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    Need to identify this font
    rizi
    Aug 2nd, 2006 / quote / 59.144.*.2*
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    Hi all,
    I scourged through most of the threads here but was unable for find a similar font.
    I need the name of this font or atleast a font that is similar to the above. I need to prepare some buttons for my website and need them to be small - all fonts I downloaded are either too thick/big or thin. Thick fonts are not clear when seen in reduced size and thin fonts make the buttons longer.
    Thanks in arvance
    Rizwan
    site moderator koeiekat
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 213.169.*.9*
    I have not found an exact match [yet]. But the Jan Brady aka Jiffy [Swfte] might do the job.
    rizi
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 20.139.*.5*
    Hey koeiekat,
    Thanks for the response. I checked out the Jiffy font but its too thin to use. Also, its a commercial font and I do not want to try it til I am very sure.
    Can you please suggest some free font that could be used?

    Thanks again
    Rizwan
    site moderator koeiekat
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 213.169.*.9*
    I think you found the "wrong" Jiffy. You need the one by clonemaker Swfte, long dead and gone.
    site moderator Schwalbenkoenig
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 80.120.*.9*
    Well, this is of course not a match, not even near, but it has some of the characteristics: Hopping up and down letters,some sort of thick feel and free. I'd recommend some spacing between the letters.

    The font is Porkys
    rizi
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 20.139.*.5*
    Thanks again koeiekat - I googled swfte's jiffy and I am promptly redirected to one of your replies to a person who was seeking the same font - and it said - "he lives in italy". Guess I have to really scorch the web for that one..Will try it
    rizi
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 20.139.*.5*
    Thanks Schwalbenkoenig,
    Porky's is infact a very good match. It is almost perfect but the only downside is that the characters are slightly tilted at angles and often meet causing an unclear effect when used in a small button. The font which I wanted was also very similar but had a black outline which I believe helped a lot in making it clear.
    Will try the porky's however once I reach home and give you a feedback

    Rizwan
    site moderator Schwalbenkoenig
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 80.120.*.9*
    Great!
    site moderator koeiekat
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 213.169.*.9*
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    Had to go for a few hours but asking uncle for "jan brady" +font gave this at #5: http://www.moorstation.org/typoasis/designers/steffmann/ whicj will lead you straight to this: http://www.moorstation.org/typoasis/designers/steffmann/samples/j/janbrady.htm where you can grab the postscript font.
    As you are making buttons making an outline should not be a problem - I think.
    The outlines in the example are for Jiffy using the Jiffy Outline font and for the Jan Brady making the outline myself.

    Edit:
    In the Postscript zipfile you will find the Jan Brady, the Jan Brady Shadow and the Jan Brady Contour. The 'Shadow will do fine, I believe.
    rizi
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 59.144.*.2*
    Oh..that was exactly what I was looking for - it works perfectly for my buttons. Thanks a lot koeiekat!!

    Rizwan
    site moderator koeiekat
    Aug 3rd, 2006 / quote / 213.169.*.9*
    You're welcome.

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