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What's not so good about Helvetica? On the web, it has an unfortunate tendency to be replaced by Arial, especially if the reader is using Windows and/or a WebKit-based browser. For a Helvetica-like font stack that suppresses this tendency, see the earlier answer at http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/9054/9127.


I haven’t tested this, but I this should be possible with contextual chaining substitutions. You roughly need to do the following (the details probably depend on the program you are using), taking the alternation between vertical and horizontal as an example: Make your default letters vertical. Create a single-substitution feature that replaces each ...


The kind of usage you have will determine how much playfulness you'll be able to get away with. If it's short text, you can try something more fun, for example: JollyGood Sans (full disclosure: I designed it) Dr Agu Sans Billy If you need something more serious I can recommend: Mikado Linotte Tide Sans


I like century gothic" because it has the simple a and g shapes that children are taught.


As far as I know, if you have bought a font through some software package, you are licensed to use that font in whatever ways the software permits you to use it. If you get to a point where you just can't figure out if you can use it or not, you can look at a royalty-free font download site, like this one; http://www.1001freefonts.com.


Some thoughts, In my view (pardon the pun), I think your article would have been easier to read, e.g. I could have speed read or "skimmed" it, much faster had it been in a serif font. Btw, Georgia, as I understand is "the" best screen serif font according to some, it is my choice for word processing in my workplace on LED screens (non-retina display). As I ...


Sans-serif just means "without serif." The definition of serif / sans-serif typefaces should be self-explanatory. Sans-serifs for vertical-intensive scanning. Without the serifs, it is easier to jump from line to line and scan for specific characters/words. Distinct characters are more recognizable because they have less in common (i.e. no serifs). I'm ...


It depends on a lot of variables including the context in which the text is being used and with the message that one wants to communicate which also ties into which typeface/font is selected. Generally most body text falls between 10 to 14 pt. Ultimately though there is no "perfect" font size for a given page - as Robert Bringhurst notes in his seminal book, ...


There are a number of good answers already for why Comic Sans might be inappropriate, but all of them rely to varying degrees on some implied knowledge of culture, suggesting the appropriateness (or lack thereof) as defined by the existence of other articles... which I'm guessing doesn't quite answer your original question. It looks like you're looking for a ...


To add to DA01's excellent answer and to provide additional context, OpenType comes in two flavors: TrueType and PostScript. So way back in the day, when Adobe created PostScript, they defined curves in a certain way mathematically. PostScript became wildly popular because it could accurately take things on screen and print them onto paper and it could ...


What specific advantages or disadvantages can be found in the various font formats in today's technological setting?? As you stated, today's main advantage is with OpenType being able to support a much larger set of glyphs as well as other things like alternate characters and automatic character swapping. Should I be avoiding Type 1 and Type 3 ...

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