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Old Mar 1, 2008, 05:06 AM   #1
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What font am I? Need help identifying font used in images

Seeing as how I'm terrible at figuring out what fonts are what, I figured I'd see what you guys came up with.

I'm currently doing some changes to a website for a client (I'm great a changing things, just not creating things), but the problem is I'm having to deal with the existing site content with none of the original tools, templates, fonts, images, or so fourth that were used to create the site. I essentially have to recreate a lot of the button backgrounds in order to create new ones, recreate flash templates from scratch in order to create new gallery menus, and on and on.

The biggest hurdle is that they used this one font over and over again on the site, for menu buttons, page identifiers, and what not, but I've no clue as to what the font is. So, at the moment I'm going font to font trying to figure out what it is, and I could use some help. Below you will see 2 pictures, and I really need to find out what font is used:


This is one of 6 menu buttons across the top of the site. First one is the base image.. the one that stays all the time, while the second is the rollover image.. the one that indicates a selection. The guy who created the site used a very old html style way of doing buttons: 2 jpg images of 2 different looks, and used a rollover technique to simulate a selectoin. Not too big of deal since it works, but the fact that the guy has no templates for these buttons, plus the fact the entire top bar is essentially a row of images pasted beside each other creating the effect of one large bar... that's just f'ing stupid. Remove a button, and now you have a hole. AND you can't just shift things cuz there's a pattern in the images. Stupid stupid stupid.


One of the category headers that show up in the top left of each page. These are easy to recreate, but it's best to redo all of them in order to maintain the font sizes and style from page to page.

I know they are the same font, which is perfect, if I can figure out what the font is. From there I can (painstakingly) recreate a template for all the menu buttons (so I can rearrange the old, and add new ones), and create the 2 new category page headers. That's where you guys come in. I'm sure one of you guys here has an eye for fonts, and will be able to look right at it, and say, "Oh, it's such and such font". Well... at least that's what I'm hoping.

So, any help you guys can give would be much much appreciated. I mean, really really appreciated.

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Old Mar 1, 2008, 06:43 AM   #2
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Looks A LOT like Calibri. Should already be on your PC.

I compared it side by side, making it the same height and width, and the only difference is the R, where the line coming off of the "P" shape isn't as right as the original button shows.

They'll never know the difference.

EDIT: OK, it's not the same after some more reviewing, but you wouldn't be able to tell.

EDIT2: This put me on a mission. I think I found it. It matches perfectly, if not off by a little. It's called 'Vrinda'.
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Dude, I think you are right. That looks like it's it. Looks like he set it to (and these are Photoshop listings btw) Faux Bold, Size 7 or 8, and he used "Crisp" anti-aliasing on it. Even if it's not that one, it's almost spot on, and it will do.

Can't say it enough, but I really appreciate it. Thanks for the help, IMEC.
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Identify a Font. Font and Typeface Identification tools. | i love typography, the typography blog

WhatTheFont : MyFonts - attempts to identify a font from an image upload

Closest one it comes up with is Helvetica Medium Condensed LETRASET

Identifont comes up with Helvetica Neue Extended as the most likely, by a question and answer process. If you do not have a full set of characters, you can list the ones you have to limit the questions to those alone.
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No problem.

I never knew a site like that existed, Matth. That's cool.
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Very cool. Thanks, Matth.
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