Do you have a favorite font?
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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• United States
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
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.
• United States
@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!)
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.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
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.
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.