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Old 08-22-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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Can anyone ID this font? Normally I love trying to ID fonts, but I'm pressed for time and haven't been able to pin it down quickly.

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Old 08-23-2006, 03:57 AM   #2
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Can anyone ID this font?
Myriad Pro isn't quite right, but if you're pressed for time, you could probably get away with it. The standard text is very close, and the difference really only shows up in the proportional oldstyle numbers and the pound and dollar signs.

   
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:28 AM   #3
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Can anyone ID this font?
Nope. But I can come close. Probably closest is Alinea Sans, which shares many features (ampersand, the g [pretty close], and more) but disagrees on the J, which descends; the j is pretty close.

Nexus Sans and Agenda come close-ish.

   
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Oy. Whitney is out of the question. The font prices are very reasonable, but I would have to buy a yearly license to permit embedding the fonts in PDFs.

It would cost me $2,445 per year.

I like the typeface, but I ain't planning to marry it.

So now I am looking at other options -- the client definitely wants a sans with OS figures. I'll look at the three you suggested. Unfortunately I'm supposed to have a comp done by Friday, which is going to be tricky without having the typeface decision made ...

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Oy. Whitney is out of the question. The font prices are very reasonable, but I would have to buy a yearly license to permit embedding the fonts in PDFs.
In other words, to actually use it. Ouch.

Look at the others; the differences, especially in Alinea Sans, are pretty subtle.[/quote]

   
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Have a look at FontFont for good sans:
FF Fago, FF Info, and (closest, I think, to Whitney) FF Kievit.

The prices are fair, and their EULA allows embedding.

URW sells a Franklin Gothic Condensed with Osf, and allows embedding
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I'm fairly sure this is Whitney.

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Brilliant — you are good!

   
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Wow, you get the virtual gold star. Whitney it is.

Looks like I can only get it from Hoefler & Frere-Jones. I sure hope my client will buy it for me. (All 58 variations!)

Thank you too much!

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