Here's the deal: I've exhausted my neurons looking for some kind of answer to a mathematical symbol stumper. I'd love to know who invented, originated, or was the first individual to use the double-tilde (≈) as a means of expressing/denoting "approximately equal" in mathematics. I know that Robert-Recorde is supposed to have introduced the "equals" sign (=) in 1557. Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated. I await enlightenment.
How do you convert a font file with the extension ".scr" to TTF? [more inside]
Name this dingbat font [more inside]
I'm looking to find or generate a list of movies whose logo/font includes at least one symbol replacing a letter. For instance, Night Shift replaces the "i"s with footprints, and more famously Ghostbusters replaces the O with the "no ghosts" icon. Bonus points if the symbol is a dollar sign. [more inside]
How do I fix misrendered Firefox fonts? [more inside]
I loaded GIMP on to my IMac but would like to put some fonts on it (like maybe some from 1001 fonts)...I am not tech-savvy (to say the least) and would appreciate how I can go about downloading such free fonts and adding them to GIMP. Thanks in advance for any help on this.
I have a 50,000 word medical thesis to write. I don't want it to end up looking like a big ugly Word document, just printed out on A4 and bound. I would like some graphic design inspiration/tips for making it look more like a real book, which would actually be a pleasure to pick up and read. [more inside]
Is there a (preferably single-word) term that picks out every part of a character except the serif? [more inside]
Which font format should I buy? MyFonts.com's FAQ suggests that OpenType is the wave of the future and the first truly cross-platform format. But I want to be sure that what I get will work with all my older software, older Mac OS (as well as my main Win XP machine), and wherever I get things printed. [more inside]
I'd like to find typographically pretty stencils in small sizes; Something neat and flat that I could have in my notebook and trace with a .005 pen. [more inside]
Quick font indentification? [more inside]
What is the font used by Pylon on all their records and singles and everything else? You know, this one. [more inside]
I'm working on my dissertation and looking for suggestions for fonts that will compliment each other well. The dissertation will be primarily in English, with substantial amounts of quoted German text, a fair bit of French, and occasional epigraphs or isolated words of polytonic Greek. [more inside]
Help me reduce the gap height of a truetype font so that I can deploy and use it on a PocketPC to increase the amount of text on the Today screen and on pages in Mobipocket. [more inside]
I'm asking on behalf of a friend who wants to print up some more materials for her salon, but hasn't had any luck finding the same font used for the sign. Any ideas? Already tried identifont.com without success. The sign in question is here.
What is the font used for the title in this poster for Being John Malkovich? Details are welcome - light, bold, etc. Thanks.
How do I automatically create a series of images of sequential numbers? ( 01.jpg shows the number '1', 02.jpg the number '2', etc) [more inside]
Name that font... again. [more inside]
I'm trying to nail down the font used for the "credits" in the Beastie Boys' Sabotage video. Looks familiar, but I can't get it, and identifont and the like are no help.
Another "what's this typeface?" question. What are the two typefaces used in this image?
What typeface are they using to produce the phrase "Catálogo de bicicletas" on this page? [more inside]
Why does my new 1680x1050 monitor, on some sites (including this one), show me ridiculously-freakin'-huge fonts in my browser? There are more details, of course... [more inside]
Name this font. [more inside]
I have a Monotype matrix case containing a bespoke font. Please help me see what it looks like in print. [more inside]
Where can I get 2007 MLS lettering for a Chicago Fire home jersey? [more inside]
Help! I need a font (or at least some good examples of it in use), pronto! [more inside]
How does one obtain a license to recreate a font in handwriting/design? [more inside]
Looking for a font similar to the one used in the 1966 Adam-West-era Batman tv show opening credits; any ideas? [more inside]
Optimal web browsing with a high resolution (1920x1200) display? [more inside]
how can I write with "Marlett" windows XP default system font ? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a TrueType (.ttf) or OpenType (.otf) font file rename utility for Mac OS X? [more inside]
Anyone know where one could find a free-to-use font for POSTNET barcodes and the new Intelligent Mail Barcodes? I can do my own encoding, but my supervisor wants the fonts installed for Microsoft Word. Any help is much appricated. :)
What one font is the easiest to read on both on a computer screen *and* off a sheet of paper? [more inside]
I am looking for a multicolor font with a Christmas theme to make a list of numbers. These numbers will be pulled by participants in a Yankee Swap to determine the pecking order. Do multicolor fonts exist and if so, where can I find some freebies? Should I be looking for clip art numbers or something else?
Syncing up 2 USB Hdd on a Mac and Font converting software (PC to Mac) [more inside]
Help me identify this cool 1970s advertising font! [more inside]
I am using CS2 and missing various PostScript fonts. I ran FontDoctor in hopes of fixing the problem, but it is still reporting that I cam missing about 50 bitmap fonts. How can I reload these fonts? Please walk me through each step - this is all new to me. (I am running version 10.4.10 on a 1.8GHz Power PC G5.)
I'm looking for artistic Greek fonts? [more inside]
What is this font? And this color? [more inside]
Font Filter: how do computers handle fonts? I am a (self proclaimed) PC expert but I am (and have been for ages) stumped about how a PC handles a document etc with a missing font? [more inside]
What font is this?
Looking for an example of or appropriate font to recreate the 'Fin' appearing at the end of a (old) movie. I can't find anything.
What is the best font-management utility for Windows? [more inside]
OS X font collections have disappeared. Any easy way to get them back? [more inside]
What is a good typeface for a re-published public domain book? [more inside]
I want to read a book set in blackletter. Not just for titles 8212; I want blackletter for the text. Unfortunately I don't read German, nor a Northern European language, and I want to really read it, not just look at it, so it has to be a book written in English or French. I'd prefer a book from the past two centuries. [more inside]
Can anyone tell me what this font is? I've used the font identification tools I could find with no luck. note: The i might have a dot that is missing. (There was an image there in place of the dot)