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Old 07-30-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Can anyone indentify this font?

Hi,
I am trying to identify the font type that was used in this
sites banner.
www.blind-dice.com


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Old 07-30-2006, 05:03 PM   #2
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I am trying to identify the font type
These characters are not from a particular font but are characters found in most PostScript Type 1 (and perhaps other) fonts:

The B is a German character, present in many fonts.

The L is the English pound sign, present in many fonts.

The N is the tilde-N, present in most fonts.

The D is the German deutschmark sign, present in most fonts.

The accented i is present in most fonts.

The C in a circle is the copyright symbol, present in most fonts.

The E-umlaut (or E-dieresis) is present in most fonts.

To aid others in their comments, I have attached an image of the type.


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Old 07-30-2006, 11:10 PM   #3
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The D is the German deutschmark sign, present in most fonts.
Actually, that's incorrect: it's not a currency symbol at all.
In Unicode, it sits in the "Latin" subrange, not the "Currency" subrange: The Unicode name is "Latin Capital letter D With Stroke" (there is a lowercase variant as well, where the stroke is through the riser (right term?) of the d); the letter is used in several languages, including Icelandic, and usually signifies a soft aspirated 'd' (like th in "the" in English).

As to the confusion with currency symbols: many have horizontal strokes, but they are normally double horizontal strokes, as in the symbols for Euro, Pound (though it also has a form with a single stroke) and Yen.

   
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Marjolein:

there is a lowercase variant as well

Know as 'eth' in Old English. The Deutschmark sign was in fact 'DM', which replaced the 'RM' (Reichsmark) used until 1945 (or 1946?). Before that they used mainly Thaler or Gulden.

   
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Actually, that's incorrect: it's not a currency symbol at all.
In Unicode, it sits in the "Latin" subrange, not the "Currency" subrange: The Unicode name is "Latin Capital letter D With Stroke" (there is a lowercase variant as well, where the stroke is through the riser (right term?) of the d); the letter is used in several languages, including Icelandic, and usually signifies a soft aspirated 'd' (like th in "the" in English).
Ooops, sorry. But at least he now knows he is not looking for a particular font!


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