Do you have a favorite font?

Malaysia
November 16, 2017 10:52pm CST
I generally don't like most types of serif fonts.Times New Roman for instance. But especially those with very obvious twiddly strokes at the end of the characters. Some of them aren't so bad, like Garamond, or Constantia. I read something about how some people can remember things a lot better when they're written in certain typefaces - which I think is true in my case, too. Easier to read, easier to remember. But even when I'm not trying to remember things, I still prefer sans serif fonts. So what kind of fonts do you like? Any favorites? [By the way, I came across an article about how Times New Roman got its name and I'm sharing it with you guys here.]
A Brief His­tory ofTimes New RomanLino­type spec­i­men of Times (New) RomanTimes New Ro­man gets its name from the Times of Lon­don, the British news­pa­per. In 1929, the Times hired ty­pog­ra­pher Stan­ley Mori­son of Mono­type, a British font foundry, to
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@cttolledo (2322)
• Batangas, Philippines
17 Nov
Arial is my favorite, but the official font of our office is calibri ,so most of the time I use calibri
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
Yes I use Calibri for my writing work too, I like the font.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
17 Nov
I like Times New Roman when I am preparing the minutes of a meeting. But on my phone, it's always the cool jazz that I choose for my fonts. Makes me feel young whenever I see this font in my messages and icons.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
I know what you mean, some fonts look playful and they do give some sort of happy mood to our texts.
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18 Nov
Me too! I used cool jazz for the longest time, then I get tired of it and want something new hehehe Now I'm using choco cooky. I want those child looking handwriting, playful type of fonts for my phone.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
@pitsipeahie I love both of them, but choco cooky more. I don't use it on my phone though
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@peachpurple (10708)
• Malaysia
17 Nov
Verdana, size 10
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
Oh I remember I used to like Verdana so much when I was still using Yahoo Messenger with my friends.
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@shivamani10 (10783)
• Hyderabad, India
17 Nov
I always like Italics.This is my favorite font.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
You mean you like all fonts when they're Italicized?
@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
17 Nov
I prefer to use Aerial font. I do not like Times New Roman or any other font.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
I used to use Arial a lot when doing assignments and typing up letters. It still looks a bit plain and formal to me.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
20 Nov
@cahaya1983 Even if it simple, I like it.
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@lady1993 (15644)
• Philippines
17 Nov
i like.. calibri and century gothic the most . because of the name and the way they look
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
So you like more rounded types of font like me, then. They're more readable too, I think.
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17 Nov
I never actually thought about that. I don't exactly have a favorite though, but the fonts I use frequently are Arial, Calibri and Times New Roman.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
I can see there are lots of Calibri fans here! I only started using Calibri since I started doing my writing work now.
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@YrNemo (8711)
18 Nov
I can't tell one from another. I often choose anything that fits my mood at the time. Have to admit I prefer Times New Roman because the document file seems to be tidier and smaller. (But for poetry, I often use a fancy type!)
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
I think I prefer fonts that look more contemporary, which is why I like Calibri and Verdana. I don't write poetry but I think for poetry I'd probably would use something like Vivaldi or maybe Lucida Handwriting.
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@YrNemo (8711)
18 Nov
@cahaya1983 I will go try those two just to see how pretty they are . (OpenOfice doesn't have Lucida Handwriting! The Segoe Script is quite good however, like the old type of handwriting!)
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• Malaysia
19 Nov
@YrNemo Oh actually I just noticed that the Segoe Script and Lucida Handwriting look quite similar to each other!
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• United States
18 Nov
I like artistic fonts. Or depending on my mood a script. I had enough of the official traditional looking fonts in college. I am more of an individualist who would cut the letters out of magazines and paste them on the paper to turn into the person wanting whatever missive I'm supposed to be producing. Of course that's why I never made it into an office job or a job where each person did the same thing each day! I have an artistic temperament and that just doesn't mix with repetition. lol!!!! My father kept trying to get me to join the military. He never understood that his daughter wouldn't have fit into the conformist lifestyle! In school when everyone was coloring their Santa Claus suits red, I was busily coloring mine purple! My third grade teacher never understood. She kept telling my parents that they had to tell me that I had to be like the others if I wanted to succeed in the world. My parents kept telling me that, I'd agree, and I'd color Santa's suit aqua the next time. I still don't conform! rotfl
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• Malaysia
19 Nov
You're a free spirit, then! I think there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. And I believe success has completely nothing to do with conforming to others' styles so I don't think you're on the wrong track or anything for being unconventional. As for the fonts, yeah I remember using ONLY Times New Roman for my college papers. I remember back then instant messaging like Yahoo and MSN Messenger was the "in" thing so that was the platform I used to mess around with different fonts and colors, 'cause I couldn't do that in my final thesis.
