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  • #16
    Originally posted by Bowfinpw View Post
    I am a great believer that indivduals are better at identification than software, so I will recommend two forums: The Type ID Board and the WhatTheFont forum at MyFonts. I am a participant who helps out at the Type ID Board, and I have been there for several years. I can tell you that rarely does a posted font go unidentified for more than an hour. Usually the font is identified in a few minutes.
    Thanks, I love a new resource!
    Another good tip for identifying script fonts is just to submit a cap. Mostly all font identifying sites can name that font in 3 seconds. LC scripts are attached and thus non identifiable to a computer.

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    • #17
      This seemed an appropriate place for this: Font Shaker
      "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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      • #18
        Originally posted by urstwile View Post
        This seemed an appropriate place for this: Font Shaker
        Interesting! I like how you can find fonts on your computer that are similar to a particular font.

        I can see that being helpful for if you are using a font, but say it has a heinous looking ampersand and wanted to do a check on similar fonts to replace the offending ampersand.
        It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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        • #19
          complementary fonts?

          Does anyone know of a site/tool that would recommend a complementary font based on one you pick?
          I have taken typography, and am familiar with many older fonts that are what you could consider timeless. However, I now work at a sign shop and sometimes have limited time to browse through our 300+ fonts (I honestly have no clue how many we have) to find fonts that work well together. I know what works and what doesn't as far as combining serif/sanserif/script, sometimes I just don't have the time to match them up.

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          • #20
            I've never put this through its paces, really, but you might find it useful: http://www.esperfonto.com/
            "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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            • #21
              i once saw a cool font in the credits from an old movie.
              i ran and took a picture with my camera.
              the credits where over an image and the photo came out a bit blurry. but what the font still got it right.
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              • #22
                Personally, I like Identifont because it gives suggestions that I am more likely to already have in my set of fonts. I've noticed that when I use WhatTheFont, that it identifies (from a jpg) fairly well; but, the likelihood of me actually having that font in my archives is slim. So in that respect I feel like they are constantly trying to sell me on their fonts, which is understandable, just most of the time not exactly what I am looking for.

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                • #23
                  here's another: http://www.whatfontis.com/
                  "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot

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                  • #24
                    Japanese Identifont:

                    http://www.identifont.jp/index.html
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                    • #25
                      You could just ask RKK, but I think she'd resent being called a tool
                      Design is not decoration.

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                      • #26
                        lmao Kermie

                        I removed those spamalicious postings
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                        Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.

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                        • #27
                          It's a free service.
                          It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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                          • #28
                            There's always this: http://www.fontbook.com/
                            This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                            "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by tomlien
                              Those three are really great!! But is there any premium font finder software?

                              There is this software. http://www.findmyfont.com/ I tested the trial, and it worked ok. The fact that it scans local fonts is nice.
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                              • #30
                                this site just saved my day. I was looking to identify a font for a couple of hours now. thanks
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