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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cambria

Is Cambria becoming the new Times New Roman? Would this be a good development?

  • At 3/19/2009 05:13:00 AM, Anonymous hck wrote…

    IMO: it would.

     

  • At 3/19/2009 05:17:00 AM, Blogger John Burton wrote…

    As a resident of Wales, I approve.

     

  • At 3/19/2009 08:08:00 PM, Blogger Bardiac wrote…

    It's tons better than Ariel or Helvetica!

     

  • At 3/20/2009 06:45:00 PM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    I can't argue with that, John Burton.

    And I agree, Bardiac. The paradox is that for Powerpoint presentations, sans serif fonts like Helvetica (and its bastard Windows progeny Arial) are recommended. Apparently they're easier to read from far away, which is why so much advertising is in Helvetica. (This documentary on Helvetica, by the way, is really kind of amazing.)

    For books, however, and other documents that require close-up reading, serif fonts are apparently superior. I'm finding myself liking Cambria more and more, but I can't tell if it's only because it's not Times New Roman or if there are certain attributes that make it easier, or more pleasurable, or generally better to read.

     


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