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Last post Author Topic: What is your preferred font?  (Read 54400 times)

CleverCat

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2009, 02:44:14 AM »
my favourite is Comic sans MS
I am told it is what was used in comics
Maybe I am in my second childhood!!!

I use it to - in my emails!  ;)

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2009, 04:54:09 AM »
Thread Not for me, Better I leave, Not much on Fonts but when I design Magazine Pages sometimes, then I like Fancy Callipgraphy Fonts in the header... That's the only time when I need to select fonts otherwise I go with default fonts in browsers, in OS explorer and yes I do like Callibri, Arial and Times New Roman... But again I like Segoe Print & Brush Script MT

I search fonts in Font Navigator by seeing the samples and not by names.. (sorry Dumb of me I don't remember them)

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2009, 06:55:30 PM »
I really like a font called "Beyond Wonderland" for fancy work.  Google search should find it for you.

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2009, 07:47:13 PM »
I really like a font called "Beyond Wonderland" for fancy work.  Google search should find it for you.


Very nice find!  :Thmbsup:

It has distinct possibilities.

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Link: www.dafont.com/beyond-wonderland.font

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2009, 08:56:09 PM »
I like calibri.
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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2009, 09:20:38 AM »
I really like a font called "Beyond Wonderland" for fancy work.  Google search should find it for you.
Very nice find!  :Thmbsup:
It has distinct possibilities.
 Link: www.dafont.com/beyond-wonderland.font

Beyond Wonderland really is good looking. But because of the very low number of characters, I'd say the 'possibilities' are actual quite limited! Sorry!

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2009, 10:32:34 AM »
But because of the very low number of characters, I'd say the 'possibilities' are actual quite limited! Sorry!

How so? :) It has upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and a basic set of punctuation characters. Everything needed to compose text is there. Since Beyond Wonderland is a decorative or calligraphic typeface it won't have separate fonts for italics or varying letter weighs. Are you referring to ligatures, Unicode support, or what?

I could see Beyond Wonderland being used very effectively for poetry; picture book text; menus; greeting cards; headlines and call-outs in books, magazines, and newsletters; decorative "quote artwork"; monograms, logos, comic book captions and dialog balloons; love letters... and it's also the perfect font for drafting creepy-looking crackpot missives!

Consider: A rambling and vaguely angry-sounding 30-page letter that uses this font. Send one off to your favorite public figure, and it will almost certainly garner you some very serious attention indeed! (Most likely in the form of a 'visit' from the FBI... but so what?)

At least you know somebody actually read the damn thing! :P

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2009, 05:59:40 PM »
... Are you referring to ligatures, Unicode support, or what?

Sorry, I forgot I was talking to an American; they tend to think that 5% is all the world.
But yes, Unicode is the word.

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2009, 07:20:30 PM »
Sorry, I forgot I was talking to an American; they tend to think that 5% is all the world.

Well, not quite the whole world:

american.globe.JPGWhat is your preferred font?

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2009, 08:38:16 PM »
Sorry, I forgot I was talking to an American; they tend to think that 5% is all the world.

Nice. Thank you.


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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2009, 10:13:22 AM »
- oops, SORRY, 40Hz! I was not aware how bad my wording came out. Not intended!  :-[

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #61 on: October 03, 2009, 12:39:45 PM »
- oops, SORRY, 40Hz! I was not aware how bad my wording came out. Not intended!  :-[

Sorry I misunderstood you. My apologies in return. :-[ :)


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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2009, 12:50:54 PM »
- oops, SORRY, 40Hz! I was not aware how bad my wording came out. Not intended!  :-[
Sorry I misunderstood you. My apologies in return. :-[ :)
Thanks guys..
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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2009, 11:08:58 AM »
Here's your chance to discover just how font (or cheese) savvy you are.

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CheeseOrFont.gif
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Link: http://cheeseorfont.mogrify.org/

You'll be presented with a list of names.

It's up to you to determine whether it's the name of a font - or a cheese!

