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Best font software for Mac?

Font Book isn't burly enough to handle my thousands of fonts, and it has now crashed twice. Its default of loading fonts as active contributes to its crashing, I believe. (I've taken it to the Apple Store, etc., so please don't tell me how to get Font Book to work.) I've committed to buying some new font software. I'm currently looking at FontExplorerX Pro and Suitcase Fusion. Please share your advice on those two, or any other font management systems that are effective and not crazy expensive. Thank you! (I used to use suitcase back in the oughts. Obviously the world is a different place.)
posted by miss tea on Jul 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Font help?

I'm at a loss - here is a rough sketch that I want to create in Photoshop but I just can't decide on a lovely font to use? My inspiration came from these images, here, and here. I know those were handlettered but font lovers, what do you recommend? We will be using Cinzel Regular as the primary font on the wedding invitations.
posted by xicana63 on Jun 16, 2014 - 9 answers

What is this awesome old decorative font?

What is this awesome old poster font? I am absolutely certain that I've seen this font available today, but I don't remember where. No dice on either Identifont or What The Font - Can Mefi help?
posted by 235w103 on May 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Font ID: GATOR$

I haven't had any luck identifying this through the WhatTheFont! automagical service nor the Identifont step-by-step quiz so now I bring it to you. What's the typeface used in this old GATOR$ sign?
posted by komara on May 18, 2014 - 5 answers

How can I extract this fancy VGA font?

I have access to an old Toshiba 386 PC (T2000Sx) with an extremely unusual VGA system font; which I would like to recover as a font file and document in a web site. How can I write a program which reads the font data from VGA memory and writes it to the floppy? [more inside]
posted by knz on May 15, 2014 - 7 answers

Another annoying "what typeface is this"?

Can you identify this typeface? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Apr 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me find this type?

Found font I'd love for my Save the Dates and need your help to track it down! [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Apr 6, 2014 - 4 answers

What is the name of this font?? I must know.

Typographers of mefi, what is the name of this awesome font? You're my only hope. Thanks!
posted by lettuce dance on Mar 30, 2014 - 10 answers

What typeface is this 1935 movie screenshot using?

This screen appears in the first sound film in the Irish language, Oidhche Sheanchais, filmed in 1935. A colleague of mine would like to identify the typeface used for the titles, and the online typeface-identifying sites have struck out. Can any MeFite identify it?
posted by Horace Rumpole on Jan 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Typographers of the World, Unite!

I'm vector-izing this header plate from an old edition of my labor union's newspaper for use in future editions. Obviously I'll be tracing the hand-lettering of "Industrial Worker", but I'd like to find a font that matches as closely as possible the sans serif lettering used for "Labor Produces all Wealth..." and the slogans on the banners.
posted by wobdev on Jan 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Typophiles: What's the Hominis Font Like?

I really like the font titled Hominis. I'd love to know what historical era the style belongs to--Victorian?--as well as what typeface it might have been modeled after, if it doesn't seem original. (I attempted to contact the designer, but was unsuccessful.) Thanks in advance.
posted by whitebird on Jan 7, 2014 - 7 answers

Broadchurch font

Hoping that the fab font people on here might be able to help me out. I was wondering if anyone can identify the font used for the title in the Broadchurch tv series? We are currently branding our music company, and this is EXACTLY the sort of font we have been searching for. I have done some poking around, but I can't find a listing for that particular font. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by ChaoticIndustry on Dec 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Misbehaving fonts in Office 2011 Mac

So the long and short of it is, I'm pretty sure that Meiryo UI is messed up or missing or something, and instead Office 2011 on my Mac has decided that it'd be totally cool to use Mart Futomaru Gothic instead for most Japanese text display, including all over Excel. Is there some way to reinstall just the font(s) or maybe clear the Office font cache?
posted by DoctorFedora on Oct 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Zoom! Enhance!

What does this say? Trying to make out the characters in the second line of text here: Stoneware Jar. Also, is there a third line?
posted by cjorgensen on Oct 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Identify this font?

