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mas
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From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-04-2008 13:50 Edit Quote

I was just wondering if there have been some changes about font usage during the past years.
Which fonts apart from Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana, Georgia can one use? Are there still not more than 4-5 fonts which most of the computers have installed? What about Calibri, for instance?


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liorean
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Umeå, Sweden
Insane since: Sep 2004

IP logged posted posted 05-04-2008 14:56 Edit Quote

For sans-serifs, I'm in favour of Tahoma and Trebuchet myself, they are far better than Helvetica or clones such as Arial or the similar but considerably wider Verdana. For serifs, Georgia beats everything.

For monospace, I like Consolas, but that's a Vista addition (can be downloaded for earlier Windows versions though). I usually just use the monospaced generic family and let users choose which one they prefer using the browser settings.

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mas
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From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-04-2008 15:13 Edit Quote

is helvetica a commonly used font (linux??)? because i don't have it here on my vista pc....


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JKMabry
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From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-04-2008 16:55 Edit Quote

helvetica is used for mac users :Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-family/sampler-WindowsResults.shtml
http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-family/sampler-MacResults.shtml
http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-family/sampler-UnixResults.shtml
http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-family/sampler-CombinedResults.shtml

don't see calibri

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-04-2008 16:56 Edit Quote

this is gold, jason! thanks a lot!

liorean
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From: Umeå, Sweden
Insane since: Sep 2004

IP logged posted posted 05-04-2008 17:04 Edit Quote

Helvetica on macs, or the helv clone on unix I think. It was *the* most used font in advertising 1950-2000 (to the point that if you add together ALL other fonts, Helvetica would still be still the most used *in advertising*). I guess it's being replaced by other fonts in this windows-centric age (the Arial font is the Windows side clone, but it isn't a direct clone and isn't considered even close to as nice by most advertising firms), but it's quite an important font historically.

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reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-05-2008 02:04 Edit Quote

This font survey is based more on reality IMO:
http://www.visibone.com/font/FontResults.html

codestyle.org ones have some non-default fonts you'd have to purchase and install (etc.) to get that are way too close to the tops of the lists.

That 'Helvetica' documentary from last year is pretty interesting.



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