Obstacle (TTF ripoff of an OTF, I believe)
I was given this font ("Obstacle" as a TTF) by a friend who'd like me to use it in his literature.
It appears to be a TTF from one of these "free font collections", but it's so familiar, I believe this is also a legitimate font from a more common foundry, and available in OTF.
I'm inquiring to learn whether anyone knows of the original font's name?
Thank you in advance!
cut out one line and feed it «what the font»:
Result: It's a Melior AKA Zapf Elliptical 711.
This are commercial typefaces/fonts. Zapf Elliptical 711 can be found on any corel draw CD included in the Bitstream font collection.
Links to different vendors:
More Information about Melior:
Hermann Zapf, 1952 for the D. Stempel AG
(AG=Aktiengesellschaft -> PLC=public limited company), Frankfurt am Main. There are informations on the german wikipedia (babelfish it?):
Other languages available: Nederlands and Svenska. Sorry no english translation available.
Thank you so much for the reply. I had actually found the WhatTheFont link prior to reading this, and learned the identity exactly in the method you mentioned.
When I did, I returned here and spent the next 15 minutes attempting to post a reply. However, AbstractFonts continued to say "failed" to the post attempts.
In attempting to compare the Adobe version to Zapf, I realized that one is slightly more compressed. I chose to go with the Zapf version (in OTF) because kerning appeare a little tighter than the Adobe version.
Thanks again for the great info!
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