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Brandon Adam
What font is this?
on Dec 1, 2014 at 3:01:52 pm

I already tried Whatthefont numerous times but nothing exact is coming up. Any idea?





Thank you.


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John Cuevas
Re: What font is this?
on Dec 1, 2014 at 5:04:10 pm

The problem with Whatdafont is the amount of extremely similiar fonts, if you don't know it's nearly impossible to find the exact one. If you don't need exactly that font, one that's VERY similiar is HelviticaNeue LT 97 Condensed.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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Brandon Adam
Re: What font is this?
on Dec 2, 2014 at 10:31:46 am

Does this look like the font?

https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/ff-din/pro-black/glyphs.html

However, bit uncertain.


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John Cuevas
Re: What font is this?
on Dec 2, 2014 at 12:10:31 pm

I think it is. I noticed that on the glyphs page you can enlarge each letter, then right-click and download them. You might want to download a "G" "M" "R" "B" "p" "g" "h" "t" & "n", resize them, drop out the white and place them over your text in your graphics to compare.

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Brandon Adam
Re: What font is this?
on Dec 2, 2014 at 12:20:58 pm

Great idea, thanks John.


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Brandon Adam
Re: What font is this?
on Dec 2, 2014 at 12:54:05 pm

I tried your idea, and would like to get a second opinion.



What's leaving me uncertain about this font is two things are different, the number "7" and lower case "i" both have different looks.


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John Cuevas
Re: What font is this?
on Dec 2, 2014 at 3:06:07 pm

I see what you mean about the "7". The "i" looks right to me, but I question whether it will come in sized like the one in your graphic. One possibility is a second font was used for the numbers, probably not what you want to hear though.

To my eye though, you are right on with the letters. Do you need to get a 100% match(client likes it), or is this just a font you like and want to get? Either way, I think you have it---or have done enough work to move forward, IMO.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

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Kevin Camp
Re: What font is this?
on Dec 2, 2014 at 6:58:45 pm

i agree with john, i think you found your font. it's possible that they used a variation of din, that modified/replaced a few characters to avoid copyright issues (i think the period/decimal is different too).

you can use a font creation tool like type tool to hack the font and either replace certain characters with characters from another font, or modify existing characters with a vector editing tool like illustrator and replace the original character. it's really not that hard to do, but the software isn't free (though you might be able to find a similar free tool).

if the 7 is the only issue, and you may be able to get clever with a track matte and an expression to have the trackmatte turn on when you type a '7' and off for any other character.

you can try this:
  • type '7.00' (without quotes) on a text layer and make it the size you need.
  • create a new, small solid and position it over the tab on the '7' (you can use a mask to refine the matte if needed).
  • set the text layer with the 7 to use the small solid as a trackmatte (alpha inverted) (you can adjust the matte layer position if needed).
  • then parent the matte to the text layer, so if you need to move the text layer the matte stays with it.
  • then add this expression to the opacity of the track matte layer:

txt = parent.text.sourceText;
num = txt.split('.');
if (num[0] == '7') 100 else 0


the expression looks at the characters before the decimal, so if you change the text to 8.00 the matte should turn off, if you change the text to 7.30 the matte will turn back on and hide the tab on the seven

Kevin Camp
Art Director
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Brandon Adam
Re: What font is this?
on Dec 3, 2014 at 12:16:17 am

[John Cuevas] " Do you need to get a 100% match(client likes it), or is this just a font you like and want to get? "

Thanks John once again and thank you Kevin! The font is for a client (they can be very picky).


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peter tours
Re: What font is this?
on Dec 5, 2014 at 9:41:23 am

Have you tried submitting a still to http://www.whatfontis.com or https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ ?

I use them all the time and they are real time, on line font identifiers. It helps to upload a clear example for them to process, but likely you'll have your font and/or several choices in seconds.

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