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    Online -image based- font recognition

    If you haven't got a clue what type of font is used on a printed material or somewhere else, just make a scan or a printscreen, and upload a black&white image to this site:

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    It will give you the solution.

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    Great site! not 100% efficient, but it helped me much times!


    [URL="http://www.identifont.com/identify.html"]This one[/URL] is also helpful.

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    In addition to the what the font app, they have a forum where you can post your image and have other members help in determining the font.

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    I belong to WhatTheFont forum and have found the members there to be very helpful on the odd occasions I have needed a pointer to a font I could not recognize. Every time I have received replies from very courteous and knowledgeable people - and fast!

    One other thing you can try is a standalone program called FontMatch (Google FontMatch 1.8.7).

    FontMatch compares an image of a character (that you make, from a scan or by cutting from an image - just like you would for sending to WhatTheFont) with YOUR OWN fonts - that is, all the fonts you have installed on your computer (although it will only search one folder (incl. subfolders) at a time - I keep all my fonts in one folder (and organize them with Suitcase Fusion) so that's no problem).

    I used to use FontMatch quite a bit on my old Win7 32-bit machine, but unfortunately I haven't yet found a way to make it work on Win7 64-bit. The program will install and run but when you try to search, it comes up with an error message - something like "Windows XP, Vista or 7 required" - well, I'm using Win7, so it must be the 64-bit thing.

    I've even tried making a ThinApp version on a 32-bit VM and running that on my 64-bit box, but get the same error.

    Anyway, I'm suggesting it here because it did prove useful in the past.

    Actually, I just had a thought - I must try running it inside a WinXP VM and let it search my fonts folder as a VM "shared folder" (or an attched ISO image) - perhaps that will work...
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    This is a very helpful site. Thanks

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    Ther is another program called imagaro z pro that match fonts not only to the fonts thet is in your pc it also sarch through an online data base It is also a good programe for jpeg to vector like vector magic etc

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    What the font has saved my hide in the past many times. Definitely comes in handy. But in the end if I cant match a font I just nudge the client towards a close enough match. Usually works out well.

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    Font Matcher

    Font Matcher is very similar to FontMatch but it's a free portable application - worth having a look at...

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    whatthefont.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Denver View Post
    If you haven't got a clue what type of font is used on a printed material or somewhere else, just make a scan or a printscreen, and upload a black&white image to this site:

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    Only the registered members can see the download links/content. pleaseĀ Register to gain full access.
    It will give you the solution.
    Not sure if it's the same utility, but www.whatthefont.com is great.

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    what the font is great for sans and serif, but bit of a disaster for script.

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    Yeah, you're right.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ron View Post
    what the font is great for sans and serif, but bit of a disaster for script.
    I had some good success with posting those tougher fonts in their "user-identified-font" forums though. ;)

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    http://www.identifont.com/identify.html --- For Professional use only!
    http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ --- For quick identify ---only!

    have a nice day...

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    Yep, I think no better from What the Font for recognizing. But also they list fonts available for sale only on theirs website. I think they want to protect their own sales. But still great tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob12345 View Post

    One other thing you can try is a standalone program called FontMatch (Google FontMatch 1.8.7).
    This one work for Mac too, and it will been tested tomorrow.
    Thx

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    what my font

    Is good site... fine serif and sans serif recognition... but bad with script... but fast...
    today practicly have thousands and thousands of fonts... if you aren't lucky on what my font... probably is some rare font...

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