What fonts do you use?

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Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:24 pm Post

Well that's probably for the whole font. I think you can get the basics for about half that. I've always said though, fonts are like office chairs, if you find one you really like it's worth a little extra since you'll be sitting in it all day. :)
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Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:47 pm Post

Pretty much everyone seems to use serif fonts here.

pigfender wrote:I write in the Editor using Courier New.
My Scrivener interface / Menus and Binder are in a bespoke font based on Interstate.
I use Merriweather for the Outliner. This also looks good for the Menus (since Interstate is a paid font).
I also use Merriweather for the Corkboard titles and text, and Sketch Rockwell for the Status stamps.

When compiling, I use Garamond for pretty much everything, with the exception of any title text on a Part separator, where I use good ol' Arial in full caps.

If you don't know it, I'd definitely encourage you to check out Merriweather. It's free, and was specifically designed with being easy to read on a computer screen in mind.


Definitely going to try Merriweather. That's a sweet-looking font.

sfosparky wrote:I've recently been using Garamond for body text and bolded Verdana for headings.

People seem to like the results.

Note, too, that Baskerville has some claim to producing the most credible copy:

http://proswrite.com/2012/08/10/the-baskerville-typeface-effect/

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Wow, that's so interesting. I had no idea.

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Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:50 pm Post

AmberV wrote:Well that's probably for the whole font. I think you can get the basics for about half that. I've always said though, fonts are like office chairs, if you find one you really like it's worth a little extra since you'll be sitting in it all day. :)


Well now I use OliveGreen Mono. Damn it, Ioa. :)

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Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:17 am Post

I also like Avenir a lot, recently. So, yeah, Inconsolata and Avenir are my favorite fonts at the mo

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Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:19 am Post

AmberV wrote:Well that's probably for the whole font. I think you can get the basics for about half that. I've always said though, fonts are like office chairs, if you find one you really like it's worth a little extra since you'll be sitting in it all day. :)


I found it for $33. It's nice, for sure

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Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:25 am Post

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Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:41 am Post

Oh cool, glad you found a deal guys! Enjoy the font.
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Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:47 am Post

Tacitus wrote:@AmberV:
OliveGreen mono looks good, but given that the only price I can find is $160US, I think I'll pass. :D


Why not go with Courier Prime? Free, free, free and modern.

http://quoteunquoteapps.com/courierprime/

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Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:15 am Post

That's a good font too! I've had it in my shortlist for some time. I prefer OGM for its more sans approach; it uses a minimum amount of gesture to pull of a letter, without being too abrupt about it. Overall though, It is nice to see so many high-quality fixed-width fonts to choose from these days though. There has never been a better time to switch from using a typewriter. :mrgreen:
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Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:26 am Post

Courier Screenplay is another choice, but I prefer Courier prime.

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http://www.fadeinpro.com/page.pl?content=download

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http://www.fadeinpro.com/dl/download/fo ... enplay.zip

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Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:27 pm Post

I forgot Sabon - a clear, more distinctive, less hackneyed replacement for TNR.
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Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:38 pm Post

It`s Courier New for me. It is next to typewriter, and non-proportional, which is good for on-screen proofreading as well. Also, compiling a 30x60 Courier document is the "old" professional way of presenting scripts to German publishers (novel scripts are measured in basic page i. e. 1 800 letters, not individual letters).

But if I want some atmosphere, I also use Topaz Plus (see example).

Paper-saving proofreading with small Arial or Helvetica.
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Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:54 am Post

I've been working with Merriweather for a while now and I must say I really like it! :)