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What The F*nt?

Ever since I started playing City Of Heroes, I’ve been looking for that comic book-like font that they use in the game. After browsing pages and pages of fonts on those “free” font sites, I had no luck whatsoever, until I came across these two sites: and

Identifont works by asking you a series a questions about the font to isolate the typeface. For the CoH font, it came pretty close.

The WhatTheFont search engine on is even cooler, you point it at a sample of the typeface, like here, and it recognizes the individual characters and asks you what letter they should be or whether they should be included in the process.

Both engines identified the font as one called “Morgan Big,” a commercial font. I believe they have a bias on commercial fonts because I’m sure that’s how they make their money — selling fonts.

Alas, “Morgan Big” is still not the exactly font since the one in CoH has extended crossbars in many of the letter, nonetheless it’s pretty cool. Even though OCR has been around for quite some time, but I’ve never seen it used this way.

PS: If anyone reading this blog can identify that font for me, I would be most appreciative.

3 Comments on What The F*nt?

  1. PapayaSF // May 30, 2004 at 12:49 am //

    The font might have been modified in Illustrator (or whatever) to add those crossbars, or the font might have alternate characters that include those crossbars.

  2. More Free Fonts (and clipart, textures and borders).

  3. Actually, I finally found it.

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