What fonts do you use?

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Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:58 pm Post

It was Mrs Pigfender who put me on to the font. I understand that they also have a Merriweather Sans now, although I've not seen it myself... yet.
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Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:43 pm Post

I'd had never thought that fonts were such an interesting topic. This forum rocks! 8)
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Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:26 am Post

pigfender wrote:It was Mrs Pigfender who put me on to the font. I understand that they also have a Merriweather Sans now, although I've not seen it myself... yet.

In that case, thank her for me, too.

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Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:46 am Post

I came across an interesting tool called SkyFonts, for which I didn't find a reference in the forum, so just in case you're interested: it allows you to select and sync to your computers any fonts you pick from the Google Fonts project and apply future updates automatically.
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Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:37 am Post

vic-k wrote:I always find that this font caters to nearly all my typing requirements:
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Hahahahahaaa! :lol:

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Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:15 pm Post

X.12.6; Scrivener; Nisus; LaTeX; Bookends; Devonthink; Lightroom.

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Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:21 pm Post

r6d2 wrote:I came across an interesting tool called SkyFonts, for which I didn't find a reference in the forum, so just in case you're interested: it allows you to select and sync to your computers any fonts you pick from the Google Fonts project and apply future updates automatically.


Thanks! After installing this, I've been using Quicksand and Quattrocento fonts.
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Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:57 pm Post

Mostly I use Sentinel Medium from HFJ (Typography.com). It costs USD$200 but it's worth it for me.

If you like Garamond then you should definitely check out EB Garamond which is open source version, free and very well done IMO. http://www.georgduffner.at/ebgaramond/

If you prefer your fonts slab oriented, then take a look Exo 2 which is gentle on the eyes and pocket - http://ndiscovered.com/index.php/exo-2-0

If you prefer an Helvetica style font, then you can' go past Open Sans or Lato (both downloadable from Google Fonts). Because Lato comes in four weights, I prefer it.

If you mind wants something more original and curvaceous with a smidgen of lush then I would suggest Averia Libre - also available from Google. There are several styles including Sans and Gruesa - you should try them all to find a favourite. They are all free - http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Averia+Serif+Libre

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Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:50 pm Post

Baskerville 120 Pro.

All the way!

It makes my work look serious. And, my editors think it's 'serious' adult literature.

'Her breasts overflowed like milk, from atop the blouse' (got rejected thrice by my editor - ridiculous statement, he says) looks so much better in Baskerville (got accepted this time around with Baskerville!) than, say, a courier based font. :P (just kidding, folks)

Say, did you notice --- when you are typing into the reply box, you're actually typing in Trebuchet?

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Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:13 pm Post

I read somewhere that there have actually been studies into this, and Baskerville did indeed come out as a more 'trustworthy' font than (if I recall correctly) TNR, Arial, Georgia, Garamond, Courier, and Helvetica.
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:14 pm Post

I suspect, however, that you could find a source to support any font you want being the most trustworthy. Even the one Vic posted.
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:56 pm Post

pigfender wrote:I read somewhere that there have actually been studies into this, and Baskerville did indeed come out as a more 'trustworthy' font than (if I recall correctly) TNR, Arial, Georgia, Garamond, Courier, and Helvetica.


The least trustworthy font is surely Courier, because everyone knows that is what government cover-ups are written in.
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:15 pm Post

AmberV wrote:The least trustworthy font is surely Courier, because everyone knows that is what government cover-ups are written in.


... but that's exactly why it is trustworthy.

No, wait a minute, that's exactly why it was trustworthy until the Pentagon Papers. Or was it Watergate? Anyway, we all know Snowden didn't use it so...

...or maybe he did, and it was, not sure, but I think it must have been Iago, yeah, that's the one, Iago, Prince of Darkness...

Darkeness and Light? Maybe this belongs in the Scrivener Needs Serious Beautification thread.

Hm, at first I had "threat" there. A beautification threat.

An idea for a short story: "The Girl Who Wanted to Stay Ugly." Of course, she was beautiful, but no one would admit it to her because...

...wait a minute, almost there...

I've got it! It was becaue she was in love with the Royal Courier.

What was the question?

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Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:39 pm Post

Been suckling at Mammy Jameson's titty again, young Master Philip?

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Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:52 pm Post

Vafann wrote:
Hahahahahaaa! :lol:
Vafann, my human, His Obtuseness, The Right Horrible Vic-k, sends his best wishes, and hopes that you too, find his favorite font as useful as he does.:wink:
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