Can you identify the font used in this image? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Oct 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me figure out how old this sign is?

Approximately how old is this sign, and what font is it? The stucco facade could date from as early as the 1920s, but the lettering on the signs looks to my untrained eye to be from the 70s or later.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Sep 13, 2013 - 20 answers

Font ID from Fox FXX promo

Font ID: This is one of the fonts Fox is using on their new "FXX" network. Sans, geometric, no curves, only horizontal, vertical or 45 degree strokes. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Sep 9, 2013 - 6 answers

What's happening with this degree symbol?

I'm looking at this web page using Windows 7 and the degree symbol (in the phrase "are referenced to 60 ..." for example) won't render correctly. [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Jul 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Dingbats

I'm looking for a dingbats font for a specific purpose. I'm creating a book of numbered paragraphs, and the number is above each paragraph in an elegant display font (Copperplate). On each side of the number, I'd like to put a fairly simple, unobtrusive, horizontal dingbat. This could be done with dingbats that are mirror images of each other. It could be as simple as a brush stroke that's heavier on the left or right, with the heavy ends near the number. Or it could be something else. I'm not looking for anything too leafy or flowery or pretty or Victorian. Do you know of a dingbats font like this that's downloadable for free? [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Jun 18, 2013 - 14 answers

How to edit text and select underlined text in Acrobat?

I have to edit several PDFs. Not big edits, just some text changes. I'm using Acrobat X on a Mac, while the PDFs seem to have been created on a PC using Ghost Script, though I don't know what exact piece of software was used. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Fonts with the X-factor

Typographers, designers, and font geeks: I'm looking for fonts with a distinctive and stylish letter "X". Other criteria: sans serif, not too ornate, and preferably free to download. The X is going to form part of a word, so as well as being distinctive it should also fit nicely with the other characters. Thanks in advance (:
posted by iivix on May 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Screen font from original Space Invaders?

I'm looking for a font that's based on or looks like the screen font used in the original Taito/Midway Space Invaders from 1978. (Unused witty title for this question: 'Diaresis puny earthlings!')
posted by Hogshead on Apr 30, 2013 - 3 answers

What font has been used in onscreen text of Zero Dark Thirty?

The other day I was watching the movie and like the font. First I thought it's TNR then I thought maybe some Sans but I couldn't figure out. I loved the clean spacious fonts. Which one was it? [more inside]
posted by amar on Mar 29, 2013 - 3 answers

What say the font of aussie mefi knowledge?

I have been asked to submit my CV/resume to an Australian based management consulting firm to potentially do some project based work with them. What is the acceptable length, format and font to use for a CV/resumes in this industry?
posted by MT on Mar 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Yet another font identification question

I tried this on both WhatTheFont and Identifont, but I've only got the three letters to go on so I wasn't surprised when neither had an answer. But maybe the designers of MetaFilter can help! Please ID this font.
posted by bricoleur on Feb 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Font pairing for Handmade Dropshadow JNL

A project I'm working on uses Handmade Dropshadow JNL for the main title. Obviously, that's not a typeface you can use anywhere other than in the title, so can you recommend a secondary display font for subtitles, headings, and so on? Another web-font would be a plus, but not a requirement.
posted by Ian A.T. on Feb 1, 2013 - 3 answers

What should be used for leading?

The standard Type 1 fonts from Adobe don't have a definition of Leading. What should I use? [more inside]
posted by plinth on Jan 30, 2013 - 6 answers

Where can I download TT or T1 of public domain font IBM Courier?

Where can I download TT or T1 of public domain font IBM Courier? My Google-fu is exhausted. I can't find this font on my own. Help me, HiveMind! [more inside]
posted by ScarletPumpernickel on Jan 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Website font overlapping?

Occasionally I will run across a webpage that has some or all of the text look like this. It's all bunched up and completely illegible. What gives? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

What is and where can I get this font...

