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    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 7th Oct 16, 7:48 AM
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    Font identification
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    • 7th Oct 16, 7:48 AM
    Font identification 7th Oct 16 at 7:48 AM
    Does anyone know what the name is of the font that is used for the numbers on the right hand side of this image.

    <the link is to an item on a site that sells party goods but its the font that I would like to identify and use for something else>
    https://www.zazzle.co.uk/pink_concert_ticketinvitation-256607015548388947



    Many Thanks
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 7th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
    Try one of the many font identification websites that are found with a quick Google search. SOme of them allow you to upload images of the font you want identifying.
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 7th Oct 16, 8:40 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:40 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:40 AM
    Thanks - for future reference on this thread if someone else searches for something similar - I used this site
    https://www.fontsquirrel.com/matcherator

    It matched to several fonts even though the characters were sideways to start with but all of the matches were paid for versions. However I searched for a generic version of the font names and found similar that were free.

    Thanks
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 7th Oct 16, 8:44 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:44 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:44 AM
    You mean the font on the ticket itself? It looks like OCR-A. See: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/ocr-a/


    It's designed for reading by machine (i.e. OCR or Optical Character Recognition).

    I'm guessing you want it because of the way it looks, rather than for OCR. But for OCR, there's also OCR-B. See: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/ocr-b/
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 7th Oct 16, 10:33 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 10:33 AM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 10:33 AM
    Yes, font identified as ocr on that web site - links were to paid-for fonts.

    I found a similar font that suits my needs for free once I knew what to look for so all good now.

    Cheers
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 7th Oct 16, 8:23 PM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:23 PM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 8:23 PM
    Courier New: it's in all Microsoft font collections.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • cookie365
    • By cookie365 7th Oct 16, 10:10 PM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 10:10 PM
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    • 7th Oct 16, 10:10 PM
    It's nothing like Courier New.

    It's FF-OCR-F

    https://www.linotype.com/822216/ff-ocr-f-regular-product.html?SiteId=574

    Actually, it's not but it's close
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 8th Oct 16, 10:37 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 10:37 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 10:37 PM
    It's nothing like Courier New.

    It's FF-OCR-F

    https://www.linotype.com/822216/ff-ocr-f-regular-product.html?SiteId=574

    Actually, it's not but it's close
    Originally posted by cookie365
    Take another look: type the sentence "Pink Ticket Concert Party Invitation" in Courier New, then compare with original.

    The only difference is that the original is a little bolder, which can be sorted by using the whole font family or stack.
    http://www.cssfontstack.com/Courier-New

    I love it when someone just jumps in without actually checking facts.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • Mr_Toad
    • By Mr_Toad 10th Oct 16, 8:31 AM
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    • #9
    • 10th Oct 16, 8:31 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:31 AM
    Take another look: type the sentence "Pink Ticket Concert Party Invitation" in Courier New, then compare with original.

    The only difference is that the original is a little bolder, which can be sorted by using the whole font family or stack.
    http://www.cssfontstack.com/Courier-New

    I love it when someone just jumps in without actually checking facts.
    Originally posted by Robisere
    If you'd actually read the original post properly and checked the facts yourself before you jumped in you would have known the OP was asking about the image, not the web page and the numbers, not the characters, and those are nothing like Courier New.
    Last edited by Mr_Toad; 10-10-2016 at 8:35 AM.
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    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 10th Oct 16, 10:09 AM
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    Let's all breathe! HTML/web pages were never designed to be universally rendered. There are a lot of layers of bodges including font substitution, CSS font families, webfonts any or all of which may or may not be interpreted in the same manner by different browsers. HTML is a markup language, not an image, we can both look at a page and see it differently, neither being right or wrong, and fonts in particular.

    If you want to guarantee we see the same thing, you make an image, a photo, a screenshot.
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 10th Oct 16, 10:50 AM
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    Take another look: type the sentence "Pink Ticket Concert Party Invitation" in Courier New, then compare with original.

    The only difference is that the original is a little bolder, which can be sorted by using the whole font family or stack.
    http://www.cssfontstack.com/Courier-New

    I love it when someone just jumps in without actually checking facts.
    Originally posted by Robisere
    Facts checked, OCR STD A can be downloaded for free here:

    http://fontsgeek.com/fonts/OCR-A-Std-Regular/download

    Would you like a towel to wipe that egg off ?



    
    Last edited by Fightsback; 10-10-2016 at 11:02 AM.
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
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