Last updated by rhiannon on 16. November 2020 – 04:53
Find fonts from text or images using these free tools.
Have you found a font you like but don’t know the name? These tools can help you find the name using an image or text.
Identify Fonts Online
WhatTheFont is probably the best-known site for font identification. WhatTheFont searches 130,000+ fonts and displays a list of possible matches. Drag and drop or upload an image, select a crop box and see the list of results (most often paid fonts).
What Font is
What Font has an upload, drag and drop, copy/paste or URL interface to match fonts. It has a catalog of 700K+ fonts that searches across publisher, producer or foundry. With the addition of a font finder AI, they can return several results of free and paid fonts. Another useful feature is a “similar font” finder. If you want a font similar to a commercial font or are looking for something a little different than a certain font, give it a try. You can view a list of all the 679,801 of the fonts they use for matching and sort them by free for personal use, commercial, or both.
Font Squirrel Font Identifier
Font Squirrel Font Identifier has an upload, drag and drop and image URL interface. It searches fonts from Font Squirrel, Fontspring, and MyFonts. It works by detecting individual shapes in an image. Enter the corresponding letter below each shape to get a match or further crop the image. There’s an option to view only free fonts.
Fontspring matches fonts with an upload, drag and drop, or URL interface. Fontspring can match Open Type features and has a tag refinement feature for hard to match fonts.
What if you don’t have an image to work from to find a font? Identifont has the tools to help you drill down using several critera. Find fonts by appearance, name, similarity, picture, designer or publisher. An additional set of tools can filter using unusual font features, differences, tall fonts, wide fonts, and equal width fonts. If you have limited set of letters or numbers you can search using only those characters.
Identifont has a section of free fonts in several categories.
Font identifying isn’t perfect, but these tips from Font Meme can help get better results:
1. Get the text as horizontal as possible. Sometimes you may need to rotate the image in an image editor tool first to make it horizontal.
2. Generally letters should be at least 100 pixels tall in the image and the background of letters in the image should not be complex, better in one color.
3. Letters should not be connected together or the tool will think they are one letter. Try to crop one or two letters out of the image and then submit.
4. Choose letters that are distinct to that font. If you can’t decide on that, try to upload different groups of letters or you can simply narrow down and spot the font in the final suggested fonts.
If a font name remains elusive, these three resources can probably find the name:
WhatTheFont and well known site DaFont both have forums where you can get for help identifying a font, or put in a request at Font ID.
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Object Linking and Embedding is like a Bridge
OLE or Object Linking and Embedding is like a bridge that links one program to another. It has been around in Windows for a while but is rarely used properly.
In this blog, I’ll show you why and how to use it in Flexi 21.
OLE- Object Linking and Embeding in Flexi 21
What is OLE? Object Linking and Embedding?
The Geek Stuff
A compound document technology from Microsoft based on its Component Object Model (COM). OLE allows an object such as a graphic, video clip, spreadsheet, etc. to be embedded into a document, called the “container application.” If the object is playable such as a video, when it is double clicked by the user, a media player is launched. If the object is allowed to be edited, the application associated with it (the “server application”) is launched.
An object can be linked instead of embedded, in which case the container application does not physically hold the object, but provides a pointer to it. If a change is made to a linked object, all the documents that contain that same link are automatically updated the next time you open them.
All of the above simply means that you can place a FRAME with the embedded program inside another program and when you double-click that frame, the other program will start so you can edit what’s inside that frame. In the meantime, in Flexi 21, you can actually print the image you see in the frame.
Flexi 21 and many of the previous versions, allow OLE and it can be a great tool once you understand it and practice using it.