Are questions about fonts and their usage on-topic or off-topic? Looking at the past questions, the closing policy doesn't seem so clear-cut.

Allowed questions:

Closed questions:

Is it that general questions on font usage are on-topic, and specific questions about the characteristics of a font are off-topic?


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It looks like (from a cursory glance) that questions just about the fonts themselves are off-topic, but questions that tie in a cultural or linguistic aspect may be on-topic. This seems similar to how questions about Calligraphy or written conventions are treated.


Font related questions are always welcome in

Most of us don't speak Japanese, but we might be able to help, at least regarding typography theory :)

I've migrated the two in the question there. –  Shog9 Mar 18 '13 at 23:15

Offtopic. All three of them.

It would be overdoing it to say "All font-related questions are offtopic", since several of these are quite good questions for JLU. But questions that revolve around issues of aesthetics or layout belong on graphic design.

Even though one of them started out with "graphic design sent me here", the original question at GD has significantly better answers than the one here.


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