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How to install/extract a font from a .otf file

I've extracted a .otf font from my Kobo Touch. I'd like to install it on Windows, but Windows can't handle it and neither can any of the font editing programmes I've downloaded. I believe that the file contains multibyte characters. I have tried right clicking and choosing install. I've tried font forge, and several other font related applications. I just get varying error messages saying that it's not a valid font file, despite it working on the Kobo. If it's relevant, the font is Gothic MB101. I'm running Windows 7 - what do I need to do to install this font?
posted by Solomon on Jul 21, 2014 - 3 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Can you identify these classic Infocom fonts?

What are the fonts used in these iconic Infocom ads: 1 2? I'm particularly interested in the 'Many are the doors...' font and the 'Apple II...' font from 1, and the 'WE'RE WRITING' font from the second. I can find stuff that's close with WTF et al, but not the same.
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 9, 2012 - 12 answers

What font is this?

I'm trying to Identify this font. [more inside]
posted by moshjosh on Jul 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Just my type!

Help me identify these fonts from Wet Hot American Summer and other 80s-themed typefaces. [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x on Apr 17, 2012 - 7 answers

What font is used in the intertitles of Hitchcock's Champagne?

What font did Alfred Hitchcock use for the intertitles in his 1928 silent comedy Champagne? Sample here. Identifont and WhatTheFont have both failed me. I'm looking for a free replica or close match.
posted by Faint of Butt on Apr 9, 2012 - 2 answers

What font is used on the cover of this book?

FontFilter: What font is used in the title of this cover of Firebirds Rising?
posted by paulus andronicus on Oct 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Please, help me ID this font!

Can you identify the font in this logo? I'm totally stuck, and would really appreciate the help. [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Alphabet street

What font does graffiti / street artist Ben Eine use? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Sep 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Don't worry, I won't use Comic Sans

I'm having trouble choosing which font(s) to use -- for example, for a flyer or poster. I don't have a graphic design background or much experience with it, but sometimes I have to design simple pieces for my job. Are there any introductory online resources that can help me learn more so that no one will point and laugh when they see a flyer I made? I'll be looking at this thread and this thread, too. My main fear is that I'll put something together and someone will point and laugh and say, "Oh no, you used THAT font?"
posted by trillian on Jul 30, 2011 - 17 answers

Can you identify the typeface in the Subterranean Logo?

What typeface is this they're using in the Subterranean logo? What The Font and Identifont have not helped narrow it down, so I thought I would tap into the hive mind to see if you all knew what it is.
posted by headspace on Jul 19, 2011 - 1 answer

What's this handwritten, scroll font?

What is this font? I'm trying to match the cute, handwritten scroll feeling of "just add ice." I'm happy to find a typeface either to buy or a free download. OpenType preferred. My results from Identifont weren't close.
posted by gladly on Apr 21, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I get better at using @Font Face

Question about the best way to set up @font-face for custom fonts. [more inside]
posted by Victorvacendak on Apr 11, 2011 - 5 answers

How do you make that melty, Lovecraftian font?

How do you make that melty, Lovecraftian font? I've seen it in several threads on the Blue, but for the life of me can't find one now (searched Lovecraft, searched font...man that was a long search.) [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Jan 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Size matters, now more than ever.

In this question, I asked about vertical space. Now I need to add a horizontal space requirement as well. [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

How can I print in a different font than the one I see on screen in Firefox?

How can I print in a different font than the one I see on screen in Firefox, easily and with as few clicks as possible? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Non-sans-serif

Fontagraphers: I know what a serif is - the little "tail" at the ends of character strokes. Mid-stroke, however, is what? [more inside]
posted by panmunjom on Oct 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Going Insane

Somewhere there's a font or effect for it... [more inside]
posted by Nauip on Oct 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Fonts will misbehave. Or developers. Or Me. I don't care anymore.

I figured out today that every single web browser on my machine (HP dv7t, Windows 7) - Chrome, FFox, and IE8 - fonts on some sites are displaying wrong. That's bad because I need to review sites for my job. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Sep 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for an old-fashioned font.

Is there anywhere where you can download a font like the one used in 16th-17th century books/manuscripts? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Sep 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me find pics of great leaders

Help me decorate my office with posters and pictures of inspirational figures. [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Site to graph out strings and characters

I'm looking for a site that will take a string of characters, like a name, and provide an equation that, when mathematically graphed out, draw out that string of characters on the graph.
posted by duende on Sep 5, 2010 - 4 answers

You're not my type, but let's talk face to face.

Can you help me identify this typeface? [more inside]
posted by _dario on Jul 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Driving me (Dr.) Batty

Please help me identify the typefaces in this phony patent medicine ad. [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Jul 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Recommend a vector-based EAN-13 barcode font

Are there any vector-based barcode fonts? If not, can you recommend software for creating such a font? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Feb 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Identify this font?

Can anyone ID the font used in the title of this book?
posted by applemeat on Feb 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me, font nerds!

Help me, font nerds! [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Typeface used for "Parks and Recreation" titles?

Designers and font nerds: What typeface is use in the opening titles of Parks and Recreation?
posted by D.Billy on Jan 24, 2010 - 8 answers

I drove that font into the ocean.

What font do they use in A Softer World? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Dec 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Why does my Asus occasionally behave as if it has no goddam sense?

What is this weird, monospace thing my Asus EEE netbook does for no apparent reason? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 14, 2009 - 17 answers

How I can I find an old-style scientific vector plotter font?

When I was growing up, the graphs in all the science books from the middle of the 20th century had a particular vector-plotted look to them. Did they use a common font (or common plotting system), and how can I duplicate that appearance now? [more inside]
posted by dfan on Oct 16, 2009 - 5 answers

What's my font?

[Fontfilter] Short and sweet question for you, fontaholics...what font is used in The Logo Factory logo found here? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Oct 15, 2009 - 4 answers

I'm trying to win an internet pissing contest with my dad.

What is the font on this "Durham Fair" logo?
posted by Jon_Evil on Sep 4, 2009 - 10 answers

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