I'm looking for a way to snazz up my documents (and in particular my thesis) so it looks a lot less like the canned default Word/Pages themes. Any suggestions on some nice looking (free to cheap) fonts and document layouts I can use anywhere from short report and research proposals to my full-blown thesis? [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan
on Sep 13, 2009 -
Does anyone know the typeface/font used in the Ruby and Ruby on Rails logos?
posted by MediaJunkie
on Aug 24, 2009 -
does anyone know where i can find a font like the one used for the "mister rogers' neighborhood" type? [more inside]
posted by luckyveronica
on Aug 22, 2009 -
I need a monospaced font that has the following symbols: dot, wedge, horseshoe, triple bar. [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Aug 20, 2009 -
I want to convert an image into a font. The application where I want to use this font supports a maximum size of 24 points. But in 24 points, the image is coming very small.
Is there a way I can increase the imaze size or the font area at point 24 ? [more inside]
posted by inquisitive
on Aug 13, 2009 -
Could someone identify the font used in the headings on this
webpage? I am looking for the font used in Who We Are | What We Do | Special Services
. I am much obliged.
posted by Tufa
on Aug 3, 2009 -
Does anyone have suggestions for a good typeface for a point-of-sale receipt printer?
I have a project to design messages printed on the bottom of a cash register receipt. These are B&W thermal printers, about 200-250 DPI. The text is 6-12 points. We're going primarily for readability and cleanliness and we're happy to pay for quality.
Before we go with what we already have (Verdana, Arial, etc.), we'd love suggestions for what might be better.
posted by herzigma
on Jul 21, 2009 -
A friend and I are looking at going to boulder in Fontainebleau, France in the early part of August. We don't have a car. What's our best way to get around? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart
on Jul 14, 2009 -
How can I make my Word documents look less....boring? Seeking tips & tricks from people with an eye for design. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Jul 8, 2009 -
If I posted AskMes with any great frequency, this could be construed as a waste of a question, but: That Zalgo thread
. What do I need to do to see it properly? I'm on xp/ff3.5 and I'm seeing little boxes with numbers in them.
posted by juv3nal
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Does anyone recognise this
font and can tell me what it is?
Posting for my mum - she has asked the publishers of the book in question but apparently they did not know!
posted by nunoidia
on Jul 5, 2009 -
I'm looking for a font that will read as the same word (or phrase or whathaveyou) upside down or rightside up. Similar to this
, but, you know, it'd say "Come In" both ways (or "Go Away" depending on how you feel, har har). I cannot put my hands on an example that does what I want. [more inside]
posted by lucyleaf
on Jul 1, 2009 -
I've become fascinated with Masking Tape Poems found on the streets of San Francisco, and feel sure that there must be more documentation - some alternative weekly article, blog post, art historian musings, etc. - out there that I'm missing through my lame googlefu skills. Looking for links, photos, or "oh yeah I've seen that and heard..." information. [more inside]
posted by batgrlHG
on May 23, 2009 -
The font size on Blackboard is suddenly really big. This does not seem to be a problem at most other websites, though it is also the case at the FLDOE website. I have not changed the font settings in the computer. I turned the computer off and turned it back on (that always works). [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein
on May 1, 2009 -
How do you pick fonts that go well with one another?
I recently decided to rewrite my resume, and I'm trying to decide what font to use for the body. My name, and the headings, are in Copperplate Gothic Bold.
How do I find a second font for the body that will look good with Copperplate Gothic? Are there rules? A cheat sheet?
posted by LDL707
on Apr 19, 2009 -
I am making my newest child (6 months) a custom set of blocks. Please suggest an AWESOME font for me to carve the letters into them as. They will be various colors, each block one solid color, with the letter different colored, or possibly just black lettering (haven't decided yet, feel free to put this along with your suggestion). [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on Apr 10, 2009 -
Why are LaTeX math fonts so terrible? Or am I missing something? I want to get some nice titles on a legend for a Matlab figure, and I have to use the LaTeX interpreter for some accents, but when I import the figure into Word the resulting font is very pixelated and just plain garbage. How do I get smooth and clear math fonts out of LaTeX? [more inside]
posted by molecicco
on Apr 6, 2009 -
There are a couple fixed-width Unicode Arabic fonts out there. The ones I've seen are pretty hard on the eyes, though, especially at small sizes. Any suggestions for a really readable
one? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone
on Mar 21, 2009 -
Where can I find a list of fonts that can be legally embedded using @font-face? [more inside]
posted by aheckler
on Mar 19, 2009 -
How do I turn my Illustrator-drawn custom font into a real computer font I can use on Mac and Windows (Adobe) software? [more inside]
posted by metajc
on Mar 11, 2009 -
FontFilter: I'm looking for a font similar to this one
, except with non-loopy and straight horizontal strokes. I'd like it to look handwritten, and to be free to download. [more inside]
posted by clearly
on Feb 22, 2009 -
What font is used for the graphic along the bottom of this page
(the address)? Or, what fonts are similar?
posted by dagnyscott
on Jan 28, 2009 -
NewMediaArtProjectFilter: Help me rework a digital art assignment involving font-making software and database-esque art. [more inside]
posted by oulipian
on Jan 19, 2009 -
I'm looking for the website of an Eastern-European, I think, designer & typographer who designed some cool-looking Western (cowboy-style) fonts with a former-Soviet-satellite flair. The site had scans of some of his sketchbooks. Anyone?
posted by ITheCosmos
on Jan 5, 2009 -
Why does Firefox 3 no longer allow me to choose Times New Roman as the default font, even though it is installed on my Vista system? Trivial but annoying. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Dec 18, 2008 -
What is the best, most efficient FREE way to get a bunch of people on the same page with IPA or special character fonts, across platforms? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Dec 12, 2008 -
Why is text in Firefox so damn ugly and is there anything, from a design perspective, that I can do about it? (Okay, text in FF may not be ugly, exactly, but it doesn't compare to IE, Opera, or Safari.)
I'm making a website for a friend, and he's complained that in FF the text isn't 'pretty'. Since FF is all I use, it looks great to me - but damn if he isn't right that the copy looks sharper./smoother in other browsers.
Whassup with that?
posted by zylocomotion
on Dec 9, 2008 -
Looking for an organizational planning calendar -- ability to emphasize/de-emphasize certain events, filter by category, and share amongst colleagues. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus
on Nov 3, 2008 -