14 Answered Questions for the topic typography

07/19/19

How are Serif and Sans-serif fonts different, and when should one use one over the other?

What is the difference between these fonts, and what are some typical examples of why one might be used over another?

07/11/19

How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?

I have no experience regarding Graphic Design, so this is kind of a intro question.If I have a font I'd like to identify, but cannot describe the details/semantics of it, how would I explain it?... more

07/03/19

What's the difference between opentype vs. truetype?

I know very little about typography. What are the differences in terms of opentype vs truetype. I do know that they are types of formats to render fonts (correct me if i'm wrong). Are there... more

06/17/19

What is the difference between a font and a typeface?

Originally, the typeface is a particular design of type, while a font is a type in a particular size and weight. In short, a typeface usually gathers many fonts.Nowadays, with the digital design of... more

06/05/19

How can I fill in 4, 6, 8, 9, 0 etc with writing without it ignoring the center circle?

I'm trying to enter a list of names as text into the shape of an "8", but they won't go around the center holes of the 8, meaning I'm having to try, and failing, to justify it manually.How can I... more

05/10/19

What are standard ratios for typography on the web?

In laying out a web design, I often try to make sure that my typography is proportional and consistent. However, I haven't been able to find any definitive articles or resources on what ratios and... more

05/03/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

05/03/19

Capitalisation of nouns in English in the 17th and 18th centuries?

It seems to have been common practice in the 17th and 18th centuries in Britain to capitalise the first letters of nouns in English, e.g. > At which Time he prov'd himself the Noah's Dove, that... more

04/28/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

04/25/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

04/23/19

How should the name of a series of books be formatted?

I know that you underline – or if you're typing, you put the words in *italics* – the titles of books, and that you put chapters or quotations from a book in "quotes," but do you do anything to the... more

04/19/19

Why don't upper case numbers exist?

Capital letters add a lot to text in various ways, for names, brands, emphasis (although capitalisation for emphasis is frowned upon)Why then, are there no upper case numbers?

03/14/19

Difference between kerning vs letter spacing?

What is the difference between kerning vs. letter spacing?

03/14/19

Is reading uppercase sentences hard?

When there's an uppercase sentence, I've found it's hard to read easily. Is it just me or do others also experience this?

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