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Why do you dislike Arial or Comic Sans MS? Is it because they are overused? If that's the case I understand. However, personally, I'm rather "Meh" on both. I'm mildy annoyed if someone intentionally sets them to be that way, but otherwise, I really don't have much feelings about them. I do think they have tendency to be overused, though. Arial is more out of laziness, whille Comic Sans MS is more overused as a "Special" (not really) font. I don't why, but I can't stand Serif Fonts. If I had to choose, currently, it would be Georgia. Cambria feels like smaller version of Georgia. Just my opinion, though.

 

As for Trebuchet MS, I like it, but I just find Tahoma a bit more simple. Or if I'm looking for something that I can read with, not to look with, I use Verdana.

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Why do you dislike Arial or Comic Sans MS? Is it because they are overused? If that's the case I understand. However, personally, I'm rather "Meh" on both. I'm mildy annoyed if someone intentionally sets them to be that way, but otherwise, I really don't have much feelings about them. I do think they have tendency to be overused, though. Arial is more out of laziness, whille Comic Sans MS is more overused as a "Special" (not really) font. I don't why, but I can't stand Serif Fonts. If I had to choose, currently, it would be Georgia. Cambria feels like smaller version of Georgia. Just my opinion, though.

 

As for Trebuchet MS, I like it, but I just find Tahoma a bit more simple. Or if I'm looking for something that I can read with, not to look with, I use Verdana.

 

Overusage and just a general lack of style. It's just so basic that it fits into something like a forum, but not for example a piece of literature. Comic Sans is used in wrong situations as well, even worse than Arial, but is also plain ugly. I have a huge beef with Comic Sans to be honest :D Arial is okay, but overused as you said.

 

Same go for the serif fonts really. As for Georgia, I have never especially used that one, but it looks pretty good and even better than Cambria, so I'll have to keep that in mind. Tahoma some how looks odd to my eyes and Verdana is so big I never use it. Trebuchet has been my favourite font for some time now.

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Verdana is great for web use. The thing is, though, I HATE small fonts. As for Trebuchet MS, it's VERY stylish compared to the drabber Tahoma and Verdana, but more problem is, once in a while, some letters have "serif" style crap in them. I hate that. Can't stand it. Reading it just hurts my head. That being said, I still like Trebuchet MS, just not as much as I like Verdana and Tahoma.
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<p>Arial is fine for web, it's clear, has good readability and is websafe. I really don't like Verdana or Tahoma. They look awkward and tacky.</p><p> </p><p>

What font depends on what use though. Droid Sans, Old Sans, Bebas Neue, Helvetica Neue, Vag Rounded and Lobster are really popular right now.</p><p> </p><p>

I also like Lavanderia, Dekar, Adobe Garamond (and it's variations) and Oswald at the minute.</p>

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<p>You use a lot of wacky new fonts. <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /> Not that I'm judging. Old Boring Fotns are Old and Boring. I understand. However, Arial is just harder the eyes for me - Verdana and Tahoma are better for web usage, if you ask me. But then again, font size is more important for that. <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p>

As for Verdana looking awkard... yes, that's because it is awkward. Designed for web use, not for print (though it works fine as print, if you ask me). Tahoma is almost like a smaller version of Verdana.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Jaysin" data-cite="Jaysin" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="33925" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>As long as no one ever uses Bleeding Cowboys again, I'm ok with anything <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div></blockquote><p> ...What's that? I'm going to google search it. Edit: Seems like a fantasy font to me. What's your issue with it?</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="ampulator" data-cite="ampulator" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="33925" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>...What's that? I'm going to google search it. Edit: Seems like a fantasy font to me. What's your issue with it?</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> A thousand bands use it for their logo and TNA has used it for a few pay per view logos. </p><p> </p><p> I don't know if you're in the music scene at all, but it's one of the most overused fonts for fliers, clubs, bands, etc</p>
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<p>I find that it depends on the use. <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /> Weirdly, though, I've moved away from nonstandard fonts for my main text work because I've found myself doing all my work for Kindle these days, even if it's just for my own personal reading, and because at least the non-Fire Kindles don't support font embedding, I just don't format the font at all and use the Kindle font (which is actually customizable if you work at it but I didn't).</p><p> </p><p>

If I were to be sending something to print though, I try to use Adobe Garamond or Adobe Caslon Pro most of the time, because I find them readable. Whenever I want to send something to my girlfriend, who hates serif fonts like the plague, I always have to reformat my documents with Helvetica Neue.</p><p> </p><p>

That said, I was looking through my fonts in InDesign (just now) and I really like this one, Khmer UI. Simple sans-serif with clear shapes. I guess it's supposed to be for Cambodian text. Do not care. Looks great in English. I think it came free with Windows.</p><p> </p><p>

(I have been making titles for my girlfriend's self-published short stories the past few weeks and that's where I get to play with fonts. But since it's just shorts and such I don't want to use anything you have to buy. So I get to go on a DaFont adventure every night.)</p><p> </p><p>

In her case, I've used... Impact for her name, 80% wide across the top is now the standard. Deutsch Gothic, Black Chancery, Castle Dracustein, Edo SZ... and a few others I think. You want readability for the small thumbnail pictures on Amazon, while still getting some kind of feel across for the story. For my short, on the other hand, it's very pulpy and straightforward so I used a blocky, plain font.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Jaysin" data-cite="Jaysin" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="33925" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>A thousand bands use it for their logo and TNA has used it for a few pay per view logos. <p> </p><p> I don't know if you're in the music scene at all, but it's one of the most overused fonts for fliers, clubs, bands, etc</p></div></blockquote><p> Ahh, I see it. And I was considering using it.... <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Jaysin" data-cite="Jaysin" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="33925" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>A thousand bands use it for their logo and TNA has used it for a few pay per view logos. <p> </p><p> I don't know if you're in the music scene at all, but it's one of the most overused fonts for fliers, clubs, bands, etc</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Same with Birth of a Hero.</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Comradebot" data-cite="Comradebot" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="33925" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Wingdings</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> I love this font when I want people to leave me alone, that and Wingdings 2. <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Gabbo" data-cite="Gabbo" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="33925" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Same with Birth of a Hero.</div></blockquote><p> Would you guys hold it against me for using them? By the way, I wouldn't mind if you guys list more unique fonts (even if they are overused!) <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> In any case, part of the reason is, I want to figure out fonts people normally use for reading, but also for other purposes. I find those Serif fonts too formal and the Fantasy and Cursive fonts too artsy for normal reading. Nice for titles and art, but not so much for everyday reading.</p>
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