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often used as a synonym for typeface which is a set of one or more fonts, in one or more sizes, designed with stylistic unity, each comprising a coordinated set of glyphs

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Why is monospaced text often smaller than regular text?

I often see that monospaced text is smaller than regular text in the same context. Here are some examples: Crafting Interpreters has the main font 16px large and the monospaced font 13px large. ...
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What are various factors to be considered for Font Selection Parameters for any applications?

I am sure there are multiple parameters and factors to be considered while selecting a font, for the application to be designed and developed. Few of the points that are straight away taken into ...
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Should I use the same font size between phone, tablet and desktop?

When making a responsive stylesheet. Is it better to keep the text sizes the same pixel size. Note I am using the following to normalize the sizes across. Also for the purpose of this question I'm ...
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Do people uninstall standard fonts?

I was just on cssfontstack. It says 98.74% of Macs have the font arial. Does that mean that over 1 in 100 Mac users are intentionally uninstalling arial and if so why?
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What are the most authoritative fonts

I heard various rumors years back that Georgia was the most authoritative font. The research was fairly underwhelming: a student had done less than a dozen papers in various Microsoft TrueType core ...
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How to choose typeface (fonts) for a website in different locales?

Part of a good UX for websites and web applications that support multiple languages is their fonts. Let's imagine that English is not the default font on the web and another nation has created the web ...
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IOS font - Can I use brand typography for app that will work on IOS?

I'm designing an app, that will be supported for Android and Ios. The brand font is Lato. I'm wondering if I should use SF Pro while designing this app or can I use a brand font?
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Potential legibility issues with using a unique font for each character in a game

I have a game where players talk with characters with dialogue boxes. I would like each character to have their own font to add personality to the characters and dialogue. Will this create a ...
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What is the name of the user interface and font in this picture?

This simple, terminal-like user interface was once popular in operating system installers. I recall it being used in the Windows 9X and Windows XP installers, but I recently noticed that the Debian ...
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Best Practice For Font Use in Mobile App Design

I'm currently designing an app using Figma and having had no prior experience am learning as I go. I appreciate both Android and iOS have their own design guidelines which I'll be looking at, but I ...
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Readability between sans serif and serif for "foreign language users"?

I am curious about whether "foreign language users" find a difference in readability of text between sans serif and serif. Here, I am defining "foreign language users" as people whose primary/first ...
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How many types of typeface should I use to make the better user experience?

I am designing a style guide for my project and read few articles that suggest it's a good practice to combine more than one style of typefaces to enhance user experience. May I ask how to decide the ...
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How to decide a text box length based on the text size? [closed]

If I have a fixed text width, let's say 35 characters, I know the font and font size, Arial Regular 13, how can I calculate the size of the text box required to fit in the text? Is there a formula or ...
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Is there any research about the information icon font?

There is a small debate in my project weather we should use the serif or the sans serif version of the font for the "i" on the icon and it is something we clearly can't test. I personally prefer the ...
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Smaller font sizes on smaller screen devices

I'm an iOS developer and I recently had a discussion with a designer in my team about the font size of a label in an iOS app that we are producing. It is a small label that is used to present the user ...
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What is the recommended Type Scale for E-commerce sites?

I'm a designer, working on a project to redesign an E-commerce site. To improve readability, I would like to increase the font size as well as white space etc. I would like to use a Type scale to ...
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What font is this? [closed]

Please help me to find what font is this also suggest me the website where I can upload image and get the font type.
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Should your font size change based on size and orientation of the device?

I am created a cross platform app and I was wondering if and when fonts should scale based on the size of the screen. Also, I was wondering if the scales of fonts should change based on the ...
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Why rounding odd font sizes to even?

Today I started implementing a design that had some copy text with font size 17px. My fellow web developer told me that we should round that to 18px and more in general that we should not use odd font ...
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When to use Apples 'SF Rounded' font?

Apple uses in certain cases 'SF Rounded' for big titles and number values (e.g. Apple Pay Transaction Detail), in many other cases they still use the regular SF font (e.g. calculator, timer app). Is ...
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Font scaling from desktop to mobile

I am a designer and an issue I run in to all the time is how to scale font sizes down for mobile, and how to communicate that to a developer without 'just eyeballing it'. For instance, in my style ...
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What are the pros and cons of using 2 fonts on a single page/throughout an application?

As a very relatable example, we have Android OS (since which version I do not remember) using 2 fonts, one for headlines and one for the rest of the text. As in the image, we can see that it uses 2 ...
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What kind of font(s) offer maximum on-screen readability for consumption on smartphones in Africa? [closed]

I know that Africa is very large and very diverse, a continent and not anything like a single country, and cell phone hardware is presumably not uniform. However, if it is known, what kind of font(s) ...
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Should non-system fonts be avoided for website/general copy?

I just came across a UX principle that raises very fair objections but I'm not sure on balance I agree with, but I'm here to be proven wrong, not have my opinion confirmed. For the sake of brevity I'...
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Why commonly or frequently used fonts sizes are even numbers like 10px, 12px, 16px, 24px, or 32px?

There are some sites still use odd numbers for font sizes, but why we used "commonly" even numbers? OR appears on default in selecting font sizes usually at 12px.
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Does the ® Symbol need to be in a smaller font size than the actual text, similar to Name™?

