Your Favourite Font

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Sam_I_Am

    Sam_I_Am Captain Captain

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    I love Georgia. Anyone else?
     
  2. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    I disagree that it's ugly. And being monospaced is not a bad thing at all, especially in a formal/business letter. And what did a typewriter ever do to you?
    Times Roman is boring--more people use that than Comics Sans. And Palatino is a Garamond wannabe.
    :lol:
     
  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I actually have almost 2200 fonts installed currently. Practically a font for every need.

    I remember trying to have over 1000 fonts installed on a Win2000 machine. Boy was that a mistake. I might as well have taken a hammer to the thing.
     
  4. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    I can honestly say that I have never given a crap about fonts, unless I was doing something creative or artsy. As long as I can read it, I don't care. Hell, my email defaults to Arial and I've never even considered changing it. I just don't care.
     
  5. Canadave

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    Not necessarily. It's kind of a blatant Helvetica rip-off, but not as good, so there are a lot of people that dislike it.

    Personally, I'm quite fond of Garamond for serif fonts. For sans serif, I like a less-common one called DejaVu Sans

    Incidentally, has anyone here seen this? It's actually quite fascinating:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkoX0pEwSCw&ob=av3e[/yt]
     
  6. WillsBabe

    WillsBabe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ariel, Tahoma or Calabri of the "Microsoft fonts", but there are lots of others out there that I prefer. I go to dafont.com for my fonts and try to stay away from the Microsoft fonts for creative stuff.
     
  7. stoneroses

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    The Village font from the prisoner. microextended is nice too.
     
  8. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm not crazy about how typefaces look, but I avoid using proprietary fonts like the Microsoft ones. So I most often use:

    In printed documents:
    - Computer Modern
    - Linux Libertine
    - Liberation Serif to replace Times New Roman
    On screen:
    - DejaVu Sans and Sans Mono (I use the Serif one sometimes, but I'm not particularly fond of it)
    I also like:
    - Ubuntu

    I prefer the Garamond typeface personally, and I used it a lot in the past when I had to do printed works, but there aren't any fonts providing it under a reasonable license, so I mostly switched to the fonts above for all purposes when I need a normal serif font.

    I have several dozen other fonts installed, so if I need to quickly do some simple graphical design, I can most often find one that fits.

    And though I have personally not used them yet, Google Web Fonts appear to be quite interesting.
     
  9. Timby

    Timby Game ... OVER! Administrator

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    My favorite sans serif fonts are Futura and Avenir, with Century Gothic also in the mix.

    My favorite serif font is probably Garamond, although I still like Palatino Linotype for certain uses.
     
  10. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Comic Sans actually has a lot of uses.

    Mostly for making fun of people who use it though; Comic Sans, Microsoft clip art and garish colours and patterns are a must if you're going to make fun of pretty much any type of home-made flyer.

    ANd just for the fun of it do take a peek at the Comic Sans Project.

    I tend to collect things -therefore also fonts- and am trying very hard to limit myself whenever possible, so I mostly just use the fall-back-fonts: Garamond and Helvetica