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nestor's avatar
14 years ago
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what font do you prefer for your documents?

serif? sans-serif?
 
14 years ago
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dbrown
sans-serif for the win!
tahoma is my personal fav. but there were a bunch in my typo. class that were "fun" to draw but hard to remember the names, esp. because they were fonts.
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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i like the latex serif font (vera?)

serifs for all my essays, please. :D
phi_'s avatar
14 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Serif!

Sans-serif is for hipster Apple users with scalable fonts.
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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:D
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14 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
absolutely serif for a document. Times New Roman always works, but Georgia looks a little nicer if you're concerned with aesthetics.
nestor's avatar
14 years ago
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i'm a huge fan of frutiger's fonts. avenir, frutiger, etc.
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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just typeset my graduation announcement in latex.

http://www.wingedleopard.net/lucas/other/card.pdf

while db will be proud of the absence of capital letters, he'll be disappointed in my serifs.

maybe i'll make a special one for him sans serifs. :)
nestor's avatar
14 years ago
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very nice. congratulations.
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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thanks.
phi_'s avatar
14 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm not sure I like the card, but congrats on graduating!
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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suggestions?

here's attempt two:
http://www.wingedleopard.net/lucas/other/announcement.pdf

it will be printed on a single pane card (quote on the front, info on the back).
phi_'s avatar
14 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Everything just seems to flow together. I can't quite figure out what I would change (other than the caps, that is).
nestor's avatar
14 years ago
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i like the second one more.
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14 years ago
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the law is no protection
I like 'em both. very spartan.

one nit-picky thing on the second one: you put "from" and "on" at the beginnings of the two last lines, but you put "of" on the line with "degree" instead of the line after it. any reason?
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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seemed like the best way

no word from djb yet. :o

i need to find an ink jet quickly to get these printed and mailed out.

i might just go buy one from walmart tonight and try to return it (after studying their return policy).
nestor's avatar
14 years ago
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hahaha, good luck. i'd say try a smaller joint but that would seem a bit sketchier.

(hmmm... philosophy training kicks in)
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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my card stock is so heavy that no one can print on it!

i tried a laser at my office--didn't work
took them to kinkos, they couldn't handle it
tried a friend's ink jet--jammed

the shop i bought the stock at said they can print on it, so i'm taking it back there tomorrow.
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14 years ago
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nice. take a pic, i love heavy paper. does it have a nice grain?
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14 years ago
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nice grain? probably ;o

so i got screwed. i took it to the old lady at the shop i bought the stock from, and she couldn't get it working in acrobat. and it didn't have all the printing options i'm used to, i think it was an old version. so she's like "i can just copy and paste this into publisher..."

..so i lost my typesetting. i couldn't put up with it anymore, i wanted it over with. i have a physics final exam in less than 2 hours.

not to mention that i'm paying her $0.40 per card to print them. but i'm so sick of dealing with it. and i learned my lesson--you have to own all the equipment and do it correctly yourself. period.

i mean, fuck, even kinkos couldn't do it, and they are probably some of the most competent printers in this town.
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
13 years ago
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^ Badass...
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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http://www.carbonesmolan.com/morganstanley/

cool article on corporate branding and typography.
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13 years ago
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I'm still looking for my perfect Sans Serif font.

Fonts are something I'm starting to become obsessed with. I had a dream where there was a panel similar to the Google Summer of Code handing out $20,000 grants to projects. I suggested a new font renderer for OSS and the lady said YES! I'm still using Charter! Approved.

I've never even heard of charter font. Googling has yielded interesting results.

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/charter/

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/charter/

http://www.linotype.com/610/itccharter-family.html

They seem to all reference the same font, however. Very odd. I also have a review of the Liberation fonts released by Red Hat at my website.
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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Here are some candidates for perfect Sans Serif:

Frutiger
Helvetica
GE Inspira
Myriad Pro
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
13 years ago
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I already have the first two. Frutiger is ok. I don't have the entire family though.

I'll look for the other two.
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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nestor
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GE Inspira is tough to find, I can zip and email if you want.
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13 years ago
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David dot Ontiveros at gmail dot com
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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I hope it found you well. Comments?
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
13 years ago
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It didn't really suit my needs. I'm looking for a font that is highly readable at 8pt.
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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formata?
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13 years ago
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nestor
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sexy!

http://www.lazydogs.de/fabiol
asemisldkfj's avatar
13 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that looks pretty nice.

