Favorite font?

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  • Avatar of Manaman Manaman Apr 21, 2009 at 08:50 UTC - 0 likes

    What about Vera Serif? I like that font due to it's equal width characters.

  • Avatar of Cronker Cronker Apr 21, 2009 at 05:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Verdana is THE font for me. I'm not sure why though :( Maybe because when I make a home page it's in Verdana by default ? IDK..

  • Avatar of Seerah Seerah Apr 21, 2009 at 01:16 UTC - 0 likes

    this is my current fave: http://www.dafont.com/comfortaa.font

  • Avatar of andreasg andreasg Apr 21, 2009 at 00:14 UTC - 0 likes

    I voted for Comic Sans because I hate it a billion times more than I like the others.

  • Avatar of jokeyrhyme jokeyrhyme Apr 20, 2009 at 23:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Consolas for fixed-width, Calibri 1.0 for basicaly everything else.

  • Avatar of Nayala Nayala Apr 20, 2009 at 21:49 UTC - 0 likes

    I can sort of understand the anti-comic sans people, even if they are taking it overboard. The typeface has gotten over-used. But then again the same can be said of Arial the Helvetica wanna-be. ;) Font selection influences the perceived meaning and tone of text and a lot of times comic sans gets used in places where it is a bit jarring. Besides type setting is part of design which is mostly subjective so is something fun to get worked up over. Proper kerning, optical vs visual margins, widow and orphan lines, &c. so many little details that can drive us crazy when someone does them "wrong."

  • Avatar of JasperKazai JasperKazai Apr 20, 2009 at 21:07 UTC - 0 likes

    IMO - http://bancomicsans.com/!

    Heh, not really. I've just always thought that people who want to get a font banned are funny.

  • Avatar of HunterZ HunterZ Apr 20, 2009 at 19:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Arial Narrow or bust.

  • Avatar of Nayala Nayala Apr 20, 2009 at 19:34 UTC - 0 likes

    I picked Georgia (Scotch Roman) because it's my favorite of the listed ones.

    Arial (Neue Haas Grotesk / Helvetica), Comic Sans, Verdana, Trebuchet MS are all sans-serif fonts which I find a pain to read in sentances. It may be easier to read letters in san-serif fonts, but I find my eyes do not get as tired when reading large blocks of text with serifs. I find Trebuchet and Verdana particularly painful. I actually do like Helvetica in certain usages such as short blocks of text and when coding. I realize that sans-serif typefaces are the "in" style right now, but hopefully that's a passing phase like so many other fashion mistakes. Again with when someone is focused at the letters it's easy to see how the preference for sans-serifs developed but it is missing the wider picture.

    Arial Black / Impact - Heavier weight type should only be used for emphasis not normal body text. Arial Black is really just the black weight of Arial.

    Times New Roman - A pretty good font, but smaller x-height compare to Georgia, which gives Georgia a legibility advantage at smaller text sizes.

  • Avatar of Brimmstone Brimmstone Apr 20, 2009 at 19:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Consolas! Only one fixed-width font in the list and it's Courier New?

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