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    How To Recognize A Font? - A Mini Guide To Successful Font Recognition

    How To Recognize A Font?
    A Mini Guide To Successful Font Recognition


    ATTENTION!
    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
    WhatTheFont
    Search By Sight: Identify A Font & Fonts.com & ITCFonts
    TypeNavigator

    2. Other Methods
    Compare&Match (using font viewer and your font collection)
    SitePoint Graphics Forum
    WhatTheFont Forum

    3. Software Tools
    FontMatch

    4. Tips
    • 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
    Last edited by Varelse; Jul 10, 2008 at 16:22.
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