Yet another font identification question
February 25, 2013 1:02 PM   Subscribe

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 to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Best answer: Adobe Alexa looks like a match on the R and the O, but it has an I without any serifs. Could this be a logo that was tweaked by a designer?
posted by bcwinters at 1:12 PM on February 25, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks, bcwinters, that's definitely it. Yes, it's a logo, and no doubt someone thought the serif-less "I" was too spare.

If you don't mind my asking, how did you manage to ID it with so little to go on?
posted by bricoleur at 1:50 PM on February 25, 2013

I ran it through WhatTheFont even though you said you had already tried that, mostly because I thought I recognized it from some old Adobe collection and WTF includes all of those (generally). Not sure why you didn't get a match, though.
posted by bcwinters at 2:48 PM on February 25, 2013

Response by poster: Aha. I think my mistake was when it split the R into two glyphs, I ignored the R because I didn't see any way to tell the app that it should be all one glyph. But putting 'R' in both boxes seemed to do the trick. (I'm assuming that's what you did, as I don't see any other possible variations...) Thanks again!
posted by bricoleur at 4:40 PM on February 25, 2013

Best answer: Pro tip! If you drag one half of a divided glyph onto the other half, it will combine them into one, and then you can get a match on that glyph. This comes up a lot with the dot on a lowercase "i" for instance.
posted by bcwinters at 4:42 PM on February 25, 2013 [3 favorites]

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