RE: Fonts used in print

Subject: RE: Fonts used in print
From: "Nancy Kaminski" <nancy -dot- kaminski -at- spanlink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 08:11:26 -0600


> From: JB Foster [mailto:jb -dot- foster -at- shaw -dot- ca]

> in the use of
> fonts for printed manuals, and text books as well (especially
> with regards
> to fonts that cross over the readability barrier of PDF)?
> Also, is there any
> personal favorites of the members of this list?

The technical publisher I typeset books for likes it when I use Garamond
or Caslon---most of their books are set in either one of those fonts,
with Helvetica headers.

In my regular job, all the manuals I create are in Akzidenz Grotesk BE,
a very modern-looking, versatile sans serif. It looks good no matter
what weight or size you set it. It's my absolute favorite font, good for
body text and headers.

Nancy Kaminski
nancy -dot- kaminski -at- spanlink -dot- com


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