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    Which font... ?

    "The Helvetica font is celebrating its 50th birthday today... "

    So, do you have any font preferences for email, writing documents, IMs, etc.?
    Personally, I'm liking Trebuchet MS for everything... looks nice

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    Re: Which font... ?

    I like Calibri

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    Re: Which font... ?

    As do I

    All of the new fonts that come with Office 2007 and Vista are really nice imo.

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    Re: Which font... ?

    Wingdings!

    I'm a Tahoma/Verdana fan myself, and prefer Bitstream Vera Sans/Deja Vu Sans on Linux.

    The school uses Gill Sans MT and California FB for publications which aren't too bad either

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    Re: Which font... ?

    Comic Sans MS, there was another one but I dont recall the name

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    Re: Which font... ?

    Im very boring, I just use Arial for everything

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    Re: Which font... ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gecko
    Comic Sans MS, there was another one but I dont recall the name
    Grrr, Comic Sans MS must die. Horrible, horrible font.

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    Re: Which font... ?

    One of the things that is often forgotten is that there is a reason for serifs. They provide the eye with a line to follow, greatly aiding the reader who is either very good, or of low ability. Less so the average reader. The upshot is, that any "body text" should be in a seriffed font.

    This is less important on screen, or in narrow columns. I had the misfortune to read a book by some trendy TV comic type who's publisher (or him) thought that a sans-serif 'looked cool'; it was 'king awful to read!

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    Re: Which font... ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    Quote Originally Posted by gecko
    Comic Sans MS, there was another one but I dont recall the name
    Grrr, Comic Sans MS must die. Horrible, horrible font.
    Agree 100%! My design for our school website was professional and based on a private school (I think it was Westminster or something) but then I was told that it must contain all our school colours (4 of them) and must use the Comic Sans MS font 'as it is friendly'...

    Regarding serif's - that only applies to printed text. If it is on screen Sans-serif is actually easier on the eyes (this was taught to me when I was at uni). But yes, publishers who try and be 'modern' by using sans-serif fonts in books are just wasting money - people won't buy difficult to read books.

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    Re: Which font... ?

    I don't read that much printed material, but I have no problems with magazine articles printed in Sans serif fonts.

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    Re: Which font... ?

    Its only porn mags that do sans-serif magazine articles isnt it? <g>

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    Re: Which font... ?

    They do porn in magazines? 8O

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    Re: Which font... ?

    Veranda, because it looks bigger than it is. It's saved me from many page limited uni assignments.

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    Re: Which font... ?

    I like Palatino Linotype best.

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    Re: Which font... ?

    comic sans
    that being said, I was told only last week that dyslexics find they can follow words and meanings written in comic sans better than most other fonts.

    Still hate the nnnrrggghh

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