I'm into Sylfaen: http://www.cheapfonts.com/font_gifs/Sylfaen.gif
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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Sylfaen is pretty nice for MS stuff.

I'm digging the Renaissanceness of fabiol tho
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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interesting blog post for us amateurs

http://ilovetypography.com/2007/11/29/font-cr … dy-joules/

not the nicest font but it's about the process!
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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nestor
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awesome pdf

http://download.fsut.de/100beste/FontShop_100 … riften.pdf

also good german practice!
asemisldkfj's avatar
13 years ago
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the law is no protection
and I thought a 2.5 MB PDF was big!
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13 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I wish this was in English.
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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nestor
nestor
yeah it's a little annoying.
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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an awesome new post. the face is nice, forms seem a little crampy at low sizes, but i like the overall feel.

http://ilovetypography.com/2008/03/12/newzald … to-market/
http://www.klim.co.nz/pdf/KLIM-Newzald.pdf
lucas's avatar
13 years ago
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yeah, it does seem a bit cramped to me.
rectangular's avatar
13 years ago
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rectangular
i like peanut butter
uh, where to begin...

Adobe Garamond, VAG Rounded, Minion, Goudy, Clarendon, and Trade Gothic are personal favorites...

News Gothic is nice, Avenir, Unit Rounded.

Speaking of typography, my AIGA student group just showed the film Helvetica. I loved it! Very entertaining, I recommend it to everyone who enjoys independent films, typography, documentaries, definitely don't need to be super affluent with design.
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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yay typographic love fest: clarendon & VAG are gross though, minion, trade gothic, and garamond are classics

helvetica is fun

some of the letterforms in it are infuriating: u Q y
phi_'s avatar
13 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Fonts are expensive.

Georgia represent!
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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basic type terminology - everyone should know this!

http://ilovetypography.com/2008/03/21/extreme … rminology/

The detection of types is one of the most elementary branches of knowledge to the special expert in crime. — The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1902.

nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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more awesomeness

http://ilovetypography.com/2008/03/27/extreme … gy-part-2/
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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common typographic errors people make
http://www.recedinghairline.co.uk/files/c1c3b … c-397.html

typewriter typography
http://blogs.walkerart.org/design/2008/03/23/ … typefaces/
lucas's avatar
13 years ago
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nice

always keep the typog links coming, nestor. i'm lovin'
asemisldkfj's avatar
13 years ago
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the law is no protection
that first link is good. some of that stuff is just too much of a pain in the ass though. I do all the dashes correctly and stuff, but I'll be damned if I'm opening a character palette or something every time I need to write my height.
phi_'s avatar
13 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I agree asemi. Maybe if you're doing graphic or typesetting work for a company, then you'd need to worry about all of that ... otherwise you're just acting like a douche.
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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phi_ > i'm not even sure that those things are 'wrong', because we all do them. who uses an interpunct for currency?!?! still interesting though.
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13 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
Did anyone grab my fonts.conf???? I need it!
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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on choosing type

http://ilovetypography.com/2008/04/04/on-choosing-type/
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13 years ago
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nestor
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font game!

i got 30 on my first try - if i did it again i'd get 34 for sure.

http://ajax.sayitaintslow.com/fontgame/
lucas's avatar
13 years ago
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jesus christ
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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something not elitist! really

a font for small sizes

http://www.kottke.org/plus/type/silkscreen/
lucas's avatar
13 years ago
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yeah, silkscreen was used widely in the simpsons website community. :x
nestor's avatar
13 years ago
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remarkably good written typeface

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/flat-it/lily-wang/
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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for you, lr

http://ilovetypography.com/2008/05/07/15-grea … y-q2-2008/

you might find it useful
lucas's avatar
12 years ago
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thanks!
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12 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
great link, nestor.

