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Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:19 am Post
nontroppo wrote:Don't get me started on monospaced fonts for programming...
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:03 pm Post
devinganger wrote:Depends on the language, no? If you're using something like Python that depends on whitespace, monospace is good.
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:54 pm Post
nontroppo wrote:devinganger wrote:Depends on the language, no? If you're using something like Python that depends on whitespace, monospace is good.
Oh yes, I didn't mean to malign monospace fonts at all (I was being affirmative of the discussions we could have on new programming fonts), in fact I think designing an elegant readable monospace font is a work of art! I'm a big fan of the recent band of monospace fonts which use ligatures to make syntactic elements like <- or => more readable...
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Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:06 am Post
exegete77 wrote:For most of my work I use Linux Libertine Serif and Libertine Biolinum (both do very well with secondary scripts and are free) Libertine Fonts.
For collaborative work I find Minion Pro and Adobe Garamond Pro to be excellent choices. I like the italic of AGP better than MP, but overall Minion Pro seems to stand up well in a variety of settings.
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:50 am Post
From Butterick's Practical Typography by Matthew Butterick, quote here.Dear Pro Designers Who Use Adobe Software:
You need to stop using Minion.
Not because it’s a bad font. I have no complaint with Minion as a work of type design.
You need to stop because Minion is not a font choice. It is the absence of a font choice. For many years, Minion has been bundled with Adobe design software. It became the default font starting in CS5. And that’s the main reason you use it. Not because you like it. Rather, because it’s already there.
As a typographic shortcut, this is worse than the average computer user who relies on arial or times new roman or calibri. Because unlike the average computer user, you’re supposed to know about typography and better fonts. You’re not supposed to rely on the defaults.
I can’t force you to investigate the wide world of professional fonts. But some gentle shaming—that I can do.
Imagine what would happen if your clients, or your employer, decided they could get their design projects done by relying on defaults. You’d be out of a job, right? Your work depends on people who care enough to go beyond the defaults and hire you.
That’s also true of type designers. They depend on people like you to go beyond default fonts like Minion. And when you don’t—well, maybe you’re applying an inconsistent standard. You don’t want defaults to be good enough for your clients, yet you want them to be good enough for you.
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:51 am Post
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