How to Find Out What Font is Being Used

Really love that font you found in a book or website? Learn how to tell what it is.
Michael Michael (115)
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What's that font? Maybe you can tell if it's a serif or sans serif font, but unless you're a typography scholar, then you'll likely have a hard time finding out the names of the various fonts you come across in your daily life.

Like most things in life...there's an app for that!

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In the Google or Apple App Store, search for and download the free "What the Font" app, published by MyFonts Inc.

What the Font Selected text

Using the app's built-in camera, take a photo of the font you want to identify.

What the Font Box around selected text

The app provides you with a drag-able box to select the font you want it to identify.

List of What the Font selected fonts

The app does its best to narrow your selection down to a range of selected fonts and provides you with a list of fonts from which to choose.

Browse the list and select the font that most closely matches.