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Re: Fonts

Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Feb 26, 2009 16:48

Sylvie wrote: Seriously though, isn't comic sans the most unprofessional font ever? It should only be used by stupid people who think it looks fun and friendly for car boot sale posters.
It actually looks alright, in a speech bubble. Where it should be.

Actually, I have a serious font question now. I'm downloading them like the clappers these days. Does having loads of fonts saved have a negative effect when you're using something like Photoshop, or Word? Or do I just carry on downloading shitloads of them?
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Post by Jangloid Mark » Thu Feb 26, 2009 16:50

a layer of chips wrote:Someone just sent me a press release written in 18pt comic sans.
Can I say that I really like comic sans. I'm always completely mystified as to why so many people hate it. It's easy on the eye and really easy to read....

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Re: Fonts

Post by humblebee » Thu Feb 26, 2009 17:11

Wheatabeat wrote:Actually, I have a serious font question now. I'm downloading them like the clappers these days. Does having loads of fonts saved have a negative effect when you're using something like Photoshop, or Word? Or do I just carry on downloading shitloads of them?
I don't think it slows down the software or anything. It just makes it harder to find a font you want when you've got hundreds that you're never going to use.

I've got far too many fonts. I need to get rid of a load.

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Re: Fonts

Post by Sootyzilla » Thu Feb 26, 2009 18:09

It shouldn't hurt having them stored on your hard drive, but it might if you have them all loaded up at once; although with the speed of modern computers I can't think why. My font managing software at work is the slowest, crashiest program on the system.
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Re: Fonts

Post by Sootyzilla » Thu Feb 26, 2009 18:11

Jangloid Mark wrote: I'm always completely mystified as to why so many people hate it. It's easy on the eye and really easy to read....
It's barbaric.
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Re: Fonts

Post by Gordon » Thu Feb 26, 2009 18:33

Toot toot.

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Re: Fonts

Post by Concrete » Thu Feb 26, 2009 18:37

Jangloid Mark wrote:Can I say that I really like comic sans. I'm always completely mystified as to why so many people hate it.
My personal hatred of it stems from the fact that it's the font HR directors use to tell you that they're making sick leave a disciplinary issue and so on. As someone who's never faked a sick day in his life but has fallen foul of HR's petty rules on several occasions, the use of a "friendly" font to effectively accuse me of lying sort of offends me.

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Feb 26, 2009 18:37

I'd like to add that the email was in three different colours.

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Post by Concrete » Thu Feb 26, 2009 18:41

a layer of chips wrote:I'd like to add that the email was in three different colours.
Which three?

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Re: Fonts

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Feb 26, 2009 18:43

Red, black and yellow. The power three.

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Re: Fonts

Post by Concrete » Thu Feb 26, 2009 18:45

a layer of chips wrote:yellow.
Against a white background?

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Feb 26, 2009 18:47

I'm afraid so.

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Re: Fonts

Post by Woodbine » Thu Feb 26, 2009 23:29

Sylvie wrote:I hope you didn't complain about that in the office or you might get accused of being "verbally negative". Yes, that was the reason my ex-boss used for pulling me into an office for a bollocking. Incidently, it was bright pink comic sans too...
Crikey, if those are the criteria for a bollocking, I think I'd probably have been sacked by now.
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Re: Fonts

Post by frogblast » Sun Mar 01, 2009 22:31

Gordon wrote:Via wikipedia: Comic Sans Coin!!!:
http://web.archive.org/web/200602101700 ... c7529.html
oh my god. i just threw up a little bit.

it's also worth pointing out that the comic sans euro character looks like this:
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which just screams professionalism.
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Re: Fonts

Post by Sootyzilla » Mon Mar 02, 2009 00:40

The Euro logo is an abortion in its own right. You can't blame Comic Sans for that.
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Re: Fonts

Post by frogblast » Mon Mar 02, 2009 20:09

Sootyzilla wrote:The Euro logo is an abortion in its own right. You can't blame Comic Sans for that.
i can blame them for sticking a fucking face on it.

have you seen the futura € character? (at least, the neufville version of futura i have. i've got some adobe versions of futura but they have a crap euro sign)
behold:
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i have to admit, it took me a while till i found a font on my machine that had a nice € character. all the Helvetica versions were awful. some of the garamond ones were ok, but not as nice as most garamond characters. i'd never realised how horrible the € character is in most fonts.

shockingly, the arial € is much better than the horrible abortions that all my versions of helvetica seem to have.

and i quite like the didot €

anyway, i think it's possible to make nice euro characters that fit in with most fonts, it's just that most foundries don't seem to bother.
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Re: Fonts

Post by Sootyzilla » Mon Mar 02, 2009 20:22

i find EUR is perfectly adequate to denote the currency and saves me having to locate, or look at, the Euro logo.
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Re: Fonts

Post by crystalball » Mon Mar 02, 2009 20:29

Aw come on, that futura Euro that frogblast posted is poetry. I quite like the pound sign but currency symbols in general are very awkward, anyway. They want to be breezy, effortless letters that fit right in with everything else but fail miserably.

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Re: Fonts

Post by Sootyzilla » Mon Mar 02, 2009 20:59

Currency symbols are obsolete. ISO 4217 all the way.
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Re: Fonts

Post by Concrete » Mon Mar 02, 2009 21:35

Sootyzilla wrote:Currency symbols are obsolete. ISO 4217 all the way.
Ooh, I'm not with you on that one. I like my currency symbols and can't stand it when I see things listed as "GBP". Font designers should do more with the symbols.

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