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The Microsoft font that could bring down Pakistan’s government

 
using Calibri

This is the fascinating story of how Microsoft's Calibri font could help take down Pakistan's Prime Minister.

The Microsoft font Calibri is now a key piece of evidence in a corruption investigation surrounding Pakistan’s prime minister. Investigators noticed that documents handed over by the prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, were typed up in the font Calibri. But the documents were dated from 2006 — and Calibri wasn’t widely available at that point, making a good case that they were forged.

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Typography funnies (LOL)

Comic Sans funnieInternet has a huge collection of funny photos of all kinds: cats, trolls, funny quotes, epic fails and more cool stuff to make you laugh out loud.
Here’s my list of top typography fun pictures that will cheer you up quickly!
    Everyone loves to hate Comic Sans
    If fonts were dogs
    Typeface designed for doctors
    and many more ...

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A different kind of hand lettering (video)

Bus Stop Sign VideoI always thought that lettering is painted on city streets using big stencils. I was shocked when I saw the following video. The level of precision and artistry these craftsmen posses is surprising.
This video is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates typography and the craftsmanship that goes into the creation of hand drawn signs.

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This font shows you what it feels like to be dyslexic

DYSLEXIA Font ThumbnailDaniel Britton created the “Dyslexic Typeface” while studying at The London College of Communication. A graphic designer diagnosed as dyslexic and realising that his friends and teachers couldn't appreciate what it meant, he is now using his creative talents to create greater awareness and empathy for those with dyslexia.
To do this he created a font in which he removed about half of each letter and made it intentionally difficult to read. 

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Identify fonts in complex images

Complex ImageLast week we had a request on our Forum to help identify the font used in a complex (deformed) image.
Although Jim has been using Find my Font for quite some time now, he couldn't figure out how to identify the font in the following image.

This post serves as a tutorial on how to use the Image Correction and Deformation tool to prepare the complex image for proper letter selection and font identification.

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Why are we changing the price

Price ChangeWe hope you are enjoying the benefits of Find my Font. Our vision has always been to offer a great product and services at the best price, and we're committed to delivering tangible value on a consistent basis.

We are writing to you to inform you about an upcoming price change. Before we give you the details, we'd like to give you some background and the rationale behind the price change.

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Why you'll love Find my Font twice as much

Samples of new fonts It took us a lot of time and many developers but we finally did it. Our online font database now includes more than 125,000 unique typefaces. At the same time we reduced the average online matching speed to less than 3 seconds. What this means for you is that you will be able to identify almost any font in existence and you will do it faster than ever. 

Here's how we did it.

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