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Author Topic: What the font?  (Read 4969 times)

Ralf Maximus

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What the font?
« on: December 07, 2007, 03:17:53 PM »
Found an interesting online service today, called WhatTheFont?

Designed to help you identify a font whose name you don't know, it accepts a bitmap image of your mystery font for analysis, then suggests the closest possible match plus similar ones.

Armed with the name of your font, you can go google for something free, or click the link they provide to buy a commercial version.  Neat!

I tried it out on a few known fonts I had laying around and it's uncanny.  Just the kind of thing you don't know you need until you really need it.

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Re: What the font?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 07:13:44 PM »
Thanks for the tip, Ralf. Worth keeping in the bookmarks.

PhilB66

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Re: What the font?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 07:33:17 PM »
Cool find Ralf, thanks!

Here's a list of tools to create your own font:


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Re: What the font?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 10:10:09 PM »
Font Resources List:  :)

Font Search Engines
SmartFont™ Font Finder
Free Fonts - Font Tools
Luc Devroye's Fonts Page - Tons of Links.

Darwin

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Re: What the font?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2007, 10:39:15 AM »
Yes, I've had this in my favourites folder for a couple of years. Have never used it though! The *almost* double entendre of the site name has always brought a smile to my face, though   :)
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: What the font?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007, 06:16:14 PM »
And if you want to download fonts you can do so at dafont.com. Many of their fonts are completely free, some are free for personal use, and some have a sophisticated license.

It might not be the largest collection of fonts, but I found the site very usable.

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Re: What the font?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 11:42:42 AM »
hmm, it didnt recognise Times New Roman for me....

BTW
If you are using it, it wont accept an image with more than 30 characters

Also says there's a forum if you need further help so that's good
Tom

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Design Your Own Fonts Online with FontStruct Font Builder
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 04:55:43 AM »