Fonts. You can’t live with ’em and you can’t live without out. Some of you pine for fonts, others are addicted to them, a few of you may even have more fonts installed than TC. Some of you could care less about fonts. Some of you may even think a font is something you see in a park that has water shooting up out of it.
For those of you who love fonts, we found a site that can help you identify the fonts you see – so you can tell what it is by name, then go find someplace where you can download it. After you’ve installed it, you can impress your cronies by serving up some beautiful graphic on it – and listen to all the ooohs and ahhs. Then burst with pride when Helen asks, “where on Earth did you get that splendid font?” Don’t tell! You spent nine days finding it – had you known about Identifont, you might have cut that back to 9 minutes or maybe 9 hours.
Enough rambling. The site’s developers will now intercede with some mighty fine rambling of their own:
“Identifont is the largest independent directory of typefaces on the Internet. It provides a range of features to help you locate fonts or find information about fonts:
Find fonts by appearance
The Identifont expert system enables you to identify a typeface from a sample by answering a series of questions about key characteristics.
At each stage the left-hand column shows a list of the questions you have already answered. Click on a question to review the options, and optionally change your reply.
Finally you will be shown a list of one or more possible fonts matching your answers.
Find fonts by name
Identifont also provides a powerful search facility, to enable you to locate fonts by entering all or part of the name. It uses Doyoumean technology to locate the correct font, even if you are not quite sure of the exact name or spelling.
Find fonts by similarity
Identifont also allows you to search for fonts that are visually similar to a particular font, with each match ranked according to visual proximity…”