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Thursday, November 10th, 2011
8:56 am - embedding fonts on livejournal


I've spent a lot of time knowing the ins and outs of my lj theme 'tranquility ii'. One of the things I have never been able to figure out is how to embed a font from my own personal font library so that that anybody viewing my blog will see my entries with my selected font, regardless whether they have a copy of it on their computer.


The font in question here is called Chandler, a vintage typewriter style font. From what I understand, embedding requires that a true type font be used. Is there a quick and easy way to convert a bitmap font to the required format? If so, would I be pursuing this objective in vain seeing as I don't know where to begin to embed a font for my livejournal entries?

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Monday, April 11th, 2011
8:19 pm - Alpha to Omega (in the modern sense)


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Friday, October 8th, 2010
5:17 pm - Newspaper symbolism

There is a black star on the date line, near the title "Los Angeles Times", that i dont fully comprehend. Not all the pages in section A have this pentagram. Some pages sport the letters WST which i think stand for west side edition. Does anybody know what the star symbolizes?

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Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
4:10 am - Help finding this font in use

Hello all, I am designing a type sample book for template gothic and I was wondering if you guys could help me gather some resources. I know it was heavily used in the 90's but I'm having a hard time finding the font in use. I was wondering if you guys knew of logos or posters or anything else that uses Template gothic? I need pictures for the book.

This is what it looks like:

So far I've found it in:
Dazed and Confused poster
Murder by Numbers opening credits
and the book Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich

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Sunday, February 28th, 2010
12:02 pm - Hope someone can help...

Identify this typeface?

Thanks in advance. :D

current mood: cheerful

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
8:17 am - Typetool: Call for Opinions

I suspect that Fontlab may be underplaying Typetool's usefulness in its field. Hence, this question: do you use it yourself, and if so, how useful is it to you?

current mood: curious

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Sunday, December 30th, 2007
10:12 pm - and BEYOND!

Am I the only one who cringes at seeing horrible use of Type in storefront signage? I never really noticed this before, but I did notice, I just can't turn away from this train wreck that is the sign for Bed Bath and Beyond. well.. see for yourself...


x.x Ugly isn't it? look at the optical stretching for the Y O N and that D!

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
1:35 pm - Help with a typeface needed...

I've looked all over and I'm still having problems locating the typeface used on the cover of Black Sabbath's Vol 4. album.

If anyone can help me I woud really appreciate it.

EDIT It's ok. A friend found out for me. The font is called Baltar.

current mood: hopeful

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Friday, February 23rd, 2007
2:30 pm - Шрифты купеческой тематики

Подскажите пож-та, какие шрифты относятся к купеческой тематике?
Конечно же хотелось бы ех еще и посчупать: p.gaidukov(a)mail.ru
Спасибо, добрые люди!

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006
7:08 pm - Fonts in magazines:"Rolling stone" and "Weekend"
anastasya22 Hi!
May be somebody can help me!Do you know what fonts are in the magazines "Rolling stone" and "Weekend"("Коммерсант")? Please write me on my e-mail:lemoncat@inbox.ru I need it to pass type exam in my university.Please!!!Anybody!
Thank you in advance!

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
5:45 pm



I want to apply for a typography class but there is this kind of "test" I need to solve first... I've tried to solve it and it seems impossible to me!

I really want to do that class so if anyone could please please help me...

 I need to guess the name of these 3 typographies:

Thanks in advanced! :)

current mood: thoughtful

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
9:43 pm - New Group

Want to join http://groups.myspace.com/typefreaks.

current mood: curious

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
3:57 pm - Fontmaking Software Comparisons

I've got Fontforge on my Mac, Font Creator Pro on my Windows box.

You know something? The less expensive one also appears to be the more complex program to work with. I get the sense that it's designed strictly with professionals in mind, as opposed to FCP, which I find easy enough to just jump right into.

Mind you, that could change over time. And I have had FCP for a couple of years already. So...am I wrong in that impression?

current mood: curious

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
12:06 am - Want to join my experiment?

Recieved a letter the other day with particularly illegible handwriting on the frony. This gave me an idea about how legible an address on a letter has to be before the postal service just completely give up on it. What if the text in the address was the mirror image or a dot to dot or morse code...can you think of another way.

Think I am gonna start a chain letter type message to test this theory. (Please note it will not be some evil chain letter that forces people to send more letters in fear of bad luck). It will just be a fun exercise where people will get the chance to be creative with how they address the letter to me. Designs can be as wacky as possible, but try not to make them too impossible.

Interested and want to join in...let me know and I will forward my address so you can send me your ideas on a postcard.

current mood: mmmmmmm

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Sunday, May 21st, 2006
5:41 pm - bell centennial request

I'm doing a poster for school on Bell Centennial by Mathew Carter. I was wondering if someone could send me (escarnafuncho@gmail.com) a high resolution scan of a phonebook page that uses BC. Thanks a lot!

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
4:20 pm - inverting chars

How can I invert the mirror image of a ¶ pilcrow. B4 `puters, I remember this symbol looking like a letter "P" with a double stem stroke

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
3:51 pm - When is a number capitalized?
ex_trurl So another esoteric bit of typography that I'm curious to learn more about is the use of titling figures versus "old-style" figures. The problem as I see it is that I received not inconsiderable education in primary school on when alphabetic words should be capitalized.

Alas, XHTML and CSS do not yet seem to have a means to indicate old-style figures, so in my following examples, you'll have to use your imagination at points.

In most cases unless the surrounding text is fully capitalized it seems that a number should be "lower-cased", at least so recommends The Elements of Typographic Style. So now consider an interesting corner case. While the Chicago Manual of Style disagrees, some document styles I've used have recommended that the word "figure" be capitalized. Now given this, if we were one to write "Figure One" we would naturally capitalize "one". However, most often it is recommended to refer to a figure by an Arabic numeral. So does that mean that when writing "Figure 1" the "1" should be a titling rather than old-style figure? My inclination is, yes, it should be. Alternately, if you do follow the advice of the Chicago Manual of Style and not capitalize "figure" (or equivalents) I would imagine that in "figure 1" the "1" should be an old-style figure.

So would everyone agree that one should use titling figures anywhere you could conceivable replace an Arabic numeral with a word, such that the English word for that number, and it would be capitalized?

current mood: curious

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3:34 pm - Revitalize or migrate?
ex_trurl Despite my injecting some posts into the community, it doesn't seem to have resuscitated much.

Any thoughts on revitalizing the community, or is there some other fora to which I should consider migrating?

current mood: curious

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