Looking for the right font

Subject: Looking for the right font
From: Beth Friedman <bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com>
To: Tech Writing List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 12:20:21 -0500

I'm looking for suggestions for a body font for a long (600+ pages) document to be printed at 11- or 12-point size. It needs to be readable and esthetically pleasing. And fit my unreasonable prejudices, of course. I'm leaning towards a Type 1 font for ease of PDFing, but I'll entertain suggestions for any good fonts. Readability on screen is a plus, since I expect some people won't print it out.

So far the ones I've looked at have been Georgia (TT), Stone Serif, Goudy, and Sabon.

I like the roman font of Galliard, but not the italics. I don't like Caslon at all, and I'm burned out on Baskerville/New Baskerville and Palatino.


Beth Friedman / bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." -- James D. Nicoll

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