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What is the technic to identify a font?

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Autographe Design, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Autographe Design

    Autographe Design New Member

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    hi,

    what is your technic to identify a font?
    thanks

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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    ...........

    Experience.
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Marlene Major Contributor

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    If you don't use a software to ID fonts look at lower case "e a r s" upper case "R S T Q" as often they will help zero in on a font. Serif shape, punctuation (Goudy fonts have diamond shaped periods etc.) will help too.
     
  5. Fred Weiss

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    Creative_Lance Very Active Member

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    Fred, i have FontExpert2006 but i can't figure out how to insert a picture of a font to ID it. Could you tell me how you do that?
    thanks
     
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  8. Fred Weiss

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    You should be able to:

    • Scan an image using a twain compliant scanner
    • Open an image in one of the supported formats
    • Paste an image into an open blank page from another program
    I usually copy and paste out of Photoshop after first aligning the text to a horizontal baseline and adjusting the Threshhold setting for a crisp black and white sample.
     
  9. Creative_Lance

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    thanks Fred
     
  10. gROUND cHUCK

    gROUND cHUCK Member

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    The FontExpert that Fred is talking about is a different program from the one you are talking about. One's for browsing fonts and the other's for finding them. From 2 different companies.


    The one Fred is talking about is:
    http://www.fontexpert.com/english.htm

    And the one you are talking about is:
    http://www.proximasoftware.com/fontexpert/
     
  11. Creative_Lance

    Creative_Lance Very Active Member

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    you're right Chuck, this is what i thought too.
     
  12. Autographe Design

    Autographe Design New Member

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    thanks for the info guys.

    well apreciated
     
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    Thanks for the clarity, guys.
    Fred once mentioned Font Expert and not wanting to pester him with my needs and querries, I got it and it never helped. Now I see that I got the wrong one!
     
  14. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I really don't mind ... time permitting. To me a font ID is like working a crossword puzzle. A mild challenge, mentally stimulating and instant gratification.
     
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