I especially like seedconference.com
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
http://www.plexifilm.com/media.php?id=70
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i've heard a lot about that film, but i haven't seen it yet. i really should get around to seeing it.

anyway, check this out:

http://ilovetypography.com/2008/05/16/extreme … gy-part-5/

dude knows quite a bit about graff
lucas's avatar
12 years ago
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i added some line-spacing:
http://www.wingedleopard.net/lucas/
bluet's avatar
12 years ago
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bluet
now you just need a wee bit more letter-spacing
lucas's avatar
12 years ago
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lucas
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what units do you recommend for letter-spacing and line-spacing?

i tried ems for line-spacing, and it made the spacing uneven.

so ems or percents or points? (i'm assuming no pixels.)
bluet's avatar
12 years ago
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bluet
pixels is the only option if you want the space to be even on a screen
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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nestor
nestor
http://fortheloveoftype.blogspot.com/2008/06/ … -face.html

muahaha.
asemisldkfj's avatar
12 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that looks pretty sweet. not as cool as my Sharpie tattoos though.
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Cute!
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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nestor
nestor
'better css font stacks'

for all y'all web designers

http://unitinteractive.com/blog/2008/06/26/be … nt-stacks/
lucas's avatar
12 years ago
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good deal. thanks
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12 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
yes, good link. reading now.
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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nestor
nestor
san seriffe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Serriffe

<3 england
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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nestor
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free ff nuvo medium OTF!

http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts/

get it while it's hot
asemisldkfj's avatar
12 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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awesome! I grabbed it with an account from bugmenot.com :).
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
12 years ago
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I don't like FF Nuvo.

Also, can anyone recommend a good monospaced font. It has to be superior to Andale Mono. Preferably one that looks good at Size 9.
asemisldkfj's avatar
12 years ago
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Monaco is pretty good on OS X. I use it in Terminal. dunno how it looks at size 9.
bluet's avatar
12 years ago
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i use terminus
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12 years ago
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Collegiate fonts:

http://www.yale.edu/universityprinter/typeface/

https://www.princeton.edu/communications/serv … phic/font/
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12 years ago
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yeah I tried out that FF Nuvo font and wasn't very into it. nothing beats Lucida Grande right now.
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12 years ago
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I keep returning to Andale Mono 10pt and Courier 10pt. I have yet to find that terminal font that makes me warm inside. Note that I am not looking for a bitmapped font. I want a monospaced font in TTF(haha nice) format.
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12 years ago
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you've tried Monaco 10 pt? I love it in my Terminal!
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12 years ago
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Yea I've tried Monaco ...

Ehh. Reminds me of Comic Sans :(
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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noooooooo
asemisldkfj's avatar
12 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
no way! Monaco rules.
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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monospacin
http://www.lineto.com/The+Fonts/Font+Categori … s/Lettera/
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
12 years ago
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More fonts please :)
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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http://ilovetypography.com/img/tdc-show.jpg - what looks like ornaments is actually letters!
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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some pretty neat typography (and science)
http://www.typography.com/ask/showBlog.php?blogID=148
dannyp's avatar
12 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
oh wow

hot

i would so like this implemented with traditional printing presses!
asemisldkfj's avatar
12 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I guess the italic S is shorter, but could you accurately call it smaller as they claim?
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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nestor
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it's a bit finicky (i see what you mean), but yes. take a look at the spacing. italics flow better.
asemisldkfj's avatar
12 years ago
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but the S is the same size! and takes up more horizontal space!
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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give em a piece of your mind

info@typography.com

I still think italics are smaller :D
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12 years ago
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the law is no protection
sent!
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12 years ago
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I'm curious about the width of the space taken up by the letters. like, if you drew a rectangle around each, which would have the smaller area?
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12 years ago
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the law is no protection
out of curiosity I did it myself.

italic S is 129x150 so it has an area of 19,350 pixels.

roman S is 93x163 so it has an area of 15,159 pixels.

I cropped them as accurately as I could, but the difference is pretty big, so I doubt it would have made a difference.
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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i wouldn't measure the area of the glyph like that... see the overhang on the italic?
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12 years ago
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hmm true. I think they'd be the same area then, though. but the italic one still takes up more horizontal space, I think, even with the overhang. I guess it's just that vs. the vertical space saved then. but that seems to favor italics since apparently you can fit more of them in a given space. my head hurts.
bluet's avatar
12 years ago
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try measuring the area of a word
asemisldkfj's avatar
12 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
let's measure the area of every word in the English language and then average them! haha.
lucas's avatar
12 years ago
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i'm thinking about getting this book:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0881792063/

any alternative recommendations, nestor?
nestor's avatar
12 years ago
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it's a great book, i own it.
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12 years ago
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for any wordpressers: http://hellyeahdude.com/articles/free-wordpre … pographie/
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12 years ago
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http://vimeo.com/2310047
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http://helvetireader.com/

decent
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12 years ago
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the law is no protection
I wish google reader and news sites in general would get a clue and put a max-width on stuff. and display it in a font that is decent to read instead of just the default which is usually sans serif.
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12 years ago
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nestor> it's a great book, i own it.

