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16:56 Mon 8 Nov 2004

Fonts and Figuring Out

Filed under: Tech — 16:56 Mon 8 Nov 04

Any good with fonts ? What font have I used on the mouseover images here – http://www.abody.co.uk/feature/ ? Look at the Kye and Helena images. It’s not a trick question, I need to know. The last 5 images I used a specific font for, but I’ve lost it .. I must have looked at 100’s of fonts today, downloaded megs of them in zips too, but I can’t find it. Know what it is ? Know of one that is very very similar ? Pleeease tell me ?

Apart from that, I’ve been reading the typically incomprehensible stuff that comprises the tech specs of XSL. I know the w3 site is the place to go for tech specs, but you really do need a translator next to you as you try to make sense of what it actually means, and how you actually use it. I’m sure that it’s quite simple to use – like CSS – but I can’t get my head around it right now. Once I’ve got enough to leap in with I’ll be happy.

7 Comments

  1. Mark,

    Check out this site. If you take a screenshot of the fonts, and upload it at the site, it might be able to answer the question for you.

    Hope this helps.

    Comment by William — 18:27 Mon 8 Nov 2004 @ 18:27 Mon 8 Nov 04

  2. Bingo :)

    It’s a typewriter type font…. I’m on the hunt now for it.
    I shall be successful :)

    Thanks Will !

    Comment by Mark — 21:22 Mon 8 Nov 2004 @ 21:22 Mon 8 Nov 04

  3. Posted some questions on a newsgroup about a site I used ages ago. Someone came back with the link… You go to the site, answer some questions about what the font looks like and it gives you either the font, or a close match. So, nip off to http://www.identifont.com

    Or, try http://www.brownt.co.uk/files/typeold.zip it looks quite like the one you had.

    Comment by Terry — 10:13 Tue 9 Nov 2004 @ 10:13 Tue 9 Nov 04

  4. Sorry for downtime this morning. I rattled support as soon as I got into work.

    Comment by Fnook — 09:27 Tue 9 Nov 2004 @ 09:27 Tue 9 Nov 04

  5. It was a tad stranger than normal yesterday – I didn’t swear much though :)

    Comment by Mark — 10:05 Tue 9 Nov 2004 @ 10:05 Tue 9 Nov 04

  6. Thanks Terry – I ended up there by way of Will’s link above.
    I’ve sent the files – yours too – to the guys to see what they want… though I doubt I’ll get a specific response, more of a “What you think looks okay..”

    I’ll see which one I like when I fire up PSP :)

    Comment by Mark — 17:41 Tue 9 Nov 2004 @ 17:41 Tue 9 Nov 04

  7. I don’t know if this is current anymore, but the font looks a bit like McGarey (see this picture) — perhaps in bold. That’s one of my favourite fonts that’s why I wanted to butt in :razz:

    Comment by Minna — 10:34 Wed 10 Nov 2004 @ 10:34 Wed 10 Nov 04

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