Awesome! 8) ;D

w/Thanks to Illiad over at UserFriendly (http://ars.userfriendly.org) for finding this gem. :Thmbsup:

« Last Edit: October 28, 2009, 11:16:12 AM by 40hz »

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2009, 12:26:42 PM »
268 questions are quite a lot of questions, I think!  :o

- but a wonderful idea  :D

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2009, 12:38:03 PM »
268 questions are quite a lot of questions, I think!  :o

Agree. I'd stick to the practice mode. ;D


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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2010, 04:06:50 PM »
Old thread but last couple of days I've been looking through the free True Type Fonts on Softpedia.
So far I like Angleterre Book the best for plain text. I think, unlike some fonts, it actually looks better
in real-life usage than in the "quick brown fox" screen caps they include.  Here's Angleterre Book 12
regular in TreePad:



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« Last Edit: May 11, 2010, 04:08:25 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2010, 05:46:14 PM »
But the e's and c's are the same :o

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #68 on: May 11, 2010, 06:10:17 PM »
It's user selectable.  I like it.  Others may not.

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #69 on: May 11, 2010, 07:56:36 PM »
I have always preferred Tahoma or Verdana.
Plain and simple.  Shows well on screen and in print.

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #70 on: May 11, 2010, 10:54:36 PM »
I like Tahoma for subtitles. It's funny though, I downloaded 16 True Type Fonts that looked interesting enough to try. Out of those probably only 3 are readable enough for every day use in text editors.  Maybe 4.

@Eóin I did notice that the lower case 'e' didn't seem to have the crossbar.  It's such a nice font though. I have to chalk it up to Persian rug making philosophy. It has to be a thing of only God can make something perfect.  I figure the (is there a specific name for font creator people?) author of the font had to do it deliberately for that reason. In English how could you not notice what an 'e' looked like? It's the most common letter. :)



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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #71 on: May 12, 2010, 09:45:22 AM »
I figure the (is there a specific name for font creator people?) author of the font ..

-mostly, a designer.
MyFonts also like to call them "lettering artists and illustrators".

http://www.myfonts.c...tters/rs/201005.html

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #72 on: May 12, 2010, 04:07:19 PM »
Eóin: how on earth can you live with a variable width font for coding? BLASPHEMER! Hell, for coding, anything else than Dina is blasphemy in my eyes.

Funny you should say that. I always thought so, but now I wonder if that's just a habit learned from the days of 80 column screens. And recently, messing around with an Autoit3 script in SCite, I was struck by how much easier the proportional fonts are to read than the monospaced ones are at similar sizes (trying both Consolas and Dina). (I wear bifocals if that matters.) Although the spaces are too narrow for my preferred 4 space indent. I should probably continue this experiment with other text editors.
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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #73 on: May 12, 2010, 04:45:49 PM »
I often prefer to uses tabs rather than spaces for indenting, previously I had set VS to use a tab width equivalent to 10 spaces specifically because the space width in MS Reference Sans was so small.

However recently I've been toying with F# which requires 4 space indentation. So I fired up a font editor and changed the space width in MS Ref. Sans to match the width of a number. So now the font is, in my opinion, also perfect for '4 space' indentation.

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Re: What is your preferred font?
« Reply #74 on: May 12, 2010, 04:59:04 PM »
F# which requires 4 space indentation

There's a language that has a specific number of spaces as a requirement for indentation? Lordy! That's almost like going back to RPG-II.

I figure the (is there a specific name for font creator people?) author of the font ..

-mostly, a designer.
MyFonts also like to call them "lettering artists and illustrators".

http://www.myfonts.c...tters/rs/201005.html

+1 with Curt.  :Thmbsup:

AFAIK, the closest thing to an official designation is "type designer" or "typeface designer."

At least that's what they're called in university level graphic design courses and most books on type design.

You'll may also see them (incorrectly) called typographers. It's a common error.

Like Mark Twain said: The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

 :)
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