find other than Gemini listings and a Letterville discussion of the same issue ... which also came up empty.

    [​IMG] Just take the customer out back and slap him around a little bit and tell him to pick something else.
     
  3. Jen Goodwin

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    :Big Laugh I gotta take that poster down! It seems that everyone who has chosen a font from it has chosen something I don't have! Thanks for trying Fred!
     
  4. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    I cant find it either. If you dont mind something close (i get a close feel looking at it) would be Seagull BT. I have it in my Corel font collection.
     

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  5. Jen Goodwin

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    Hey, I have Seagull....that's close enough for me! Thanks Baz!
     
  6. jimdes

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    Jen,
    Do a search for "hermanitalic.ttf" I think you'll be surprised at what I found!
     
  7. Jen Goodwin

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    Jim - Google comes up with nada...what search engine?
     
  8. jimdes

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    I Yahooed it and it gave me a download from Gemini . . . nice security!
     
  9. Fred Weiss

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    Well gawllee JimDes ... I've been Googling too much. It's the very top listing in the Yahoo search and now that puppy is on my hard drive.
     
  10. Jen Goodwin

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    Very cool, I google too much too! Thanks Jim.
     
  11. jimdes

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    I Yahoo, why don't you?

    Google is an excellent search engine but it is a commercial search engine and often doesn't include sites or links that haven't paid to be listed. It definately doesn't go deep into a site. I think in most cases their crawler looks for the URL and the index.htm or index.html page only.

    Yahoo on the other hand will grab everything that isn't blocked by a "robots.txt" file. It also pays to use advanced search options and learn to use advanced search options from the address line in your browser.

    Yahoo also has a new feature (Beta) for searching Creative Commons Licenses . . . nice feature for anybody in a creative field. Check it out: http://search.yahoo.com/cc

    Depending on what you are looking for, you may want to use a specific search engine. Currently there are over 20 common search engines written in English with about 6 of those holding 98% of the market share. Here's another page that breaks it down a little better than what I want to get into:searchengine showdown.

    There are literally hundreds of specialty search engines specializing in everything from graphics searches to foreign languages and mathematic formulae. Generally most of us can stick with Yahoo, Google, MSN, AltaVista, Lycos, HotBot, Webcrawler or Jeeves.
     
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