I want to use the font style in the below link in a HTML doc... what is it and where can I get it? [Link]
posted by america4 on Jan 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Name! That! Font!

It's time for another edition of Name That Font! I have two examples--I'm not sure if they're the exact same font, but they're a similar style, and I would be happy with anything that's close to these examples (example 1, example 2). What the Font isn't helping because the letters are connected so it can't recognize individual letters. And....go!
posted by Bella Sebastian on Dec 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Fonts to handwrite, not handwriting fonts

I'm looking for some inspiration for fonts/styles of printed writing for me to handwrite. [more inside]
posted by fermezporte on Nov 29, 2012 - 5 answers

What is the font from this campaign ad?

What is the font in the red circle from this campaign ad?
posted by You Guys Like 2 Party? on Nov 28, 2012 - 10 answers

| What's The Font |

WhatTheFont| is throwing me gibberish on this 1970's Poster Inspiration Font [more inside]
posted by TangerineGurl on Nov 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Name this font!

What font is this? [more inside]
posted by Gusaroo on Nov 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Convert Mac OS 9 font suitcase to OS X

I've got an old Mac font suitcase (OS 9) containing fonts I'd like to use on my OS X (10.7) Mac. I'm not sure what format they're in but copying the file over to my new Mac results in a 0-byte file. I think I have to convert them to TTF on my OS 9 iMac, but not sure what to do it with. Any suggestions? Free would be great, since I don't plan on doing this again, but cheap would be okay.
posted by tommasz on Nov 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Making reasonable font

I would like to create a font using someone's handwriting and am looking for a good software with which to do this. I'm not an expert in this, so it would have to have a small learning curve, unless it is really worth it for me to spend time learning so I can get reasonable results. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Oct 19, 2012 - 6 answers

A Font with a View

[font/typography filter] Can you ID the font from the titles on the TV show "The View" as in this image? It's that simple.
posted by Sunburnt on Oct 18, 2012 - 1 answer

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

I plan on being Miss Argentina, the blue-skinned, slit-wrist Afterlife Receptionist from Beetlejuice for Halloween. What free typeface should I use to print the sash? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Oct 18, 2012 - 6 answers

What is this font?

Help! What is this font? I'm fairly certain I got it from dafont.com
posted by agregoli on Sep 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me ID the "Puff Pastry" Typeface!

What font is this?! Tried what the font and studying it but still can't figure it out. any idea what this Puff Pastry font is? I'm sure it's customized and edited but I feel like I could find something similar. Had no luck with google or font ID sites. Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2012 - 4 answers

How much should I charge for full ownership and rights to a font I created?

How much should I charge for full ownership and rights to a font I created? [more inside]
posted by stokast on Sep 5, 2012 - 2 answers

Disco font ID?

Help me ID this disco font please? It's from an old flyer I'm trying to restore, the thin lines + jpg artifacts are stumping all the auto font identifiers out there. Thanks!
posted by Tom-B on Sep 5, 2012 - 3 answers

What typeface is this?

What typeface is this?
posted by Kattullus on Aug 29, 2012 - 9 answers

What Font is this?

Does anyone know what the font (or close to this) is used in this illustration? Ive searched retro script fonts but with no luck...
posted by soymilk on Aug 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Right Arrow Woes

In a Word document, I'm trying to get a simple right arrow symbol in Times New Roman. However, pasting it in from the Character Viewer inserts it as Arial Italic. Changing it back to Times in Word has no effect - it goes back to Arial immediately. How can I get around this? [more inside]
posted by Yiggs on Jul 27, 2012 - 7 answers

What the Font Failed. Will you?

Any idea's on what the font used for the image/site is? Image Site
posted by dyno04 on Jul 17, 2012 - 11 answers

What typeface should I use for my tattoo?

I need help finding a typeface for a (text-based) tattoo. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Jul 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Best format for court filings?

Best text formatting for legal filings? [more inside]
posted by StickyCarpet on Jul 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Please help me identify this handwriting font

Please help me identify this font. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Jul 9, 2012 - 6 answers

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