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Yar
10-01-2009, 03:42 AM
The worst font to pick as the "standard" for essays in my opinion. I think it looks so ugly. :barf:

Plus it has serifs. :mad2: Ugly, ugly font. So many other fonts are available that look professional as well as being stylish.

Do you like Times New Roman?

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Seraphic
10-01-2009, 03:51 AM
I'm alright Times New Roman, probably because I'm used to using them in essays and papers and such,lol.
I however am much more partial to Helvetica. :)

rubah
10-01-2009, 03:51 AM
Not really.

I don't have a whole lot of fonts installed, but some I like are Calisto, Calibri (it's so cute!), Cochin, Georgia, California, Corbel

Jessweeee♪
10-01-2009, 03:55 AM
It's one of the easiest fonts to read, but it does get boring after awhile :(

I want to turn in an essay in Wingdings.

Breine
10-01-2009, 09:47 AM
Always kinda liked Times New Roman actually. Never had a problem with it.

G13
10-01-2009, 09:49 AM
I use Centaur. I like the way it looks.

Ouch!
10-01-2009, 10:01 AM
Verdana.

Blue Harvest
10-01-2009, 10:18 AM
Tahoma.

Rantz
10-01-2009, 10:22 AM
Times New Roman is a quality font, in fact. It's extremely legible and to be honest, it doesn't even look too bad. The problem with Times New Roman is overusage. Since it's been the standard font in Microsoft Word and similar for so long, it connotes—to anyone who pays attention to typography, at least—no effort being put towards making the document visually appealing, which is sad—to anyone who pays attention to typography, at least.

Jiro
10-01-2009, 10:28 AM
I have no real problem with Times New Roman, but I just like other fonts more. Though I'm in the market for a new font so perhaps I'll give the ol' TNR another shot.

Big D
10-01-2009, 11:05 AM
I use Verdana for formal letters and emails at work, Arial for short documents like posters or CVs, and Times New Roman for just about everything else.

TNR's a tad unsightly, but it's got a robust, typewriter-esque quality that makes an essay cry "I am pompous and academic! Heed my knowable learnings!"

Heath
10-01-2009, 11:44 AM
I just tried out Calibri because I didn't know what it looked like and I rather like it. Usually I'll pick Arial Narrow if I'm writing something for myself (though never for essays) because I quite like it as a font. Otherwise Trebuchet MS, Verdana or Arial are fine for me. I'll use TNR if I'm jotting something down quickly and don't dislike it, but I do agree with what Rantzien said.

Loony BoB
10-01-2009, 01:00 PM
I find it to be good for printed documents, or anything on paper. On a screen, I prefer Arial, Verdana, etc.

Markus. D
10-01-2009, 01:29 PM
I loathe TNR... I much prefer Hvar', Zeph' and Cour'

Huckleberry Quin
10-01-2009, 01:42 PM
I hate it when colleges and universities and government things use Comic fucking Sans. Every time I'm given a Comic Sans document, I want to papercut the person who gave it to me to death.

Breine
10-01-2009, 02:27 PM
I hate it when colleges and universities and government things use Comic smurfing Sans. Every time I'm given a Comic Sans document, I want to papercut the person who gave it to me to death.

Qft.

Timekeeper
10-01-2009, 03:04 PM
I don't see why people get all up in arms when I mention TNR or even dare use it on paper, it's just a font!

Peegee
10-01-2009, 03:14 PM
I like arial for chat because it's easy to read.


I like Georgia because of Rubahs

Meat Puppet
10-01-2009, 04:27 PM
I have no problem with the font itself; I’m just allergic to serifs.

Freya
10-01-2009, 05:19 PM
TNR is good for essays and usually i'm too lazy to change fonts if i'm writing something. OTHERWISE I like papyrus.

Bunny
10-01-2009, 05:32 PM
Verdana.


Tahoma.

Either of these work. I prefer Verdana for larger texts and Tahoma at size 8.

Old Manus
10-01-2009, 06:09 PM
in after nobody said annifont

Arial usually.

scrumpleberry
10-01-2009, 06:31 PM
I hate it when colleges and universities and government things use Comic smurfing Sans. Every time I'm given a Comic Sans document, I want to papercut the person who gave it to me to death.

Qft.

THIS & PAPYRUS

I see that on small businesses sometimes and it makes me want to weep :( Those poor businesses will fail forever.

I don't especially like Times New Roman, I prefer cleaner fonts.

rubah
10-01-2009, 07:45 PM
I like arial for chat because it's easy to read.


I like Georgia because of Rubahs

stop using that smurfing Slythie font >:[ I got over that back in 2004!

Jessweeee♪
10-01-2009, 07:47 PM
Calibri and Courier new are lovely.