I see the TM tag with smaller text than it's associated name, does the same apply for the ® symbol. Should it be the same font size as the name or smaller like exponents are displayed in math?
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What's the widest character ever? [closed]

This doesn't have to be English, it could also be a symbol or some other language. I have not tried anything.
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Why so many symbols are included in the Unicode standard

There aren't that many "characters" you use on a regular basis, not much more than what's on a laptop keyboard, but even then there's probably a few extra. But there's over 100,000 characters in the ...
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Capitalized words in navigation for phone app

I read that capitalized text reduces reading speed, but does it apply to navigation text? For example, at the top of the app I would have 3 navigation elements: HOME BOOKMARK SETTINGS Will it ...
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Why monospaced fonts are not used as frequently as serif and sans-serif fonts, outside coding?

We see sans-serif and serif fonts everywhere, from the web to printed books and newspapers. I'm wondering why monospaced fonts are not popular outside coding context? Here is a simple comparison I ...
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Which would be recommended font to use from the following two designs and why [closed]

I have a question, our client and us are conflicted between selection of a font, we are using standard OpenSans Font for mobile app and the client is insisting on using font named David, for us the ...
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Can we use Airbnb Cereal font within android app for free? [closed]

I'm newbie on ux stackexchange community so , pardon me if it's wrong place to ask my question . Currently I'm developing an Android application & I really like UI/UX of Airbnb so , I'm trying to ...
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Standard font size for non-Latin scripts

For Latin fonts you typically see anywhere from 12-16px for the main body of text. Medium.com has 21px for article body text which is larger than most. GitHub has 12px for code. Twitter has 14px for ...
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what are the best fonts for website style baby? [closed]

I make a website for a garden good and they ask me if I can add a font style baby to website so I did not understand this and I looked for a little for internet and I found this fonts Roboto Gaegu ...
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Which font is the best for reading text (not code)? I mean font that has the best readability [closed]

Which font or type of font is considered the best for reading the regular text (not programming code)? Which font or type of font has the best readability?
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Accessibility: Registered Trademark logo in Text Logo custom font face

I have created a custom font face for a client's logo, which is a registered trademark. For SEO reasons, the Logo is in a H1 tag at the top of the page. From an accessibility perspective, would it be ...
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Black text usage

I hear conflicting information on the usage of #000; for body copy vs a light gray. The latest is using black text is culturally a better option and more legible. Especially not knowing user monitor ...
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Grey font on websites - some so pale they are difficult to read. What is today's design brief on font colour?

What is the design standard for font colour on websites? I am finding the use of pale grey makes some of the text extremely difficult to read. Surely readability should also extend to being able to ...
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Using two different fonts on a mobile application

In my mobile app, I use two fonts; MaaxRounded for h1-h6 and Roboto for paragraph and description text. My co-worker asked why I was using two fonts, and I at first didn't have an answer. After ...
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All Caps vs Bold

Often, I am given text to put on our website. Often, they'll use all caps for emphasis. I often wonder if it's inappropriate and if there's a strong case for using bold instead. Some examples Check ...
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What letter spacing for visually impaired?

What letter spacing is best to read for visually impaired people? Should the letters be close together or should they have more space in between? I am asking because APHont, a font made for visually ...
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How to make my webpage not look so flat? [closed]

I am creating a website and my skills are in the back-end and unfortunately, I always have to end up doing the front-end as well. The coding is not the problem, it is the design and color choices. All ...
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Is the new Apple Music with big fonts good from a usability perspective?

I have been testing the new Apple Music app for quite some time now. At first, I liked the design but I am slowly getting fed up with the big fonts. I like big fonts but Apple seems to have gone a bit ...
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is there a general rule of thumb about max # of font styles on a web page?

I seem to remember coming across a UX rule several years ago referring to the max number of font styles that should be used on a webpage. Can anyone here who is more involved with UX provide some ...
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What guidelines are there for deciding between using a system font or a custom font on the web?

I've noticed that many reputable companies (Google, Amazon, StackExchange) have chosen Arial as their web font. Nielsen Norman Group chose Helvetica. On the other hand, companies like Apple, Facebook ...
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Should I use Ubuntu fonts in Web App and Mobile Apps? [closed]

I am designing Secured Web App and mobile app and I'm really concerned about using the Ubuntu font family as most of the web apps are using Open Sans or PT Sans (or some sort of sans-serif) I really ...
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Should a text-only ad include bold font? [closed]

For designing a better ad, is it recommended to use bold font, different types of fonts, only one... Which one will be less dodged in a web site?
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Is there a subconscious effect on fonts? [closed]

I struggled sometimes to choose the right font and searched a long time for it but I had the feeling scrolling through Google Fonts made the decision harder and gave me a greater choice of fonts I ...
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default font in Balsamiq, how to change? [off-topic] [closed]

Can we change the default font of the components in Balsamiq? size 13(default) --> size 24 (what I want) thanks
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When showing label with button, which of the two needs a "bolder" font? [closed]

Hope you have a wonderfall day! Is it a personal preferences? a UI concern? or there is some known facts about this topic that i'm not aware of? I'm curious about this 2 related topics : 1) When ...
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