How to Recognize a Font - a mini-guide to Successful Font Recognition
This series of posts was originally done
by Varelse. This is a reposting of the thread with all the sludge removed
How To Recognize A Font?
A Mini Guide To Successful Font Recognition
This thread contains the font recognition tutorial and discussion regarding it and the methods used for recognizing the typefaces.
If you want to post your font identification request, please do it in this thread - Anyone recognize this font?
You have an image with some text on it - it can be a logo, screenshot, scan or a photo - and you have to find out the name of the font used.
How to proceed?
There are a few methods which can make it possible and easier.
1. Online Tools
• Search By Sight: Identify A Font & Fonts.com & ITCFonts
2. Other Methods
• Compare&Match (using font viewer and your font collection)
• SitePoint Graphics Forum
• WhatTheFont Forum
3. Software Tools
• WTF: Preparing the image, choosing optimal letter set
• Font categories, font sources, font viewers and procedure for Compare&Match method
5. Case Study
• Simple 2 color image
• Complex image
• Small font
• Pixel font
• Ornamental font
• Web 2.0 logo font