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    Good job artur! I'm sure this will be referenced so many times! Thanks!

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    Great guide!

    When trying to match fonts where I work we are generally trying to match to a business card or something like that so I take an easily recognizable character and look at that character in all my fonts to see if I can find it.
    It only takes a few minutes and We have 3000 fonts. You get good at it really quickly.

    These other methods are great but usually give you a font that you have to pay for.

    Heh, the last guy I worked for was addicted to typography, having thousands of commercial fonts. He could tell you what font family and the actual font name of any type you showed him. Crazy guy...

    Anyway Great Job
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    great tutorial, helps me loads, especially the part about isolating the font in an image before uploading to WTF, genius

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    Very nice. There are many times I looked at logos/sites and wanted to know what fonts were used. Thanks for the guide. :-)

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    whatthefont.com is horrible! It doesn't detect a font. It searches their inventory for a closely matched font. The most common of fonts cannot be identified: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Comic Sans, etc. all fail. "Why?" you might ask. Simple: They don't get paid for telling you what font it really is, so they index what they can charge you for and list the fonts that closely match. It's really more of an inventory search tool than an actual font-recognition tool. Cool technology though.

    Aside from that, good tutorial! I'll definately be trying the Search By Sight tools listed.

    Thanks!

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    Update

    I've updated the tutorial with a few new additions:

    - TypeNavigator was added to "Online Tools" category
    - DaFont forum was added to "Other Methods (forums)" category
    - New category was added - "Software Tools" (includes FontMatch)

    Unfortunately DaFont forum is under maintenance right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varelse View Post
    I've updated the tutorial with a few new additions:

    - TypeNavigator was added to "Online Tools" category
    - DaFont forum was added to "Other Methods (forums)" category
    - New category was added - "Software Tools" (includes FontMatch)

    Unfortunately DaFont forum is under maintenance right now

    Great resource you have here for us:

    fyi
    www.font-finder.com has an open forum that helps people identify fonts for free.

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    A link to Web 2.0 logo fonts (FontShop) has been added. Thanks for the idea Hamish
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    I've had a tuff time with this before. Its always easy to find a font similar, but when you get to the nitty gritty you end up with 3 or 4 almost the same.

    Nice tutorial however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Monteiro View Post
    Can't belived I missed this thread when I most needed it.

    Really appreciate all the provided info.

    Can't agree more! but the info will help me in the future. Thanks

    Also I'm new to Sitepoint, and need help on Vista and service pack 1, Can anyone direct me to a thread with this topic? Thank you

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    PupMan - post your question in the Computer Hardware and Software forum.
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    i have some new fonts (or at least were released a few month ago as my friends think because they couldn't recognize also) and i couldn't find any soft to recognize them.. and to be able to buy them

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    You can upload the images to the Anyone recognize this font? thread and let the SitePoint members try to help you.
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    I was on dafont the other day and my fiance was as well and he said he got a virus from that site. I don't know how ..

    Thank you for this thread. I needed this yesterday as I was looking for a particular font I lost and couldn't remember the name of. This has been very helpful. I just wanted to mention about that one link you gave however.
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    FontMatch is a desktop font identification solution that looks at the fonts on your computer, instead of comparing against every font available on the Internet. I need something which can find from internet about which font is it.

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    Hmmm... I thought that online tools were described and explained in this thread. Am I missing something?
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    Wow, i've been looking for something like this for a while now, thanks for the resources

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    There is also another simple way to identify Fonts already installed on your Computer: Screen OCR 6.5 (from screenocr.com) I bought it because of the "money back guarantie" ... but never got my money back ... and now I'm enjoying the software even it has some minor bugs.

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    When we select a text to change the font and go to format the text then automatically a sample of each font style appears isn't it?Thanks for the tips anyway...

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    Brilliant guide, and some fantastic tools. Thank you for this. Shall be making use of it in the near future.

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    This is gold. I've spent lots of time finding a match for some fonts I wanted to use this will save so much time

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    Great guide. I have tried it but I can't really know how. Maybe I will experiment a little.
    It is kinda hard to recognize a font when it is from a subtitle of a foreign language show. Maybe I will just ask for the help of Sitepointers

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    That is brilliant work. You have provide a very nice explanation, and the stepwise guide is great. Thank you.

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    Very, very useful thread. Having worked reproducing logo's on to promotional products I came across this issue a lot. I often found that it was the descender, ascender or curvature that gave it away.
    Last edited by spikeZ; Jan 8, 2010 at 05:06. Reason: subtle link drop not a good idea

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    Its a good list, I will try all the above ones


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