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Do you prefer this font to what we have now

Yes
9
26%
No
22
65%
Don't Care
3
9%
 
Total votes: 34
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Paul
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Re: <Community help> Font Test

Post by Paul » Wed May 05, 2010 6:29 pm

I definitely want to get rid of Arial. The problem I'm having, if everyone will just permit me a whinge for a second, is that the overlap of:

1.) Looks nice
2.) Is suitable
3.) Is readable
4.) Works correctly
5.) Has an acceptable license

...is not very large.

This - http://theleagueofmoveabletype.com/ - was recommended to me and is where we sourced Orbitron, which is lovely but obviously causes people readability problems as we've seen today. I am thinking of trying a few of the others from there for the body text.
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Re: <Community help> Font Test

Post by MrFoo » Wed May 05, 2010 7:19 pm

http://openfontlibrary.org/media/files/Daniel_J/359 is of a similar style, might that work?
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Re: <Community help> Font Test

Post by Paul » Wed May 05, 2010 7:24 pm

Thanks! That does look good actually, may well give that one a try.
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Re: <Community help> Font Test

Post by Faxmachinen » Wed May 05, 2010 8:37 pm

Why do you want to get rid of Arial? It is — as far as I know — still the best font out there.
My typography teacher once told me, "you can use fonts other than Arial or Times new Roman, but you'd better have a very good reason".
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Re: <Community help> Font Test

Post by VexingVision » Wed May 05, 2010 8:59 pm

I have a personal dislike for Terminal-like fonts. But that's just me. Having options is always great, though - I think a "classic look/modern look/custom look" kind of pulldown menu would work extremely well for FS.

Also, I am amazed how well today's XKCD works in light of this discussion.
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Re: <Community help> Font Test

Post by CLeRIK » Wed May 05, 2010 9:48 pm

If you're searching for terminal-like fonts (monospaced), I can recommend Insconsolata (I use it in Emacs). It may not look that "spacey" or "robotic" though, which may be the way you're wanting?

http://www.levien.com/type/myfonts/inconsolata.html
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Re: <Community help> Font Test

Post by Epicurus » Thu May 06, 2010 4:06 am

This is going to sound a little dumb, but you may want to clarify the poll question. "What we have now" is changing and I believe is different already from as of that writing. You may want to just include two screenshots in the future and make the poll question "Which text do you prefer? image #1 or image #2"

I think this will improve both the amount of people voting and the accuracy of the votes without much trouble.
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