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Top Links to Fonts for Your Self-Published Book. One of the most often-asked questions on the blog is: “What text font should I use for my book?” In fact, this question comes up so often I’ve written quite a few articles on the subject. But like most blogs, these posts can be hard to find in the dark reaches of the archives. After writing earlier this week about the posts with the most blog comments, I realized that I had never brought all these articles together in one place. To make up for that, and as a resource I can point to when people ask the question again about the best book font—certain to happen in the very near future—I’ve brought them all together here.

47 Top Typography Tools and Resources. Typography is the foundation of design on the web.

47 Top Typography Tools and Resources

Back in 2006, designer and founder of iA Oliver Reichenstein even went so far as to proclaim "web design is 95% typography. " It's imperative, then, to have a thorough, grounded education in optimizing and utilizing typography to create a balanced, harmonious, accessible hierarchy of content, when working on the web. To help you improve and learn more about typography, we have compiled 25 useful tools and resources, from fundamentals to modular scales.

Have we left out your favorite typography tool or resource? If so, please share your recommendations with other readers in the comments. If Fonts were People by Tailsvader on DeviantArt. WhatFont Tool - The easiest way to inspect fonts in webpages « Chengyin Liu. ← Back to Chengyin's main page What is the easiest way to find out the fonts used in a webpage?

WhatFont Tool - The easiest way to inspect fonts in webpages « Chengyin Liu

Firebug or Webkit Inspector? No, that's too complicated. It should be just a click away. Hence I wrote WhatFont, with which you can easily get font information about the text you are hovering on. To embrace the new web font era, WhatFont also detects services used for serving the font. WhatTheFont! What Font is- Font Detection. MyFonts: Fonts for Print, Products & Screens.

FREE TrueType and OpenType fonts - µfonts. Fonts, Typography, Lettering, Design. Thinking with Type. I Love Typography I Love TypographyTypographica. Type Reviews, Books, Commentary. Typeplate » A typographic starter kit encouraging great type on the Web. Font Picker - A simple font app that helps you find the right font for the job.

Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces. TypeIt - Type accent marks, diacritics and foreign letters online. PX to EM conversion made simple. Flipping typical - compare the fonts you have. Modularscale. CSS Type Set. The Web Font Combinator.

Lettering.js - A jQuery plugin for radical web typography. FontFriend – Soma Design. FontFriend is a bookmarklet for typographically obsessed web designers.

FontFriend – Soma Design

It enables rapid checking of fonts and font styles directly in the browser without editing code and refreshing pages, making it the ideal companion for creating CSS font stacks. 2.0’s killer feature is instant drag-and-drop font previewing right in the browser (Firefox 3.6+, Chrome 7+), in any document you’re currently viewing. Version 2.5 and 3.0 introduced some new features that aren’t documented here yet. Click the version numbers to see the release announcements for each.

How To Begin First, drag the following link to your browser toolbar: Then, view the following screencast, as any information new to v2.0 is in it. How To Use A CSS selector is chosen from the Selector column—body by default. Additional Usage Click the large F to show or hide the overlayClick the faint S in the lower right corner to reset all styles (Caution: this is an intensive operation that could take down your browser on a very complex site.

FFFFALLBACK - A simple tool for bulletproof web typography. Fontdeck web fonts: Real fonts for your website. Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen. Design with web fonts in the browser - Typecast. Typekit. Create Your Own @font-face Kits. Font Squirrel - free fonts. Fonts. Icon search engine and market place.

CopyPasteCharacter- Special. Universal Leet (L337, L33T, 1337) Converter. ASCII art in one line. Centipede. Unicode symbols. In computing, a Unicode symbol is a Unicode character which is not part of a script used to write a natural language, but can be used as part of a text.

Unicode symbols

[according to whom?] Many of the symbols are drawn from existing character sets or ISO or other national and international standards. The Unicode Standard states that “The universe of symbols is rich and open-ended.”[1] This makes the issue of what symbols to encode and how symbols should be encoded more complicated than the issues surrounding writing systems. Convertisseur de caractères et de codages Unicode. Cette page permet des conversions entre les numéros de caractères Unicode, les caractères eux-mêmes, les codages UTF-8 et UTF-16 et les appels de caractère numériques (hex et décimaux).

Convertisseur de caractères et de codages Unicode

Tapez ou collez du texte dans une des boîtes (séparez les valeurs hex par des espaces) et appuyez sur Tab ou cliquez hors de la boîte : les conversions apparaîtront dans les autres boîtes. Vous pouvez alors copier-coller les résultats où bon vous semble. Tous les caractères ici sont Unicode. Même si cette page n'affiche pas un caractère particulier, le coller dans un traitement de texte comme MS-Word avec une police idoine devrait le montrer. Tous les appels de caractère numériques doivent préciser le numéro Unicode en hexa ou en décimal (p.ex. Flip (pour retourner un texte)