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Questions tagged [font]

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 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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Are There Any Recent Studies Comparing The Legibility Or Readabiltiy Of Fonts On Screen

Are there any recent studies that have tried to objectively compare the legibility of typefaces on screen using modern screens (including hi-dpi screens)? Note: I'm not interested in opinion on what ...
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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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Using Roman and Japanese glyphs

I would like to appeal to those who works width Japanese typography) Now I'm working on one website, and it must have a multi-language support. So, company have English type, for example Raleway, ...
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Google Fonts for children [closed]

I am designing a website for children in KS1 in Maths. Has anybody got any good free google fonts that are good for children Thanks
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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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Why do big businesses still use Arial for their fonts?

It may be totally irrelevant or off topic from what others asks... but it's been quite a long time that I'm keep thinking of this question whenever I have to choose a font for my UI design! I've done ...
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In need of best font colour [closed]

Can someone help with the font colours for my poster which has an image with combination of white colour and shadow and different shades of black
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Best font to use in body and header in a pdf document? [closed]

I make a document/book on weight loss of about 20 pages, and I think of the font and size I should use in headlines and body text? The document will be available via pdf-file, so it should be easy to ...
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How to use a web font with multiple weights? [closed]

I've built a prototype with Axure for a client app, which works alright, but the issue is that nobody else on my team can see the web fonts. I've tried telling them to install the same font on their ...
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How to hint at how many characters are in an answer? _ _ _ (3)

I'm trying to show how many letters are in a word. I want to do that with underscore characters. BUT there is no space demarcating the underscore in most fonts. E.g., how many characters is this? ...
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Should I use different minimum font size depending on locale?

We all know that if the font size is too small, people wont be able to read it anymore. Small font sizes are still used. Sometimes even in questions and answers on this very site. So if for ...
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What is the biggest a font can be for optimal legibility

I'm reviewing a site design and the hero image has a font size of 53px, which feels uncomfortably large, especially for longer titles. Is there a limit to how big titles should be on the web? i.e. ...
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Testing font in finance application

I would like to test how 2 different fonts (mostly for numbers) would affect performance of operations team. At the moment I have a hypotheses: "By changing font from A to B cognitive load of ops team ...
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Is Helvetica considered a “web safe” font?

Should I consider the font Helvetica to be a web-safe font, i.e. is it a reliable source to set in my CSS that will be accessible on any device?
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Use System Font or custom font in controls?

I'm looking for a design opinion. My OS X app uses System Font for textfield and button titles. Problem is, Apple has changed the value of System Font twice in recent releases of OS X, and this has ...
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Dealing with characters not supported by a font

I have a website which is used by people all around the world. I use a certain font which only just came to my attention does not support characters which my users have mentioned such as ğ, ş and ı. ...
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Single word wrapping to new line in a paragraph on mobile device

Recently I've been approached by a non techincal member of my team with regards to how paragraphs are being displayed on various different mobile devices and desktops. They are particularly concerned ...
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Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?

I am typically using it to indicate that specific portion of textual information is different or less important (auxilliary) than the rest: Order Rejected (No money left)
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Google Fonts within enterprise applications? [closed]

I know that using Google Fonts for websites are no cost but what about embedding those fonts within an enterprise application that the user doesn't access through the web? I've yet to see anything ...
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Why should I use em, and not % for fonts?

If ems essentially give you a result that is a percentage of the base font, what advantage is there to using it, rather than % for font sizing? I have looked around, and haven't really seen anything ...
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Digital clock Typeface with same width [closed]

I am seeking for a digital clock typeface in which the characters (I just need the digits) have the same width. I'll be using it for a countdown so if the digits don't have the same width the ...
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How Does Capitalizing The First Letter Of Every Word In a Sentence Help The Reader?

Saw this pamphlet about lightning safety: As you can tell, every sentence in the pamphlet has every single word capitalized. Is there a scientific reason that every word would be capitalized? Is this ...
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Lowercase 'a' hooked vs non-hooked (rounded)

Does anyone have any information regarding whats better for usability and legibility: a lowercase 'a' with the bell hook, or a rounded (α) one. This is particularly for mobile devices in body text. I'...
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Relationship between font size and content's perceived length

My site has long form content. I need to understand if having a large font size, though it helps in readability, may lead to perception that content is longer than it is thereby making less people ...
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Is the purpose of a “UI” font like Roboto & Helvetica to be as invisible as possible?

In selecting UI fonts, it seems that fonts with the most readability, and the least "character" are always picked. Such a font allows the main content relating to the goals of the interface, be it ...
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Is there any conventions for using alternate fonts in user input fields?

My company is proceeding with a branding initiative which involves a branded font. The desire of the external agency is to apply the branded font to all input controls on the page, including text ...
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Is there a journal, dictionary or database of fonts and their established usage?

I'm looking for a font dictionary that will allow me to choose a font by conventional meaning and traditional usage. What I'm thinking of should exist, since I think that font meaning is learned ...
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What should be emphasized - description or the hyper link?

Signature which I have on other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal. All the font is Impact. The words "Drawing, ...
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When should bold, italics, and colour be used to draw attention in a sentence?

Following is my signature on some other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal! I cannot show it here but the words "...