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• United States
19 Nov
@cahaya1983 Maybe that's why Bill loves me so much. I never looked at myself as a free spirit, but my parents didn't encourage that in me. LOL. Now that I'm older people can look at me as that strange little old lady with long hair that wears blue jeans and oversized tee shirts and watches old reruns of the Lone Ranger while she makes teddy bears. Oh, and if there isn't anything good on T.V. she listens to classical music. (I have to start collecting classical CD's again. I had about 200 go up in smoke!)
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• Malaysia
20 Nov
@BearArtistLady Aw, so sorry you lost that many CDs! Hope you start building up your classical CD collection again soon!
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@ilocosboy (33293)
• Philippines
17 Nov
I don't have favorite fonts but I usually use Timea New Roman and Arial.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
Many books are still written in Times New Roman I think. I like Arial better than Times New Roman.
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@ilocosboy (33293)
• Philippines
18 Nov
yeah, I'm still stuck to Times New Roman though I am using Arial now.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
@ilocosboy Yeah if I have the choice here I would choose Calibri but I guess Arial isn't too bad either.
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@ridingbet (38053)
• Philippines
19 Nov
before, our school paper works should be printed with Times New Roman, until they changed to Arial. but now, when i make my discussion (rough draft) on MS Word, i use the Lucida handwriting.
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• Malaysia
19 Nov
Lucida Handwriting is nice. When I used to design pamphlets and newsletters sometimes I would use it when I included quotes.
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@ridingbet (38053)
• Philippines
21 Nov
@cahaya1983 it is like my Paulinian writing with the dark and light manner of using the pen
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@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
18 Nov
Arial and calibri are the fonts that I use the most.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
I use Calibri all the time now, for my writing work.
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@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
18 Nov
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
17 Nov
Arial and Verdana are my favorite, not too little, no less than size 11.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
Yes definitely not too small, 11 is the smallest I usually use. Some fonts are not very legible in size 10.
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
18 Nov
@cahaya1983 Size 10 is too small for me, 11 and 12 are good size.
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@averygirl72 (14121)
• Philippines
20 Nov
I like using Arial font it's simple and clear
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• Malaysia
20 Nov
Arial is very reader-friendly.
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@jaboUK (50721)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov
I only like plain fonts, like you I find excessive curls and twiddles distracting.
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• Malaysia
20 Nov
Yes that's why I prefer the more contemporary fonts, they're neater and more readable.
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• Philippines
19 Nov
Hello there. Most of the documents and letters we have done here really requires professionalism in it. So, we only use time roman as the font and not anything else. We only use any thing else if were making a title of the report or the subject at least.
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• Malaysia
19 Nov
Yes I think most official documents here are written either in Times New Roman or Arial. Bookman Old Style is quite common for such documents too, I suppose.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
I use two basic fonts for my writing - Times New Roman and Garamond. Those are what the publishers prefer. I do use a different font for chapter titles and the name on the book. But the text is one of those two.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
I think most books are written in Times New Roman and Garamond. I think I prefer Garamond, they're easier to read - for me, at least. And yes I've noticed that the titles are often written in a different font than the text.
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@Madshadi (4898)
• Brussels, Belgium
18 Nov
I use Arial most of the time. Not because it’s my favourite but because it’s default
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
That's true, but if you use a program like Word, for instance you can always change it to whichever font you prefer.
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@Theresaaiza (9696)
• Australia
18 Nov
Calibri seems to be my new default. Something about Times New Roman looks outdated. Maybe because it used to be the default for MS Word back in the day. I just feel like Calibri is plain, simple, and clean. But then again, it all depends on the kind of project you're doing. I play around with the fonts a lot.
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
Yes I use Calibri more often than others. If I do a lot of design work than I think I would use other fonts too but now it's Calibri for me.
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@sjvg1976 (14655)
• Delhi, India
18 Nov
Times new roman and calibri
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• Malaysia
18 Nov
Those two seem to be the top choices here, it seems.
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