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Old 09-14-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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I know I've seen the font somewhere, but I can't find it!
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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Try Algerian, at least the A looks like it. Not so sure about the Q though. Not at my computer at the moment.

   
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Thanks, Bo - good enough for rock 'n' roll

   
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I know I've seen the font somewhere, but I can't find it!
Yep, Algerian. Ugh!

   
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You'd think I would have been able to find it quickly, starting with A, but I have pages and pages of bloomin' fonts starting with numbers and I gave up after I reached 9!

   
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You'd think I would have been able to find it quickly, starting with A, but I have pages and pages of bloomin' fonts starting with numbers and I gave up after I reached 9!
Well there you are, see, insulated by working in your own business environment.

I was first exposed to Algerian in the mid 1990s, when PCs were distributed widely in the offices of my major client. A4 signs set in Algerian appeared as a rash on every wall and door within months.

   
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A4 signs set in Algerian appeared as a rash on every wall and door within months.
For some reason Algerian makes me think of kebabs as most takeaways seem to use it for their signage!

To me it is on par with Comic Sans - I intensely dislike both...

   
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