ShunNakamura
10-01-2009, 07:59 PM
I must admit I always liked to try and use different fonts. Thankfully most of my teachers weren't sticklers for TNR. As long as it was readable and didn't use significantly more space than TNR you were alright(no cheating page length by using a super size 12 font :p).

A favorite of mine to use online is Palatino Linotype or any font similar to it. Or at least it seems to have codes for it on several of the forums I visit(stupid forums that limit font choices, it isn't like reading Palatino will kill ya!... then again it does keep someone from posting in Comic Sans).

Calibri is also nice, though truthfully I didn't recall seeing it much before. Must have overlooked it in my massive font list.

rubah
10-01-2009, 08:22 PM
calibri is new with Word 2007 and/or Vista.

VexNet
10-01-2009, 08:35 PM
I like it, if only for the nostalgia of sitting in front of a computer in secondary school typing away at stupid essays and stories and messing about on the internet.

good times.

Shoeberto
10-01-2009, 10:17 PM
I'm a fan of sans-serifs myself. Arial has always had a place in my heart. Calibri is really nice, too.

Rye
10-01-2009, 11:01 PM
Huge fan of Calibri!

rubah
10-01-2009, 11:06 PM
I'm a fan of sans-serifs myself. Arial has always had a place in my heart. Calibri is really nice, too.

:mad2:

Ironic Sans: So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? Quiz (http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/index.php)
The Scourge of Arial (http://www.ms-studio.com/articles.html)

Jessweeee♪
10-01-2009, 11:56 PM
That quiz is rigged :nonono:

One is always smoother than the other, but sometimes the smoother one is Arial and sometimes it's Helvetica.

BardTard
10-02-2009, 12:40 AM
OMG I HATE it! And unfortunately, I have to use Times New Roman for all of my assignments in my reading class.

But what my teacher doesn't know is that I type in another font (the default on the school computers is Calibri) and then I change the font just before I print it off or send it to her. It's so nauseating!

Evastio
10-02-2009, 03:37 AM
Verdana or Arial for me.

There was this one time where I was obsessed with Comic Sans...

Yar
10-02-2009, 03:41 AM
I'm a fan of sans-serifs myself. Arial has always had a place in my heart. Calibri is really nice, too.

:mad2:

Ironic Sans: So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? Quiz (http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/index.php)
xD I got all 20.

BardTard
10-02-2009, 03:49 AM
Verdana or Arial for me.

There was this one time where I was obsessed with Comic Sans...

Same here. But then I decided it looked too childish, like something that would appeal more to a 5 year old. Which says alot because I'm EXTREMELY immature. I can't stand looking at Comic Sans anymore.

But Times New Roman wins when it comes to ugly fonts!

rubah
10-02-2009, 03:50 AM
That quiz is rigged :nonono:

One is always smoother than the other, but sometimes the smoother one is Arial and sometimes it's Helvetica.

the t on arial is slanted at the top

the inner triangle of the A in helvetica is slightly smaller

the e is fancier looking in arial

Markus. D
10-03-2009, 12:03 AM
Yes! someone mentioned Helvetica!

Jojee
10-03-2009, 06:47 PM
<center>~*~*COMIC SANS MS~*~*~</center>

Just kidding. xD Times is supposed to be professional or whatever, so I usually just stick with that. Verdana, arial, tahoma, or some similar font for my websites - definitely not Times.

BardTard
10-04-2009, 12:24 AM
Tahoma was my web design teacher's favorite. One of my friends told me that's one of 2 fonts that have the lines on the Is and Js only (how most people I know write)

I think, anyway... I could be wrong. Whatever this font is, I like it. I personally can't tell most fonts apart unless it's so obnoxious (Times New Roman, Courier or however it's spelled, Comic Sans, those fonts)

Levian
10-04-2009, 12:28 AM
in after nobody said annifont

Arial usually.

I was considering to post Annifont, but then I decided I didn't want to be that guy.

Cloudane
10-04-2009, 12:47 AM
I was taught that serifs (Times New Roman) are good for paper and sans serifs (Arial) are good for the screen. Not sure what the science is behind it, but in my experience that's exactly right.

As this suggests though, Times is really ugly on-screen.

Comic Sans MS, now that *is* the most horrible font ever. Exclusively used by schools and middle aged females trying to advertise things.

blackmage_nuke
10-04-2009, 01:39 AM
Personally I would have used Fixedsys or Courier for everything but thats frowned upon so I go Times New Roman or Arial.

Meat Puppet
10-04-2009, 03:09 AM
Fuck 19 out of 20 on that quiz
mattel one screwed me up :(

o_O
10-04-2009, 02:28 PM
Times New Roman is a very ugly font and I wish it wasn't so standard. :p

I like Lucida Console because it's monospaced and makes my parentheses line up.

aquatius
10-04-2009, 05:21 PM
I use Verdana for most things and Sylfaen for looking fancy in writing and stuff.