look what i spotted!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kchrist/3226024787/

i already got it for christmas, though.
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12 years ago
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the law is no protection
create a font from your handwriting!: http://www.yourfonts.com

mine kept hanging at "~ 40 seconds" remaining, but I'm going to try it again tonight.
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12 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I am interested
lucas's avatar
12 years ago
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lucas
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all of the master's students pay a staff member to typeset their theses.

i'm looking forward to doing it myself. :D
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12 years ago
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the law is no protection
:) I was glad when I saw this thread topped. I should learn latex.
nestor's avatar
11 years ago
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special (free-ish) fixed-width typeface for coding:
http://www.ms-studio.com/FontSales/anonymouspro.html

"Characters that could be mistaken for one another (O, 0, I, l, 1, etc.) have distinct shapes to make them easier to tell apart in the context of source code."

"Anonymous Pro also features an international, Unicode-based character set, with support for most Western and European Latin-based languages, Greek, and Cyrillic. It also includes special “box drawing” characters if you need them."

"While Anonymous Pro looks great on Macs and Windows PCs with antialiasing enabled, it also includes embedded bitmaps for specific pixel sizes (“ppems” in font nerd speak) for both the regular and bold weight. (Since slanted bitmaps look pretty bad and hard to read at the supported sizes, I chose to use the upright bitmaps for the italics as well.) Bitmaps are included for these pixel sizes: 10, 11, 12, and 13. See the usage notes (at right) for info on which point sizes these correspond to on Mac and Windows."

"And, like Anonymous™, Anonymous Pro is distributed as copyrighted freeware fonts. You are free to use and distribute them in any way as long you keep them together and include the “Read Me” document that is included with the fonts."
bluet's avatar
11 years ago
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I'll have to try this.
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11 years ago
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the law is no protection
I tried it. still like Monaco better. and nothing beats Consolas on Windows! I tried it on OS X but wasn't so into it.
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11 years ago
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Andale Mono on Mac beats Consolas on Windows.
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11 years ago
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the law is no protection
I seriously don't know about that. my eyes really love something about Consolas + ClearType. it looks awesome in putty and gvim.
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11 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
Thanks for the tip, I am sportin'.
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11 years ago
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bluet
http://www.osnews.com/story/21713/Screen_Font … adability_
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11 years ago
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i'm running anonymous pro as my system font (turned off cleartype) and it makes my computer look like a japanese computer with english enabled 8-)
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11 years ago
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nestor
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this post has been archived.
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11 years ago
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I have decided that I prefer Windows font rendering to OS X's. I wish there was a way to tweak it on OS X, because I have font smoothing set to "light" and it's still not where I want it to be. maybe I should switch to Windows? ha.
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11 years ago
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os x is just ultra-heavy on the smoothing
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11 years ago
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I like smooth fonts.
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i wish i could could run a blur filter on my books
nestor's avatar
11 years ago
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pah
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11 years ago
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smooth is good, but sharp is important too! I like the sharpness of fonts rendered with ClearType. OS X fonts look too bold all the time.
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11 years ago
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oh hey I'm just now noticing the difference with light font smoothing on os x. this rules.
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11 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
lr> i like the latex serif font (vera?)

I think the default is Computer Modern Serif.

I'm doing my resume up in LaTeX, MiKTeX to be exact. It looks like there are ways to use TTF fonts, I'm attempting to use a new serif font, and doing it manually looks involved: http://www.radamir.com/tex/ttf-tex.htm

or you can use an TTF font installer package:

http://mtfi.sourceforge.net/

I'm considering ditching MiKTeX because of how unorganized everything is. I can't tell what all the folders are for or why there are different "latex" and "miktex" folders strewn about. I have a general idea about where the main packages are installed. Anyone suggest another distribution? TeX Live?

