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Tips and Tricks: Identifying Fonts

October 16, 2014
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Did you ever see a really cool web font on-line and wonder how you could find out the font’s name? We’ve got a few different places you can go to aid you in your search.

Whatfontis.com asks you to either upload an image with the font on it or submit the URL where the font is being used on an image, and Whatfontis will give their best educated guess. Once you know the font’s name, you can look up further details such as TOU, cost, etc.

There’s also Identifont.com which takes a more traditional route by getting you to answer questions and gathering details about the font’s appearance (serif or sans serif, etc). But you can also search for fonts by image.

WhatFont is a Chrome add-on you can download that will identify a font on a web page while you’re surfing the Internet. Fount will do something similar in Firefox, Safari, Chrome and IE8.

Finally, there are big font fan communities out there who run font identification forums, like Typophile and WhattheFont Forum. When all else fails, sometimes you need to rely on old-fashioned human knowledge.

Do you have a favorite font I.D. method? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. October 16, 2014 1:16 pm

    Very cool!! Bookmarking and tweeting this!! Thanks!!

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