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Double-Struck Header Title

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I was amazed to see that the default font in Chrome doesn't have glyphs for the double struck characters in Unicode used for special sets of numbers in math. The header title on this blog was using them, so it was important to me that it was right. My solution is odd, but works very well.

Instead of searching for some widely available font that did have these glyphs rendered, i created my own font. I knew that the DejaVu Sans font on my laptop had them.

I could have just shared this font as a web font and be done with it. But there was still one issue bothering me. I highly doubt that machines recognize the double struck B as a B. So i created a new font with just the letters and digits and used the double struck glyphs from DejeVu Sans. Now you can copy my header title into some a document and get Brian DeRocher.


Font Generator - Make Your Own Handwriting Font With Your Fonts

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YourFonts logo YourFonts.com is a FREE online font generator that allows you to create your own OpenType fonts within a couple of minutes. Go make your own handwriting as a font! 100% Free!

url: http://www.yourfonts.com/

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How Do I Size Fonts? This is one of the most commonly asked questions about CSS. The basic answer is that you use the font-size property.

url: http://css-discuss.incutio.com/?page=FontSize

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Debian Font for Graphviz

If you're getting this error when using Graphviz on Debian (etch) Error: fontconfig: Didn't find expected font family. Perhaps URW Type 1 fonts need installing? : Times-Roman then install gsfonts.