I would try XeTeX if the Windows port didn't look like ass (Mac users might enjoy XeTex).
http://scripts.sil.org/xetex

Thank you, typesetters.
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11 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
We really should pull the font from the model 15 teletype we have... that'd be a cool font to have.
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11 years ago
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I am not a robot...
sans serif!
Gill Sans MT!!
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11 years ago
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gotta have serifs
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11 years ago
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nestor
nestor
for ffox 3.5 users: http://craigmod.com/journal/font-face/

oh wow, this is intense.
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11 years ago
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nestor
nestor
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/exljbris/calluna/

i really like this look for body text. regular weight is free, OTF goodness!
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11 years ago
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nestor
nestor
monaco is dead in snow leopard?
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11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
it is? it was the default font in Terminal when I installed it.
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11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
actually I take that back. the default was something else that starts with an m. but monaco is still there.
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11 years ago
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nestor
nestor
yep, apple menlo
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11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I'm into it.
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11 years ago
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these sorts are backwards

http://ilovetypography.com/img/ilt_wallpaper_ … ng_v03.jpg
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11 years ago
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this is better

http://ilovetypography.com/img/ilt_wallpaper_goudy_v01.jpg
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11 years ago
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nestor
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:)
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11 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
http://hivelogic.com/articles/top-10-programming-fonts
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11 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
one more: :]

http://sensi.org/~svo/glasstty/
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11 years ago
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nestor
nestor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAHQ2AGtZr8
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11 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
anyone seen that t-shirt that says "helvetica" in comic sans? epic.
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11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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thanks for that hivelogic link, dp. I'm downloading Inconsolata now.
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11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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aw man, it looks kind of gross in Terminal.
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10 years ago
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http://inspirationlab.files.wordpress.com/201 … peface.jpg

not sure how well this was done but it might be useful to try out.
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Terminus
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10 years ago
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bluet
I spend most of my computer time looking at Terminus.
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
:D
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10 years ago
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nestor
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you can jailbreak the kindle and use any truetype typeface you want.

i am thinking of using minion. any other ideas? looking for a nice readable serif.
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
mmmm, or scala
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10 years ago
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i like minion and sabon. scala serif looks nice.
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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http://idsgn.org/posts/sonoran-the-next-helvetica/
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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I think I fell for another april fool's joke.
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10 years ago
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hahahahahahaha, it's arial
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10 years ago
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nestor
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http://www.tktype.com/chartwell.php is pretty neat
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10 years ago
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> http://www.tktype.com/chartwell.php is pretty neat

holy shit. crazy!
 
9 years ago
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lista
i like them both honest, but I opt for something more original, and if you are, disagrees with me, you can use this site [URL="http://fontineed.com"]free font download[/URL]
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9 years ago
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lista, if i ever used the ban button, i'd be sure to use it on you.

shitbag
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9 years ago
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Martin
That's the spirit
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9 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
if my friend makes the t-shirt that says helvetica written in arial... i am so buying it.
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i would do the same
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Martin
That would be awesome
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9 years ago
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Martin
http://www.redbubble.com/people/chrisjrn/t-sh … a-in-arial

http://usedwigs.com/helvetica-comic-sans-t-shirt/
http://boingboing.net/2010/01/10/helvetica-tee-is-typ.html
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Martin
http://www.archibaldkobayashi.com/wp-content/ … etica1.jpg
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9 years ago
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the law is no protection
why haven't we talked about ms office switching the default font to calibri in this thread?
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9 years ago
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Martin
Because no one here likes, uses, or cares about MS Office?
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I have to use it from time to time, but usually just to make sure formatting is preserved from OOo to MS.
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9 years ago
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nestor
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i use MS office 10 all day at work. our defaults are on arial.
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9 years ago
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Martin
I only use MS Office extremely sporadic at work, especially since I figured out how to ditch outlook and connect to exchange with $any IMAP client using DAVmail.

At home, I never use MS Office, or OO.o, or any other "office". I simply have no use for it.

I must admit, the only office program I *do* like is Publisher ... I know it has something of a bad rep, but compared to MS Word, it's a blessing.
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9 years ago
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i spend 70% of my time in excel, 20% of my time in powerpoint, and 10% of my time in outlook.

i would lose it if i had to spend time in word.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
50% outlook, 30% excel, 15% powerpoint, 5% word for me

> why haven't we talked about ms office switching the default font to calibri in this thread?

I like it because calibri is my workplace's official font (handy). Otherwise I don't like it at all.
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9 years ago
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your workplace probably switched their official font to align with microsoft
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9 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
heh at one of my employers the default font on office was helvetica.