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Old 07-30-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Bucky Palace, London
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Font is very important to me. It may sound silly but Times New Roman irritates me. For the purpose of papers for school or letter writing, I like Arial size 12. I don't like the squiqqly fonts too much and I do not like small font.
Arial size 12 My fave too.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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Calibri is the default font for Microsoft Word 2007. I hate it with a passion and always change it right away. Can anybody reason why Calibri would be chosen as the default? Conspiracy theories are welcome too.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:31 AM
 
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Sometimes fonts kind of change the way you type and write. Like, a small font makes typing seem like more 'effort', and a squiggly or 'fun' sort of font makes your writing less serious. Do you find this the case?
Oh yes. In high school, I learned that this is a proven theory. I mean, look at newspapers...you never see them writen in Comic Sans!

As for my writing, I tend to use Courier New in size 12, only because it's a larger font than Times or Arial, and it makes it look like I've written more than I have if I am a pargraph short of a full page :/
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:38 AM
 
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Arial size 12 is the preferred font for me as well.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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Fairly important, I'd say. I give it enough thought that I have my favorites, like Book Antiqua, the one my signature is in and the one I'm writing in now.
I also like Century Gothic, but I don't use it much.
Garamond is another fave.
But Georgia is my default.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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I prefer the sans serif fonts. I usually use Comic Sans or Tahoma when drafting my own work, but if I'm submitting something to an editor or a client, I usually switch it to Arial or Times New Roman.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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I abhor comic sans... There is this girl at work, she is cool... But she sends all of her emails in comic sans
Comic sans is dreadful. You'll appreciate this!

ban comic sans :: Putting the Sans in Comic Sans
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: un peu près de Chicago
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The BBC internet service has recently, in the past few weeks, changed its font from Verdana to Ariel for PC users and Helvetica Neue for Mac users. (A website can detect the browser of a user who signs on.) Font appearance depends upon the software and hardware that displays the font.

It was interesting to me that Helvetica Neue was selected by the BBC for its delivery to Macs, because that is the font I selected for my Macs several years ago. It's nice to know I'm on the leading edge in some respects.

Another interesting font, much used in the UK, is Gill Sans. (Its designer's name was Gill, and “Sans” denotes, of course, sans serif.) I'll stay with Helvetica Neue as my all-purpose Mac font, but I may sneak in some Gill Sans when I want to leave my readers scratching their heads.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Northern CA Mtns.
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^^ Thanks! I'd forgotten all about Gill Sans. I like it, as well. But my current fav (as we're talkin' about Mac fonts...) is LiSong Pro. It's so clear and readable, while being stylish. Oh, and I like Lucida Grande, too.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: un peu près de Chicago
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http://home.covad.net/raypam/Document1.jpg (broken link)

I don't have LiSong Pro on my Mac. In fact, I have never heard of it in Chicago.

Notice the closure of the c and e in Helvetica Neue as compared with the other fonts. And note the two upper case G's. Still, Helvetica Neue appeals to my germanic sense of completeness and order. It's a personal thing, I guess.

All three fonts may have their merits. I'm stickin' with Helvetica Neue.
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